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bala
01-24-2009, 01:01 AM
We have few sequels on this site but which one is worth watching


Starship troopers
Behind enemy lines
Walking tall
lake pacid


There are more but i don't know which one worth the time ?

Can anyone tell me?

Celticmaidn
01-24-2009, 04:47 AM
Some are but chances are if they went straight to DVD and you can only stomach the 1st one once why waste time on the on #2 and #3

bala
01-24-2009, 04:55 AM
The answer is simple how hard the actors work , those actor did to make the flim-they spend months doing it .

imarielle
01-24-2009, 07:54 AM
I don't know about the movies you posted, but I have seen some sequels done just as well as the original. It all depends on the movie.

bala
01-25-2009, 05:13 AM
well i found one sequel that was better than orginal

The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior

It actually has a decent story-line compared to the orginal .

like someone said this just my opinion. :)

MaVERiCK
01-30-2009, 12:01 PM
in my opinion, the Saw films are worth watching...if you can stomach all the blood and guts. Admittedly, I've not seen the 2nd or 3rd ones...I've been told they're not all that great but the 4th and 5th are amazing! The gore is horrific but the storyline is still there and those 2 tie up loose ends and I personally found myself trying to play detective...'who is Jigsaw's accomplice?', 'who is that guy/girl?' 'what did they do to upset Jigsaw?' so I'd recommend watching them all in order! I'm away to find the others and fill in the gaps.

thebest2k8
02-02-2009, 11:40 PM
i think ther are defenitally worth watching like, all the oceans were great, and the same for the bourne movies all three where amazing, and the lord of the rings, and the godfather, and the fast and the furious wasn't all that bad,but looking forward for the new one to hit theaters, and....lol:) no but seriously, some movies need sequals, beacuse the story is just not finished, and the xmens were great:D

wooky44
02-06-2009, 05:51 AM
i watched the prince and me then watched the second one and that was the worst sequel i have ever watched ......bad acting and the whole cast changed except for the prince

thebest2k8
02-06-2009, 10:11 PM
i admit not all movies should have sequels but a lot of them aren't that bad it finishes off the story

bala
02-18-2009, 09:15 AM
Well inspector gadet 2 was really bad sequel

gypsiegirl66
02-18-2009, 03:23 PM
Most of the ones I thought were good, have been mentioned in posts above (Godfather, Bourne, Oceans...etc).

I also thought, that National Treasure II: Book of Secrets was a good sequel.

trulee
02-18-2009, 04:03 PM
Most of the ones I thought were good, have been mentioned in posts above (Godfather, Bourne, Oceans...etc).

I also thought, that National Treasure II: Book of Secrets was a good sequel.



I also thought National Treasure II Book of Secrets was a good sequel. It was the first film i watched on here too.

gypsiegirl66
02-18-2009, 04:27 PM
I also thought National Treasure II Book of Secrets was a good sequel. It was the first film i watched on here too.

My first too....:D

I thought both I & II were excellent!!

thebest2k8
02-18-2009, 09:18 PM
i also enjoyed both very adventures

minervalis73
02-18-2009, 09:39 PM
I know I'll probably get blasted out for this, but the Matrix 2 was the ONLY matrix I could stomach. The first one I've tried to watch about 6 or 7 times, to no avail. I always fall asleep sometime in the beginning and wake up sometime around the oracle and then back to sleep. and the thrid... well I watched it but... the people infront of me exemplified my boredom - they fell asleep in the theater!

and the sequels to lord of the rings are by far the best books and best movies ^-^

oh and Evil Dead 2 is always a classic! Gotta love Bruce Campbell! I can name a number of sequels that are more than worth watching, it's just the ones that you named that are boring as heck.

Hypechic
02-18-2009, 10:49 PM
I loved the 1st Prince and Me, the 2nd was worse but the 3rd was HORRIBLE! They should never have made sequels without the original actors/actresses.

Hypechic
02-18-2009, 10:55 PM
i think ther are defenitally worth watching like, all the oceans were great, and the same for the bourne movies all three where amazing, and the lord of the rings, and the godfather, and the fast and the furious wasn't all that bad,but looking forward for the new one to hit theaters, and....lol:) no but seriously, some movies need sequals, beacuse the story is just not finished, and the xmens were great:D

I agree that the Oceans were great. I loved all 3 of them.
The Bourne Movies weren't bad but having read the Bourne Books before watching the movies, I wasn't impressed at all.
Lord of the Rings was lengthy but really good ..my precioussssssssssss:D
Godfather....not bad.
The Fast and the Furious....Didn't really like them.

m0viem0nster
02-19-2009, 09:39 AM
I agree that the Oceans were great. I loved all 3 of them.
The Bourne Movies weren't bad but having read the Bourne Books before watching the movies, I wasn't impressed at all.
Lord of the Rings was lengthy but really good ..my precioussssssssssss:D
Godfather....not bad.
The Fast and the Furious....Didn't really like them.

I read the Bourne books too (BIG FAN), before they were even making them (BTW I'm not showing off or bragging :o) They are fantastic books. Whilst reading them I did think they were good material for films. When I found out they were making them, I wondered how on earth they were going to film those particular story lines. I didn't expect them to follow the plots exactly, I'd still only be about half way through watching the first one. But I did think that they did the character justice and the bit of the books they did transfer to film were expertly done.

I tend to view the sequels Supremacy & Ultimatum as separate adventures to the books that bear the same names. There are in fact other Bourne novels AND they are going to make a 4th film. I hope they do, they are cracking movies and certainly gave Bond a run for his money (scared him enough to rethink the franchise too :eek:)

Incidentally has anyone else noticed that you need to have the initials JB to be any sort of action hero? eg James Bond, Jack Bauer, Jason Bourne (I know that's not his real name) :D

thebest2k8
02-19-2009, 11:39 AM
I read the Bourne books too (BIG FAN), before they were even making them (BTW I'm not showing off or bragging :o) They are fantastic books. Whilst reading them I did think they were good material for films. When I found out they were making them, I wondered how on earth they were going to film those particular story lines. I didn't expect them to follow the plots exactly, I'd still only be about half way through watching the first one. But I did think that they did the character justice and the bit of the books they did transfer to film were expertly done.

I tend to view the sequels Supremacy & Ultimatum as separate adventures to the books that bear the same names. There are in fact other Bourne novels AND they are going to make a 4th film. I hope they do, they are cracking movies and certainly gave Bond a run for his money (scared him enough to rethink the franchise too :eek:)

Incidentally has anyone else noticed that you need to have the initials JB to be any sort of action hero? eg James Bond, Jack Bauer, Jason Bourne (I know that's not his real name) :D

very excited to hear that there will be a fourth a film im a big fan of the bourne movies, another movie which i would say the book was ten times better was the divinci code, and i also read angels and demons and am curious to see how that movie turns out

m0viem0nster
02-19-2009, 02:52 PM
very excited to hear that there will be a fourth a film im a big fan of the bourne movies, another movie which i would say the book was ten times better was the divinci code, and i also read angels and demons and am curious to see how that movie turns out

I thought by your previous message that you weren't impressed with the Bourne films :confused:

Doesn't matter, I love them very much.

Have you read any of the other Bourne books? I've read the first 3 (about 7 years ago) and more recently Legacy & Betrayal. There is another called The Bourne Sanction and another called The Bourne Deception coming soon.

They are not too bad, seeing as Ludlum has been gone a while now.... but they are good reads. It will be interesting to see if the next film will be based on any of those books. :)

asaasa
02-19-2009, 02:57 PM
since they started to charge movies, all of the sequels were lame and lousy.. better off post top rated movies if they're going to charge it with certain MG's.. still watching though..:mad: :mad: :confused:

trulee
02-19-2009, 03:39 PM
since they started to charge movies, all of the sequels were lame and lousy.. better off post top rated movies if they're going to charge it with certain MG's.. still watching though..:mad: :mad: :confused:

A sequel doesnt become lame or lousy just because it now costs MG's to watch lol - glad you're still watching though.:)

redsoxpatriot30
02-19-2009, 06:52 PM
I don't mind them (other than Shrek the Third :mad:) and in some cases, they've done really well...The Godfather Part II won Best Picture which has never happened to a sequel - let alone a sequel to another Oscar winner (not that there has been sequels)!

I've heard reviews that are dissing Quantum of Solace...a sort of sequel to Casino Royale (and the ongoing Bond series). What do you guys think?

redsoxpatriot30
02-19-2009, 06:55 PM
My first too....:D

I thought both I & II were excellent!!

A lot of fun! I've probably seen my copy of the 1st 7 times...I hope they do a third as long as they've got a solid plot.

gypsiegirl66
02-20-2009, 12:35 PM
A lot of fun! I've probably seen my copy of the 1st 7 times...I hope they do a third as long as they've got a solid plot.

I know, a third would be great!! I've seen the first, a few times myself....:)

Hypechic
02-20-2009, 02:13 PM
I read the Bourne books too (BIG FAN), before they were even making them (BTW I'm not showing off or bragging :o) They are fantastic books. Whilst reading them I did think they were good material for films. When I found out they were making them, I wondered how on earth they were going to film those particular story lines. I didn't expect them to follow the plots exactly, I'd still only be about half way through watching the first one. But I did think that they did the character justice and the bit of the books they did transfer to film were expertly done.

I tend to view the sequels Supremacy & Ultimatum as separate adventures to the books that bear the same names. There are in fact other Bourne novels AND they are going to make a 4th film. I hope they do, they are cracking movies and certainly gave Bond a run for his money (scared him enough to rethink the franchise too :eek:)

Incidentally has anyone else noticed that you need to have the initials JB to be any sort of action hero? eg James Bond, Jack Bauer, Jason Bourne (I know that's not his real name) :DLOL @ Bond. Please brag on.:D In this day and age, the number of readers appears to be declining. 'The Bourne Identity' was the first Robert Ludlum book I read(>10 years ago). Have since read most of his books. After Ultimatum, the other Bourne books were not written by Ludlum and from the writing style and plots it's obvious.(You can tell I don't like them right:p) Read Legacy and didn't bother trying to read the rest. I prefer the originals. Personally, most books turned movies that I've watched don't impress me. Maybe it's the loss of detail, necessary for making movies of average length. The only exception was Sidney Sheldon's 'Master of the Game'...the movie was a little over 3 hours long but it was fantastic. The film makers stayed true to the book.

m0viem0nster
02-20-2009, 11:52 PM
LOL @ Bond. Please brag on.:D In this day and age, the number of readers appears to be declining. 'The Bourne Identity' was the first Robert Ludlum book I read(>10 years ago). Have since read most of his books. After Ultimatum, the other Bourne books were not written by Ludlum and from the writing style and plots it's obvious.(You can tell I don't like them right:p) Read Legacy and didn't bother trying to read the rest. I prefer the originals. Personally, most books turned movies that I've watched don't impress me. Maybe it's the loss of detail, necessary for making movies of average length. The only exception was Sidney Sheldon's 'Master of the Game'...the movie was a little over 3 hours long but it was fantastic. The film makers stayed true to the book.

You make some good points, I enjoyed all Ludlum's books too & Clancy. Some of his books have been made into great movies too. I realized the latter Bourne books were not written by Ludlum, but I enjoyed them anyway cos I find the character and predicament he is in, fascinating. I don't mind someone else's interpretation of that character, cos at the end of the day its Lulum who gets credit where credit is due. If it falls over it is the new author's fault.

I think that is the trouble with films based on books, especially when they are read first. You get an idea and scenario in you imagination from the book. When you watch the films it is other peoples imagination. It is bound to be different.

m0viem0nster
02-21-2009, 04:04 AM
I don't mind them (other than Shrek the Third :mad:) and in some cases, they've done really well...The Godfather Part II won Best Picture which has never happened to a sequel - let alone a sequel to another Oscar winner (not that there has been sequels)!

I've heard reviews that are dissing Quantum of Solace...a sort of sequel to Casino Royale (and the ongoing Bond series). What do you guys think?

I thought Quantum of Solace was very good. I know people have complained about the plot being too confusing and they didn't know where the title fitted in to it and it was too short and there was not gadgets or Q or Moneypenny or saucy scenes or inuendo and lame gags. But I thought they made it perfectly clear they were changing all that (for the better in some cases). As for it being complicated, well duh, it is supposed to be believable and more realistic and if that means getting rid of the Bond fans who just like FLASH BANG WHOLLOP HOWS YOUR FATHER OOO-ER MISSUS OOO NICE GADGET OOOH NICE TOTTY OH WHERE IS THE INVISIBLE CAR etc etc then all for the good. Any case some of the previous titles were a bit vague and had nothing to do with plot only some quip that was thrown in. The special computer table was a pretty good gadget and there was a decent car and realistic car chase. I think he plays it very well not too smarmy not too pretty and doesn't do everything perfect and is not better than everyone else at everything else, just very efficient and at least, after a fight, he looks as he's been in one. In fact some times he looks like he's been in a fight BEFORE he's been in one.

Don't worry, I still love the other Bond films and various portrayals, but I think they have made necessary changes and somehow found an edge to the character that makes him more real. A real competitor for the Bourne films (same initials incidently).

It's also extremely excellent to see the naked dancing girls during the opening credits back, it felt more like a Bond movie again, but the song is very poor.

I agree about the length of the Bond film, a few scenes did seem a bit rushed just to get to the next action scene. Perhaps they will release it on DVD with an extended cut??? It does warrant it, because there is a depth to the Bond character that Craig showed in his first outing, but didn't seem to be allowed to in this one. Maybe it is supposed to be seen back to back.

Daniel Craig said he is signed to do another two Bond movies and I can see him doing more as long as they don't start getting silly.

All in all a very good sequel. :D

bala
02-24-2009, 05:14 AM
the whole 10 yards sequl to the whole 9 yard is fantastic

m0viem0nster
02-24-2009, 06:49 AM
the whole 10 yards sequl to the whole 9 yard is fantastic

Is that all? What was good about it? I haven't watched it yet, but what did you like about it?

bala
02-24-2009, 07:02 AM
well i don't spoil it but it just as good as orginal it funny unpredictable and crazy film-i got admit Matthew perry character was best in this film. if you don't like him as an actor you won't like this film plus bruce willas has house husband is so funny

thebest2k8
02-24-2009, 10:03 AM
the whole 10 yards sequel to the whole 9 yard is fantastic

yes very good squeal and Bruce Willis plays an amazing role, and love Mathew perry

bala
02-24-2009, 11:43 AM
the only reason why that sequel was good it kept the orginal cast

m0viem0nster
02-24-2009, 12:18 PM
the only reason why that sequel was good it kept the orginal cast

I refuse to believe that is the reason, otherwise every single Star Trek Movie would be GREAT!!! :( Also the Matrix sequels would have been outstanding....
I rest my case.

bala
02-24-2009, 12:28 PM
that's your choice

gypsiegirl66
02-24-2009, 06:15 PM
I refuse to believe that is the reason, otherwise every single Star Trek Movie would be GREAT!!! :( Also the Matrix sequels would have been outstanding....
I rest my case.

I have to agree with you here. It was good, because the storyline and acting was good. I've seen a lot of sequels with the same cast, that stunk to high heaven.

thebest2k8
02-24-2009, 11:27 PM
^^ on behalf people who have seen all three matrix's i would like to apologize for your time being wasted lol :)

bala
02-25-2009, 12:28 AM
It depends on the film if you take star-trek the problem with those sequels were had it long-run as tv show the film were years apart so demand kind went down for those films.

i'm not saying all sequels with orginal cast are good but it does help to small extent ocean's 12 and 13 were good because it contiue pervious story-line-when sequl doesn't that a big risk. the whole 10 yards is contiuation of the whole 9 Yards :)

i have to agree it depend story-line, actor and plot

m0viem0nster
02-25-2009, 03:21 AM
It depends on the film if you take star-trek the problem with those sequels were had it long-run as tv show the film were years apart so demand kind went down for those films.

i'm not saying all sequels with orginal cast are good but it does help to small extent ocean's 12 and 13 were good because it contiue pervious story-line-when sequl doesn't that a big risk. the whole 10 yards is contiuation of the whole 9 Yards :)

i have to agree it depend story-line, actor and plot

I think you will find that the demand was NEVER down for star trek in any shape or form TV or film. Why else would there be so many spin-offs and why else would they have made so many movies. The anticipation for them has always been that the next one will be better. None, I repeat NONE have been released under the radar/scanner. If it has been good, then reviews reflect that it is a return to what is expected of Star Trek, if it was bad, then reviews reflect the need to do better next time. The anticipation for the next one is as hot as ever, more son in fact because the last one got slated. Changing the cast for The Next Generation did it no harm or the other series spin-offs. This new one has a new cast too and every fan is wanting to see their interpretation of the characters we know so well. So having the same cast doesn't guaranty success, it may help, but it needs good writing, a plot that makes sense, good casting, good directing. There may well be other things besides this, but having the same cast is not enough.

I think I've made my point.

m0viem0nster
03-06-2009, 09:58 AM
Aliens, was a great sequel as well as The Empire Strikes Back, Terminator Judgment Day, Toy Story 2.
So there are good sequels out there. ;)

bala
03-06-2009, 10:48 AM
just watched The Cutting Edge 2 - since i didn't see orginal i like this.

m0viem0nster
03-07-2009, 12:17 AM
just watched The Cutting Edge 2 - since i didn't see orginal i like this.

Huh? :confused:

bala
03-08-2009, 03:10 AM
i watched the sequel even though i didn't watch the original

waterlilybarb
03-08-2009, 02:51 PM
I haven't seen the squel, but the first one was good. If we get it (or have it - haven't checked) you should see it. :)

gypsiegirl66
03-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Wow, I saw the original years ago, I enjoyed it very much (I love figure skating). We don't have it yet, but if you get a chance. you shold definitely check it out. :)

I'm sure some of you won't know these, but I enjoyed....
The Thin Man-1934 & it's sequels...

After the Thin Man-1936
Another Thin Man-1939
Shadow of the Thin Man-1941
The Thin Man Goes Home-1944

I thought Myrna Loy and William Powell were great!

These could go in my B & W thread too! :D

waterlilybarb
03-08-2009, 05:20 PM
I'm sure some of you won't know these, but I enjoyed....
The Thin Man-1934 & it's sequels...

After the Thin Man-1936
Another Thin Man-1939
Shadow of the Thin Man-1941
The Thin Man Goes Home-1944

I thought Myrna Loy and William Powell were great!

These could go in my B & W thread too! :D

Aww - Nick & Nora Charles. I loved those movies. I also really liked their dog Asta. :D

steph290504
03-11-2009, 03:04 PM
well i just watched Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian and what an utterly brilliant film. So this was one sequel worth watching.:D