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Old 05-10-2013, 16:33
Ted Cunterblast
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As there has been a thread started about preferring the originals to sequels, thought this would also be interesting...

For me, obvious ones would be

Godfather 2 - a natural continuation of the story, just brilliant.

Mad Max 2 - I like the first, but the second took it to a whole new level, bigger budget, killer stunts etc.

Blade 2 - again the first was good, but I really preferred this.
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:02
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Terminator 2 and Aliens both superior to the original.
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:24
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Final Destination 2 > Final Destination.

I love the original, but for some reason I've always preferred FD2, and I like how it actually ties into the original, rather than the third and fourth films' standalone format. It's an actual continuation, and a good one.
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:30
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Terminator 2
The Evening Star
Clerks II
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:35
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Mad Max 2
Star Trek Wrath of Khan
Back to the Future 2
Superman 2
Aliens
The Two Towers
Batman Returns
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:40
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I prefer Army of Darkness to the fist Evil Dead films.
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:49
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Mad Max 2
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
For A few Dollars More
Hot Shots! Part Deux
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Bride of Frankenstein
Superman 2
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Old 05-10-2013, 17:50
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Final Destination 2
Paranormal Activity 4 (probably on my own on that one)
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Old 05-10-2013, 18:15
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For A Few Dollars More (although it's debateable if it is a sequel)

Mad Max 2 easily.Not only a much better film than the first but a film that works as a stand alone.It's the only one in the trilogy I like.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:19
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Prefer The Dark Knight to Batman begins
Prefer Sister act 2 to Sister act 1
Prefer Home alone 2 lost in new york to Home alone 1
Prefer Final destination 2 and all the rest to the 1st one
Prefer Toy story 2 to the 1st one
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:23
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Terminator 2
The Evening Star
Clerks II
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

You prefer Mad Max 3 to 2???

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad film, I rewatched it again on blu ray recently...but I thought it tried to be too epic and ambitious and it just didn't come off...plus some obvious stunt casting with Tina Turner, and those annoying bloody kids.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:25
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Terminator 2 and Aliens both superior to the original.
Not even close to superior just popcorn fun movies, you may prefer them, but that is different to them being superior.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:35
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You prefer Mad Max 3 to 2???

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad film, I rewatched it again on blu ray recently...but I thought it tried to be too epic and ambitious and it just didn't come off...plus some obvious stunt casting with Tina Turner, and those annoying bloody kids.
Tina I like, but I agree with you about those kids (or any kids!).
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:47
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Tina I like, but I agree with you about those kids (or any kids!).

Another big downside was the humour in the film, and softening of Max, turning him into some sort of kindergarten teacher...the softer side of the character had already been hinted at in 2, with his protectiveness towards the Feral kid, and there was some sardonic humour in that film, and Bruce Spence's character also provided some humour...but the subject and nature of the movies for me worked better when such elements were kept to a minimum.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:51
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I think I'm the only person I know who preferred The Hangover Part 2 to the first one.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban would be my favourite in that franchise, as well as The Bourne Ultimatum.

And also Iron Man 3.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:59
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Terminator 2.
The Two Towers.
Several of the Potter films.
Mighty Ducks 2.
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Old 05-10-2013, 20:11
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Several:

A Shot in the Dark (second entry in the Pink Panther pantheon and really the best of them all).

The Bride of Frankenstein.

Bad Boys 2 (whatcha gonna do...)

Jurassic Park 3
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Old 05-10-2013, 21:05
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x-men 2
spideman 2
the empire strikes back
lethal weapon 2
friday the 13th 2
hostel 2
rocky 3
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Old 05-10-2013, 21:18
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The Lion in Winter, a sequel to Becket.
Miracle of Morgan's Creek, a sequel to The Great McGinty.

Actually, I'm surprised that Silence of the Lambs hasn't shown up here yet. It's a sequel to Manhunter (Red Dragon), isn't it? (For what it's worth, I prefer Manhunter to Silence of the Lambs, but most seem to prefer otherwise).
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Old 05-10-2013, 21:58
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New Moon is better than Twilight, because Edward Cullen is barely in it, and Bella is a more likeable character when she's with Jacob rather than Edward.
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:27
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Empire Strikes Back
The Dark Knight
Star Trek Into Darkness (if we can count that)
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:29
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recently saw Insidious Chapter 2 and found it better than the first.
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:45
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Mad Max 2 is a good choice. It is seminal for that genre and is the definitive look and feel for Mad Max.

I liked The Matrix Reloaded more than The Matrix
The Empire Strikes Back
Aliens
But Terminator 2 is not better than the original. Bigger, more epic, but not as tight and lean a script.
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:54
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Omen 2
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:58
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Empire Strikes Back
Aliens
Terminator 2
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