This prequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark has our favorite fedora-wearing, whip-cracking archaeologist, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), journeying to India to find a mystical stone. Indy stumbles upon a cult that practices child slavery, black magic and human sacrifice. It was this last element—particularly when a priest rips the beating heart out of a victim—that prompted the creation of the PG-13 rating by the MPAA.
The human centipede? Really? Anything could be better than that crap, except a sequel on the same crap. Get a life.
Couple of comments and observations. First - to sonicking ... the only thing I can think of as to why ESB isn't on this list is that it doesn't really "step it up." While the story is better - the level of the action isn't really "stepped up".
Next - while most people would agree that Godfather II is superior to the original, its NOT the only film on this list that is. I don't think anyone would argue that Wrath of Kahn was better than Star Trek TMP.
I would also argue that TRON Legacy is superior to TRON. For the life of me I can't imagine why Legacy didn't even get NOMINATED for ANY Academy Awards (visual effects, sound, special effects, art design, etc)???!!!
I think that the Empire Strikes back needs to be on this list; not only did it feature more sci-fi action, creatures & locations than Star Wars: A New Hope, but also a deeper and richer story than the first film, including waht was one of the most shocking & unexpected (at that time) plot twists ever (hint: Darth Vader DIDN't kill Luke's fater.)
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