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Ah, Hollywood. Tinseltown. The Dream Factory. The place where you can take any vision and either refine or corrupt it with money and star power. Original ideas used to flow around these parts rather freely. Then something happened, something we can’t quite pinpoint the start of, but we can surely see the effects of. Blockbuster films prompted the studios that made them to think, “What if we gave them more?”; and thus, the movie sequel was born. Some projects are destined sequels (The Lord of the Rings was a three book trilogy), while others have them thrust upon them (Avatar and Independence Day surely don’t need any more entries into the canon.) While sequels exist, they don’t always have to be acknowledged. Superman III and IV were disregarded by Superman Returns, the Scary Movie franchise has about a good of a memory as it does a sense of humor, »

- Mike Reyes

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