What could have been a lazy bridge between the first and last chapters instead features one of the greatest battle scenes.
Rather than follow the same old formula of the first, Crusade teams Indiana with Sean Connery to explore new facets of the character.
This movie continues the path the toys set in the first movie, but is so good you could even watch it before you saw the first.
Azkaban ditched its slavish devotion to the books to give the characters and events more breathing room. It worked.
This sequel takes the happily ever after premise of the first and brings it down to Earth in a wholly enjoyable second chapter.
This movie takes the classic sequel route, bringing familiar characters a dreamy new sidekick in a standalone story.
What's not to love about a sequel that ditches all the original characters, locks new ones in a mall and ups the zombie and gore count?
This sequel embraces its silliness while still giving Bela Lugosi enough pathos to create one of the more enduring hororr icons.
Going Bigger! Badder! and Faster! here actually works, since all the extra action is tied to a pretty decent story.
Moreso than the original, Values embraced the campiness of the TV series and used it to explore the characters.