When a movie is good, it isn't surprising if they have a sequel. But sometimes the sequel is either; better than the first film, is the same as the first film, or its not as good as the first film. Already there have been many movies with these kind of, lets use the word, "conflicts/choices".
1. The Avengers
The first one was AMAZING!!!! There is no doubt about that, but will Ultron be better, the same, or not as good. Ultron, if the movie wants to be better than the Avengers, has a lot to live up to. Ultron is scary, but there is just something about Loki that everybody (well not everybody) likes.
2. Iron Man films
Now, the first one in my opinion was okay, the third one was great, but the second one sucked. The only problem with Iron Man 2 was that in the middle of the film, it was flat and boring and took forever to get to the ending. I have never been a big Iron Man fan, but the 1st and 3rd films are both good.
3. Thor and Thor the Dark World
When Thor came out in April of 2011, it didn't really appeal to me. Then I saw the Avengers and decided to give it a shot. It was okay. Now, when I saw the trailer for Thor the Dark World, it looks GOOD! And no, I am not just saying this because of Loki, even though it would be interesting to see what happens with him. Thor the Dark World, I think, is going to be good.
4. Pirates of the Caribbean
The first three films are all relatively great. The first, second, and third films are my favorites, with At World's End (the third) being my favorite. The fourth film, On Stranger Tides, was okay but I didn't like it as much. The fifth film that is coming out later in 2015 might redeem the fourth film. If it doesn't, I still have the first three films to love.
Batman Begins was okay, the Dark Knight Rises was okay, but the one that stands out is The Dark Knight. The reason why I think the Dark Knight is more popular than The Dark Knight Rises was because of Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker. The 2nd film stands out more because of its casting choice, the 3rd one was still good, but the 1st one wasn't my favorite.
6. The Hunger Games
In the book series, out of the trilogy, I like the 2nd book better, with the 1st book close behind. This will probably the same way with the movies. The first one was good, but Catching Fire is going to be more interesting. Mockingjay, the 3rd book, is following the trend that was set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn, breaking the final book into two parts. In the book Mockingjay, it is slow in the beginning, but it builts up. The film for Mockingjay, I don't know if it's going to be slow, so I am going to move on to my next movie series.
7. The Lord of the Rings
In the trilogy, my favorite was the 3rd film, with the 2nd film following, and I am not sure about the 1st one, since I haven't seen it as much as The Twin Towers and the Return of the King.
8. The Hobbit
When the first Hobbit film (a prequel to the Lord of the Rings) came out, even though I have never read the book, it surprised me at how much I liked it. I can't wait for Desolation of Smaug and for There and Back Again.
With sequels, you will never be able to know if it would be as good as the first film, better than the first, or not as good. But hey those are what sequels are for.