In Episode 20, our Top 6 list is about sequels that are distinctly different from their originals. Usually, sequels are purposely fashioned to recreate the experience of the original, just bigger and better. Most that do this fail, because usually the element of surprise is what makes the originals successful in the first place. But here are our favorite sequels that attempt to do something entirely new and different. Well…maybe “favorite” is putting it too strongly. Neither one of us could resist throwing in a couple of interestingly appropriate bad movies.
What are your own favorite distinctly different sequels?
As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.
- The Thin Red Line (1998)
- White (1994) and Red (1994)
- Aliens (1986)
- Enemy of the State (1998)
- Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985)
- Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
- Babe: Pig In the City (1998)
- Stolen Kisses (1968)
- Once Upon a Time In China VI (1997)
- Rooster Cogburn (1975)
- Army of Darkness (1992)
- Shaft In Africa (1973)