Here’s a top 10 of sequel that not only surprised us pleasantly and proved to be as previous productions, but more than that, in some cases even surpassed them:
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The second film of the series lives up to the first and we have again a good performance of director Steven Spielberg and one better made by Harrison Ford. Good pace, moments of suspense, humor, adventure and everything you want from a movie. It is the darkest of the series but I think that as extra work and not a minus.
09. After the Thin Man
After the Thin Man, directed by W.S. Van Dyke. A mysterious and funny movie, with what the 3rd millennium people may seem an antiquated dialogue. But is a sequel well realized and William Powell makes a remarkable role in skin of Nick Charles, proving once again its versatility of us on stage.
08. Before Sunset
After 9 years, that have really elapsed, two people reunite. Two men who kept all this time the sweet taste of love. Two people suffered for words that have not had time to utter, two people who have searched relentlessly even if it did not happen in real mode only sought to rediscover the mystery, sought to regain the magic that night on who lived it. I saw two people who have really old without makeup and without acting tricks.
07. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
First scene of the film offers an amazing taste, though brief, action, cinematography and special effects are matched (and surpassed) by the latest hour from the movie. The events of the third hour of the film is undoubtedly the film’s piece de resistance, while the first two story development fits into a crescendo of anticipation. Highest note is the battle of Helm’s Deep comprising the third hour of the film. More than anything, the first two hours just teasing the audience.
06. The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse
The Last Will of Dr. Mabu, directed by Fritz Lang. Mabu’s megalomaniacal madness is taken to the extreme virtuosity of Fritz Lang and sublimated in this sequel era move. Easy realistic scenery excels tempt absurd, can be likened in this perspective to the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
05. Kill Bill 2
Like Part I, and this “volume” is impressive. Those who have seen the first part already know the characters and events of the film just complete the picture they already have about these characters. In my opinion this movie lives up to the first Kill Bill, but is different from the reasons given above. That’s why the two movies worth seeing shortly one after the other to get the full experience.
04. The Bride of Frankenstein
Dr.Frankenstein, in a fit of sublime madness and further push the laws of physics and creationist ethics and he builds for his monster a mate as him. This creative adaptation novel Frankenstein by of Mary Shelley closer to the tone and moral issues inherent creative act aberrantly detected in the novel. Bride of Frankenstein is a mixture of comedy and terror. Monster humanization makes him more complex and accurate to novel by Mary Shelley, throughout the film you can easy pass from fear to laughter. The film only managed to get an Oscar nomination for sound.
Weaver Signourey resume his role, managing an interpretation as good as one of the strongest female characters in the film, and now with the trauma of what happened, hatred and especially maternal instinct when meeting with Newt, a little girl survived the attack aliens from a colony sent to Earth on a seemingly uninhabited planet. Cameron fails to outline interesting characters, especially soldiers, create dialogues full of verve, entering the picture of terror built and some clever jokes to increase contrast.
02. The Godfather 2
The Godfather: Part II is a continuation of the first part, as good as first, maybe with a little more drama. This time being in the lead, I enjoyed Al Pacino’s acting qualities better than the first part. Film editing is appreciated, how director managed to combine, the first part continuation with stories of Vito Corleone’s youth and how became the biggest mafia’s head.
01. The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan continues what began with Batman Begins, namely to break barriers comic-inspired productions. We say goodbye to glass characters, moralizing endings and other patterns of the genre, setting new standards by the British director. The film is very dark and monochrome in his vision. Can not be seen positive characters and classic villains, heroes of the film are highly complex.