Before Sunset is the sequel to Before Sunrise. Now Before Sunrise is one of the very few romantic movies I like—and I didn’t think I’d like the sequel as well. I had full belief the it could not be as good as the original.
It isn’t as good as the original. I’m saying this only because you have to see the first to love the second one as well. And I really loved both these movies. Even being romantic, both movies are filled with cynicism. They are also pragmatic, if that makes any sense.
I’m not going to talk about the story at all. See both the movies, and try to give a slight gap between seeing them. I think this the best sequel I’ve seen—the best continuation of a story. LotR does not count, it’s one whole story. Same with others like Kill Bill, which is essentially just one movie. And Matrix Revolutions, though it was great, ruined the trilogy for me as it turned out to be totally different from what I expected. Yeah, Before Sunset is the best sequel I’ve seen, without a doubt.