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Which Movie Sequel Relied Most Heavily On References To Earlier Films?

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Terminator Genisys didn’t just underperform at the U.S. box office—it also attracted an audience that skewed older. Maybe not surprising, for a film that rewards intricate knowledge of a movie from 1984. But which movie sequel relied the most on references to earlier films?

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Top image: Star Trek Into Darkness not only borrows its villain from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but its entire climax as well.

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99telepodproblems
99TelepodProblems

One of the most insulting moments in the history of genre cinema. It sealed my hate for Lindelof, possibly forever.