What is the BEST movie with the WORST sequel?

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What is the BEST movie with the WORST sequel?

Alien
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Batman (1989)
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Caddyshack
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Die Hard
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The Exorcist
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Halloween
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No votes
Highlander
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20%
Jaws
2
40%
The Karate Kid
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No votes
Matrix
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No votes
A Nightmare on Elm Street
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No votes
Poltergeist
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No votes
Predator
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20%
Raiders of the Lost Ark
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No votes
Revenge of the Nerds
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No votes
RoboCop
1
20%
Rocky
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No votes
Saw
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No votes
Speed
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No votes
Star Trek (2009) (*)
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No votes
Star Trek 2 (1982) (*)
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Star Wars (1977)
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No votes
The Terminator
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No votes
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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No votes
OTHER?!?!?! (Explain below!)
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What is the BEST movie with the WORST sequel?

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Put another way, what movie series had the largest gap in quality from the original to one (or more) of it's sequels?

(*) I do not consider Star Trek 2 a sequel to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. For the purposes of this poll, Star Trek 2 was the first movie in the series of further Star Trek movies with the original cast, and Star Trek (2009) was the first movie in the reboot series.
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There are a lot of great movies here. A lot of them had really bad sequels. But after thinking about it, and I'm not saying this because of Pinback, but I had to go with Jaws. I really wanted to go with Star Wars because those prequels were pretty bad, but even the worst Star Wars (or Matrix, my second pick) movie is leagues better than Jaws 4. I can't think of a wider gap in quality. Even Indiana Jones 4 had some redeeming qualities.
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If you go by Rotten Tomatoes rankings, Jaws is clearly the right answer (Jaws 98% - Jaws 4 0%).
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This one was easy! Predator for sure in my book.

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What about direct-to-video sequels, can we count those?

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Since everything is direct-to-video anymore, sure!
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