For quite a while, it seemed to be a universal opinion that
sequels were always inherently inferior to their originals. Even films that
were better than the ones that came before were dubbed as being at fault simply do to the
fact that they were sequels.
This day and age, it's a slightly different story. There are some sequels that
have not only surpassed the originals, but utterly blew them out of the water.
This is true in the comic book genre especially.
The Captain America trilogy
only improved with each instalment, Iron Man 3 is arguably the best of its
respective trilogy, and Logan is already being considered the single best X-Men
film, despite it being the series' tenth instalment. Sure, sometimes sequels
do still fail to live up to their predecessors. However, the notion that this
is an absolute rule is all but dead in the water these days.
Enter Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the follow-up to the immensely successful
first film that shocked audiences when it took the world by storm back in 2014.
It was a great film. One of Marvel's best, to be sure. However, there are
certain factors that make the new sequel stand above its predecessor in the
grand scheme of things.
The Guardians didn't only come back. They came back bigger,
badder, and better than ever before.
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