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20 Movie Sequels That'll Make You Reconsider Your Views On The Originals

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie sequels they think are way better than the original movie. Here are the movies they absolutely loved!

1. High School Musical 2

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Why? Because Zac Efron ACTUALLY WAS SINGING. Getting the full effect of Zac Efron as Troy Bolton was just fabulous, and combined with every other part of that movie, makes it the best one of the trilogy, in my opinion.


2. Iron Man 2

Marvel Studios

I think it does a good job of showing Tony going in a downward spiral. I totally get that there are a bunch of weird plot holes, but honestly I don't even care. I get so excited every time when Tony synthesizes the new element, and we see him come roaring back. Haters be damned!


3. Toy Story 2

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It introduced the rest of Woody’s Roundup, which included Jessie, my personal favorite character. It also just had a better storyline and more adventure.


4. Return to Neverland

Disney Television Animation

The second Peter Pan is so much better because it's with Wendy's daughter, Jane, and she is not having it when people confuse them.


5. Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights

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The story is great. There's is definitely more chemistry between leads of this movie than there was between leads of original. This movie really includes "DIRTY" dancing. Also, young Diego Luna is so charming.


6. Meet the Fockers

Universal Pictures

Meet the Fockers stands head and shoulders above Meet the Parents, and Meet the Parents is good. But c'mon, Barbra Streisand is the Jewish mother we all want.


9. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Walt Disney Pictures

We didn't get to see much action in the first movie so the big battles were something I was so excited to see. Don't get me wrong, the first is amazing, but who doesn't want to see William Moseley kicking ass and looking fine doing it?


10. The Princess Diaries 2

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It’s funnier than the original by far! We get Raven Symone and Chris Pine who are both wonderful additions to the movie AND Julie Andrews sings. Enough said.


12. 22 Jump Street

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It's completely aware of the full sequel thing and even makes fun of it. The characters even admit several times that they are basically doing the same sh*t as last year with double the budget


13. Hostel: Part II


They went way deeper into the inner workings of this secret society. They expanded on the original idea showing the process of bidding on people. They also showed a larger variety of "kill rooms" that were all for specific tastes and fetishes. Dark but original.


14. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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It is the superior Home Alone film. Tim Curry, Rob Schneider, the Plaza Hotel.... it's so much more exciting than the original and the soundtrack is awesome.

—Holly Brown, Facebook

15. D2: The Mighty Ducks

Walt Disney Pictures

Not only did a national youth team just happen to be made up of an entire local squad and half a dozen ring-ins, but we all got a geography lesson when we found out that "Greenland is covered with ice, and Iceland is very nice!"


16. How to Train Your Dragon 2

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The characters are well developed and the storyline is much more exciting and thrilling. Added bonus: that Hiccup glow up! When I saw him take off that helmet I got a little too excited and shouted HOLY SHIT!


17. The Sandlot 2

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

While it does follow the same conflict as the first, it does give a new spin. The team allows the three girls on their team, and a will-they-or-won't they plot with David and Hayley. Plus, the backstory of "The Great Fear" gives a foreshadow of who the kid was. I won't spoil it, but it did shock me when I first watched it. People need to at least give this movie a chance.


18. Addams Family Values

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They realized just how perfect Christina Ricci was as Wednesday and gave her so much more to do. The kids at camp is such a great concept. Plus Joan Cusack's crazy Malibu Barbie villain monologue at the end is worth so much more than anything from the first movie.

—Heather LaVerne, Facebook

19. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

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The lesson learned: if you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and paaay attention. And come on, Lauryn Hill, y’all.


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