“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” was No. 1 at the box office, with an estimated $73 million haul -- making it the first sequel to a remake of 2014 to earn both serious critical praise and major financial success. The post-apocalyptic action film, starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, and Andy Serkis, certainly isn’t the first sequel to a remake to ever find audience, nor will it be the last, if the Hollywood trend of rebooting every franchise in sight continues.
Sequels to remakes aren’t a new phenomenon by any means. As long as Hollywood has been remaking movies, they’ve also been following up those remakes with sequels.
One of the first high profile remake sequels was 1989’s “The Fly II” (or, as it should have been titled, "How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Jeff Goldblum Movie by Adding Eric Stoltz"), an inferior and much-maligned follow-up to director David Cronenberg’s critically-acclaimed 1986 remake of the 1958 horror classic.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, sequels toRead More »from Which rebooted movie franchises have lasted the longest?