Almost every movie sequel disappoints fans because they just could not surpass the quality of the original. But some sequels are not flops. These sequels prove to be good or even better than the original movie.
- The Bride of Frankenstein. This 1935 hit classic is the sequel of Universal’s popular horror by James Whale. This movie has a little sprinkle of humour into it with Elsa Lanchester’s frizz.
- For A Few Dollars More. This is the continuation of Sergio Leone’s Dollar trilogy. This 1965 classis shows a more matured Clint Eastwood as an actor. It features the timeless three-way shootout between Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté and Ennio Morricone.
- The Godfather, Part II. The 1974 follow up to the classic The Godfather. In this sequel, you can see the rise of young Vito Corleone played by Robert De Niro, while in another scene; Michael Corleone struggles to keep the family together.
- The Empire Strikes Back. This 1980s sequel to George Lucas smash hit Star Wars: A New Hope. In this film Lucas confidently gave the directorial responsibility to Irvin Kershner, who was able to pull off such a wonderful film.
- Aliens. After Ridley Scott made a hit with Alien, James Cameron made a sequel in 1986 turning the title into its plural form. This sci-fi thriller captured the imaginations of every fan of the original and more.
- Gremlins 2: The New Batch. The original had subliminal anarchy messages, but this sequel took it a little further as the little critters invade a high-rise corporate building.
- Toy Story 2. Pixar’s animated hit took the story out of the bedroom and into a bigger setting, with a theme larger than life – love.
- The Bourne Supremacy. Paul Greengrass’s style in pacing the story to thrill you, a compassionate script by Tony Gilroy and Matt Damon’s minimalism, just couldn’t be remade by the other movies of the franchise.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The Harry Potter series peaked in this part of the franchise with Alfonso Cuaron bringing it to the next level.