I was remembering the movie Scream 2 and there’s a scene where they have a conversation about whether the 2nd Ghostface killer(s) was trying to make a real sequel. Randy said, “Sequels suck, by definition alone they’re inferior films.”, Mickey’s argument, “It’s bullshit generalization, many sequels have surpassed the original.”
Alien vs. Aliens
The Terminator vs. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Godfather vs. The Godfather Part 2
Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back (But Randy says that doesn’t count because it was part of a trilogy.)
But it does bring up interesting topics, there are some sequels that are considered better then the original. These are good examples. but there are others.
Batman Begins vs. The Dark Knight (no contest)
Spider-Man vs. Spider-Man 2
X-Men vs. X2: X-Men United
Night of the Living Dead vs. Dawn of the Dead
Star Trek vs. Star Trek Into Darkness
Any other suggestions?
Another topic that Randy brought up was that “The horror industry was destroyed by sequels.” Which is true, pretty much every horror movie sequels kinda suck. Most horror movies are better off as stand alone movies, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Amityville Horror, The Omen, Exorcist, Saw, Paranormal Activity, Child’s Play. Pretty much the only horror movie sequels people like are the Evil Dead franchise, but that’s only because the sequels are comedies. Though, I think all the Scream movies are decent, but that’s probably just me.
Which brings up the final topic, the fact that the 3rd movie is usually the worst or when it starts getting bad.
X-Men: The Last Stand
Alien3 (I really don’t like that one)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Jurassic Park 3
The Dark Knight Rises (to me was the least best one)
Return of the Jedi (again, least best of the original trilogy)
Course one that breaks the pattern, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which was by far the worst even though it was a 4th movie.