Daily Archives: April 4, 2014

Vote! Greatest Sequel of All Time


A sequel, much like one’s plans in life, doesn’t always pan out. And no matter how stellar the predecessor, the sequel almost never lives up to the hype or even reaches remotely close to where the original set the bar. They’re typically rushed, contrived, and created simply to make fast, easy money. On the other hand, every so often, a sequel comes along and trumps its predecessor. It’s well thought-out, It expands on the story, and creates more relatable, three-dimensional characters.

So, with that in mind, I took to my movie collection and did some research to find out what the general consensus was on the greatest sequels of all time. Of course my opinion differed from most, but nonetheless I compiled a list of front-runners and inserted them into a poll. Now, all I ask of you is to vote for your all time favourite sequel! Feel free to write in your response if I have not listed it below. And let’s say in a couple of weeks I’ll release the results.

Also, I’m still accepting submissions for “The Guest List” segment. So if you’d like to contribute your very own top 10 to The Cinema Monster, here’s how!

All you need to do is shoot me an e mail (thecinemamonster@gmail.com) with your name, website info (if you have one), and the topic you have chosen for your top 10. If I like what I see, I’ll give you the all clear and you can begin composing your entry. Make sure to include a descriptive, yet brief introduction and a picture or clip for every entry in your top 10. Use my own top 10s and other Guest List entries as references. Then, send it back to me and we will discuss a date of publish!