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Added by The Mighty Celestial on 28 Dec 2014 05:44
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My Top 85 Favorite 2nd Chapter Sequels

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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3

Faraway, So Close! is the sequel to the successful Wings Of Desire. I still haven't decided whether I like this movie or not. Whenever I my mind reflects on it, sometimes I find myself liking it as a follow-up film that tries to make it's own mark, distinct from the original. Other times, I find it an uneven plot that does a poor job of continuing the concepts that were introduced in Wings.
So until I view this again in order to finally make up my mind, I'm including it on this list. For the time being, it'll help round out this list to an even thirty and with the straddling opinion that I have for this German esoteric fantasy film, I think it's worth recommending just to hear what other afficiandos might think of it.

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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Before it's release, this movie went through several different titles, like The Frankenstein Brothers, The Two Frankensteins, Frankenstein vs. Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Decisive Battle, and Frankenstein's Fight, before finally settling on Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira. Altho, many American kaijo fans didn't know that this was a Frankenstein flick since the working title for it's U.S. release is the more commonly known War of The Garguantuas.

A sequel to the aforementioned Frankenstein Conquers the World, the extreme title change may due to the fact that within the story of Sanda and Gaira is a continuity that is barely stitched together with it's successor, and then, just plain gets totally lost in translation once it reaches the shores of it's more English speaking audiences.
Which, is probably for the best since Mary Shelley most likely never even considered the possibilty that her patchworked creation would evetually translated into a giant, Japanese, city stomping kaiju. Let alone one who would spawn two Cain and Ablesque sons. Fortunately (or infortunately depending on your level of fandomhood towards this Asaian over-the-top genre), none of the monster-making studios of Tokyo had the idea of doing a film that focused on a matriarch for this skyscraping dysfunctional family a la Attack of The 50 Ft. Bride of Frankenstein.
Okay, so I knew instantly that when I had decided to put together a list of Halloween favorites that would feature my fave spider-themed horror moments, that I was gonna have to include at least one or two B-movies, despite the fact that I'm not really all that into that kind of low-brow cinema (with the exception of the kaiju films from Toho studios...I find the charm of their rubbery-feet mayhem too hard too resist). And while the list of crawling critters camp for the arachnid is pretty extensive (The Spider, The Tarantula, Kindom Of The Spiders, or even the more modern Eight-Legged Freaks), I finally ended up settling for a not so well known B-flick from South America (a continent that knows something about real life spider horrors).

This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse is the second chapter in the trilogy about a character named Coffin Joe. He is a caretaker with a taste for murder and on a quest to find the "perfect woman" to help him sire what he deems as immortal prodigy. Kidnapping a group of females and putting them through a series of "fear" tests, he hopes that it will filter out the ideal woman of his dreams. And of course, in keeping with the theme of this list, one of these tests includes filling a room where the potential future mamas are sleeping with tarantulas.
Which sets up an interesting story for the day when the son asks his father exactly just how daddy met mommy.
People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (151 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Foxy Brown (1974)
From the year of 1974, there were two female "badasses" of color who returned in sequels that, even though they aren't as good as the first installments of their stories, they have a certain cinematic lavishness that each of their films define in their own distinctive way. And both were entertaining enough (at least they were for me anyway) that the inclusion of the two movies was able to help me fill out this list to an even twenty-five (which, considering the films I had to choose from that were made in the first half of the 70s decade, was not an easy feat).
The first of these butt kicking femmes is Foxy Brown. In her first movie, she was named Coffy, but for whatever reason, the producers wanted to separate this film from that one, despite that the only differences between the two is the name and the fact that Coffy/Foxy dresses a little more "stylish" in this one.
But whatever you wanna call her, she's still played by Pam Grier, she's still hot and she still got her gun pointed where it counts.

The second of the butt-kicking femmes that I mentioned from the previous entry is Lady Snowblood, a character with whom I fell in love with after her first foray in film the year previous.
Here she returns, but with her primary goal of vengeance already satiated from the original movie, she then sets her mind and her katana (although through circumstances not of her choosing) towards the political realm of espionage.
And as we all know, there's more than enough blood in that arena to quench the thirst of any modern-day warrior's (male or female) sword.

People who added this item 962 Average listal rating (662 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Ever since the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre back in 1974, there have been a certain type of subhorror slasher-family flicks that have since tried to match the bar 'o' evil that was raised by the original Leatherface Clan.
While Rob Zombies' creation of Captain Spaulding's kith and kin, in my opinion, doesn't quite match up to the legendary status of TCM, it's was still a worthy effort to the genre.

Even though, this type of straight for the jugular scare-fare usually isn't my cup of tea (or in this case, my "slice of milk"), Rejects succeeds as a dark ditty of deviltry about a family of hellbent hillbillies that makes even Lucifer hisself go "Damn....! These ratchety-ass rednecks are just plain downright evil.....!"
People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
It's back!
Pennywise, the multiformed enitity of evil eternal has returned and even though the children he antagonized in Chapter One are now all grown up, his hunger for their childhood fears is as strong and as insatiable as ever.

It: Chapter Two got alotta flack from both fans and critics alike for not being "as good" or "as scary" as chapter one. But, I have to be honest here, I really enjoyed it, quite a lot. I don't understand the basis for the criticisms "It" got since the story of this film adaptation stays pretty true to what what Stephen King penned onto paper (with the obvious editing down that is a standard requirement whenever a story goes through the process of being converting from a novel to a movie). And when you pay attention to what King wrote in the book, the cosmic angle of "It's" nature, it moved closer to fantasy science fiction with an element of horrot than it did to being a tale that was just a pure horror story. If the writers and producers of the movie wanted to honor the story in the book, this movie is pretty close to what had to be portrayed to get that result. And it also required the type of elaborate special effects that were needed to bring all the elements of "It" to life. I know this is just horror fan's opinion, but if that diminishes the level of scare in favor of the seeing as much as possible King's ideas for an immortal god of fear come to fruition on the big screen, then I'm fine with "It".
In the first Jurassic Park, modern science demonstrated it highest possibilities to date by genetically re-introducing the dinosaurs of the Jurassic era to our time. Then, it went about creating an island theme park in which to inhabit these prehistoric ganstas of giant monsters, in the speculative hope that the general public would eat them up.
As it turned out, it had the opposite effect. It was the park that began eating up the public.
So, in this 2nd installment of the series, we find out that there was a spawning ground for all those back-in-the-beasties before they were transported to the ill-fated amusement park.
Named "Site B", it's the setting for the prehistoric pandemonium that "naturally' ensues from the lessons not learned.

People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
With House Of Frankenstein from the year before, the Count probably figured that if the ol' patchwork monster could have a house, why couldn't the Master of all Vampires? So, obviously we know have House of Dracula, a direct sequel to HoF. And just like Franky's house, the whole gang of Universal's macabre membership are present and accounted for.
However, with the novelty of the morbid motley crew beginning to wear thin, this is one of the last times we get to see the monsters mashing it up in one film.
It wouldn't be until decades later that we finally get to see the gang all together again, and by then, Dracky's heirs have moved on up from a residing in a house to hotel.

People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8

.... remember back when stop-motion was the sh#t?

People who added this item 880 Average listal rating (615 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
An old Star Trek villain, the genetically engineered Khan, is back. And he now has a wrath to bestow upon our galaxy-galloping heroes.
Not only that, he also has both a United Federation starship and the Genesis device at his command.
Will the now Admiral James T. Kirk & Crew be able to stop the chesty madman before it's too late?
I don't wanna spoil the suspense for any viewers out there who have not yet seen this early 80's sci-fi classic, but since there were a bunch more sequels added to the franchise after this film, I'm sure it's pretty easy to figure out the outcome.

People who added this item 1628 Average listal rating (1118 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
Just when you thought the Evil Dead were dead, this second installment of the series shows that one of the main reasons they're so evil is because they have a nasty habit of not staying dead.

After the surprise success of the first flick, Bruce Campbell revisits the role as the teenage camper who comes back to the cabin in the woods to settle a score. And this time, he taking names and kicking Ash.
Actually, that's a really loose interpretation of what happens in this film since I could never tell just how much of a sequel the story from ED2 was supposed to be from EV1.
Nevertheless, thus began a franchise that would to continue to shamble much farther and much longer than Sam Raimi and friends could've ever fore"saw".
People who added this item 547 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Back during my college days, the whole time that I was enrolled, I probably consumed enough beer so as to qualify me as some sort of a drunken master.
But through my lack of training and discipline, I was never enough of a master to be able to fight in any kind of a kung fu battle whilst in this alleviated state of inebriation. Particularly in any manner that allowed me to use every piece of furniture, silverware and/or knick-knacks that was in my immediate disposal in a cool offensive style like Jackie Chan does in this movie.
But, I was always drunk enough to at least think I could.

People who added this item 4787 Average listal rating (3314 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Damn! Lookit all those freakin' mutants!
The students of Prof. Charles Xavier's School Of Gifted Youngsters return, more grander, more powerful and more "mutantly" varied. Considering that this is a movie that needs to handle as many characters as it does, each one with an already firmly established background in the pages of the comic-book universe, it's amazing that they were able pull this project off to the extent that they did. As an example of what happens when a qualified director is allowed more freedom and more money than in the initial film. For this sequel, X definitely seems to mark the spot.

People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The first French Connection is one of those movies that is often mentioned whenever the subject of classic cop movies of the 70's is bought up.
But you almost never hear about it's sequel, aptly named French Connection II (No "The" in this movie title), whether it be in discussion of cop flicks, or just in any kind of conversation whatsoever.
Maybe that's because, unlike it's predecessor, it's not a movie that helped to move or define the genre it belongs to.
Now, this isn't a criticism of the FC2. Because, on it's own, it stands as a pretty decent police thriller, as it follows Popeye Doyle across the ocean in pursuit of the drug-dealing frenchman who puts the "french" in the connection that this story is centered on.
It's just that, at it's best, what the film succeeds in is, for an hour and a half, the viewer is taken away on a ride-along of a cop caper that transcends international borders.
And compared to other films in this category, not that's not too bad.

People who added this item 1275 Average listal rating (835 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Clerks II (2006)
I loved the first Clerks movie.
So much so that I cringed when I heard that they were making a sequel to it. And after watching this second film, there were some aspects that validated my feelings about doing a follow-up feature to Kevin Smith's indie classic.
The inexperienced acting of the original players, which was still evident in this film, played off so much better in the first film. The main reason being that the combination of being filmed in black and white and we've never seen the fresh faced cast gave Clerks the feel of almost being a humorous documentary. So the lack of thespian skillz seemed to add to the realness of the flick and made the humor feel more natural.
The bigger budget and colorization of C2 made the crudeness of the actors stand out more and, IMO, made alot of the jokes and the points being made in the story, feel a bit forced.
So why did I include it on this list?
B'cuz, even though I don't think Clerk 2 matches up to Clerks 1, I still liked the sharp wittiness of Smith's script, Rosario Dawson does an excellent job of portraying the love interest as such a very sweet character and in the end, the overall message of the movie still came off as being the kind of view askewed that made Kevin Smith's early career a standout from the rest.

People who added this item 1216 Average listal rating (841 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
I'll be honest here, the main reason I liked the first First Blood was because of the manner that Rambo was able to seriously kick ass without as much snickering or as many eyerolls from movie viewers that the character began to get starting with Part II. For me, that first chapter in this series was was able to straddle the fine line of being over the top and yet down to earth at the same time.
After R:FBP2 however, Sly's crazy ex-soldier easily crossed over that line and just sorta became more of a cartoon-like character of violence that he's become famous for since then.

Still, for all the bloated brawny ridiculousness that has infested this franchise, I've been able to accept this particular movie for the fiery explosion-laden popcorn escapist fare that it is.
Though, that doesn't mean I have to like any of the sequels that followed up after this one. For me, those all still suck.
People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (328 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
With the success of the first Hotel Transylvania, Sony pictures were lucky enough to be able to start up a whole new franchise that will now nourish their fiscal appetites every Halloween season for years to come.
Here in HT2, the bloodline of bloodsuckers of the Drac Clan looks to be invigorated with the announcement of a baby bat in the oven.
But will it be vampire or will it be human?
Ah, the crazy concoctions they cook up for these kooky computer-conceived creature cartoons......

With the first chapter of the Harry Potter film franchise proving to be almost as successful as the book, the 2nd in the series is released (and in the nick of time considering that the movies must coincide with the age of the children actors) and solidifies that the kid with the lightning scar is worthy of the reputation of being "The Chosen One". Particularly when it comes to the tweener targeted box office.

Now because these first HP films were targeted towards a more younger demographic, the stories didn't really grab me as mush as the later, darker stories. However, I was still able to enjoy 'em for the colorful enthusiasm and youthful energy they take towards the initial arcane adventures of Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest of Hogwarts' spellbinding sorcerous student body.
People who added this item 845 Average listal rating (498 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
I've stated this before, that I am not that big of a fan of Disney's animated movies. Especially from the stuff they put out during the 70's, 80's and most of the 90's.
Not until they began getting more three dimensional with their graphics did I find myself seeing the three dimensional quality in their stories. And when it comes to computer generated films, I obviously prefer Pixar over Disney.
However, I do enjoy some of Uncle Walt's very early efforts in the area of cartoon cinema. Including the original Fantasia from the year 1940.

The first film successfully integrated classical music with animation in eight featurettes with each medium complimenting the other. The power of the music was enhanced by the visuals of each short (with various degrees of success of course) while at the same time, the hand crafted artwork of each cell seemed to be powered by the notes and melodies of each time tested arrangement.
Almost sixty years later, Disney released this follow-up, which follows the same format of the original with the same amount of varying degree of success of each feature. Although, TBH, personally, I wouldn't have minded if they could've found a way to rev up the stylings of both music and visuals in way that would have better demonstrated the progress made in each field. But in the end, F2000 still manages to entertain and delight in the same manner that Uncle Walt had envisioned when he first dreamed up this moused-eared manner of movie magic.
People who added this item 453 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Magnum Force (1973)

Harry Callahan may be a cop who's often referred to as "Dirty", but he's still a cop who strongly believes that, when it comes to taking the law into your own hands, a man has got to know his limitations. So when a "magnum force" of renegade officers begin a reign a rogue vigilantism, naturally, the only one who could stop 'em is a good cop with a bad attitude. With his trusty Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum by his side, it's up to Dirty Harry to clean up the streets of dirty traffic officers who tend to deal with violations with more than just a citation.

People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
In 1943, Universal Studios released Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, a film that is considered the first to actually team up two of the monster mainstays that will make the studio company famous (in the horror flick circle, that is). Its story is considered the sequel to the original 1941 Wolf Man and at the same time, the fifth chapter in the Frankenstein series.
And while it seems like it's the werewolf who experiences more development as a character, it's still cool to see that the creatures who have become staples in legendary lore of the scare flick are now sharing terrorizing tactics together in the same world.

People who added this item 2273 Average listal rating (1525 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Casino Royale rebooted the character back to his roots, I started to see this Agent 007 from a different albeit darker light. Royale really took me off guard as such a high quality action flick (in fact, my fave action flick of that year) but one that established that Bond was more than just a human vehicle for some really cool (and sometimes outlandish) spy gadgets. And even though, Quantum of Solace slips a bit from the trajectory that started in Casino (choppy action sequences, looser story) it's high energy and emphasis on characterizations, particularly between Bond and "M", were enough to still keep this installment entertaining to the eyes of this usually non-Bond fan.

People who added this item 2146 Average listal rating (1382 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Scream 2 (1997)
In the same manner that the first Scream movie reinvigorated the slasher genre, the second Scream movie help to invigorate sequels to the slasher genre.
Except now, these groups of movie installments were being called franchises.
The benefit being that now movie goers didn't consider themselves fans of a particular film, now they were fans of film franchise.
Now movie companies felt an obligation to pump out chapter after chapter of a franchise with more of a guarantee that "fans of the franchise" will still flock to see 'em. And whenever a certain chapter in the series hits a lull, all you have to do is "reboot" the series with a new first chapter, and start all over again.
To be honest, for me personally, is comes more as an endless cycle of movie marketing that is enough to make any serious connoisseur of the medium scream.

But still, Scream 2 was a good slasher flick.
Displaying vociferous success in terms of both script and box office, this is a sequel that shows that when it comes to this type of usually overwrought sharp edged thriller, screaming twice can be just as nice.
People who added this item 777 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
The answer to the title of this movie is green.

People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
In the first Omen, we are introduced to a little boy named Damien, who just so happens to be the hellspawn of none other than the Devil himself.
Yep, he's the Anti-Christ. But in the first film, we hardly got to know "Lucifer Jr." as the story and action centered more on the "paternal father" & how he deals with the fact that the boy who he thought was his son was in reality, "the Beast marked with the 666".
So in this follow-up, we now get to see what Damien the person is really like as he struggles thru the growing pains of anti-christlike adolescence. And just like any boy approaching manhood (or half-manhood, half goat-hood), he soon finds that even a pathway towards a demonic destiny is bound to be paved with a few blemishes and pimples along the way.

People who added this item 2982 Average listal rating (2055 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A film by the comedy team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the same duo responsible for what is, for my money, the best zom-com ever, Shaun Of The Dead. This time, they take on the world of the buddy-cop genre.
Hot Fuzz never really reaches as high a level of humor, humanity, wit as Shaun, nor is it as genre groundbreaking,
but when all is said and done, there was enough of the typical high balance of comedy and chemistry between the two "Bad Boys" to make this action comedy a commendable effort.
I hesitated about including this movie on this list, because I see it more as as it's own individual film, but since Pegg and Frost have stated that it's "Part 2" of their so-called "Three Flavours Cornetto" trilogy, the rest of the world of cinema fans have come to regard as an actual sequel (to Shaun). So I put here  simply more  as a way of avoiding any eventual questions of why it was not included.

People who added this item 662 Average listal rating (479 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Michelle is just a typical gal who tends to runs away from relationships whenever they hit a bumpy road. And during one of these runaways, the bumpy road ends up being the one she's driving on as it leads to a car accident serious enough to knock her out. When she wakes, Michelle finds herself trapped in a bunker, with it's maker and another bunkee. According to her host, while she was out, the world has gone apocalyptic and her only chance for survival is an extended stay underground.
But is it the outside world that has come to an end, or is it her host's sanity?

About a year after Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle came out, I remember reading an online article about product placement in films, and it mentioned that the first H&R movie actually helped the White Castle franchise to experience a double digit rise in burger sales for that year.
After Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, I've not read or heard anything about how this movie may have affected the amount of inmates coming in or the amount of inmates escaping out of Guantanamo Bay. One thing that I do know about G-Bay is that there has been a rise from government officials (including the President) to close down the detention facility. How or if Harold and Kumar's exploits may have influenced this attitude is not yet known.

People who added this item 1832 Average listal rating (1238 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Desperado (1995)
Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi," goes from micro-budget indie to macro-budget hit as the traveling gunslinging guitarrero goes from looking like a Mexican everyman to looking like a Spaniard, well, Antonio Banderas. Who, even speaking as a straight-up hetero, you gotta admit.... is a really good looking guy.
Which is probably the main reason why the gal that the hero gets in this flick is played by the always insanely-beauteous Salma Hayek.
Kinda makes me wish I was good-looking.
Maybe then, I'd be spending alot more time outside of the house getting some action instead of kooked up in a dark room putting lists like this one together on the internet.

People who added this item 488 Average listal rating (349 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Oh, hey look, what a surprise, a horror movie that suprised everyone at just how much money it made at the box office has been followed up by a sequel and then quickly has been made into a franchise which includes a buncha spin-offs. The Annabelle flicks (based on a "devil doll" that was introduced in the first chapter of the Conjuring) were the first to come cranking outta this new macabre multi-movie-making machine , which then spawned off two other flicks, The Nun and La Llorona. While the production value of all these projects are in the top class category, for me, the first two installments of the Conjuring are the only ones worth putting on any "best of horror" lists, so far.

People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Cold Prey 2 (2008)
Okay, lemme start off by saying that I'm not that a big fan of the slasher flick. So it's rare that I like one (I made a list of the few that I like watching, and it only came out to ten films). What's even more rare is that I'll like a slasher flick sequel.
I enjoyed the first Cold Prey enough to see why it was such a surprise success. This 2nd installment, made more as a result of that the first one did so well (as opposed to a story that had always been planned to be made as a series from the start), follows the standard of other sequels that came from unexpected successful movies; it's not as good as the original. However, because it was somewhat willing to venture outside the formula it's predecessor, it felt more as an extension of the first film & not simply as a xerox-copied script hoping to just lazily cash in.

People who added this item 639 Average listal rating (413 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
[Rec] 2 (2009)
How do you up the ante of a zombie flick that already raised the level of "reality-based" horror & therefore finally busted through the mired schlock that had infected the genre?
revealing the answer to that question would require some big-time spoiler,
so let me just say,
it's about time the films about the living dead starting showing some new signs of life.

People who added this item 538 Average listal rating (404 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
So when movie makers worked out a deal between the studios that owned the rights to Godzilla and King Kong, they decided to merge the two kings of monsters into one universe called the MonsterVerse. Of course, the obvious objective was to get them to eventully fight each other as Toho Studios did back in the early 60s.
However in keeping with the modern trend of putting the time, effort and money that is needed to make today's cinematic franchises profitable, these new MonsterVerse flicks have pretty much eliminated the big rubber feet style camp of earler kaiju and giant monkey movies. That doesn't guarantee that the stories of these new colossal creature features will be winning any awards any time soon, but the way they look could rack up a couple "Best Visual Effects" nom. And even if they don't, they will still most likely be pretty baddass.
And in King: Skull Island, which is really more of transitional film for the battle royale that is still yet to come, they are.

People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Peninsula (2020)
While in most parts of the world, this South Korean zombie epic is simply called "Peninsula", in a few other areas, it is being marketed as "Train To Busan presents: Peninsula". In other words, movie execs want it to be known that this film is basiclly a loose sequel to 2016's runaway success, Train To Busan.
If there was a way to describe the first Busan movie in theatrical terms, I guess whe say that it's basically Runaway Train meets World War Z. In that regard, we could probaby then describe this fast-fiend follow-up as The Fast and the Furious meets World War Z ... with a nod to Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome ....and another nod to the Road Warrior ... and maybe a slight hint towards Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Basically, it's a series whose major premise is to hve different types of fast moving vehicles smash into World War Z types of carcass-accumulated pile-ups. And just like it's predecessor, Peninsula does a good job of delivering it's goods while at the same time, stitching it's undead body count action scenes with the type of talking head scenes that build a story that actually comes to life in the midst of all the macabre and mercurial moving mayhem.

People who added this item 972 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The humans have almost been totally eliminated whilst the monkeys have progressively propagated (yeah yeah, I know.... this story is about apes, not monkeys.... it's just that, as everybody knows, describing these PotA films as "monkey movies" sounds much more humorous....).
And now, the smartened up simians have learned how to shoot guns and have thus turned our own weapons against us (NRA groups, are you listening?).
Oh woe, the future looks pretty bad for humankind, yet pretty damn good for the monkeys.
This planet has now seen a new dawn...
one that's full of those damn dirty apes!

People who added this item 1178 Average listal rating (723 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.7
Here's an animalistic tale that's about an Australian talking pig that moves from small time lifestyle of the farm to the bustling streets of the big city. And to whom everyone refers to as "Babe".
Take out the Australian part, and you could easily be describing my last girlfriend. ('Ey, who do I talk to about having a "ba-dum-tish!" emoticon installed around here, anyway?)
An underrated and good intentioned sequel that never seems to get the kind of fair shakes that it deserves.

People who added this item 1986 Average listal rating (1279 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Two years earlier, A band of bachelor partying buddies wake up on the "day after" to find that the group has a missing friend, a missing tooth and a missing mommy all collectively wrapped up in a missing memory of what exactly happened.
Backstepping through the City Of Sins, the three grown-up "katzenjammer kids" discovery that the happenings of what occurred the night before is a murky mystery wrapped in one raunchous riddle after another.
Jump to 20, the same group of party-hadry boys once again find themselves in almost the exact same situation, although this time, the backdrop of Bangkok Thailand.

The Hangover movies have become one of the biggest blockbusting comedy franchises to come out in years. And after experiencing the some of the lascivious out-loud laughter that resulted from these two first films, it's pretty easy to see why.
People who added this item 1987 Average listal rating (1284 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9

To be honest, over-all, as a film, I liked 28 Weeks Later more than it's predecessor, 28 Days.
I thought that Days was much horror-like than it's sequel, but, for me, Weeks had a much more thrilling factor. I liked the increase of the non-stop action, and I found the plot to be more cohesive (whereas in the first movie, the antagonists seemed to change mid-thru, from the zombies to the stoney-hearted soldiers).
I mean, don't get me wrong, Weeks has enough to qualify itself into the category of the horror genre.
But Days felt like it had the creepiness factor in it's advantage since it's the film that first introduces the rabies-infected psuedo-zombies that liked to behave more like the running dead than they did the walking dead.
Either way , between the two films, the quality of the franchise so far is high enough that I'm glad to be able to include both of them on my list of fear-fraught favorites.
People who added this item 859 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Three Colours Trilogy was an emotional and ambitious project for famed Polish director Krzystof Kielowski in which he aimed to create three stories based on the three political ideals in the motto of the French Republic: liberty, equality, fraternity. Which is why each film is titled on the colors of the French flag (Blue, White and Red).
Taking on the subject of equality as it's theme, White tells the tale of a man named Karol Karol, who after losing literally everything in his life, embarks on a series of acts with hopeful result of setting his life aright.

Despite some of it's darker plot elements and unlike it's movie brothers, White takes a lighter approach in it's unfolding of it's machinations (which may be due to it's color scheme). Considered as the "weakest" of the three Colours, it is nevertheless still regarded as one of the best films to come out of the year 1994.
As the title of this movie suggests, this is part two of a documentary trilogy that reveals the behinds the scenes lifestyles of various music scenes in the L.A. area during the middle 80's through the early 90's. Obviously, the Metal Years focuses on the metal years & shows the excesses that many of the heavy metal bands of the time, big or small, indulged in and which led to the decline of many of them in this particular part of the Western world. And while the negative aspects of the headbanging way of life are typical of what we would expect within the perimeters of La-La Land,
when captured on film, they can reveal just how gruesome the glam of lead laden rock'n'roll can truly be.

After catching fire with the first Hunger Games, super hot actress Jennifer Lawrence continues her hot streak as the hottest working actress in Hollywood with the second chapter of the tummy growling franchise, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
And in this one, the games are still hungry, Lawrence is still hot, and the shaft that she grips as her primary weapon is still taut for release.

To be quite honest, as someone who, as a kid,  was raised never to play with his food, I wasn't sure how I would respond to these here Hunger Games. But I must say, I found these first two installments of the millenial blockbusting franchise to be quite an enjoyable little epic saga. 

People who added this item 1921 Average listal rating (1237 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Personally, while I really liked the first Addams Family flick, the truth is, I found this sequel to be alot wittier than it's predecessor. I point that out because we must remember that Values came out at a time when the idea of a sequel being better than the original was deathly rare.
Nowadays, when it comes to superior sequels, the theatres aren't exactly crawlin' with 'em, but still, there are definitely alot more now than then.

People who added this item 1539 Average listal rating (855 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9

Clint Eastwood excellently directs this tale of the pacific war from the view of a band Japanese.
A country in which the war is not just against the the Allies, but also in a war within itself between the new methods and technology of the new age against it's revered ancient traditions of honor for one's native land and emperor, not to mention against the obligational feelings towards own family.
Who knew that a tale about the "other side" would make such a great American movie?

Since it is usually considered more of a companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers, I debated whether on not to include Letters here on a sequels list. The inclusion of Charles W. Lindberg, played by Alessandro Mastrobuono, in both films is finally what made me decide to put it here, although I will not debate anyone who may feel otherwise.
People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Halloween (2018)
As just about every horror fan knows, there have been a bunch of sequels to the first Halloween movie from back in 1978, which was a surprise hit in it's day and launched one of the longest running franchises in horror history. However, since none of 'em have been able to match the success of the first one, particularly on a critical level, it felt like the horror of it's iconic slasher's "visage" was being slightly diminished with each subsequent release. So, in an effort to bring the franchise back to life, this 2018 entry just ignores all those follow-ups and takes place as if though this outing into All Hallow's Eve was the one that actually follows the original '78 movie.  In other words, officially, this is supposed the "real" sequel to Michael Myers' first outing a blade-wielding bad man. And judging from it's high critical ratings from both critics and fans alike, plus it's incredible box office returns, this latest semi-reboot of Michael Myers and his murdering inspired mask looks like it's gonna stick as such.

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The Up Series is a continual set of documentary films that literally lasts a life time. Started in 1964, it documents a the lifespans of a select group of individuals, starting at the age of seven and constantly returning to their individual lives every seven years to update their progress in this journey that we all share.
The end result is a group of story-lines of real lives that cause the kind of deep reflection and introspection than can only come from being a spectator of human lives other than our own.

People who added this item 787 Average listal rating (508 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
A woman goes to the Doctor, worried about her husband's temper.
The Doctor asks: "What's the problem?"
The woman says: "Doctor, I don't know what to do. Every day my husband seems to lose his temper for no reason. It scares me."
The Doctor says: "I have a cure for that. When it seems that your husband is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don't swallow it until he either leaves the room or calms down."
Two weeks later the woman comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn.
The woman says: "Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my husband started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and he calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that?"
The Doctor says: "The water itself does nothing. It's keeping your mouth shut that does the trick."
I know that joke has nothing to do with this movie, but it's one that always come to mind whenever I think about the idea of women playing with fire. :P

The second chapter of the Millenium Trilogy, a series which despite it's fiery debut, seemed to burn out with most other connoiseurs of cinema. But for me, I found it to be quite a satisfactory series, overall.

In this second chapter of the Hobbit movie franchise, the central big-footed protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, causes what would eventually lead to the desolation of Smaug.
And while that sounds more like a job for the Department Of Air Quality Control in the city of Los Angeles, in the world of Middle-Earth, it's actually the manner in which a lord of the ring goes about slaying a dragon.
In this "early" installment of the Tolkien epic fantasy series Peter Jackson and his crew continue the very complicated journey of "bringing home the gold", juggling Hobbits, wizards, orcs, elves, wargs and a buncha other eldritch life-forms, the kind of which you would usually find in any fantasy-based novel, but for so long, were very difficult to pull off on the silver screen. I mention this just because TDoS, along with the rest of the Hobbit series, got such a lukewarm reponse from so many other cinephiles, despite the accolades and awards of the LotR trilogy. But for me, I thought they did a great job of bringing to life this classic saga of sword, sorcey and Smaug. And therefore, this expansive prequel trilogy will always have a home in my favorite films lists, even though elsewhere, judging from the vast majority of ratings and reviews, it's placement in the fantasy film genre will most likely be one of overall general "desolation".
People who added this item 808 Average listal rating (590 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Split (2017)
After the Sixth Sense, M. Knight Shyamalan was being touted as the next Steven Spielberg. However, with each succeeding film, his reputation as an exciting new filmmaker became more and more diminished. And it wasn't a rep that had no basis. Personally, I disliked each film he came with a little more than the last. By the time After Earth was released, it appeared as though there was no hope for the "fallen" film-maker.
That is, until Split came along.
A story about a mentally disturbed patient suffering from dissociative identity disorder. In total, he has 23 separate personalities, each distinct from the others. And one, called "The Beast" which seems to endow with extraordinary abilities.

This movie demonstrated the kind of talent that allowed Shyamalan to make a great piece of cinema like Sixth Sense gave hope that he might have still have a couple of more good movies in him.
*fingers crossed*
Even though previous Marvel movies had shown that this was a cinematic universe that could put asses in the seats, it was this film, the sequel to Cap's debut in the millenial generation, that upped the ante of superhero storytelling and showed the world that the concept of costumed crimefighters had pretty much broken free from the bonds of throwaway entertainmant that was geared more toward kids who read comics on the playgrounds or in thei bedrooms on lazy Saterday afternoons.

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