The Good Trillogy/Sequel Thread
I think the recepie for a good sequel or trilogy, consists of one that is written before any of the films are made. Inotherwords, a sequel that is not simply capitalizing on the success of the first film, by following the exact formula in the second. There are of course exceptions to the rule. Die Hard 3 was an exciting movie, but if you break the film down, it had the same concepts. Terrorist launches huge threat that turns out to be large diversion for a bank robbery. But it seemed to have enough added new material to make you forget that you were following the same concept. Anyway, what I'm looking for in this thread, are films that don't follow this concept or theme process to create the second or third movie. Lets not list the obvios Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, we already know about those. And yes, Back to the Future has already been mentioned so that's off your list too and if you mention the matrix I'll download you onto my virus ridden hard drive, now get too it moviegoers!