Ebert has tweeted lately about his confusion over the excitement for the Hangover II. He loved the first one, but he points out that comedies can rarely ever have sequels that are as funny or fresh as the original. They either make the same jokes, or they try new things that don’t work as well.
So, what comedy sequels work well? Which ones are equal or better than the original?
I talked about this with my wife last night and we can only think of one that works well, and it is not technically a sequel. We adore Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, though we know most people think it is worse than the original. Again, not really a total comedy, but it mostly is.
Anyone have any others?