Have you ever watched or read the sequel to something that you liked and then went back to the original and found that you no longer liked it?
I enjoyed the first Transformers movie and was looking forward to the second one. Reviews started coming in about how bad it was, but the first wasn’t reviewed too highly either. I figured it would be about the same. I hated the movie. I considered walking out, but I was with a group of friends. About a month ago I put the first one in the Blu-ray player and realized I now hated it too.
The Matrix movies did the same for me. I didn’t think the first one was anything special, but it wasn’t bad. I went with a group of friends to see the second one. Other than the “to be continued” ending, we all enjoyed it and later discussed how it appeared Neo was possibly still inside the Matrix, just in another layer. When the third one came out, we went to see it to find out what was going on. Was there layers to the Matrix? No, Neo is magic. I can still tolerate the first movie, but now I can’t stand the second one because of the third one.