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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    Shakespeare learned that lesson early on. When there are only seven basic plots to work on, it comes down to things like acting, directing, setting, dialogue, etc., to make the difference. I've never seen a sequel that was better than the original. I never expect to see one.
    You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.
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    I agree with djones, there have been a few good sequals over the years....often rare to find, but some are better then the first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.
    I've got the series. The difference with Star Wars is that all episodes were scripted out before number four first came out. In the episode release sequence of 4-5-6-1-2-3, CGI became more prominent as the technology progressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.
    Yep. That's the crown jewel of Star Wars. One of the reasons why I think is because Lucas didn't direct it. :D

    I think the Dark Knight was even better than the first Batman Begins

    Some argue that Godfather II is superior to the first one, though I disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Yep. That's the crown jewel of Star Wars. One of the reasons why I think is because Lucas didn't direct it. :D

    I think the Dark Knight was even better than the first Batman Begins

    Some argue that Godfather II is superior to the first one, though I disagree.
    I agree Dark Knight was better, but that's such a hard comparison. They were both stellar movies. I haven't seen the Godfather series, so couldn't comment on that one.
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    People continue to write novels. You would think Hollywood would look there more often.


    The Harry Potter movies are pretty entertaining and original. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows on HBO recently-I've never read the books, but I watch the movies as they come to cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    People continue to write novels. You would think Hollywood would look there more often.


    The Harry Potter movies are pretty entertaining and original. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows on HBO recently-I've never read the books, but I watch the movies as they come to cable.
    They weren't bad. The last couple movies have done a lot better work in trying to stick to the actual novel then the first ones did. I think a lot of that had to do with the age of the actors though.

    Read the books sometime, their good stuff.
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    wonder if the remake ends like this :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    You've obviously never seen Empire Strikes Back then.
    Or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    People continue to write novels. You would think Hollywood would look there more often.


    The Harry Potter movies are pretty entertaining and original. I watched the first part of the Deathly Hallows on HBO recently-I've never read the books, but I watch the movies as they come to cable.


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