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TVTropes unimaginatively calls this Sequel Gap, and has a fairly extensive list. The longest gap they have with actors in common in the Live-Action Film section are the Brazilian films Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver (1967) (a.k.a. This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse) and Encarnação do Demônio (2008) (a.k.a. Embodiment of Evil) which both star José ...


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This might be considered cheating, but there's the The Nutty Professor from 2008 which is a sequel to the 1963 comedy. It's a 45 years gap, and Jerry Lewis reprised his role as Julius Kelp in it. However, it's animated and the original was live action. Also noteworthy is Belle toujours from 2006, the sequel to Luis Bunuel's Belle de jour from 1967 in which ...


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Well, let's think about this, why are only humans used for the harvesting power? Where are all the organisms? You know the ones that don't need the sun. Morpheus: A singular consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines. We don't know who struck first - us, or them. But we know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time they were dependent on ...


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Now that I think about it, I think the biggest inconsistency - besides Neo suddenly gaining power in 'the real world' at the end of the second film - is the travel that Neo takes to get to The Architect in the second film, and The Architect's implication that this Neo is the 7th (or perhaps more - it's been a while since I saw the film) version to meet him. ...


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The biggest one that springs to mind is the fact that he is 'all powerful' within the matrix by the end of the first film, and actually stops it from running. Then in the next film he's just quite good at fighting, but not really omnipotent like in the first film.


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Probably the most famous example I can think of for this is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Despite his rather untimely demise in the previous film, Arnie is back albeit technically as a different terminator in the second film - however I fully admit I don't know enough about the film to know if this was always intended, or simply happened due to the financial ...


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My favorite is The Hustler (1961), where Paul Newman reprises the role of "Fast" Eddie Felson 25 years later in The Color of Money (1986).


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This has happened a few times in horror films. For example, Scream 2. It opens with two characters attending a preview screening of Stab, a film based on the murders by Ghostface in the first film. This technique is also applied in Wes Craven's New Nightmare, a horror film where all the characters from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series appear as ...


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The Land Before Time series has a total of 13 movies, they seem to all be sequels. This compares to Friday the 13th franchise with 12 movies. However, the newest one is a reboot of the series so, imho, is not a direct sequel/prequel.


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Yes. There are a few, at the very least. The movie Grave Encounters 2 is about a fan of the first movie trying to prove it was real. So in this movie, the first Grave Encounters exists as a movie, while the sequel is "real." A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital ...


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For me, the greatest inconsistency is the Neo with superpowers at the end of the second movie in the 'real world'. It's a cheap trick that breaks the matrix own rules with the universe showed in the first movie.


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Bobby Ewing in Dallas is a fine example


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I accept that it's not a movie but perhaps the canonical example of this is the return of Sherlock Holmes. Wanting to devote more time to his serious novels, Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Holmes by having him plunge to his death from the Reichenbach Falls locked in a struggle to the death with his arch-enemy Moriarty. Eight years later in real life (but ...


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"Insidious: Chapter 2" is a direct sequel of the 2011 movie Insidious. Wikipedia at help. The film received the title of Insidious: Chapter 2 because it is a direct continuation of the first installment. However, the tone of the film was to be more grounded than in the first film, with Wan citing his work on The Conjuring as an influence to how he and ...


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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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In The Last Action Hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger's character (and his arch nemesis) 'come out' of their own action movie and experience the real world. They are eventually exposed to all of the prequels to their current film. This has a major impact on their final show down. In Back To The Future 2, Marty and Doc go back to the the timeline which took place ...


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Well, I was very much convinced with the first part and even the second part for that matter where the version of matrix gets upgrading. In fact the Viral concept of Agent Smith could not have been depicted more appropriately. But hell broke loose in the third part. I personally prefer they never took it. Neo being blind and having a vision in the live ...


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Well I think this trilogy suffers from many problems that stem from the fact that it was never "planned" to be a trilogy. Like many other movies (Back to the Future, Pirates of the Caribbean etc.), the first movie was written as a standalone story without any purposely created plot holes for future explanation. What this means is that additional story ...


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Most often when they want to revive a character they start the sequel with an explanation why the character didn't die in the end. It doesn't have to make much sense of course, but well. In Death Race (2 and 3) for example it is shown that the main character didn't die and another guy was wearing the mask of the main character during the fatal race. More ...


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It was definitely not a plan from the start to have sequels with nine-year gaps. I'm having trouble finding the interview I read where they initially said the first sequel was not planned at the time, but grew organically as they kept in touch. For Before Midnight, Ethan Hawke said in Entertainment Weekly (May 10, 2013 issue, page 45): ... But we never ...


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The question of how much time has elapsed since the events of Kick-Ass is answered early on in the sequel in a news report that Dave and his two buddies watch on TV: They may wear costumes, but it isn't Halloween. They're real life superheroes and in the two years since the first ordinary citizens donned capes and masks, the movement has started to ...


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I haven't seen the Chapter 2 yet but I have seen the first movie and trailers for the second movie which appeared to be a direct continuation from the first movie and trailers also seemed to show more light into the origins of the some of the events shown in the first movie. I would advise you to watch the first before the second, so you're not feeling ...


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Suraksha from 1979 stars Mithun Chakraborty (as Gunmaster G9, a Hindi James Bond-type) that was followed by the sequel Wardat in 1981. Videsh 1977 part 1 and Agent Vinod 1977 part 2 both contain Mahendra Sandhu as Agent Vinod.


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After searching for a long time i concluded that Nigahen: Nagina Part II is the first Bollywood sequel follow-up of Nagina (1986). (Sources:1,2)


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My favorite example of this is Chow Yun Fat in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow II (screenplay by Tsui Hark). Fat dies at the end of the first A Better Tomorrow, but he comes back in A Better Tomorrow II as the twin brother of the protagonist in the first film. Sure, they're technically different characters, but their demeanor/action-style is pretty much the ...


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Tony Montana himself was brought back for a video-game sequel. I know you were asking about movies, but since you used Scarface as an example, I think this might be of interest. Scarface: The World is Yours is a quasi-sequel beginning with the film's final scene. The game begins in the film's final scene, with the mansion of Tony Montana (voiced by ...


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It is of course possible to revive a dead character in the sequel but audience are not that stupid to believe such revivals.. Wat I have seen in many movies is that the same actor comes in the sequel as the dead character's son and the story is altered accordingly. In the movie Scarface, what they could have done for a sequel is that Tony Montana's wife ...


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Czech films "Sněženky a machři" (1982) and "Sněženky a machři po 25 letech" (2008), translated as "Snowdrops and Aces" and "Snowdrops and Aces, 25 years after", share a lot of the original cast. That did not help the sequel much, though.


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My default approach is always: watch the movies in the order that they are released. My reasons are: I want to experience the "historical" perspectives of the people who watch the films as they come out. An easy example of this is the Star Wars series. I haven't seen any of them yet (gasp!) but when I get around to do it, I will watch 4,5,6,1,2,3. This ...


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Ramirez, played by Sean Connery, dies in Highlander, and returns to life, with no explanation whatever, in Highlander II. Both films were directed by Russell Mulcahy.



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