Vote! Greatest Sequel of All Time

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A sequel, much like one’s plans in life, doesn’t always pan out. And no matter how stellar the predecessor, the sequel almost never lives up to the hype or even reaches remotely close to where the original set the bar. They’re typically rushed, contrived, and created simply to make fast, easy money. On the other hand, every so often, a sequel comes along and trumps its predecessor. It’s well thought-out, It expands on the story, and creates more relatable, three-dimensional characters.

So, with that in mind, I took to my movie collection and did some research to find out what the general consensus was on the greatest sequels of all time. Of course my opinion differed from most, but nonetheless I compiled a list of front-runners and inserted them into a poll. Now, all I ask of you is to vote for your all time favourite sequel! Feel free to write in your response if I have not listed it below. And let’s say in a couple of weeks I’ll release the results.

Also, I’m still accepting submissions for “The Guest List” segment. So if you’d like to contribute your very own top 10 to The Cinema Monster, here’s how!

All you need to do is shoot me an e mail (thecinemamonster@gmail.com) with your name, website info (if you have one), and the topic you have chosen for your top 10. If I like what I see, I’ll give you the all clear and you can begin composing your entry. Make sure to include a descriptive, yet brief introduction and a picture or clip for every entry in your top 10. Use my own top 10s and other Guest List entries as references. Then, send it back to me and we will discuss a date of publish!

 

 

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Posted on April 4, 2014, in Vote! and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 46 Comments.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back gets my vote.

  2. Great post, Captain!

  3. Wow, this is a ridiculously difficult choice. Had to go with TDK though. My main man Bats has claimed a very large portion of my heart.

  4. I had to pick Aliens, it’s one of my favourite films. But it was a really difficult choice

  5. It’s got to be Aliens for me too. Such a great flick and one of the best Sci-Fi’s there is.

  6. Man, this is a hard poll. Great question. Can I go for 2 Fast 2 Furious?

  7. I’m voting for Terminator 2.

  8. The Dark Knight baby

  9. Voting The Dark Knight on this one. B)

  10. If The Empire Strikes Back doesn’t win, there’s something wrong with this world. Or poll at least. : ) Love the inclusion of Dawn of the Dead too!

  11. Had to go with Aliens! One of my all time faves.

  12. I was tempted to go with The Dark Night but went for T2 instead – it just had such an impact on films from that time on.

  13. I’m in for Aliens as well.

  14. Debated between Empire, T2 and TDK. NOt an easy choice :(

  15. If Dark Knight does not win this, I might have to ask Benny to get me a shock blanket. ;) Glad you’re doing another one of these, my friend! Always fun to see the results. :)

  16. Empire for me but Aliens and Dark Knight were mighty close.

  17. Man, talk about choosing a hard one!
    I haven’t thought of a Top 10 list to do yet but when I figure one out, I’ll drop you an email :)

  18. Cool poll. I think my vote was pretty damn predictable (I went with TDK), but no bones about it. . .it simply epitomizes the concept of what a sequel should be. It is such a damn good movie in it’s own right, yet it expounds so much more upon an already well-established floorplan. In my opinion it’s one of the rare films that I think is 99% perfect

  19. Tough poll, but I just had to choose the one you had in the pic TDK was just astonishingly good.

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