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    Three case studies come to mind (as of this moment).

    Star Trek II was an enormous improvement on the first Star Trek movie.

    1974's Godfather II was just as good as 1972's The Godfather.

    I also liked 1990's Godfather III but I know it has its detractors.

    True Detective series two was a big and largely incomprehensible disappointing follow up to series one (with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson).
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    27 Jan '16 14:48
    Good thread! My 2 cents, as I am sure the whole forum is expecting them.

    1. Star Trek fans are lobotomized, have no taste, and deserve to have
    their eyes gouged out. So, I cannot comment.

    2. Godfather can be seen in two ways: as a whole or in parts. In parts,
    the filmic and dramatic breakthroughs of the first outdo the surprise
    element from the second and third, making it a more authentic and
    refreshing piece of artwork. As a whole, well, some think it is among the
    best body of film ever made.

    3. True Detective: a big resounding yes. Awesome piece but, just like
    Garcia Marquez, I think Pizzolatto emptied himself with that first one and
    won't deliver anything worth watching anymore. Truly sad.
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    Toy Story 2 and 3 are quality. Ice Age and the second Loin King were all amazing.
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    27 Jan '16 14:50
    Originally posted by FMF
    Three case studies come to mind (as of this moment).

    Star Trek II was an enormous improvement on the first Star Trek movie.

    1974's Godfather II was just as good as 1972's The Godfather.

    I also liked 1990's Godfather III but I know it has its detractors.

    True Detective series two was a big and largely incomprehensible disappointing follow up to series one (with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson).
    I'm a little surprised you had high hopes for the second series of True Detective. The casting didn't bode well.
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    I find the sequel to the Wizard of Oz way more interesting than the first one.

    Last time I saw it must've been like.... oh, I don't know... a million years ago.
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    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I'm a little surprised you had high hopes for the second series of True Detective. The casting didn't bode well.
    I didn't have high hopes. I was simply disappointed. It wasn't bad because of how good the first series was. It was just bad.

    I don't think I had any idea who was in the cast when I sat down to watch it. I don't ever see any advertising or trailers for films because I don't watch telly and I hardly ever go to the cinema.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    I didn't have high hopes. I was simply disappointed. It wasn't bad because of how good the first series was. It was just bad.

    I don't think I had any idea who was in the cast when I sat down to watch it. I don't ever see any advertising or trailers for films because I don't watch telly and I hardly ever go to the cinema.
    Couldn't bring myself to watch the second series. McConaughey was awesome in the first. A sequel without him just wouldn't be a sequel. (And i abhor Vince Vaughn).
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    Terminator 2. Awesome
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    One the musical front:

    Tin Machine II was a lot better than the first Tin Machine album. I thought Tin Machine II was one of about only 5 goodish Bowie albums post-Scary Monsters.

    I thought Radiohead's 2nd album The Bends was in a different league altogether from their merely adequate debut Pablo Honey.

    The B-52s first and second albums were both classic - although I prefer Wild Planet (2nd album).

    As much as I like Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, I thought Easy Pieces, the follow up to their first offering Rattlesnakes, was weaker by comparison, although my favourite was their third and last ~ and mostly panned (as far as I can glean) ~ 1987's Mainstream.
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    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Terminator 2. Awesome
    Agreed. Lost their way though after that.
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    POTC has had consistently good sequels. (If you like that motif at all, that is.)
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    Originally posted by moonbus
    POTC
    Players Of The Cronkite?
    Potassium Oozes Through Concrete?
    Ping Ollie Through Clara?
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    Originally posted by Seitse
    Players Of The Cronkite?
    Potassium Oozes Through Concrete?
    Ping Ollie Through Clara?
    Pilates of the Chiropractor
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    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Pilates of the Chiropractor
    Please Off The Closet
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    Not a sequel exactly, but after the hugely enjoyable satire on the Thatcher years in Britain called "What a Carve Up!" by Jonathan Coe, published in 1994, there came, three years later, its follow up called "The House of Sleep" which, despite the fact it won awards, I simply could not get into and therefore never managed to finished if I remember correctly.

    By contrast, having enjoyed Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" very much, I was also well entertained by "A Spot of Bother" which was his next novel, although I recall that it got mixed reviews.
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