Best Movie Sequels Of All Time
Here are out picks for the best movie sequels!
10. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
When searching for ideas for the follow-up to the mega-hit Raiders of the Lost Ark, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg wanted to do something very different for the sequel. They ended up going with a dark story which follows Lucas' own Star Wars trilogy which has the middle installment, The Empire Strikes Back, as the darkest entry of the three. This time we find the famed archaeologist in India taking on a mystical cult which enslaves children. From the opening song and dance number which becomes a thrilling chase to the final battle on the bridge, every moment is just as exciting as it's predecessor and much more gross. Most don't know that this is a prequel as it takes place before the events of Raiders which gives Harrison Ford a reason to act a bit differently as the treasure hunter who's after fortune and glory more than scientific discovery. Jonathan Ke Quan and Kate Capshaw make an excellent side kick and love interest who are very different from Sallah and Marion giving this film added freshness. There are a few call backs to the first movie, but they focus on fleshing out this world more, delivering even bigger thrills, more chills, and unique action sequences, making it one of the best sequels of all all time.
9. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Following the lackluster first film in the long-running Star Trek film series wasn't difficult as it's a pretty boring adventure overall. However, director Nicholas Meyer shocked fans of the sci-fi franchise with the second part of this series which brought back a foe from the past to terrorize the crew of the Enterprise. As Khan, Ricardo Montalban delivers a charismatic and horrifying performance giving each line of dialogue meaning and intensity. They action scenes are more thrilling than ever and the ship battle are so exciting you'd think you're watching Star Wars. However, the action heavy sequel still maintains the series signature philosophical themes which here include vengeance and sacrifice.