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.