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As Ryan Gosling comes back to our screens in Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ the former Disney Club member turned global superstar has recently announced he is taking a break from acting.
While he is reuniting with his Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn, for Only God Forgives later this year, we thought there was no better time to look back at Gosling’s roles that have thrilled us, terrified us and even a few that have brought us to tears
Why is it that almost every time a new and groundbreaking film comes along that takes our breath away, it only takes a few months to pass and a sequel is produced? Most of these sequels are not based on having more story to tell, but more to do with the film companies having deep pockets to fill. Compared to the success of the original, these sequels are often rushed, poorly written, predictable and simply disappointing. Some of these include Basic Instinct 2, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Son of the Mask, Rocky V, Jaws 3D, Speed 2, The Matrix Revolutions, Batman and Robin, Dumb and Dumberer, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Oceans 12, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the list goes on….
However, on very rare occasions, these sequels can and have surpassed its original or at least rivalled them for greatness. I have selected five sequels that I believe demonstrate this.
5. The Dark Knight