Top Ten Good Sequels to Bad Movies

Sometimes a movie comes out and it's crap. It happens (a lot). Then they announce that they want to make a sequel and everyone thinks "WHY? ". Of course, typically a sequel to a much-disliked movie is also bad, but in some cases the funniest little thing happens... IT'S ACTUALLY GOOD! This list compiles the best movie sequels that followed a horrible predecessor.

The Top Ten

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Product Image

While it wasn't really a stellar film, this movie was leaps and bounds better than episodes I and II. Episodes one was just dull and disappointing on the whole, and two was essentially just filler for 3 (which makes it even worse.)

Three, though, was the first prequel Star Wars movie that actually felt needed, showing the rise of the empire, anakin's transformation into Vader, and features some of the series best fight scenes. It also had a much more coherent and enjoyable story, essentially ignoring the other two movies (thank goodness).

Bottom line, Lucas really pulled himself together for the final prequel, and he did a pretty great job.

Except for the Obi-Wan parts and the Battle of Geonosis, Attack of the Clones was crap. Revenge of the Sith was awesome in a dark way.

Absolutely. The prequel trilogy would just have been a poor bore that fans of the original trilogy would "just get over with", if it were not for this incredible thriller.

This one followed 2 pretty bad movies (although the nostalgia I get from 'Episode I' keeps me from really disliking it). The main thing that still bothers me about episodes II & III is Anakin. Hayden Christensen just annoys me. But, besides that, Episode III was far superior to the prior 2 movies and was generally considered to be on par with 'Episode VI' (although I'm not sure I like it THAT much).

Fast Five Fast Five Product Image

'Fast Five' wasn't the first movie in the 'Fast and the Furious' series to be good. The first movie is pretty well respected (especially in retrospect), while '2 Fast 2 Furious' can be thanked for the introduction to series regulars Roman and Tej. Then we get to 'Tokyo Drift'. There was nobody in it (except for a cameo at the end by Vin Diesel) from either of the first 2 movies, and the whole "drifting" thing means cars don't drive as fast (see a problem? ). Of course, the 4th movie brought back most of the original cast members from the 1st movie, but didn't quite perfect the whole "cars are not the main focus, just the tools used to do other stuff like perform heists and undercover busts" concept, so the movie ended up being another hot (albeit inspired) mess. So it's a good thing 'Fast Five' came along. Otherwise the series would have probably died a painful "straight-to-DVD" death. - BKAllmighty

no, this film isn't good - robertoiglesias271

Fast And The Furious Was So Cool, 2 Fast,2 Furious Was Okay, Fast Furious, Tokyo Drift Was Bad, F4st And The Furious Was Kinda Bad, Fast Five Was Pretty Good - VideoGamefan5

The Wolverine The Wolverine Product Image

It's a bit confusing since there are currently 7 movies in the 'X-Men' series (and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is sort of a stand-alone prequel movie) but 2013's 'The Wolverine', being the second Wolverine solo movie, basically acts as a sequel to the 2009 disappointment. It made more sense, didn't screw around with the continuity like the first movie did, and took place in Japan (which is awesome). - BKAllmighty

And then Logan blew this away - PeeledBanana

All the x men movies are pretty good, wait... There's so many... I can't EVEN REMEMBER IF THERE GOOD OR NOT! MARVEL STOP IT PLEASE!

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Product Image

The original 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' wasn't terrible, but it sure was dull. It had a massive budget and what was it used on? Never ending sequences of space patterns and reaction shots of the Enterprise crew members (over and over and over again). It took 20 stinking minutes just to get the ship out of space port. So the sequel didn't exactly have anywhere to go but up. It may have had a smaller budget (wonder why) but the action was more frequent and more exiting, the story was better executed, and Khan, himself, made the movie brilliant. - BKAllmighty

I Like Star Trek I But Star Trek II Is Better - VideoGamefan5

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Terminator 2: Judgment Day Product Image

Even though the first Terminator was great, but sure. - JakePlaid

Uh...no. The first Terminator was a hundred times better than its overrated sequel. T2 sucks - Geckovirus

Addams Family Values Addams Family Values Product Image

No, the original Addams Family wasn't terrible, but it wasn't exactly great. The sequel really raised the bar, however, and added more macabre humour and added a few interesting new characters. The scenes where Wednesday and Puglsey are at summer camp are equally funny and surreal to watch. - BKAllmighty

Mission: Impossible III Mission: Impossible III Product Image

The first installment in the series was decent, albeit slow and pretty dialog-heavy. The sequel was a lot more of a mess. I've seen it, maybe, 4 times and I still can't remember what the plot was about. Then #3 came out in 2006 and BOOM it was awesome.J.J. Abrams' first directorial effort proved to be a smashing success and led him to become one of the biggest action movie directors on the planet. Thankfully, the series has continued on its righteous path of getting bigger and better with each new entry. - BKAllmighty

Honestly, I was only ever for the first one. - PositronWildhawk

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier Product Image

The first movie was not as much bad as it was over-kitschy. The tone of the film is miles away from every other MCU movie and, in retrospect, it has sort of become that "ah crap I have to see the 1st one before I can get to the good one" movie that everyone quietly resents. Plus, 'The Winter Soldier' kicked butt on so many levels that it made the original film look underdeveloped and uninspired. I still like 'The First Avenger' but I'd toss it in a second if I had to choose between 1 and 2.

The First Avenger most certainly wasn't bad, but Winter Soldier blew my mind. But this still shouldn't be on here

The first Captain America movie was awesome, this one was even better.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Product Image

This one was actually terrible. Man of Steel was better in every way.

I don't like this movie. I thought it was kinda dull and it is all over the place. Jesse Eisenberg is terrible as lex Luther. The only good scene in this movie is the warehouse scene. Other than that, screw this movie.

This one was actually quite decent

Dawn of the Dead (1978) Dawn of the Dead (1978) Product Image

I know the original 'Night of the Living Dead' is considered to be a classic but when you have 'Dawn of the Dead' on the screen in front of you you'll sort of forget the retroactively tame original film. If 'Night of the Living Dead' premiered tomorrow it would not be given good reviews while 'Dawn of the Dead' is still just as watchable as it was back in 1978. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

X2 X2 Product Image
Ouija: Origin of Evil Ouija: Origin of Evil Product Image

A million times better than the first film. - Jackamalio

This a prequel not a sequel

The Expendables 2 The Expendables 2 Product Image

The first one was borderline bad, I think. It wasn't nearly self-deprecating enough. It tried too hard to be a serious action film and the few giggly moments left the audience wanting more. The second movie, however, took things to a whole new (and better) level with the humour thrown in. One-liners are everywhere and the chemistry between the many memorable faces is wonderful to watch. '3' lost a bit of the magic, but let's hope '4' picks itself back up. - BKAllmighty

Star Trek Beyond Star Trek Beyond Product Image
Ice Age: The Meltdown Ice Age: The Meltdown Product Image

Ice Age 1 is not a bad movie

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Product Image

NO! WHY WAS THIS CRAP MADE!

Beautiful

Aladdin and the King of Thieves Aladdin and the King of Thieves Product Image

This movies probably sucks I haven’t seen it though it has bad reviews.

Logan (2017) Logan (2017) Product Image

yes

The first two was garbage but the this one redeemed it.

The thing that made this this wolverine film the wolverine we wanted was that it was rated R. The first two were PG-13 and ended up so chessy and boring.

Sherlock Gnomes Sherlock Gnomes Product Image
The Rescuers Down Under The Rescuers Down Under Product Image

Yeah, I didn't like the original that much so this is much better!

You're gonna threaten us for (extremely) praising that film, haters of AniMat, Jambareeqi and PhantomStrider?! If so, then suicide! - The Ultimate Daredevil

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Though it didn't perform as well at the box office as the first one, this movie was a big improvement over the first one. This movie focuses more on the turtles themselves and their development, unlike the first film where they were essentially plot elements for April. It also took itself way less seriously and had more humor, making feel more like a ninja turtles movie than the cookie-cutter blockbuster that was the first film. It actually FEELS like a ninja turtles movie.

Overall, this is what the first movie should have been, and is recommended; funny, action packed, and super fun as a result. - Jackamalio

Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War Product Image

This and the first movie are equal, but Age of Ultron was bad.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Product Image

You've got it all backwards, the first one was epic but this was lazy.

Wayne's World 2 Wayne's World 2 Product Image

The first movie was crap I didn't like it it was over cliche and it had a boring plot which was a cliche. But the second movie was good it had a great plot and funny

Pet Sematary Two Pet Sematary Two Product Image
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