There are plenty of sequel flops (Grease 2, Mean Girls 2, Grown Ups 2, etc.). Everyone always says the original can never be beat for many reasons. However, I feel that original movies often times leave us wanting more. When executed in the correct manner, a sequel can provide its audience with more entertainment or even some well-deserved closure that the original film failed to do. Here are 11 sequels that I believe beat their original movies.
1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hermione punching Draco square in the nose. Enough said.
2. Cars 3
Following in Doc's footsteps, such a great end to Lightning's career.
3. Toy Story 2
A rollercoaster of emotions through this one. *cue "When She Loved Me"*via GIPHY
4. Pitch Perfect 2
Better song choices and funnier. Don't @ me.via GIPHY
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Easily the most interesting storyline out of all 4 movies.
6. Captain America: the Winter Soldier
More relevant than the original on all fronts.
7. Avengers: Age of Ultron
Artificial intelligence is so bad that it's good.
8. Shrek 2
You can't go wrong with "Accidentally In Love" as the opening song.
9. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Forever a classic.
10. Back to the Future Part II
The future was so much cooler than the past. Hoverboards?! I mean, come on!
11. High School Musical 2
The soundtrack, the setting, the story. HSM 2 wins from all angles.
What would you add to this list?