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Original or Sequel: Redux

Every year people complain that Hollywood is releasing too many sequels. While the lack of original content can be disheartening there exist a ray of light. Every few years a sequel comes a long that actually lives up to the hype. This post will look at two more sequels that kept the brand alive.


Clerks 2

Verdict: 50/50

Clerks 2 released in 2006 is a comedy film created by Kevin Smith. This long overdue sequel brings back the two classic duos. Randal and Dante pictured right are now in their thirties and are still clerks. Jay and Silent Bob left have somewhat cleaned up their act but are still up to no good. This film like the original released in 1996 has stood the test of the time. So what is the verdict sequel or original? That’s hard to say. You should check both titles out and decide for yourself.

Star Trek 2

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Verdict: Sequel

Star Trek the Wrath of Khan is the second film in the original Star Trek franchise. I was advised to skip the first Star Trek film entirely and instead view Wrath of Khan. I watched Khan with no prior knowledge of anything Star Trek and was extremely impressed with how little that mattered. The film gravitates viewers with its intricate plot lines and likable protagonist. To write about the plot would lead to spoilers.  That being said I can still comfortably say that Khan is worth the watch.

That wraps things up for this segment of sequel or original. Tune in next time for more great films you should watch. Possibly.

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