25 Sequels That Are Better Than The Original According To This Viral Thread (25 Pics)

There’s nothing more disappointing than when your favorite movie has a sequel that lets you down. Sometimes they get it right, though. Personally, I enjoy some sequels better than the first. Some of which are mentioned in this viral AskReddit thread.

From games to movies, fans are sharing sequels that are actually better than the original. See how many of these you agree with.

What sequel is better than the original?



The Dark Knight (2008)


The Empire Strikes Back


Portal 2.

As much as I enjoyed the original, portal 2 + it’s co-op mode/puzzles was amazing. Loved playing through it with my brother.


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

we_are_sex_bobomb Replied:

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.


Titanfall 2

Allen_Koholic Replied:

Titanfall 2 had better pilot mechanics and options. Titanfall 1 had better titans and maps.

Oh, and Titanfall 2 had that level in the middle of the single-player. The greatest level of any game ever.


Assassin’s Creed 2


Terminator 2


Age of Empires 2


Borderlands 2


Rescuers Down Under

GiftGrouchy Added:

The scene with Johanna stealing the eggs from the lunchbox will always make me laugh


Song 2 Blur


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

sic_parvis_magna_ Added:

I do love Tommy Lee Jones in the first one.

“Son, if you have something to say to me, now’s a perfectly good time to keep it to yourself.”


Spiderman 2 (Raimi)

srschwenzjr Added:

“The power of the sun… in the palm of my hand…”
God I love Doc Oc


Road warrior

Jimid41 Added:

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


Shrek 2, even though 1 and 2 are really great

stuugie Added:

The invasion with I need a hero playing is one of the best scenes in any movie straight up


Street Fighter 2.
Yes, there’s a Street Fighter 1.


Uncharted 2


The train level blew my young mind back in the day


Red Dead Redemption 2

BigSep Added:
Gameplay experience definitely, although I think RDR 1 still has a massive amount of merit for its time.


Evil Dead 2

neo_sporin Added:

I enjoy all three for very different reasons. Probably seen army of darkness the most of them.


Adams Family Values

aRocks313 Added:

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.”


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.

overall, amazing trilogy tbh.


The Good The Bad and The Ugly


Paddington 2


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.


Rush Hour 2

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