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    People Are Sharing The Movie Sequels They Think Totally Outshine Their Original Films, So Take Notes For Your Next Movie Night

    High School Musical 2 superiority.

    When it comes to movies, everybody's a critic. People all have their own unique perspectives and tastes, which can lead to some fun debates and hot takes.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what movie sequel they think is wayyy better than the original, and some of the responses honestly shocked me. Here are the hottest takes:

    1. The Dark Knight (2008)

    heath ledger as the joker

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! The Dark Knight received 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Batman Begins only received 84%

    2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

    captain america and black widow looking at something

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! Captain America: The Winter Soldier received 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Captain America: The First Avenger received 80%

    3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

    katniss and peeta sitting in a crowd together

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire scored 90%, while The Hunger Games scored just 84%

    4. High School Musical 2 (2007)

    cast of high school musical dancing and singing in a kitchen

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! High School Musical 2 scored 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, while High School Musical scored 63%

    5. Shrek 2 (2004)

    fiona and shrek meeting fiona's parents

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! Shrek 2 earned 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Shrek earned just one percent less at 88%

    6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

    jack sparrow approaching a wooden chest

    Did critics agree?

    No! Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest only scored 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl scored 79%

    7. Frozen 2 (2019)

    sven, kristoff, olaf, anna, and elsa looking up

    Did critics agree?

    No! Frozen 2 earned 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Frozen earned 90%.  

    8. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

    michael j fox and christopher lloyd

    Did critics agree?

    No! Back to the Future Part II only received 66% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Back to the Future earned 96%

    9. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    table full of men

    Did critics agree?

    No! The Godfather: Part 2 earned a whopping 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, but The Godfather earned 97%

    10. Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Did critics agree?

    Actually, both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 earned 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

    11. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

    the baker family on a beach ready to compete in games

    Did critics agree?

    No! Neither film scored particularly well. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 only earned a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Cheaper by the Dozen earned 24%

    12. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

    a woman with a demon girl behind her

    Did critics agree?

    Oh yes! Ouija: Origin of Evil earned 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Ouija only earned 6%

    13. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

    man holding up a hockey jersey in front of kids

    Did critics agree?

    No! It was a close one, but D2: The Might Ducks scored 20% on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Mighty Ducks scored 21%

    14. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    Spider-Man on top of a movie train

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! Spider-Man 2 received 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Spider-Man received 90%

    15. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    the terminator on the floor at a mall

    Did critics agree?

    No! Terminator 2: Judgment Day earned 93%, while The Terminator earned 100%

    16. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

    ace ventura hanging from a tree upside down

    Did critics agree?

    No! Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls only earned 25% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Ace Ventura: Pet Detective scored 49%.

    17. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

    mad max in a car

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior earned 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Mad Max earned 90%

    18. Deadpool 2 (2018)

    deadpool holding up a small tape deck playing music while a cab waits behind

    Did critics agree?

    No, but it was a close one! Deadpool 2 earned 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Deadpool earned 85%.

    19. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998)

    an animated baby and adult lion

    Did critics agree?

    No! The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride only earned 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Lion King earned 93%

    20. Addams Family Values (1993)

    wednesday addams leading other kids around

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! Addams Family Values earned 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Addams Family earned 64%

    21. Doctor Sleep (2019)

    ewan mcgregor looking at a wall that reads "murder"

    Did critics agree?

    No! Doctor Sleep earned 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Shining scored 84%

    22. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

    a frightened man and woman looking up

    Did critics agree?

    Actually, both The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn earned 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

    23. Magic Mike XXL (2015)

    Did critics agree?

    No! Magic Mike XXL received 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Magic Mike earned 79%

    24. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

    anna kendrich and hailee steinfeld signing on stage

    Did critics agree?

    No! Pitch Perfect 2 scored 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Pitch Perfect earned 81%

    25. Finally: Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    star wars characters staring out into space

    Did critics agree?

    Yes! Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back scored 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, while Star Wars earned 92%.

    Did we miss any? Let us know if you have a favorite movie sequel that outshines its original! Or, if you disagree with any of these takes, tell us in the comments!

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.