I kind of got into a discussion with Altan about this in another thread so I wanted to start a new thread about this and see what people thought. Do you tend to prefer the first movie in what ends up being a 2 or 3 (or more) movie franchise or have you found that you like the sequels better? Take Jurassic Park for example. The first movie had such a deep plot going on and the second was basically Jurassic Park: King Kong edition. The third was utterly unbearable and shamed the name. I've not always found this to be true. Take the X-Men movies. I liked X-Men 2 the best. The first was not really that great and neither was the third but the second really stood out for me. Generally with superhero movies I tend to prefer the first movie in the series because it establishes more plot and how the person became the superhero. The sequels usually don't do much aside from adding a villain or two into the mix. This makes for good entertainment but for some reason these plots always seem weaker than the firsts, to me at least. So which do you tend to prefer, the first movie in a series or the sequels? Give some examples to explain your answer.