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freshest-tittymilk: mendaciousangel: Infographic: Movie Franchise LexiconRemake or reboot or reimagination or retcon? Empire sorts it out. whomever made thisthank you : Original Sequel A rarity: a script not actually directly based on anything else. See: Inception (2010), Donnie Darko (2001), Vera Drake (2004) A follow-up to a movie which either expands the story or See: Rocky lII (1979), Highlander I: The Quickening (1991), The Color Of Money (1986) Threequel Prequel A follow-up to the above. Very rarely good. Followed by the fourquel, fivequel, sixquel, sevenquel, eightquel and nomorepleasequel See: Superman Il (1983), Lemon Popsicle IIl, aka Hot Bubblegum (1981), The Land Before Time I: The Time Of The Great Giving (1995) A follow-up that actually happened before the first movie in the franchise See: Hannibal Rising (2007), X-Men: First Class (2011), Butch And Sundance: The Early Days (1979), Prometheus (2012) Midquel Sidequel A follow-up that actually happens during a previous movie in the franchise, usually filling a chronology gap See: Bambi II (2006), Saw IV (2007) (or Parallaquel) A follow-up that happens during the previous movie presenting many of the same events, but with different characters who have different perspectives See: Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Interquel Pseudosequel The follow-up that actually happens between two previous movies in the franchise See: Fast & Furious (2001) and Fast Five (2011)-which both must take place before The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) A purported sequel which in reality has only a spurious (if any) connection to the previous movie(s). See: Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982), For A Few Dollars More (1965), Titanic II (2010) Remake New version of a movie which retains the key plot elements, structure and characters. Sometimes shot-for-shot. See: King Kong (2005), Psycho (1997), Insomnia (2002) Re-imagining New version of a movie which significantly changes plot elements, structure and characters, typically relocating the core concept to a new environment. See: King Kong (1976), Planet Of The Apes (2001), High Society (1956) Reboot Retcon A franchise picture which ignores all that's gone before it, resets the chronology and reinvents characters See: Batman Begins (2005), Casino Royale (2006), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Man Of Steel (2013) A franchise picture which conveniently ignores one or more previous movies in a franchise, but not those that precede those See: Superman Returns (2006), Highlander I: The Sorceror (1994) Adaptation Re-adaptation A movie drawn a non-movie source: novel, play, TV show, comic-book, videogame, boardgame, action- figure, haiku, t-shirt, tweet... A movie that at first glance is a remake, but is in fact a new adaptation of the same source material. Some reboots are arguably also re-adaptations. See: True Grit (2010), Ben-Hur (1959), Red Dragon (2002) (2009), Battleship (2012) Reinterpretation Spin-off A very loose adaptation that changes the setting to such a degree that it is, on the surface, barely recognisable as its source. See: Clueless (1995), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Freeway (1996) A movie that picks up on a particular character and takes it off in its own direction, or simply locates new characters in the same universe. See: US Marshals (1998), Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984), Puss In Boots (2011), The Bourne Legacy (2012). Cross-over Instalment separate franchises or movies or universes, often just to hit each other. See: Freddie Vs Jason (2003), King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962), AVP: Alien Vs Predator (2004) Often mistaken for sequels, these are further parts in a single saga that stretches across movies. See: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Star Wars Eplsode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002) freshest-tittymilk: mendaciousangel: Infographic: Movie Franchise LexiconRemake or reboot or reimagination or retcon? Empire sorts it out. whomever made thisthank you