Since the film industry began, production companies and marketing agencies have used sequels to cash in on the success of the original film. Movie-making is an art, not a science, and sometimes itâ€™s hard to know what the public will embrace, and what will fall by the wayside.
Consequently, movies that have been embraced by the public are usually followed up with a sequel of some kind, as the studio attempts to give the public more of what they enjoyed the first time. Unfortunately, many of these sequels flop, and itâ€™s the rare sequel that can actually stand as an equal to the first film.
Today, weâ€™re bringing you a round-up of the best and worst movie sequels of all time, ranked from the worst in history all the way to the best of all time.
Best: The Godfather Part II
Most movie sequels that succeed manage to do so because they take what is successful from the original, and use that model on different material, to continue the story.
The Godfather Part II is one of the most successful sequels of all time, because it does exactly this. It continues the story that The Godfather started, while giving us tantalizing flashbacks of Vito Corleoneâ€™s rise to power. The second part of this story continues to flesh out the characters, which allows us to see their actions in this movie and in the first movie in a new light.