History EarlyInstallmentWeirdness / Film

20th Apr '18 12:12:00 PM StardustSoldier
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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film: Despite the movie being the TropeNamer for MissionImpossibleCableDrop, which in turn would set the bar for the high concept scenes and stunts of the sequels, the first film is VERY different in tone from them. There's very little in terms of action scenes until the end - even the cable drop scene is more tension than action or complex stunts. Ethan's character doesn't have that "larger than life" reputation and presentation the other films give him. It's a much more quiet and psychological film whose tone does clash with its sequels, who would become more known for their action and stunts, when watching the series back to back. (helps the first was made by thriller expert Creator/BrianDePalma, while from the second onward the series went for action-based directors)

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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' film: Despite the movie being the TropeNamer for MissionImpossibleCableDrop, which in turn would set the bar for the high concept scenes and stunts of the sequels, the first film is VERY different in tone from them. There's very little in terms of action scenes until the end - even the cable drop scene is more tension than action or complex stunts. Ethan's character doesn't have that "larger than life" reputation and presentation the other films give him. It's a much more quiet and psychological film whose tone does clash with its sequels, who would become more known for their action and stunts, when watching the series back to back. (helps (It helps that the first was made by thriller expert Creator/BrianDePalma, while from the second onward the series went for action-based directors)directors.)
20th Apr '18 12:09:39 PM StardustSoldier
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* ''Disney/{{Maleficent}}'' started, or at least inspired, Creator/{{Disney}}'s [[Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes trend]] of making LiveActionAdaptation's of their Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Despite this, it is extremely different from the other titles. ''Maleficent'' is obviously an AlternateUniverse PerspectiveFlip take on ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. It contradicts the original film in location (Scotland instead of England), [[AdaptationNameChange names]] (Diablo's name, and all the fairies have different names, in ''Maleficent''), and most of all the characterization of both [[AdaptationalHeroism the title character]] and [[AdaptationalVillainy King Stefan]]. Starting with ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'', the films instead became more straighter adaptations. They follow the original films more accurately while still being more realistic than the original's and having their fair share of differences.

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* ''Disney/{{Maleficent}}'' started, or at least inspired, Creator/{{Disney}}'s [[Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes trend]] of making LiveActionAdaptation's of their Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Despite this, it is extremely different from the other titles. ''Maleficent'' is obviously an AlternateUniverse PerspectiveFlip take on ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. It contradicts the original film in location (Scotland instead of England), [[AdaptationNameChange names]] (Diablo's name, and all the fairies have different names, in ''Maleficent''), and most of all the characterization of both [[AdaptationalHeroism the title character]] and [[AdaptationalVillainy King Stefan]]. Starting with ''Film/{{Cinderella 2015}}'', the films instead became more straighter straight adaptations. They follow the original films more accurately accurately, while still being more realistic than the original's originals and having their fair share of differences.
8th Apr '18 9:11:31 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''Film/MadMax'' movie is very different from those that followed. It is [[JustBeforeTHeEnd not postapocalyptic]], and Max spends most of it as a happily married family man with wife, child and job rather than the lone nomadic warrior of the wastelands he later becomes. The film is also very [[ToneShift different in tone]], relying more on slowly building suspense with only occasional, brief action sequences.

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* The first ''Film/MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax1'' movie is very different from those that followed. It is [[JustBeforeTHeEnd not postapocalyptic]], and Max spends most of it as a happily married family man with wife, child and job rather than the lone nomadic warrior of the wastelands he later becomes. The film is also very [[ToneShift different in tone]], relying more on slowly building suspense with only occasional, brief action sequences.
4th Mar '18 9:13:11 PM Pichu-kun
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** A similar example from Chaplin's time at Keystone being the short ''Mabel At the Wheel'' (starring and co-directed by Mabel Normand) in which Chaplin not only plays the ''villain'' but in contrast to his "Tramp" persona is seen wearing a top hat, frock coat and goatee-like beard (apparently in imitation of Ford Sterling, whom he'd been hired to replace).

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** A similar example from Chaplin's time at Keystone being the short ''Mabel At the Wheel'' (starring and co-directed by Mabel Normand) Creator/MabelNormand) in which Chaplin not only plays the ''villain'' but in contrast to his "Tramp" persona is seen wearing a top hat, frock coat and goatee-like beard (apparently in imitation of Ford Sterling, whom he'd been hired to replace).
24th Jan '18 7:13:55 PM TheRoguePenguin
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23rd Jan '18 3:06:14 PM Papermage8
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** In the second film, Doc is appalled that Marty would want the Sports Almanac for betting purposes, loudly proclaiming that he didn't invent the time machine for financial gain. In the first movie, though, he tells Marty that, when he travels to the future, he's going to find out who wins the next 25 World Series. Granted, he never explicitly states he's going to bet on them, but it's the most likely explanation.
13th Jan '18 9:45:13 PM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
12th Jan '18 5:47:56 AM StardustSoldier
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** Vader's suit was dirtier in the first movie and the metal part on his chest was behind the two cloth strips instead of in front of them. The eyepieces on his helmet were also tinted a very dark red before switching to solid black in ''Empire'' and beyond.The more primitive Vader suit is also visible in ''Rogue One''.

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** Vader's suit was dirtier in the first movie and the metal part on his chest was behind the two cloth strips instead of in front of them. The eyepieces on his helmet were also tinted a very dark red before switching to solid black in ''Empire'' and beyond. The more primitive Vader suit is also visible in ''Rogue One''.
12th Jan '18 12:03:54 AM StardustSoldier
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** The lightsaber battle in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV - Film/ANewHope'' is quite stiff and awkward compared to the more dramatic and gymnastic swordfights in later installments. According to Creator/MarkHamill, the original lightsaber props had motors to rotate the "blades," making them too heavy and dangerous for any impressive {{flynning}}. Also, Obi-Wan's lightsaber "flickers" in mid-battle, while most subsequent lightsabers do not.

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** The lightsaber battle in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode IV - Film/ANewHope'' is quite stiff and awkward compared to the more dramatic and gymnastic swordfights in later installments. According to Creator/MarkHamill, the original lightsaber props had motors to rotate the "blades," making them too heavy and dangerous for any impressive {{flynning}}. Also, Obi-Wan's lightsaber "flickers" in mid-battle, while most subsequent lightsabers do not.
4th Jan '18 4:25:30 PM StardustSoldier
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** Darth Vader showed far more emotion when delivering his lines than he would in the sequels - he actually showed anger and rage when tearing through the Rebel ship and later showed amusement when Force choking an uppity Imperial during a meeting. This behavior returned in the prequel film ''Film/RogueOne''

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** Darth Vader showed far more emotion when delivering his lines than he would in the sequels - he actually showed anger and rage when tearing through the Rebel ship ship, and later showed amusement when Force choking an uppity Imperial during a meeting. This behavior returned in the prequel film ''Film/RogueOne'' film, ''Film/RogueOne''.
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