Devin Meenan at CBR.com created a list of 10 Movie Franchises Where The First Film Is The Best. Meenan’s list is a good one and I’d only disagree with…
#8 Alien Was Lightning In A Bottle. While Alien is an awesome movie, I’m not prepared to say it is better than Aliens. Both are amazing, but if push came to shove and I had to pick one for the top spot it would be Aliens.
#7 Terminator Has Seen Diminishing Returns. I’ll agree that Terminator is a great film. I’ll also agree that the sequels after Terminator 2: Judgment Day fell short. Again, if I had to pick just one, T2 would get the nod. (I’d also like to point out that despite what Meenan says in the heading for Terminator, T2 made more at the box office.)
Two other film franchises that I would have included are HIghlander (There should have been only one!) and Escape from… (NY over LA).