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Shadowlocked - Top 20 Underrated Movie Sequels

Shadowlocked - Sometimes sequels get overlooked or pre-emptively dismissed for the very thing that got them green-lit: the title. Sometimes they're hamstrung by the poor reputation of other sequels that preceded them. Sometimes they're wrong for their time, and right for a later time. In any case here are the twenty most-maligned movie sequels I can think of, ordered by the disparity between their quality and their reception.

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Arcee3752d ago

The article makes some valid arguments for a couple of these films. But the ones that I agree with it most on are Predator 2, Hannibal, Die Hard, With a Vengeance: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

Predator 2 was a fun and bloody fight-fest that may not have been as original as the first one but defined the Predators as top notch hunters throughout time and the galaxy more so than the first. (Anyone remember the Alien skull at the end of the film in the ship?)

Hannibal may have been a bit more bloody and a lot less intelligent than Silence of the Lambs, but I loved that it showed just how dangerous Lecter could be.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance was just fun to watch. Hands down, I love the interaction between Willis and Jackson. And then you have Jeremy Irons playing the bad guy with dual motives. F.U.N.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park was a hit and miss with me. While I found most of the movie flat and dull, the end scene through San Diego was awesome. Yeah, it could have been better, but watching the T-Rex wreck, kill and smash its way through the city was enough to salvage the movie for me.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines... like it said in the article, it had some incredible action sequences. Most importantly for me is that Connor could not escape his fate and that Judgement Day was going to happen, one way or another.