Attack of the Sequel: Ranking Derivative Films


Flying back from Comic-Con in San Diego, I was thinking about how much the show is more about the big budget, transmedia franchises, and how many of the sequels are derivative and boring.

So, for fun, here’s sort of a nerdy, cryptic ranking of sequels, according to my tastes. Each film in each franchise is in priority order, but the franchises themselves are not listed in my priority order:

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 546321 = Star Wars
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 213 = Godfather
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 213 = Toy Story
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 213 = Batman (C. Nolan)
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 1342 = Indiana Jones
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 13245 = Die Hard
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 12 = French Connection
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 123 = Lord
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: or 321 = of
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: or 231 = the
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: or 132 = Rings
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 32 = Iron Man
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 12?? = Home Alone
1 then the rest tied for last = Jurassic Park
:::::::::::::::::::::: 1 then none = Jaws or any Disney or Dreamworks Animated Feature

:::::: 1-21-3-2-23-4-6-17-10
::::::::::: -15-16-12-5-8-22-7
::::::: -11-20-18-19-9-13-14 = 007 (James Bond)*

*I will list these by title in a future post

I find it interesting that Spielberg and Lucas are on here quite a lot. But their sequels were mostly written and directed by other people, becoming less and less creative and more and more derivative.

What other sequel series would you rank, and in what order? Star Trek? Pirates of Caribbean?



  1. Reblogged this on shamomma's Blog.

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