22 Jump Street
22 Jump Street was even funnier than 21 Jump Street in that Phil Lord and Chris Miller made a hilarious sequel with thrills to boot, all while making fun of the entity that is the movie sequel at the same time. Bloody brilliant.
Back to the Future Part II
Talk about a film that had to be hard to follow-up... Back to the Future was wildly original, funny and an utter blast. So, what to do with the sequel? How about actually heading to the future? It worked.
Wayne's World 2
SNL skits turned movies have a not-so-great track record. So, when Wayne's World was a smash, the pressure was on to do a sequel. By upping the ante and having Wayne and Garth launch their own music festival -- Waynestock -- Mike Myers found a way to bring even more laughs than the first film while satisfying fans of that first film on so many levels.
The Naked Gun 2 1/2
The Naked Gun 2 1/2 had the right title. It had two-and-a-half times the laughs as the first one!
Addams Family Values
Taking a TV show, like an SNL skit, and bringing it to the big screen is a risky endeavor. So, when The Addams Family was a hit, the pressure for a follow-up had to be intense. And what they did with Addams Family Values was nothing short of perfection.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
What better way to follow up the film that lampooned local news anchors of the '70s than by having the sequel make fun of the birth of cable news. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues might not have been AS funny as Anchorman, but it was still quite hilarious.
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