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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 22/8/2009 4:59:34 PM   
Mr E


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I think it's an all right list. Nice to see some appreciation for Temple Of Doom and Back To The Future Part II, people are finally starting to realise they are two great sequels. I'm sure the exclusion of Mad Max 2 must be some kind of mistake.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 22/8/2009 5:28:29 PM   
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WHERE'S TWO TOWERS????????? It was great and as good or better then fellowship. and what about return of the king? surly the only sequel to bag 11 bloody oscars!

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 22/8/2009 5:34:16 PM   
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so they can't have been planned from before and that is why the lotr sequels arn't on the list, but surly gl planned star wars 2 and 3 from beforehand?

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 22/8/2009 5:38:15 PM   
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hang on hang on... lotr can't be on the list because they are based on a book trilogy... but then aren't the bourne films????

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 22/8/2009 5:40:51 PM   
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And surly nutty professor 2: the klumps is better then the godfather sequel?

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 23/8/2009 12:29:29 AM   
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Bruceme dude the rings film arent included on the list because theyre part of one larger story, its stated in the initial post. Nothing to do with them being part of a book.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 23/8/2009 12:57:26 AM   
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Also, the LOTR films were made as one long film, in a way, whereas Star Wars sequels were all shot separately

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 23/8/2009 10:28:02 AM   
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T2 = errors: where the hell are the legs? they have an arm and a bit of brain but the legs were blown off on the stairs in full view of whoever and not saved/collected!? cleaners must have binned them eh?

spoilt the film for me!

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 23/8/2009 11:10:57 AM   
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2 glaring errors on this list as far as I'm concerned.

Mad Max 2 - as others have said, it's a better movie than Mad Max. It's one of the best action movies ever made, with no CGI anywhere.  Beat that Hollywood!!

The Exorcist III - A vastly under-rated sequel.  In my opinion it's scarier than The Exorcist, with some stunning performances (Brad Dourif, George C. Scott), and one of the scariest set-pieces ever seen in a movie - the hospital corridor sequence.  Still scares now!!

And as for Aliens being the best sequel ever?  No.  Evil Dead 2 is better.  The Empire Strikes Back is better.  The Godfather Part II is better. In the top 10 maybe, but not number 1 though.


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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 23/8/2009 2:10:30 PM   
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i think ripleys game should have been included.....

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 24/8/2009 12:12:44 AM   
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not trying to flame or be a troll but Godfather II is more of the same. How good a movie it is is a different argument. I'm taking this poll as films that shine whithin their role as sequels and thier innovation/turnaround/leap from the original. Aliens wins because it does such a right turn yet remains true to the original. Empire is the logical 2 spot and, for me Wrath Of Kahn the 3 as it turns around the limp 1st film into a wonderful adventure franchise. Personally I'd be bigging up Nick Meyer as much as Cameron. But all is, of course, opinion.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 24/8/2009 5:18:13 PM   
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I'm amazed that French Connection II made the list. Funnily enough, I watched the first film last night. The sequel is pretty solid, and Gene Hackman is superb as always. The ending is particularly shocking. I always thought the film was held in low regard by fans.

Still no love for The Godfather III I see. I remember Empire gave it 4 stars when the boxset was originally released on DVD.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 24/8/2009 6:18:24 PM   
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I definitely think that Ghostbusters 2 and Home Alone 2 deserves to be in the top 50 sequels list!

I am also 'gutted' that there are no Jason-flicks here and -two- Freddy's! In my opinion Friday the 13th part 2, or even part 5(!), are great parts of this superior horror-franchise and deserves a mention!

I also think they should have included Jurassic Park 3 instead of 2, which I found quite dissapointing. At least JP3 has Laura Dern back

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 25/8/2009 12:06:26 PM   
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I've heard from a reliable source that 5 goes into the Empire coffers (from advertisers or someone), everytime someone posts into the forum, hence the inclusion of the likes of MI:3, Nightmare On Elm Street 3, Return To Oz, The Lost World, Christmas Vacation, etc and the omission of such films as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Bride of Frankenstein, etc.

Mad Max 2 fans, please take note.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 25/8/2009 5:38:18 PM   
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Why is Back to the Future II included if it was filmed back to back with Part III?
After all LOTR was omitted on the same point.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 25/8/2009 5:44:16 PM   
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Both still sequels I guess, compared to LOTR where the sequels were made at the same time as the original film.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 25/8/2009 6:42:57 PM   
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Fair enough but The Four Musketeers was shot with Three Musketeers as was most of Superman II and Superman

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 25/8/2009 6:55:33 PM   
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No doubt there are some great films on this list. But how, in the name of all that is good in this world, can you make such a list and not have "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" or "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" on it? You might be able to convince me that "Aliens" was a better movie than "The Godfather, Part II" before I will accept that either of these Peter Jackson masterpieces should be completely left off the list.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 26/8/2009 6:09:51 PM   
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MAD MAX 2 is average, Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD pisses on it from a great height. The Good The Bad and the ugly is a great movie and should of been included, New Nightmare sucks too.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 26/8/2009 7:35:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Me2Stupid

No doubt there are some great films on this list. But how, in the name of all that is good in this world, can you make such a list and not have "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" or "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" on it? You might be able to convince me that "Aliens" was a better movie than "The Godfather, Part II" before I will accept that either of these Peter Jackson masterpieces should be completely left off the list.


Because LOTR is shite.


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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 26/8/2009 9:31:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Me2Stupid

No doubt there are some great films on this list. But how, in the name of all that is good in this world, can you make such a list and not have "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" or "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" on it? You might be able to convince me that "Aliens" was a better movie than "The Godfather, Part II" before I will accept that either of these Peter Jackson masterpieces should be completely left off the list.


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Note: We have disregarded films that are really all of a piece, like Lord of the Rings and Kill Bill, and also series that share elements but restart each time, like Carry On or Three Colours. Which is why they'e not there - before you all kick off!


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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 26/8/2009 10:58:18 PM   
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Ahem, where was Transformers Revenge of the fallen????

I'm extremely happy that Aliens is one - lets face it, Jamie Kennedy got it right in Scream 2 - it was the BEST sequel.

Woo hoo.      where was T:ROFT though!!?

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 12:32:52 PM   
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Why then is The Four Musketeers and Superman II on the list?

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 2:21:38 PM   
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"Worst greatest list ever"lol the top 15 max were okish but Halloween 3 awful Airplane 2 I spose this list is not sequels that surpass so at least they just abut get away with it but to name 2 they forgot possibly the biggest 2

1. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

and the second depends on if it counts but technically Silence of the Lambs is a sequel to Man Hunter ;)

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 5:03:45 PM   
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All these action fans and no mention of Rambo First Blood Part II?

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 5:20:31 PM   
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Any list of greatest sequels that excludes Silence of the Lambs (a sequel to Manhunter) is deeply, deeply flawed.  If The Four Musketeers -- which is really Part II of the novel -- was included, then where is The Lord of the Rings?

Ignoring these problems -- there is an awful lot of crap on this list. 



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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 5:38:11 PM   
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Um... When has a movie ever been numbered with a Greek Numeral?  I think you mean Arabic Numeral.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 8:09:07 PM   
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2010 the year we made contact was a great sequel and is vastly under rated. its not as good as 2001 but its better than most of the sci fi films that have been released since. I also dont understand the bad press jaws 2 gets. i think its a worthy sequel to thee original blockbuster movie.


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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 8:33:11 PM   
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The Lord of the rings is actually far too bloated, as a child i read and loved Tolkeins Books, The film versions though are just dull, i think Jackson should of excised huge chunks of tolkeins books, also Christopher Lee should of been gandalf, in the end though the hobbits relationship seems almost homoerotic at times, in the book tom bombadil had the hobbits dancing naked for him ( go figure).
Can't be arsed with the Rings films.

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RE: 50 Greatest Sequels - 27/8/2009 8:40:44 PM   
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George A Romero's original trilogy is untouchable
Night of the living Dead 1968
Dawn of the Dead 1978
Day of the Dead 1985
Each film is groundbreaking in its own way, Night is the greatest low budget horror ever ( evil dead the second of course :-) ) Dawn of the Dead is pure genius, arguably the first epic horror movie ( miles better than the dumb but fun 04 remake) and Day of the dead is a bleak masterpiece bordering on genius.

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