Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 68 - Prequels

Inspired by this great article for The Dissolve by Noel Murray, as well as by the steady stream of prequel projects that are appearing on television and in theatres lately - projects that include, but are not limited to, The Planet of the Apes rebooted franchise, The Hobbit trilogy, Fox's Gotham, NBC's Hannibal, Dracula: Untold, and The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, which tells the origin story of a fucking doll - Joe and I decided to sit down and talk about prequels. There's inevitably some Star Wars talk, but mostly we talk about the dramatic limitations of most prequels, why the genuinely good ones fight predestination rather than just hitting all the expected beats, and struggle to think of prequels that we'd actually like to see.

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