1. Shrek 2 really built out the Shrekiverse - paired with an excellent soundtrack, humor in all the right parts, and can make fun of itself.

  2. Jennifer Saunders' rendition of "Holding Out for a Hero" automatically puts Shrek 2 above Shrek 1. Everything else that happened in that movie is a bonus.

  3. Imagine working on street fighter 1 and your game largely forgotten but the second becoming a staple series. Just going into interviews with street fighter on your CV and hoping the interviewer assumes the insanely popular one.

  4. I'll never forget FINALLY coming across a Street Fighter cabinet at a random diner in the Poconos as a kid. I had been to tons of arcades up and down the Jersey Shore, but never came across this elusive predecessor to the legendary Street Fighter II. I don't know what I was expecting, but when I popped a quarter in and started playing it, it was utterly horrible. I was expecting it to be vaguely familiar. Just garbage. Made SFII all the more impressive. Glad I finally got to see it though

  5. Just starting to watch these starting with Fistful of Dollars after watching Outlaw Josey Wales. Never was big on westerns but this could turn me around.

  6. I had watched Road Warrior like a dozen times before seeing the first Mad Max. Boy what a different experience.

  7. I remember watching the first one as a kid and just thinking that's what australia was like in the 70s.

  8. I'm really torn on this. Because the first one is a movie with a message. It's a character driven statement on societal collapse and it's amazing.

  9. I watched thunderdome and road warrior before the original mad max and had to check constantly to make sure I was watching the right movie.

  10. I think this one belongs at the top of the list because it wasn’t just a really good sequel, it actually redefined Star Trek’s entire aesthetic for the next couple of decades and also brought the franchise back from the dead.

  11. Show your kids this movie. Jaw dropping opening scene. That's how you know your doing it right when making a kid's movie, if they're reacting to every peak and valley of the action, clearly already invested in the main character...

  12. This first one was good, but it definitely felt like a proof of concept game with only a limited number of mechanics. 2 went with that and built so much more.

  13. The first one is still my favourite in the series, I think it's only because you can't replicate playing through Assassin's Creed for the first time when it was a brand new thing. The Crusades were cool too.

  14. My wife is also way better than the prequel, idk what my writer was thinking putting me in that situation

  15. When MJ sees Peter is Spiderman and realizes that he's not some irresponsible jerk that has been blowing her off for shitty reasons, I legit teared up.

  16. Campbell was interviewed recently and he explained that the beginning of "Evil Dead 2" was not meant to show Ash returning to the same cabin from "Evil Dead" with a different group of friends and experiencing the same horror again.

  17. Best sequel of all time with the best DLC of all time. Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep was a masterpiece

  18. I really enjoy the tone of early Borderlands, the beginning of that game was such a nice way to introduce the locale. I like Borderlands 2, but the environments early on don't feel as defined or lived in. It shapes up to be an incredible sequel that surpasses the first game, but it takes a bit to pick up imo.

  19. I love the first one, but even as a die hard fan it's hard to recommend it to complete new players. Maybe if they never saw anything about the sequels before, then maybe.

  20. As much as I love A New Hope, I’ve got to agree. Young me left the cinema in a state of shock, but looking back I can see the brilliance.

  21. It feels like portal 1 is still needed before 2 to not miss out on some things, though. Which isn't a problem either, since it's only a couple hours long

  22. I used to play it to 200.6% completion every October for years until I lost my PSX. Then recently it was rereleased for Android and I'm back at it on my tablet.

  23. The original was already good, but despite that I 100% agree that the sequel is significantly better too, yes.

  24. Thanks for this. I was going to replay a battle network game and I couldn't decide which one. Looks like I'm going to play 2 again

  25. Personally I think it's Kung Fu Panda 2. The first was no doubt amazing, but Lord Shen exist. The second movie sustained and improved the first movie offered, the score was amazing, the comedy is still funny, but most importantly the drama and emotional pang still hits hard.

  26. DreamWorks really hits their stride in sequels. I’d say How to Train Your Dragon 2 is even more of an improvement over its predecessor than Kung Fu Panda 2 was to its original.

  27. As someone who's child is obsessed with these at the moment, I've watched each one at least 10 times in the last couple of months. 2 is an excellent film, and Shen in an awesome villain, but the first one I genuinely think is easily the best film dreamworks ever made, and honestly one of the best animated films ever. The choreography for every fight scene is magical.

  28. Loved the whole trilogy, even though my initial reaction to the trailers for the first movie were, "Seriously?" Then a friend kept raving about it until I finally saw it: my God, the trailers in no way did it any justice. All three films have great respect for the culture they're set in, the eye-catching art and works they created, the musical score, but more important to me was the surprising amount of drama and emotion they put into each script (surprisingly deep for a "kid's movie"). The writers did not hold back in every one...but holy hell, KFP 2 was a masterpiece.

  29. Such a great movie, Joker really brought Gotham to its knees and even had some amazing quotes: “You didn’t think I’d risk losing the battle for Gotham’s soul in a fist-fight with you? No, you need an ace in the hole; mine’s Harvey. I took Gotham’s White Knight and brought him down to our level. It wasn’t hard. See, madness, as you know, is like gravity: all it takes is a little push.”

  30. You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadsides. You will play golf and enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation. Your people will have stick shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, “Do not trust the pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller.”

  31. Your work is puerile and under-dramatized. You lack any sense of structure, character, or the Aristotelian unities.

  32. "I'll play the victim!".... "all your life." that tiny interaction had no meaning when I was a kid. as a teen and adult it still is one of the funniest tiny add ins my brain won't let go of.

  33. I actually saw this when I was interviewing for Uni (yes I am old) and we had to stay overnight - a group of us went out to see it.

  34. Desk sergeant : [after being asked to arrest Debbie] Just leave, leave quietly, leave now. Don't make me call Ringling Brothers.

  35. I asked for ballet Barbie you know what my parents gave me, MALIBU BARBIE! I was a ballerina, GRACEFUL! ,DELICATE! they had to go.

  36. Shrek 2 does what any good sequel should aspire to do. It logically continues the story of the original in a way that makes sense. No retcons, no contrived bullshit. "Hey, these two people spent an entire movie learning to be honest with themselves and admit that they were in love...now what happens when a princess has to introduce her parents to a literal ogre?"

  37. Final Destination 2. Yeah, it’s not a good movie exactly but it’s the one with the logging truck on the highway. No one remembers anything from the first one.

  38. The friend that nicked himself shaving and ended up getting strangled by a wire because he slipped in the bathtub and it looked like a suicide. That was in the first one, it stuck in my head as a kid.

  39. Are you kidding?! The scene when she walks into the road and says "you can drop f*cking dead", only to get smashed by a bus was a classic. That and Sean William Scott's character getting the top part of his head taken off was out of nowhere.

  40. The scene where Channing Tatum figures out that Jonah Hill was sleeping with Ice Cube’s daughter makes me lose it every time.

  41. I think you're selling the original short. The sequel had cartoonishly evil villains while the original was more grey. Trench warfare, constant artillery shelling, mustard gas attacks, human wave attacks over the no man's land all contributed to making a unique aesthetic while the sequel tries too hard with not sticking to a theme. Also original had moments were dogfights and tanks were stealing the scene but they did not rely on it so heavily like a crutch. The sequel consistently tried to go too big like normandy and it was all flash no substance and when they finally wrote themselves into a corner with the big bad getting defeated early but the axis was still lingering they just resorted to dues ex machina bombs that just tied everything up to cut the run time. The sequel a lot flashier but loses the point by making war seem heroic. You also have characters that can't be taken seriously in the context like Jack Churchill. The original though captures the misery of war perfectly. There are no heroic charges over no man's land just traumatised soldiers rushing to be mowed down by machine guns. There are no major heroes just folks immortalised by dying early like the Red Baron.

  42. So am I the only one upset about how WWII ended? I mean they built Hitler up to be the big bad and just when he is about to face justice, he goes and kills himself. WTF was the point of him if FDR and Churchill were not going to fight him in an epic duel to save the world? And don't get me started on FDR! They just kill him half way through the war. Truman totally did not deserve to win the war, his character arc was not about war winning. And it certainly wasn't about destroying two cities with bullshit deus ex super weapons that came out of no where.

  43. IMO, the best Austin Powers movie is whichever one you happen to see first. The jokes are heavily recycled through them all, so your first watch will be the funniest, and the rest will feel strange [edit: meant that to read 'stale', but 'strange' works too] in comparison (but still fun).

  44. Winter Soldier is honestly my favorite MCU movie. My husband thinks it's because the actors are attractive (which helps) but it's because it has all the elements I enjoy: witty banter, a male female relationship that isn't leading to sex, and a twist or big turn of events.

  45. It was one of the world's first successful add-ons before it was a game, too. A group of tech savvy players decided the original AI was too predictable and boring, so they rigged some electronics to improve it and hooked it up the arcade. Ended up making a bunch of copies of their upgrade, until the original creators took notice. Then instead of a Cease and Desist, they said "hell yeah, time to mass produce this!" And ended up teaming up with them.

  46. Gameplay experience definitely, although I think RDR 1 still has a massive amount of merit for it's time.

  47. Shrek 2 is a perfect example of a good sequel. Expands the universe in a interesting way, continues the story meaningfully, develops the characters, tops the original in set pieces

  48. Alien was more of a horror film and Aliens was more of an action film. Both good but in different ways.

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