Much is made of sequels. It only seems the truly ground breaking ones get the recognition. A lot of the time movie fans turn to open revolt when their beloved films get shitty sequels, sometimes rightly so. The talk of remakes, reboots, and sequels got me to thinking when I stumbled on of my favorite lesser known sequels: It Runs In The Family It is a sequel to A Christmas Story. Now, before you get your panties in a bunch I suggest you actually watch the film. Sure it isn't the momentous classic you grew up watching every single Christmas but as a continuation of the quirky family's life, it is really well done. It stands on its own and has some similar funny nostalgic life lesson moments. The actors that replaced the originals should be commended as well. While the original actors did a great job it isn't blasphemy that they were replaced (like say replacing Bill Murry with another actor to play Peter Venkman in a Ghostbusters sequel). Marry Steenburgen's gravy boat sub plot featuring Glenn Shadix, Otho from Beetlejuice, is actually pretty fucking classic. Also another favorite, lesser known because it was straight to DVD: Tremors 2 Aftershocks Maybe a little cheaper made but still stuck to the action comedy semi romance themes of the first. Add in a good amount of Burt Gummer and you got yourself a highly under rated sequel. The third film tried too hard to be more of an action movie and the fourth sequel/prequel I couldnt even make it through. Focus: What are some of your favorite lesser known sequels that you think didn't get the attention they deserved? Lets try to keep the "blasphemy" tirades to a minimum.