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StimmingMantis

Terminator 2: Judgment Day


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So it's too late at night for me to type out my usual wall of text when this exact topic comes up but my main point is this. It is unfair to compare them to each other because they are too different. Yes the plots and pacing are virtually identical, but a super low budget weird time traveling unstoppable cyborg movie that came out of nowhere and was truly greater than the sum of its parts was spectacular and a giant huge budget (most expensive ever at the time) Hollywood by the numbers action blockbuster that was so well done it's almost a master's thesis in what a great piece of business art can be produced when the collaborators seem to care equally about the quality of the piece of art AND the giant stack of cash they'll make is just, mmm, chef's kiss. That's why they're so perfect TOGETHER


j1ggy

I went through the Terminator movies over Christmas, couldn't agree more.


wouldntknowever

You went passed part 2? Ouch


j1ggy

3 was alright. It started going downhill after that.


StinginqNettle

Exactly what i came to say.


PlumpBattery

Spiderman 2


Semujin

Which 1?


CambriaKilgannonn

no, 2


JamesManiac

Can't wait to see how it goes with 4


123eyecansee

I thought Kung Fu Panda 2 was better than the first. There was a huge weakness in the movies plot, but overall thought it was great.


Treyception

Never would've thought a peacock could be such a badass villian


GreatBigWhore

What’s the weakness?


123eyecansee

Sorry, wrote way more than I intended to: The topic of “inner peace” was a poorly developed theme. Even though it is the essential message of the story, Po’s inner turmoil (we’ll call it) is barely developed and as a result the audience is left to speculate as to what it is exactly. When Po learns the truth from Shen, he almost immediately achieves inner peace in the next scenes when at his home village recalling the events of its destruction. Po should’ve learned the truth, somehow, much earlier in the story and the audience gets to see how his inner conflict, hurt, anger, etc. leads him to make terrible decisions and risks his friendship with the Five. It needed way more developing and attention. Were almost meant to compare and contrast Po with Shen and we can’t do that without that focus. Regarding Shen, his “need to let go of the past” was absolute nonsense and the writers can’t pretend that they included foreshadowing. His inner conflict needed justification. It was touched on briefly, but not justified. Maybe Shen becoming a scumbag was caused by a more reasonable event than getting the boot from his parents after killing people. I don’t know, but something relatable to the audience to witness his turmoil more. If we have this, I firmly believe this would’ve have been a perfect movie.


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Devils Rejects


wade_garrettt

The road warrior. By far the best of the series.


lookslikesausage

100%...JUST WALK AWAY...he was the best


Dont____Panic

Star Trek Star Wars Terminator Superman


iamDarksider

The purge anarchy


S-Markt

star trek the wrath of khan pwns the first star trek movie.


paulfromatlanta

The Godfather, Star Wars, and particularly Stark Trek, the Motion Picture.


tyrom22

Ooo Star Trek is a heavily true


TheRealMonreal

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back


[deleted]

Shrek 2 was better than the first one. Both are good of course, but 2 is superior to 1.


Lupus_Noir

"Where have all the good men gone..."


beans210617

Man I love Shrek


you_cant_pause_toast

Toy Story


TheRabid

Aliens


HamsterOnAWheel

I almost made this call too. The second is my favourite, but the first was such a classic!


thepantyman_

Mad Max 2


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anonymous_guy111

i also like aliens better. and its not even because its a more 'fun' movie, i really do feel like its a better film overall. the first one's strengths lie on Scott's arthouse sensibilities and is a masterpiece of mood and set design but the second movie has better storytelling and creates a more interesting world.


ofsquire

Terminator 2: Judgement Day


N_Who

*Thor: Ragnarok* blows *Thor* and *Thor 2: The Dark World* outta the water.


BrilliantInfamous807

Yes! I can't wait for Love and Thunder!


-Praetoria-

Shrek 2


Bizarely27

Obvious answer is obvious: The Empire Strikes Back


PaulMcKnight44

Strikes back, does the empire


S-Markt

empire has got no trenchrun!


DamnHellAssKings

Hot Shots


Ivedefected

"Here's the target area." "That's Minnesota, sir." "Damn it, man, that's the genius of my plan. Why go over there to fight? We can do it right here at home, and get in some good fishing while we're at it!"


QuestaKaeris

Minnesota is basically Wisconsin combined with Canada.


AngryMustache9

I never hear anyone talk about Hot Shots 2: Part Deux. I personally enjoy the first movie more, but 2 is also quite good


other_vagina_guy

The Dark Knight


genericmovievillain

Evil Dead


Playsan

22 Jump Street.


gr33n_lobst3r

Ace Ventura : When Nature Calls. The rhino scene was the funniest shit I had ever seen at that point in my life.


MuNansen

Addams Family Values


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"look, lady, I'll *call* you when we have Adams family values"


MansonsDaughter

Back to the future 2


radiorebel_55

I liked the first one but Spiderman 2 is the best!


FlysaMinelly

Ace Ventura


Horror-Specialist288

Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Natrium357

The Sonic Movie 2. Just saw it in theaters and it was so freaking amazing. It's now my second favorite movie of all time. (Although the first Sonic movie is number four of all time so it's still pretty close lol)


bakabakugou

Please please tell me Sonic doesn't floss anymore in the new movie? When I saw him floss in the first movie I almost fainted from cringe... And I'd really like to see the new one since Knuckles is in it


Natrium357

You'll just have to go see it to find out... ;) (Also regarding the first movie, I think flossing is so freaking cringe too normally, but it just fits Sonic's personality in the movie so well that I can't help but smile at it.)


bakabakugou

Update: Okay, today I went to see it, and luckily he didn't do it this time. HOWEVER someone else did... But oh well, at least I got to see Knuckles finally♥️


Natrium357

Yay! Glad you saw it! Knuckles (and Tails for that matter) were so awesome! They did such an amazing job with it.


bakabakugou

Yup they did!


jeadman_slaya

Star Wars


Elduderino_047371

Star wars


Public-Brother-2998

The ones that come to mind is Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Godfather Part II and Aliens. Those three sequels were the best in giving the audience something new and bringing them to new places and situations.


miss_t_winter

Gremlins 2 was MUCH better than the first one.


CambriaKilgannonn

absolutely


AngryMustache9

Gremlins 2 is amazing. It's like if the people behind Airplane! made Gremlins and it works brilliantly!


bob_in_the_west

Nolan's Batman Batman Begins had to include an origin story and then of course the bad guy is from said origin story. The Dark Knight Rises was okay, but you always knew that it was going to end the trilogy. But The Dark Knight was a wildcard. No lengthy intro, no outro, just jumping straight into the action and then jumping back out again. Just a wild fever dream with little limitations.


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - still better than the first two!!


JamesonTheWise

Batman Returns


anonymous_guy111

watch it almost every xmas. ill always love it


Icee_Gaming_on_YT

2 fast 2 Furious is better than the original imo. But Ik a lot of people disagree. Then it only got better. 4 was better. Then 5. Then 7


Acceptable-Ad4177

Hard disagree. First one was filled with technicals and mechanics, upgrades, stuff that car ppl like. 2 fast 2 furious was already much less about it, all the following was just hot wheels unrealistic entertainment.


thepantyman_

Yeh but the second had Eva Mendes!


S-Markt

stuff that car ppl like too.


TheExtraMayo

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army


nastyhammer

T2


wetlettuce42

Terminator 2


Tazdude24

Blade 2 over 1 and 3


zhitsngigglez

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


Bizarely27

Wow, I thought more people hated ToD than RotLA, interesting answer! Honestly I’m more of a Last Crusade kinda guy. Can’t get enough of Indy and his dad!


Supraman83

Last crusade is my least favorite of the first 3.


No_Case9068

I take it this is a joke.


dittrich31

City slickers 2: The legend of Curlys gold


ARandomPileOfCats

That one's always been a bit tricky for me. In terms of story it's probably better than the first one (which was a lot of Billy Crystal having an existential crisis for 2 hours) but the movie probably never would have happened if Jack Palance hadn't won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar out of the blue for his performance in the first movie, and even then I'm sure some writer had a panic attack when the studio execs ordered a sequel to capitalize on the Oscar, but they killed off Jack Palance's character in the first one so they had to come up with some excuse to bring him back.


S-Markt

ah, nope. it has got no: i crap bigger than you.


haemaker

Aliens Empire Strikes Back Godfather II Christmas Vacation


PianoOk6786

Aliens


Arctic_RedPanda

Debbie Does Dallas 2


Halloween2022

Actually they both sucked.


BangoutBlanc

All dogs go to heaven or Superman 5… my math is only kinda exact todays


StragglingShadow

Lion King 1.5 is better than the original lion king and I'll die on that hill. I've never been a fan of things where the central plot revolves around family drama, and thats all the lion king is. Pretty lion family drama. At least 1.5 was funny af.


Hungry_Investigator1

Do me a favor, stay on that hill and don't move for a sec. When you see the wildebeest stampede coming, don't panic. They just want to give you a hug.


Dont____Panic

Amazing.


PaulMcKnight44

Fuck off!!! Respectfully


emwtur

Back to the Future, but the III is the best


wade_garrettt

GTFOH with the third one


pigeonhippie

Shrek


shinobi500

The Bourne series.


shot-wide-open

Leathal Weapon


ArtistWhoStarves

Empire, Shrek 2, dawn of the planet of the apes, frozen 2, toy story 2, the two towers, spiderman 2.. All I got at the moment.


PoisonedIvysaur

I'm going to have to say the trainspotting series. T2 was better then the first tho T1 is amazing in it's own right. It's the first movie i almost walked out of for the baby scene. The one in the crib. But i love the message of hope that T2 brought rather then T1's everyone and everything sucks and I'm stuck in this hell forever. Also it was a big moment in my life i saw the movie. So it stayed with me even today.


CombImpressive3416

Trainspotting is a great movie, T2 took too long to make as Danny Boyle pissed of Ewan McGregor by casting Leo Dicaprio in 'The Beach' and by the time T2 was made they were all too old and Boyle just repeated the ending to 'Sunshine' by turning the end of T2 into a slasher flick. The only reason to watch T2 is due to nostalgia for the first, it in no way holds up as an original film. While the 'crib' scene is fucked up, it perfectly encapsulates the type of people the movie is dealing with. The ending also works because it isn't about the 'good' guy winning, just the biggest scammer (although Rents leaving money for Spud is kinda nice). Not to mention the banging soundtrack. It essentially perfectly encapsulates the time period it was made it. A movie about herion and an ode to 'heroin chic'.


PoisonedIvysaur

Love your opinion. Keep it up mate.


TheAnomalousPseudo

I only enjoyed John Wick 3


LilTreThaGoat

The next friday, Smokey was funny but the story was mid, but the second one was funny as hell


teddypa1981

Twilight: New Moon


LoanOptions_ai

High school musical 2


Imaginary_Study5521

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2


TheBelhade

Toy Story Terminator Iron Man


twocarryon

Back to the Future 2


scarlet_mei

Shrek 2 was the best movie ever


Hippobu2

A LOT of trilogies have the second movies as their best entries, so, any of those. I'd say the real unicorn is the one where there are only two movies, but the second one is better. Cuz usually if it was, there would've been a third one.


Posh-Newt

The Cinderella sequels, specifically 2 and 3. By far the best Disney animated sequels there is.


dontsayitisntfair

shrek


Huge_Photo_8519

how to train ur dragon 2


StrangerWorm

Shrek


shedontknowjack

Fear Street


marlonm2321

Batman dark knight


1Os

Godfather


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Batman (2) The Dark Knight Terminator 2: Judgement Day Godfather Part II


Fox_Tango_

Shrek 2.


Ozydrax

The Two Towers


[deleted]

Kung Fu Panda 2


VegansAreRight

Kill Bill


lookslikesausage

Creepshow


lovelyeternity1

Oceans 12


Draven_26

Silence of the Lambs, sequel to Manhunter.


CorgisDie

Just about any James Cameron sequel... which is why I really hope they don't fuck up Avatar 2.


chost1987

Godfather, Terminator, Wayne's World, Bill and Ted's and Aliens (the controversial choice, perhaps a matter of taste)


Stunning_Interview38

Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Chaz983

Happy Feet Despicable Me Shrek Toy Story


Dizzy-Strawberry-708

Friday the 13th - the original is not as good as some of the sequels.


NutellaGood

Clerks


Toasterdude4

Moto Moto


lawsteve

“Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me“ was much funnier than the first Austin Powers


JayTrenshard

The raid 2


Eucalyptus269

Your dad coming back from getting the milk


Salesman89

Empire Strikes Back is just a really damn good movie that was made with very little budget constraints and a crap load of a heart, talent, and brilliance. ​ Arguably the best overall visual appeal(Hoth, Dagobah, Asteroid chase, Bespin) and music score (Imperial March, Through the Asteroids, Hyperspace, Yoda Theme) of the entire franchise... and by far the biggest movie for the plot of the franchise.


SnooChipmunks126

Samurai Cop 2 was better than Samurai Cop.


AgarwaenCran

star trek. wrath of Khan was waaaay better than tmp


FlahBlast

How to train your Dragon.


Fearless_Link_3464

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior


hari1610

The Dark Knight SW:The Empire Strikes Back Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug LOTR: The two towers Avengers: Endgame Captain America: The winter soldier Thor: Ragnarok


monzo705

Ted Il but barely.


bakabakugou

Cats and Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore!! So much better than the original Cats and Dogs


RedditMemesOfPokemon

Sonic 2. The original was more like an introduction but the sequel is where real sh\*t starts happening.


StinginqNettle

Terminator. The first one was pretty good, the second was amazing. The rest- lets not talk about those.


WomenAreNotReal

Shrek


ApplePieSubstitute

Addams Family Values


CorporalCrash

This may be a hot take but I thought the Incredibles 2 was an improvement on the first movie


MuNansen

I disagree but don't think you're crazy. To me it had higher highs (Jack vs. raccoon, Violet at the restaurant), but also lower lows.


CorporalCrash

Fair enough


AForce5223

>but also lower lows. Like Helen assuming that the Pizza guy was totally definitely not mind-controlled in the room for of mind control equipment in a movie about MIND CONTROL? I'll watch the first movie again many times before I die, the second one? Once was enough. If I had to watch either Incredibles 2 or Morbius again though I'd choose I2


Xenton

District 9. It was so much better than the first 8 that I barely remember them.