Can You Ace The Best Movie Series Sequels Quiz?
When George Lucas created Star Wars, he knew his story was too long to squeeze into one film, so he quickly began preparing for creating the original trilogy. He had no idea his space opera idea would turn into one of the biggest movie franchises the box office had ever seen. This is the same story for most movie franchises. Very few, if any, plan on making six or seven sequels. It just happens sometimes.
The first film in any successful movie franchise is not always the best movie because the sequels end up becoming the reason a film franchise remains successful. The first film is going to create an audience for the future sequels, so when they hit the box office, fans are so invested in finding out what happens to their favorite characters that the script ends up writing itself.
Even Johnny Depp had no clue that playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie would end up becoming his entire world for nearly 15 years. He can thank the sequels for that. Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Daniel Radcliffe, and Robert Downey Jr. also enjoyed a lucrative career working on a hit film series.
So let’s get to the real reason you are here and test your movie franchise sequels knowledge.
Best Movie Series
The best movie series ever must start with a very good first film followed by even better sequels. Almost every single box office friendly film franchise has sequels that are better than the original. Star Wars, Shrek, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Batman, Back to the Future, Toy Story, and your choice of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are all examples of movie franchises where the sequels are better than the original.
Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Mission Impossible might be the exception to that rule, but overall, when these film series reach box office success, they follow the formula that worked from the beginning.