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I don't think it had any plot driven change. The Bond franchise was feeling threatened by newer spy movies (such as the Bourne series) which have more action, (slightly) more plausible plots (compared to ray-gun satellites etc), and have less comedic elements. A reboot with a new younger actor and a deliberate step away from some of the conventions of the ...


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Love the other answers already given but one extra contributory factor may be that, and you may not remember this, there was a huge backlash against 'Die Another Day's over-use of frankly bullshit technology and the makers commented at the time that they knew they'd gone too far. In particular the invisible car was just laughed at when I saw it theatrically, ...


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The new movies starring Daniel Craig were intended as a reboot of the series. As part of that reboot it seems that they have moved away from having so many gadgets and are focusing more on the character's own abilities.


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Resident Evil (2002) Alice spends several hours negociating the hive before being apprehended near the exit. She wakes up a day later in Racoon City Hospital Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) Picks up right where the first movie ended, with Alice exiting the hospital Fights for the entire day and night In the morning the helicopter goes down and Alice ...


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This answer was already partly asked and answered here, but to offer a quick answer for this question: No. The thing you have to keep in mind is that while Quantum of Solace is directly after Casino Royale (the opening car chase in QoS being very soon after Bond shoots Mr. White in the leg at the end of CR), Skyfall is set sometime after Quantum of Solace. ...


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First of all, the movie is of course based on Mary Shelley's 200 year old book, so your theory either applies to the whole franchise, as started by the book, or to the 1931 movie alone (which wasn't even the first movie), and I have never heard about any signs of anti-semitism analysed into Mary Shelley's work (though this may be just me and someone has ...


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As detailed in the documentary "Midnight Movies: From the Margins to the Mainstream," The audience participation phenomenon grew out of the "midnight movie"/"cult" experience in the 1970s; people who identified strongly with the themes and characters came back to the show again and again. It began with a type of cosplay (dressing up as characters), then ...


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Not at all, rather on the contrary. They rather reintroduced classic characters, but adapted them to the new modern rebooted Bond, like Q (who is now rather a hacker than an inventor) or Moneypenny (who is much stronger and more self-confident than the languishing little secretary she was before the reboot). In the end Bond is a different character himself ...


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I think this quote on the X-men: First Class wiki page gives us a decent amount of insight as to why they're making "prequels": As producer Simon Kinberg read the comic series X-Men: First Class, he suggested studio 20th Century Fox to adapt it. Kinberg, however, did not want to follow the comic too much, as he felt "it was not fresh enough in ...


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A showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is different from everything else you have seen. If you are open minded and if you love cinema, you should watch it as soon as you have a chance. You don't need to know anything about the movie (you really shouldn't in my opinion, that's part of the magic), just don't watch it at home. The movie was a box office ...


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On the technical side, as Jonny Bones said, because Ian Fleming didn't write a code-name, he wrote a character. A character with his own backstory, personality, mannerisms likes & dislikes. A code-name would explain the changing faces and gadgets, but if you went with that idea, you would then have to explain how all the "James Bonds": Were Commanders ...


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For me it was more like going back to the more traditional Bond and away from the "Jason Bourne" like Action Bond: M is a male again Moneypenny is back, and her office looks exactly like the old ones (Coat hanger, "typewriter", Wooden Door) M's office looks more traditional, it is all heavy wood


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No. As long as a franchise remains profitable, there will continue being some way of continuing the series. In FD, there is no physical antagonist chasing you (E.G. Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers, Alien, Predator... you get the idea), and after the second film, there has been virtually no clear connection between the characters of the first two films and the ...


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There is a link here that goes over all the props used during a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing. The toast, for example, is thrown when one of the characters proposes a toast (these guys are nothing if not literal). If you want, try watching the movie at home. It's an okay movie with a HUGE amount of camp in it. However, if you go to a midnight showing ...


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I cannot provide as much insight (or any knowledge about the comics) as DForck42's answer. But from a mere movie viewpoint the finale X-Men tirlogy was a pretty closed end, with many main characters dying, or losing their powers (Xavier, Jean Grey, Magneto). I guess this can make it a bit harder to start a new story after those events, whereas the time ...


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After seeing the preview to the new movie Skyfall, I think there might be another possible explanation. In the preview, they introduce Q for the first time in the reboot. They also seem to imply that Q is going to "revitalize" MI6, maybe with more emphasis on tech support instead of purely physical methods of getting information (as Daniel Craig has done in ...


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There's no concrete answers to why it's never acknowledged, but as Johnny Bones points outs, most of the films are based on books: Film                                        ...


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What an interesting topic to research! While the question may somewhat oversimplify the seriousness of its topic, there is a small but vibrant body of scholarly literature out there to support or at least question the connection between antisemitism and both Early Modern English Literature and early American Gothic film-making, including Mary Shelley's ...


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The Fall of a Nation (1916) According to LiveScience: "The Fall of a Nation," released in 1916, is considered the first feature-length movie sequel, according to "The Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History" (BL Press, 2006). Directed and co-written by Thomas Dixon, Jr., the silent film is a sequel to director D.W. Griffith's controversial 1915 ...


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All in the same universe: Mallrats Chasing Amy Dogma Clerks Jay and Silent Bob Scream 1,2,3,4 since Jay and Silent Bob show up in the third movie, as Jay and Silent Bob Source: imdb Furthermore if you are interested in connections of a movie with another movie, they have for every movie (if available) a "Connections" section. This may help to find some ...


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A lot of people are having difficulty differentiating what a shared universe is, which is totally understandable. The amount of franchises that are currently afflicted with sequelitis has led to an unprecedented amount of reboots/sequels/prequels since the 21st century, its no wonder something as specific as a Shared Universe is successful, let alone ...


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I don't think Bond is less "tech savvy" in the new Bond films. It is a definite move away from the Moore/Brosnan era. The new approach to the character is less tech driven and moves more toward the literary character. Although the Bourne films can be credited for the more gritty fight scenes and slick editing, you only have to look back at From Russia with ...


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The second film in the trilogy is supposed to be Mute. Duncan Jones has stated it is a Blade Runner inspired movie, which he is a big fan of, and it takes place in a futuristic Berlin. About the third film, there is not much known but I remember one of his interviews where he has said the third film could be the adaptation of Escape from the Deep which is ...


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According to Wikipedia, it appears there were only ten film adaptations of Chandler's detective. On the television, there was a three series, the first one in B&W in '59-60 on ABC, which aired 26 episodes. The second one was in color in '84 with only five episodes appeared on London Weekend Television. The third series was six episodes in Canada. That ...


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Shared universe...out of all the answers listed above, the best one is a trilogy from 30 years ago. Every one seems to be overlooking GODZILLA. After 1954s Godzilla was a box office smash Toho set out to make a world of monsters. Godzilla, Mothra , and RODAN all had there separate films that converged into GHIDORAH the Three Headed Monster. Amoungst these ...


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To try and settle this, I think it's safe to say that nothing like this has ever been done before. X-Men is about the X-Men and there weren't spin-offs of characters (like wolverine) until after Iron Man/the beginning of MCU. Same with Spidey, Dirty Harry movies are all based on one character not one universe, star trek is the closest as is star wars and ...


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I think you are somehow right while otherwise not. It is true that in the first two Craig-movies we see a fresh and new Bond, who is eager to get into the action and is maybe also driven by a bit of a juvenile arrogance (and passionate vengeance in Quantum of Solace). And yet in Skyfall we see a mature Bond who might still not be really grown up emotionally ...


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From your list, I think you like kind of drama films. The movies that come to my mind according to your list are, Hachiko Dead poet's society Forrest gump Green mile Rain Man Kramer vs kramer Check these movies and let me know if you like them. I will update the list if you like these sort of movies.


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MUTE (in development) [CAPTION: Artist depiction from the homepage Liberty Films, the film's production company.] As stated in the selected answer, the movie appears to be inspired by Blade Runner.


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As per Wikipedia page- On February 1, 2011, Tony Todd said in an interview with DreadCentral that if Final Destination 5 is a success at the box office, then two sequels would be filmed back-to-back. On August 23, 2011, when inquired whether he will be directing a sequel, Stephen Quale elaborates, "Who knows. Never say never. I mean, it'll be up ...



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