10 sequels of recent years that turned out to be no worse or even much better than the first part (11 photos)

Category: Movie, PEGI 0+
14 March 2023

The original is always better than the sequel. This one exists hypothesis, whose fallacy every decade confirms some number of good sequels. And the last 10 years, that is, the period from 2013 year, is not a sad exception.

Let's look at the top ten second parts, which (sometimes suddenly) turned out to be no worse, if not better than the original. And we they took those couples where the first film certainly cannot be called bad.

As always, we will make audience ratings on aggregators by yardstick. People can't lie!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Sequel to The Hunger Games (2012).

Original ratings: IMDb: 7.2

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.5

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Sequel to The First Avenger (2011). This is a separate series of films about Captain America.

Original ratings: IMDb: 6.9

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.8

Raid 2 (2014)

Sequel to The Raid (2011).

Original ratings: IMDb: 7.6

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.9

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Sequel to X-Men: First Class (2011). These films are part of a new X-Men franchise with two timelines.

Original ratings: IMDb: 7.7

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.9

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Sequel to Blade Runner (1982).

Original ratings: IMDb: 8.1

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 8.0

35 years have passed between the releases of the original and its sequel. But this is not the largest gap in this list.

Paddington Adventures 2 (2017)

Sequel to The Adventures of Paddington (2014).

Original ratings: IMDb: 7.3

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.8

By the way, in 2020, Paddington 2 was even named the best sequel of all time according to critics.

John Wick 2 (2017)

Sequel to John Wick (2014).

Original ratings: IMDb: 7.4

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.4

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

Sequel to Avatar (2009).

Original ratings: IMDb: 7.9

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.8

In this case, in terms of audience scores, the sequel is still inferior original by one tenth, but you will agree that to create so much worthy continuation with such a hype that was around both parts, it was extremely difficult. And the second "Avatar" is definitely great movie.

As an additional argument in favor of the coolness of "Ways water" note that this is one of only eleven sequels in stories that were nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.

Another second part with the same achievement is the next item.

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Sequel to Top Gun (1986).

Original ratings: IMDb: 6.9

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 8.3

According to viewer ratings on IMDb, this is the biggest gap in benefit of the sequel in the entire list. Between the original and the sequel it's been 36 years!

Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish (2022)

Sequel to Puss in Boots (2011).

Original ratings: IMDb: 6.6

Sequel ratings: IMDb: 7.9

Suddenly a masterpiece sequel to "Puss in Boots", raising theme of fear of death, was the most highly rated by users Kinopoisk in comparison with the first part. A whole point difference.

If you have not watched this cartoon or other successful sequels from this list, then it's probably time to do it!

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