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Movies Sequels Better Than the Originals Dune 2
Dune 2. Warner Bros.

We’re only writing today about the No. 2 film in a series — not the third or fourth or whatever. The second film is crucial because if it doesn’t prove that the original’s story is worthy of expansion, any potential franchise can die right there, having taken one too many bites of the apple. A bad sequel can even make you like the original less.

So the following movie sequels better than the originals — which made us appreciate the first film even more — are especially praiseworthy.

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