In Hollywood and with the general public sequels get a bad rap. It is often stated that sequels are not as good as the original. I would certainly agree there are times when the original is superior to the sequel but there are times when the sequel surpasses the original. Below is a list of my favorite sequels, movies that I actually enjoy better than the original. Below the list I will make a few comments about some of them.
Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa
Toy Story 2
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Back To The Future Part III
Jurassic Park III
Lethal Weapon 2
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Dark Knight
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
I didn’t include Back to the Future Part II on the list because, even though it is pretty good and I enjoy it, I don’t think it is as good as either the original or Part III. I included The Dark Knight because it really is a good film even though I do like the original a little better. I also included the last Rocky movie, which was technically Rocky VI. I really like that movie it captured so many things that made the original an Academy Award Winning film. I even included some Godzilla movies. While I think the 1954 original is excellent there are also many other very good movies in the Franchise, so I included just a few. I could have included more!
Posted on August 29, 2012, in Captain's Log... and tagged Aliens, Back To The Future Part III, Batman Forever, Godzilla, Godzilla 2000 Rocky Balboa, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park III, King Ghidorah, Lethal Weapon 2, Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa, Mothra Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Shrek 2, Spider-Man II, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Superman II, Terminator 2. Judgment Day, The Dark Knight, Toy Story 2, X-Men 2. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.