It's nearly a sure bet:  When it comes to movies, sequels are not better than the original.  This week our family watched a couple of sequels:  Cars 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2.  KFP2 was a good movie.  The graphics were markedly improved, especially the lighting.  But the plot was not better than the original; you almost knew how this would end before it got going.  Still, it was full of good Kung Fu action, and I might actually buy this one and watch it again.  C2 on the other hand was actually better than the original.  C2 went a new direction, spoofing James Bond, and the overuse of cliches was well done.  True, I don't think I'll buy it; it's a one-timer.  But it was well done.

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