Sequels That Rise Above the Originals

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Can lightning strike twice? Movie producers certainly think so, and every once in a while they prove they can make a sequel that's even better than the original.

It's not easy to make a movie franchise better — usually, the odds are that meddling further will just make something worse. That's why movie fans should celebrate rare events like a superior sequel’s release. When amazing sequels like these come along, it's like winning the movie lottery.