When it comes to franchise filmmaking, directors who work on a sequel have a precious opportunity. They can either build on the inherited foundation, or they can decide that since they have the foundation, there’s less work to do, and they’ll just draw from the same formula and go through the gears. But to build on something means to put in the same amount of effort as the first time. It means to add many more layers, a model for which Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy is a prime example. In sports, good teams who have won multiple games in a row know they have an advantage, but they also know that if they get even a little complacent and don’t work just as hard as each time before, they’ll lose the next game.
Here are 8 sequels that achieved the difficult task of improving on the original film.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed