Chinatown, with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is recognized as one of the best movies of all time.  Its sequel, The Two Jakes, is largely forgotten.  

Any film that followed up Chinatown would be in its shadow, but The Two Jakes was, in many respects, as compelling as its predecessor.

Any thoughts about why The Two Jakes isn't better remembered?

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I bet you're right about the HBO series, John.  It seems like movies with action heroes are successful movie series, but not others.

The Two Jakes is a good movie, but Chinatown has a depth of story telling that is far more compelling.  Personally, I'd suggest watching them both.

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