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Can a Sequel Ever Be Better Than the Original?

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Toy Story 3 is a smash hit that’s reaped critical hosannahs suggesting it rightfully earns its place next to the first two Toy Story treats.

But has a sequel ever actually been better than the movie it follows up?

Some prefer The Godfather II to the equally majestic The Godfather, but don’t forget that was actually a prequel.

But how about sequels?

Do any stand out as singular winners — aside from Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, of course?