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Which Was Better – Original or Sequel: Cast Your Vote

Is the original always the best?

We take a look at some of Hollywood’s biggest film series to see which was better the original or a sequel.

The excitement of awaiting the sequel to your favourite movie is a special thing. And sometimes, that excitement measures up, with the sequel blowing the original out of the water, adding to the franchise more than the OG movie did.

Other times it makes you curse the movie’s creators, fall to the dirt and scream “WHY?!”

Cast your vote on which sequels got it right and which got it so very wrong.

  • Question of

    Austin Powers: Yes, we know there are more than just one. Will we mention them? No. So which film did the satirical spy Austin Powers really tickle baby?

    • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Question of

    Frozen: The stakes are higher and Elsa’s power is greater in Frozen 2… but does that mean it’s better? The key will be which film had better songs – so are you a fan of Let it Go, or Show Yourself?

    • Frozen
    • Frozen II
  • Question of

    Die Hard: So, are you an OG Die Hard 1 or do you think they did better in 2?

    • Die Hard
    • Die Hard 2
  • Question of

    Back to the Future: So number 3 when Marty and Doc end up in the wild west – definitely isn’t the best of the 3. So in that case, are you backing in the first or second Back to the Future film?

    • Back to the Future Part 1
    • Back to the Future Part 2
  • Question of

    Jurassic Park: At this point we have almost lost count of how many Jurassic Park films there have been. But let’s compare one of the best of the oldies with one of the best of the new generation. So, which dinosaur filled thrill ride is your favourite, the very first film, Jurassic Park? Or the 2015 instalment with Chris Pratt, Jurassic World?

    • Jurassic Park Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Jurassic Park
    • Jurassic World Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Jurassic World
  • Question of

    Wayne’s World: 1 or 2 Excellent! A vote that might split some of us. While the Wayne’s World sequel didn’t attract the same kind of box office numbers as the first, it has gone down along with its predecessor as a cult classic. And there are plenty of people who maintain the second is better than the first.

    • Wayne's World Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Wayne’s World
    • Wayne's World 2 Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Wayne’s World 2
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    Bad Boys: Bad Boys for life! But’ let’s forget they made a comeback some 20 years later and lets focus on the first 2 Bad Boys movies.

    • Bad Boys Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Bad Boys
    • Bad Boys 2 Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Bad Boys II
  • Question of

    Star Wars: This could be the closest vote out of all the questions. New Hope of Empire Strikes Back? Obviously Episode I: Phantom Menace didn’t make out cut.

    • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Episode IV: A New Hope
    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Question of

    Shrek: Another one where the only two real options are the first and second film. Are you a fan of Shrek and Donkey first falling in love? Or is the meet the parents vibe of Shrek 2 the best?

    • Shrek
    • Shrek 2
  • Question of

    Blues Brothers: The mission from God couldn’t just stop after the first film. So almost 20 years later, Blues Brothers was rebooted, this time with John Goodman. Of course John Belushi is not in this movie, having died many years earlier. But Dan Aykroyd puts on the sunnies and bowler hat again to reprise this epic film. So is there a bit of love for the reboot? Or is it the OG all the way?

    • Blues Brothers
    • Blues Brothers 2000
  • Question of

    Ocean’s: What’s not to love when you have Clooney, Pitt, Damon and more lined up together for a Hollywood blockbuster. But is 12 better than 11?

    • Ocean's 11 (2001) Movie Poster - Original or Sequel Which Was Better
      Ocean’s 11
    • Ocean’s 12
  • Question of

    Bill & Ted: Once more, let’s compare one of the OG films with the one that came 30 years down the track. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure became an instant classic and later on, a huge generator of da memes (thanks Keanu). But did the second – Bill & Ted Face the Music – measure up? Rotten Tomatoes gives it 82%, so it wasn’t a bomb. But did it ruin the franchise for you or make you love it more?

    • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    • Bill & Ted Face the Music
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