Film se­quels are back

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - CON­TENTS -

ALL ACROSS Hol­ly­wood, the story’s the same. No, re­ally! It is lit­er­ally the same! An­other film, an­other se­quel, an­other come­back. Down in the screen­writ­ing mines, film stu­dio af­ter film stu­dio blunts yet an­other pick­axe on un­yield­ing rock. The ideas are fin­ished, van­ished, done, and so the come­back, ini­tially pop­u­larised by fu­ture The Pas­sion of the Christ star Je­sus of Nazareth, is en­joy­ing a golden age. Even The Fast and the Fu­ri­ous has been made ap­prox­i­mately 67 times, which some­what de­val­ues its oth­er­wise stir­ring sound­track megahit, See You Again. All that said, I am con­tort­ing with ex­cite­ment at the prospect of the third Star Wars film in three years. Just don’t re­heat the pop­corn. — Tom Ough

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