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Old March 31 2013, 09:52 PM   #61
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Re: Genre switching sequels?

Cruel Intentions 2 is a silly comedy with little resemblance to the original.

Ditto Hamlet 2.
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Old March 31 2013, 10:11 PM   #62
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^Well, if you want to go Shakespearean, the Falstaff character from the Henry IV history plays got his own comedy spinoff, The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Old March 31 2013, 10:12 PM   #63
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Star Wars qualifies due to there being a definite tonal shift between the two trilogies.
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Old March 31 2013, 10:17 PM   #64
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^Well, I don't know if a tonal shift is really a genre shift. But yeah, the original trilogy was just a fun homage to Flash Gordon and Saturday matinee adventure serials, while the prequel trilogy was an attempt at a serious historical-political epic with a message about the abuse of power.
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Old March 31 2013, 10:27 PM   #65
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From Dusk Till Dawn managed it in a single movie, switching from a criminal chic flick to a horror film half way through.
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Old March 31 2013, 10:42 PM   #66
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Re: Genre switching sequels?

DigificWriter wrote: View Post
Star Wars qualifies due to there being a definite tonal shift between the two trilogies.
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^Well, I don't know if a tonal shift is really a genre shift. But yeah, the original trilogy was just a fun homage to Flash Gordon and Saturday matinee adventure serials, while the prequel trilogy was an attempt at a serious historical-political epic with a message about the abuse of power.
How about the Star Wars Holiday Special? That's a genre shift, isn't it?


ETA: And in the related topic of genre-switching TV spin-offs: M*A*S*H and Trapper John, M.D.

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Old April 1 2013, 12:39 AM   #67
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ETA: And in the related topic of genre-switching TV spin-offs: M*A*S*H and Trapper John, M.D.
Technically, Trapper John, MD is considered a spinoff of the movie M*A*S*H rather than the TV sitcom -- although that was just done to avoid paying royalties to the sitcom's producers. But yeah, I guess both shows derived from the movie ended up going in a more dramatic direction, though in the case of M*A*S*H the series, it was a more gradual transition.
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Old April 2 2013, 01:11 PM   #68
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Re: Genre switching sequels?

Captrek wrote: View Post
Cruel Intentions 2 is a silly comedy with little resemblance to the original.

Ditto Hamlet 2.
To be fair, it was never meant to be Cruel Intentions 2, but a TV pilot that was rebranded Cruel Intentions with the hope of getting some more money.
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Old April 6 2013, 06:05 AM   #69
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Not a sequel, but the Dukes of Hazzard prequel to the theatrical movie became a college style romp, in effect totally different in style and tone to the rest of the series and TV show.
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