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Old 05-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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Sequels that directly continue last scene of the previous movie

What are movies sequels that start off exactly where the previous movie ended? Or alternatively, prequels that end exactly where the "next" movie begins?

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The Karate Kid Part II begins with the ending of the tournament from the first movie and the immediate aftermath.

Both of the Back to the Future sequels begin with the last scene of the previous movie.

The Thing (2011) prequel ends with the Norwegians chasing the dog in their helicopter, leading directly into the beginning of The Thing (1982).
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:59 AM
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It's been a while, but doesn't Rocky II start with the end of the fight from Rocky? I might misremember.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:01 AM
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It's been a while, but doesn't Rocky II start with the end of the fight from Rocky? I might misremember.
Yes, I believe so. IIRC both fighters are taken to the same hospital to get treated.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:09 AM
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Mortal Kombat Annihilation picked up right after the ending of the first movie. Everyone's standing around saying "Yeah, we did it!" and high fiving each other, and then all of a sudden some new evil guy pops up, kills Johnny who suddenly gained 20 lbs, and Rayden goes from looking like Christopher Lambert to looking like James Remar.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:15 AM
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Halloween II?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:21 AM
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Quantum of Solace picks up right where Casino Royal left off.
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The Bourne Ultimatum starts pretty much immediately after The Bourne Supremacy ends in Moscow.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:55 AM
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Didn't the last Resident Evil movie do that?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:37 AM
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Star Trek 3, the Search for Spock, picks up right where Star Trek 2, the Wrath of Khan, left off, with Spock being dead and whatnot.
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Somewhat cheating, but:

Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
The Lord of the Rings movies
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:18 AM
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Iron Man 2 starts with the press conference scene from the end of Iron Man, but it felt like more of a callback than a continuation from that scene.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:26 AM
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Final Destination 4 ends with the plane explosion from the beginning of final destination 1.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 picks up exactly where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 left off.
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Deathly Hallows Part 2?

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The Army of Darkness starts with the last scene from The Evil Dead II. Sort of. Anyway, this is my boomstick.

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The Bourne Ultimatum starts pretty much immediately after The Bourne Supremacy ends in Moscow.
Almost correct. The last scene of Supremacy is Bourne contacting Landy (Joan Allen) and finding out his real name. This scene occurs again near the climax of Ultimatum. So in fact most of the last movie takes place before the end of the second!
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The Karate Kid Part II begins with the ending of the tournament from the first movie and the immediate aftermath.
Now that I think about it, the 3rd movie also picks up at the same point. It immediately flashes forward a year, but the very first scene is still the ending of the first movie, and instead of following Daniel and Mr. Miyagi, it goes into Kreese's post-tournament story.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:32 PM
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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For a second at the beginning of The Two Towers, I thought to myself "wait, the last scene from the FotR movie wasn't the Balrog fight, was it?"

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:25 PM
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For a second at the beginning of The Two Towers, I thought to myself "wait, the last scene from the FotR movie wasn't the Balrog fight, was it?"
That would be interesting - a list of sequels that start in the middle of the previous movie.
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Yes, I believe so. IIRC both fighters are taken to the same hospital to get treated.
Also, doesn't Rocky IV pretty much start right after the fight (between Rocky and Apollo) that begins at the end of Rocky III?

The one that first came to mind was Ben (the sequel to Willard).
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The Bourne Ultimatum starts pretty much immediately after The Bourne Supremacy ends in Moscow.
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Almost correct. The last scene of Supremacy is Bourne contacting Landy (Joan Allen) and finding out his real name. This scene occurs again near the climax of Ultimatum. So in fact most of the last movie takes place before the end of the second!
I came in here to point this out. I think a lot of folks miss this when they see it. The sequel is only a half-sequel, half.....is it interquel?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:29 PM
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I came in here to point this out. I think a lot of folks miss this when they see it. The sequel is only a half-sequel, half.....is it interquel?
I'll just go with annoying money grab with almost zero point.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:50 AM
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Cameron's Aliens pretty much starts right where Scott's Alien ended, with Ripley (& Jonesy) in the shuttle, though it's 57 years later! Fincher's Alien3 did much the same thing (without the long time stretch). The AvP sequel did too, but it sucked too much to bother mentioning...
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Most of the serials ever made, going back to the silent film era.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:06 AM
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Also, doesn't Rocky IV pretty much start right after the fight (between Rocky and Apollo) that begins at the end of Rocky III?
IIRC, Rocky V immediately follows up Rocky IV: in Moscow, our hero notices the just-been-inflicted brain damage because his hands are shaking in the dressing room, as surely as he's showering off the oh-so-recent sweat of the Drago fight.
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After the Third Man takes place a few days after the events of The Third Man. Only a cross-country train ride separates the action.

Mad Wednesday/The Sin of Harold Diddlebock is a sequel to the movie The Freshman; the sequel begins showing the final scenes of the first movie, though it then jumps to 20 years later.
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Almost correct. The last scene of Supremacy is Bourne contacting Landy (Joan Allen) and finding out his real name. This scene occurs again near the climax of Ultimatum. So in fact most of the last movie takes place before the end of the second!
And strangely, in between the time that scene happens in the second movie and the third, it suddenly stops being summer and becomes a cold winter.
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After the Third Man takes place a few days after the events of The Third Man. Only a cross-country train ride separates the action..
What film is this!?
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It's a TV miniseries based on a novel, but War and Remembrance picks up some of its many plotlines moments after where Winds of War ends.

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What film is this!?
That should be The Thin Man.

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The Last Days of Patton pretty much picks up where Patton left off.
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Damn, I would pay good money to see a sequel to The Third Man......
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Damn, I would pay good money to see a sequel to The Third Man......

Well, there was a TV series. And a radio show, with Welles reprising his role.
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I'm willing to bet The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will do that, at least if it's anything like the books.

With the books, the chapters end practically mid sentence. I'm sure they do that to give you that 'can't put it down' feeling, but it goes from one book to the next pretty seamlessly as well.
It's like she wrote one 1000 page book and just randomly made three sections out of it.
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REC, Spanish horror movie. Number 2 starts pretty much where the original stopped.
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The Phantasm Series

They all do this. They also go from being standard popcorn horror flick to intensely creepy with a claustrophobic feeling of dread.
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I believe the events that begin Underworld II come almost instantaneously after Underground I ends.
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The last scene of Casablanca blends seamlessly into the start of Woody Allen's Play it Again, Sam. I remember seeing them on a TV double feature where the station substituted the first scene of PIAS for the last scene of C without commercials (or credits) and it really caught me off guard.
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Dracula's Daughter (1936) begins moments after the ending of Dracula (1931).

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Waxworks 2- Trapped In Time

Starts off with a disembodied evil hand escaping the destruction from the first film.
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The Army of Darkness starts with the last scene from The Evil Dead II. Sort of. Anyway, this is my boomstick.
Evil Dead 2 itself did this, sort of, though recapping the first movie through reinactments instead because they didn't have rights to the actual footage.

But even Back To The Future 2 used a reinactment (to replace whoever it was in the original with Elizabeth Shue), so if that counts...
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Doesn't The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest pick up right where The Girl Who Played with Fire left off? This is in the Swedish films though I would bet the new ones will do the same.

Maybe you could argue the first and second of the Swedish films qualify depending how strict you want to be. I think there is a time lapse but it is a similar lapse or scene cut that could occur if it was one movie instead of the divider between two movies. I honestly don't remember where each ends and another begins since I watched them (and read the books) pretty close together.
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