Ahh the sequel. Most of the time the second is never as good as the original, hut in some cases you get surprised and part 2 is better than part 1. No let me state this. I am only counting part 2 in this list. Not 3 or 4 or 5 just part 2. Don't worry I will have a different list for franchises. So here in my opinion are 5 action movie sequels that were better than the first
Upping the action to 11 Mercenary Frank Martin (Jason Statham) has accepted a job that seems easy enough, as chauffeur and bodyguard to young Jack (Hunter Clary), son of crusading politician Jefferson Billings (Matthew Modine). The problem is that Billings is crusading against an international drug cartel. They retaliate by kidnapping Jack and infecting him with a deadly and highly contagious virus. Responsible for the boy, Frank must reclaim him and then find an antidote before scores of innocents are stricken
2 Fast 2 Furious
Adding comedy and insanity to the franchise this sequel focuses on ex-police officer Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), who relocates from Los Angeles to Miami to start over. Becoming involved in the street-racing scene in his new city, Brian befriends car-savvy Tej (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and Suki (Devon Aoki), but his competitive streak ends when federal agents apprehend him and he must enter into a deal with the FBI. Working with new partner Roman Pearce (Tyrese), Brian begins a dangerous mission to take down a powerful drug dealer.
Lethal Weapon 2
It's just been revoked. This is the film that added humor and defined the buddy cop formula. South African smugglers find themselves being hounded and harassed by Riggs(Gibson) and Murtaugh(Glover), two mismatched Los Angeles police officers. However, the South Africans are protected by diplomatic immunity, and so the two are assigned to witness-protection duty in an attempt by their captain to keep his job. It is only when this witness reveals to them that he has already dealt with the smugglers that the trouble really starts.
Die Hard 2
This one may be unpopular. A year after his heroics in L.A, detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) is mixed up in another terrorist plot, this time at Washington Dulles International Airport, where he is waiting for his wife (Bonnie Bedelia). That same night, South American politico and drug profiteer Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero) is arriving in U.S. custody. McClane takes action when a treasonous ex-colonel (William Sadler) seizes control of the airport, threatening to crash every inbound flight unless Esperanza is freed.
Best of the Best 2
What happens when the first film in the franchise is a feel good martial arts sports drama? You change gears and make part 2 an underground arena of death film. After their defeat of the Korean national karate team in competition, Alex (Eric Roberts), Tommy (Phillip Rhee) and Travis (Christopher Penn) have established a martial arts studio in Las Vegas. For extra money, Travis fights in an underworld arena -- which leads to his death at the hands of vicious German Brakus (Ralf Moeller). Seeking revenge, Alex and Tommy attack Brakus, scarring his face, and then flee to the desert. Furious, Brakus orders his men to find and kill them.