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Five Sequels Better Than The Original Film

July 2018Words by Mr Ed Cripps

Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Photograph by Moviestore Collection

Cinemas are sweltering with sequels at the moment: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! The Incredibles 2! Sicario: Day Of The Soldado! Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! The First Purge (which is, confusingly, the fourth Purge)! Even the return of Mr Gareth Southgate has a redemptive, second-act potency. More often than not, sequels suffer from diminishing returns, but there are rare occasions where they improve on the original. Here are five of our favourites:

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Mr Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II. Photograph by AF archive/Alamy