The discussion of late,
are there sequels that are better than the original?
First movie to pop up in the equation is "the Godfather"......I've often heard people say that "2" is a much better film than "one". Not that "one" isn't good, but "2" is amazingly well crafted (and "3" should never have been made, but that is another topic for later).
Since I am not a fan of these films, I find it hard to discuss on this merit, I am going to trust my consultants (yep, boyfriend and little brothers) and accept its true.
I offer three films, better than the original in quality, storyline, editing and sensation - Hopefully, you will let me know what others I may have missed:
"Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) - A fluid temperamental film. Intense & emotional, this film manages to be romantic in a dark and creepy way. I recommend seeing them in order- let me know what you think.
"Godfather, part 2" (1974) - What can I say? Again, watch them in order, see if you agree. Ladies, I'm extra curious what you might think.
"Empire Strikes Back" (1980) - I'm really not sure what order to recommend watching these films - I think both generations are confused and have their own set way of watching- Depending on your age, watch them how they came out for you. But, watch carefully for things like story structure and story movement. I think you'll find that "Empire" is the better movie. In some ways, it carries the other film (ah- ha-haha, no pun intended there).