Discussion TLJ Is TLJ a greater sequel than The Godfather Part II?

Discussion in 'New Films Gusher's Paradise - April Fools!' started by Darth Chiznuk , Mar 23, 2018.


Has The Last Jedi surpassed The Godfather Part II as the greatest movie sequel ever?

  1. Yes, of course. No one can question it!

  2. I can't choose. They're both equally great!

  1. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of Future Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 31, 2012
    General consensus among critics seems to be that The Godfather Part II is the greatest movie sequel of all time. I therefore pose this question... has TLJ surpassed it as the greatest sequel ever?

    I say yes.
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  2. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 20, 2012
    And I'm ready to ban anyone who disagrees.
  3. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films/NSA Mod & Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 20, 2002
    I find The Godfather part II to be highly overrated in this context. It certainly can't match the depth of character or sophisticated storytelling that we see in TLJ.
  4. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Casualty star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Aug 19, 2003
    That is so undeniably true. It isn't even an opinion. It is a fact.

    I was wondering, just yesterday, when the revisions of film history would begin so that fallacious statements such as Bride of Frankenstein being the "first film to be considered better than its predecessor" will be edited to demonstrate that we never knew what it meant that a sequel could improve upon the films which came before it until Rian Johnson finally managed to actually do it.
  5. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett WNU Interview-Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    It’s better then Citizen Kane. I can tell you that much.
  6. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

    Apr 20, 2015
    The National Film Registry has it currently under consideration for preservation for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.
  7. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett WNU Interview-Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 18, 2014
    Historically significant is impressive especially because the film only came out four months ago. I guess that really shows the genius of Rian Johnson’s writing and directing.
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  8. ImpreciseStormtrooper

    ImpreciseStormtrooper Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 8, 2016
    It surpasses The Godfather Part II in this context so definitively, I believe the term 'sequel' no longer applies.

    RJ has invented something unique in the history if cinema - something I am now calling the Uberequal.
  9. Nipuhanipera

    Nipuhanipera Force Ghost star 5

    May 25, 2014
    I mean, why is this even a discussion?
  10. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 6, 2016
    Coppola kept telling Hamill it would be. And to shut up and just do what RJ tells him to or he'll risk making the fans fools unto themselves. (Well they sure showed us.) Thank the maker that Mark caved in. The alternatives shouldn't bear thinking about.
  11. Herald of Mandos

    Herald of Mandos Jedi Knight star 3

    Apr 1, 2018
    The Last Jedi is not just a greater sequel than The Godfather Part II.

    The Last Jedi
    is a greater sequel than itself.^:)^
  12. Ender_and_Bean

    Ender_and_Bean Chosen One star 6

    May 19, 2002
    Godfather II pushed it with the flashbacks. 3 is perfect.

    Godfather II sets up Hyman Roth’s lousy casino which comes off more like a closed down Trump casino than anything as stunning as Canto Bight.

    Michael knows someone is trying to kill him? Big deal. Everyone but Luke and Yoda are trying to kill everyone in TLJ.

    Sepia-toned cinematography? My phone can do that Coppola. I’ll tell you what my phone can’t do though. The incredible visuals in TLJ.

    I think we see a dog in Godfather II. No foxes, porgs or Fathiers.

    Godfather II has one notable betrayal. The Last Jedi more than doubles it.

    3hrs and 22 minutes and no space battles or saber scenes? Come on Coppola. Hire an editor. If Johnson can cut what he cut you certainly could have cut something.

    Where’s the diversity Coppola?

    TLJ wins.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018
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  13. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 7, 2015
    I mean, where are the Sicilian Hamster Penguins? That's a pretty serious ommision. You'd think Copolla would be on the ball.
  14. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 6, 2016
    To be fair. The 1900s motor cars and haircut designs created for TG Part II did look different from the 1940s/50s post war era aesthetic. So at least the correct writing and world building standards were approximated.
  15. Tremblingblustar

    Tremblingblustar Jedi Knight star 1

    Jan 14, 2018
    Easily the greatest sequel since Higander II and Star Trek Nemesis, and like these two a sigh of great things to come for their respective franchises!