It’s oft-repeated film knowledge that sequels are all the time inferior to their originals. After all, individuals who watch sufficient movies and take the time to consider them as an alternative of reiterating the identical trite axioms as everybody else know this to be removed from correct. Apropos of nothing, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took to Twitter to place ahead a litany of sequels he considers to outstrip their predecessors in high quality.
Wrath of Kahn
Legend of the Drunken Grasp
Blade Runner 2049
Final Destination 2
Captain America Winter Soldier
Add others under.
PS It’s an unarguable reality Alien & Aliens are equal.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 12, 2020
He went on to state that Terminator 2 additionally belongs on the listing however he forgot so as to add it, and that the preponderance of superhero motion pictures is accounted for by the primary of such sequence typically being an origin story, with the time required to introduce a personality from scratch typically weighing them down and a required battle in opposition to a villain not all the time being an natural match into the narrative.
Somebody did put ahead Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a viable candidate, to which Gunn replied: “They’re each my kids,” suggesting he can’t be anticipated to decide on between them. In the meantime, his assertion that Alien and Aliens are equal is an affordable assertion, and will also be prolonged by declaring that evaluating them is tough as the primary is a horror film, whereas the second is motion.
His specification that he’s solely contemplating direct sequels to an authentic entry accounts for the absence of the likes of Mad Max: Fury Street, Bride of Chucky, Quick & Livid and 6-Headed Shark Assault, every of that are the fourth in a sequence and higher than every thing that got here earlier than them.
This could be the purpose I might ask you to pontificate under in the event you agree with Gunn’s listing or if there’s something you’d contemplate including to it, which I encourage you to do, but in addition contemplate one thing much more probably blasphemous: which remakes do you assume are higher than the unique?