We often hear people say – originally is way better than a sequel. Over the time very few movies have actually made a sequel which is way better than their original version. Don’t know what we talking about?! Read on and find out!
The Dark Knight
I’m sure you would agree on this – The Dark Knight was a way better movie than the original Batman. And we mean in every sense, this specifically goes for Heath Ledger as the Joker.
Though the original Batman was more focused on an emotional journey of Bruce Wayne, with his parents dead and how he copes with it. However, the sequel did just the opposite with one of the most thrilling plots seen till date.
Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back
Take the original movie and add a spoonful of the spice mixture to it, that’s how we would describe The Empire Strikes Back.
This movie had everything that the original version did not. It had emotions, action, and to top it all a dynamic ending.
My personal favorite. I don’t know how many of you would agree but Peter parker aka Spider-Man’s really not a Spider-Man without Tobey Maguire. Moving on!
With the original Spider-Man setting a base for the sequel. Spider-Man 2 really turned up the complete story along with the emotional aspect and a whole lot of action added to it. Not to forget the best villain on all the series Doctor Octavius.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Not then Terminator was bad, but the sequel was something o look out for. With a huge budget allocated for the project, we can say that James Cameron really made a perfect movie.
The Sarah Connor with her kicking action and the introduction of new liquid metal which really got the audience gripping in awe.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Ask any Star Trek fan and they will tell you how disappointed they were with the original Star Trek. Then comes along Nicholas Meyer who changed over the complete set of Star Trek trashing out all old school ideas.
This is when we got some action-packed space battles and the crew seemed pretty much up to date with their storyline and character.
The Godfather Part II
Just the name Godfather is enough to get audience attention. This is one of the most iconic movies of all times and one can watch this movie over and over again.
Not that Godfather was bad, but the sequel really had something that clicked with the audience. Francis Ford Coppola’s Mafia masterwork is remarkable where we saw his struggle to keep the family together. While he also went into a flashback to Vito’s much-anticipated arrival in America.
Not to forget the Corleone family being one of the biggest gangs in the Big Apple.
X-2 brought many mutant characters together in the X-Men world. But the balance between the characters and the plot never lost any track. Many superhero franchises have failed to make this happen.
Blade II (2002
This time it’s an anti-hero in the list. The vampire-centric franchise heightened the horror and action in the sequel. The movie went past the origin building and let its main character run free.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
The movies are very much similar in terms of quality but Guillermo del Toro’s unique vision brought more fun and amazing elements from the Hellboy comics and made the sequel slightly better than the original movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The last movie in the list is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. Although the first part was amazing, the sequel has surpassed the original movie in terms of visual effects, music, fun, action, and story. Apart from that, Baby Groot stole the show and made everyone fall in love with him.
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