Do you believe in movie sequels?

Do you believe in movie sequels?
I love it when a new original movie comes out. Those who followed the Hunger Games novel, could not wait for the first film to be released (2012). My question is, does that excitement still exist when a sequel is produced? Sometimes sequels (like 2 Fast 2 Furious) live up and exceed expectations than the original movie itself. I personally feel movies that primarily stem for books (such as Harry Potter) do better with sequels rather than just movies themselves (if that makes sense?). For example, we all loved Paul Blart: Mall Cop. However, when the sequel was released, it received harsh criticism from Rotten Tomatoes and Common Sense Media. Making it clear that a sequel was essentially not needed. Another example would be The Fast and The Furious franchise, did the sequels become watered down or did they continue to live up to expectations? From street racing to government missions, as the sequel evolved, did it lose track from its original purpose? Or was the integrity of the movie itself kept sequel after sequel?



For the most part, yes

I support a sequel if it really helps to further develop a plotline and the characters in it. A sequel for money's sake doesn't usually do the first any justice, in my opinion.

Maybe now I'm getting out of the realm of sequels and instead talking about story arcs, trilogies, and the likes, but the Star Wars franchise and Lord of the Rings trilogy are great examples of what I'm talking about. Each film builds on the last to effectively further the story and the character development within it.

Posted by TheArticulate on 05-13-2017

Depends, but most likely yes

I think sequel movies can be good if used correctly, but can be bad if used wrong. Sequel movies are good if they relate to the earlier movie, what I mean by that is that there should be a similar story on both movies, not a whole new theme. Hungergames is a good example, when you see the first movie you instantly want to see the second one and so forth because they are related. But then there are movies like the Disneys "cars" where I found the first one amazing, and Disney sees that the first movie went so good that they want to make a follow-up for the hype, but it doesn't stand a chance because they aren't related story based. That's my opinion, it can be used good and bad.
Posted by Ludwigwigren on 05-14-2017
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Well put, that's exactly how I feel. If the storyline from the original and sequel are similar (or at least flow together), then the sequel was worth it. I just feel at times Hollywood runs out of ideas. So instead of seeking deeper creativity, they turn the same movies over and over again hoping to still receive a profit.


The fact is there are three major reasons there are movie sequel's:

  1. Because the movies already have written storylines I.E books e.g Harry Potter,The Bourne Series,Lord Of The Rings etc. Which duly have to be created once the first book has been released as a movie.
  2. To satisfy the hunger of the masses (fans). Most fans aren't satisfied with the way some movies end and want more. Thus,they sometimes request for more. The Writer,Producers1l and other cast members decide to do it because the first was a hit,so they have nothing else to lose. Its a win-win for them. And last but not least;
  3. This is because the storyline is too long to pack into one movie. They don't want to rush on the details,so they split the movie into sequels. These kinds of movies aren't common as the fore mention reasons above but sometimes they do happen. A major characteristic of these movies is ending with a cliff hanger. Thus,i invoking hunger into the audience to watch subsequent movies so they can have a detailed watch of the script.

Posted by Anonymous on 05-16-2017

I believe on movie sequels.

Hello Have a wonderful day.

I love movie sequels. But with same characters and with separate history. I love serial movies very much like Pirates of The Caribbean or The Fast and Furious or the Rambo. Sequel movie if does not hack the theme of another movie than I love that. Characters will be same but the story will be different. I love that type of sequels.

Thanks Centurion

Posted by centurion on 05-17-2017

There's always room for more

As long as there is a legitimate and interesting story to tell I'm always there for a sequel. While some may be cheap cash-ins, I'm always excited to see the next chapter if its with characters I love
Posted by Knightmanx on 06-01-2017

Always believe

I always try to hope that the sequel of a movie would be promising. Watching the original movies, I always want to see how the story progresses after the first conflict occurs in the original movie.
Posted by Atropia on 05-14-2017


Of course I believe in them. A lot of movies are made to have sequels so the movie don't have to be 5 hours long to fit the whole story in there.

But of course, there are sequels that never should have been made and the only reason they were made was to milk a few extra dollars out of a popular movie.

Posted by hampus94 on 05-14-2017

Faith in sequels

We can't say that ALL sequels are bad but I agree that majority of them don't live up to the hype/aren't as good as the original movie. I do have faith in them though.

I can't judge the Fast and the Furious sequels because I've honestly not seen a single one. They're just not my type of movies. I don't see the appeal in the whole car racing genre.

A nice example of a good sequel for me would be Lord of the Rings (all of them). I loved each one. Each one brought something different and for me, lived up to my expectations.

I just think it's stupid to make 20 sequels. It's obvious the quality will drop, you can't drag these things out forever.

Posted by Mehano on 05-14-2017

movie sequel

I believe its much easier to relate to movie sequels than others. there is a trailing story line that one watches out for. its fun
Posted by mayorsunky on 05-13-2017

Yes I believe in movie sequels.

I believe in movie sequels because sometimes you like a character and want to know what happens to them. Like Craig Jones from the Friday series or like Bad Boy's duo Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. Then sometimes the sequel is better than the original such as terminator 2 and the Devil's rejects. With good story lines or a great cast sequels will always be fun to watch.
Posted by Zyphir on 05-13-2017

Movies usually make the fans happy.

I am a huge fan of superhero movies and in my case I love to see sequels. Usually the first movie will explain the origins of a story, and then the sequel can really progress characters. Also sequels can take full advantage of the story possibilities. I will admit it sequels don't always work, but the attempt does can get fans excited.
Posted by kingrichez on 05-15-2017

Sometimes sequels

If a movie came from a book, it would be good to have a sequel just to complete the story in the book. I really feel a sequel depends on its ratings from the first. Terminator 2 was actually better than any of the Terminator movies, but the first movie told the story, and the second really completed the story. The third was not really necessary.
Posted by Composureone2 on 05-16-2017

That's for sure

Movies like "Scream 2", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" make me believe that, sometimes, a sequel is more than welcome (because basically they weren't just treated as a financial issue).
Posted by WildSpirit on 05-27-2017

Yes, I believe.

Depending on the movie that will have a sequel is something totally valid. But nowadays, the reality of the movie industry is just about financial gain and the movie quality always seems to be in the background (which is something very sad and worrisome).
Posted by wiseagent on 09-19-2017




I support a sequel, but that doesn't mean I always like it. I find in most cases the sequel is not as good as the first one. The same thing for books too. Most of the time the books are better than the movie.
Posted by carolinagirl on 05-15-2017


Based on my taste and the record of the past movies, sequels are not much successful as the first and original movie. Take for instance Superman. The first movie with Christopher Reeve as Superman and Margot Kidder as Lois Lane was an excellent romance movie set by the alien with super powers as the backdrop. But the sequel had failed because it is not clear when it comes to the direction. It's like an emotional game for the lead character. With Rocky of Sly Stallone, that's also the case. The sequels did not show much drama but only action.
Posted by Corzhens on 05-13-2017
I agree 100% with it. I love it that my favorite movies keep going on. The fact that their lives keep going on and become more exciting everytime, keeps me interested and makes me want to keep spending money on release day to go and watch my favorite movie sequel in Theatres.
Posted by Anonymous on 05-14-2017
I absolutely do believe in movie sequels. I feel that they rush to make sequels too fast. They should wait until a good written script comes along and make sure its just as good or even better then the first one before they decide to make a sequel. Here are some goods sequels, Terminators 2 and Problem Child 2. Here are some bad sequels. Independence Day 2 and Jurassic Park 2. I rather wait a long time for a great sequel then see a horrible sequel.
Posted by secretcherry33 on 05-15-2017
I do believe in movie sequels because some original stories need sequels to finish the story. Movies such as Shrek, Night of the Museum, Taken, and many more movies all have sequels that started with an original movie which built the plot line to create those sequels. Movie sequels also satisfy the need for a better ending than the original which can improve the reputation of the directors. I think that if most movie sequels created today weren't made we would all place terrible reviews on them. Sequels also further the characterization, setting, animation, and even the story.
Posted by AWPEK on 05-15-2017
I really enjoy it when I can see what happens in a favorite character's life after the first movie. it's like your favorite movie never ends. I hate it when I really like a movie and the end comes. So yes, sequels are great! I really wish every favorite movie of mine had an on going thing going on.
Posted by tinkerlove on 05-16-2017
I feel with a lot of movies, the producers leaves room for a sequel if the numbers are right for one.
Posted by Composureone2 on 05-16-2017
I like when they come out with a sequel or many sequels to a movie. It is nice to know where the story lines goes instead of just having it end and never knowing what happened. A lot of the times the sequels aren't as good as the original movie and sometimes to takes a complete different direction from the original. However there have been some sequels which have been better then the original movie or every bit as good. If the original was a good movie then it will do good at the box office. I would always go and see a sequel. Even if I am disappointed I never regret watching it. I think sequels are a good thing.
Posted by Sue on 05-26-2017
The sequels for the movies such as Harry Potter, Lord the Rings, Hobbit are justified because they are adapted from the book series. However, I don't see a point for making Fast and Furious 8. I watched first few movies in the fast and Furious series, then got tired. I am also tired of watching seques of the movies such as Saw, or Final Destination.
Posted by vinaya on 08-21-2017
I always love movie sequels and always believe in it. I'm certainly a movie lover and always keep watch to high rated movie. Whenever a sequel is announced I always get excited as to when it will be released. Few of the movies that I always keep watched its sequel is the Hunger Games, Twilight, Fast and Furious and the Fifty Shades of Gray. All of its sequels has met my expectations even put it to another level.
Posted by DanoCath on 09-08-2017
Sequels are just stupid, unless the it was intended to be so from the beginning, it doesn't serve the story in what so ever, they just make the sequel for the sake of it.
Posted by joey98 on 10-22-2017
Before, Fast and the Furious was all about cars and racing but now it became like mission impossible kind of stuff but I still think that it will still continue making their next sequel for the 9th movie release. They may change a little bit about their movie concept but I still like the story behind it so I will still watch them.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-30-2017
I love movie sequels, I like expecting more things from a movie and me being surprised by the script and directing skills, I could lock myself in a room just to round up a movie sequel with privacy. Movie sequels are the bomb just take a look at lord of the rings, or even the divergents menh that's what am talking about.
Posted by Adesuwa08 on 01-31-2018
I certainly believe in movie sequels. There have actually been several occasions where a sequel actually turned out to be better than the original movie. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s a wonderful surprise. For example, in my opinion, the second Back to the Future was better than the first. Not by a huge margin, but definitely better. The second Austin Powers movie was also better than the original, particularly because I feel that Mike Myers really broke in to and got comfortable with his characters. Sometimes actors and directors improve upon what they originally did and do an even better job the second time around. Sometimes they completely ruin it, though. It’s a gamble.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-13-2018