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12th Feb '18 6:44:05 PM TokoWH
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For series that ''already'' started out action-y and continue to escalate from there, see SerialEscalation.
26th Jan '18 6:51:19 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' is a funny example, in that it actually has ''more'' fight scenes, gun battles, a car chase, and StuffBlowingUp than the [[Film/BladeRunner original]], but feels like it has ''fewer'' thanks to its longer running time and long segments of atmospheric drama.
5th Dec '17 4:54:01 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119332/a-new-home-ii-a-queens-revenge A Queen's Revenge:]] Queen Chrysalis shows up and tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and ''definitely'' WouldHurtAChild, especially one connected to one of the Element bearers. It's not as dark as the {{Gorn}} fics that follow in the footsteps of ''{{Cupcakes}},'' but compared to the tone of the previous arcs it's like expecting the next episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' and instead getting one of the movies. However, the fourth and current arc, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/128882/a-new-home-iii-the-quest-for-the-lost-locket The Quest for the Lost Locket,]] doesn't continue this progression.

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** [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/119332/a-new-home-ii-a-queens-revenge A Queen's Revenge:]] Queen Chrysalis shows up and tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and ''definitely'' WouldHurtAChild, especially one connected to one of the Element bearers. It's not as dark as the {{Gorn}} fics that follow in the footsteps of ''{{Cupcakes}},'' ''Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}},'' but compared to the tone of the previous arcs it's like expecting the next episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' and instead getting one of the movies. However, the fourth and current arc, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/128882/a-new-home-iii-the-quest-for-the-lost-locket The Quest for the Lost Locket,]] doesn't continue this progression.
30th Nov '17 12:28:15 AM Kamiguy123
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* The original ''Franchies/AloneInTheDark'' is a slow-paced horror story. The sequel has Carnby repeatedly gunning down and being gunned down by gangsters and pirates.

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* The original ''Franchies/AloneInTheDark'' ''VideoGame/AloneInTheDark'' is a slow-paced horror story. The sequel has Carnby repeatedly gunning down and being gunned down by gangsters and pirates.
23rd Nov '17 3:17:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' compared to ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. ''Echoes'' ups the difficulty and frequency of combat sequences, and adds more boss fights, as opposed to just one major boss per area in the first game. Furthermore, while the native Chozo civilization of Tallon IV from ''Prime'' was a peaceful race that slowly got consumed by the Phazon, the Luminoth of Aether from ''Echoes'' had to become a warrior race due to 50 years of constant war against the Ing; many Luminoth bodies remaining from that war can be found all over the game world.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', compared to the first previous two games. There are a lot more actionized setpieces (like dropping a giant bomb on a Leviathan shield, the demolition trooper escort mission, Hypermode, the free-fall Ridley fight) and less isolated parts. It is also more linear, but mostly due to level design, as you fly around several planets and the areas are smaller. There is still plenty of exploring to do, but combat takes a strong precedence over it.

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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' compared to ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. ''Echoes'' ups the difficulty and frequency of combat sequences, and adds more boss fights, as opposed to just one major boss per area in the first game. Furthermore, The game also adds FPS-oriented concepts such as an ammo system for the standard beam weapons (previous games in the series had limited it to Missiles and Power Bombs) and a multiplayer mode. Lastly, while the native Chozo civilization of Tallon IV from ''Prime'' was a peaceful race that slowly got consumed by the Phazon, the Luminoth of Aether from ''Echoes'' had to become a warrior race due to 50 years of constant war against the Ing; many Luminoth bodies remaining from that war can be found all over the game world.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', compared to the first previous two games.''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''. There are a lot more actionized setpieces (like dropping a giant bomb on a Leviathan shield, the demolition trooper escort mission, Hypermode, the free-fall Ridley fight) and less isolated parts. It is also more linear, but mostly due to level design, as you fly around several planets and the areas are smaller. There is still plenty of exploring to do, but combat takes a strong precedence over it.
22nd Nov '17 5:47:57 PM igordebraga
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* ''The Evil Dead'' series ups the action and comedy in each installment. ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' is a low-budget horror movie with a rather helpless male SurvivorGirl, Ash. ''Film/EvilDead2'', taking place on the same day, has Ash pick up a shotgun and chainsaw to fight the Deadites head-on. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' follows the trend by turning Ash into a wisecracking action hero.
* ''Film/FirstBlood'' was a moody piece about a troubled Vietnam War vet trying to adapt to a regular life again and failing disastrously. ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and later sequels take that vet and put him back where he is killing people and taking names.

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* ''The Evil Dead'' series ups the action and comedy in each installment. ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' is a low-budget horror movie with a rather helpless male SurvivorGirl, FinalGirl, Ash. ''Film/EvilDead2'', taking place on the same day, has Ash pick up a shotgun and chainsaw to fight the Deadites head-on. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' follows the trend by turning Ash into a wisecracking action hero.
* ''Film/FirstBlood'' was a moody piece about a troubled Vietnam War vet trying to adapt to a regular life again and failing disastrously. ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and later sequels sequels take that vet and put him back where he is killing people and taking names.names - [[SequelDisplacement which is what people think about when the name]] "Franchise/{{Rambo}}" is said.
15th Nov '17 9:15:23 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', compared to the first previous two games. There are a lot more actionized setpieces (like dropping a giant bomb on a leviathan shield, the demolition trooper escort mission, Hypermode, the free-fall Ridley fight) and less isolated parts. It is also more linear, but mostly due to level design, as you fly around several planets and the areas are smaller. There is still plenty of exploring to do, but combat takes a strong precedence over it.

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** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' compared to ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. ''Echoes'' ups the difficulty and frequency of combat sequences, and adds more boss fights, as opposed to just one major boss per area in the first game. Furthermore, while the native Chozo civilization of Tallon IV from ''Prime'' was a peaceful race that slowly got consumed by the Phazon, the Luminoth of Aether from ''Echoes'' had to become a warrior race due to 50 years of constant war against the Ing; many Luminoth bodies remaining from that war can be found all over the game world.
** ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', compared to the first previous two games. There are a lot more actionized setpieces (like dropping a giant bomb on a leviathan Leviathan shield, the demolition trooper escort mission, Hypermode, the free-fall Ridley fight) and less isolated parts. It is also more linear, but mostly due to level design, as you fly around several planets and the areas are smaller. There is still plenty of exploring to do, but combat takes a strong precedence over it.
15th Nov '17 8:33:24 AM kablammin45
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* The sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. The first movie was a FishOutOfWater movie about Lightning growing up and learning to appreciate the people around him in time for a big race. ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' involves him and Mater being mistaken for American spies by British intelligence, leading to chase sequences and plenty of StuffBlowingUp.

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* The sequel to ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. The first movie was a FishOutOfWater movie about Lightning growing up and learning to appreciate the people around him in time for a big race. ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' involves him and Mater being mistaken for American spies by British intelligence, leading to chase sequences and plenty of StuffBlowingUp. Averted with ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'', which went back to a tone similar to the first movie and is about Lightning's struggles over being replaced by newer and faster cars on the racetrack.
31st Oct '17 6:09:10 AM Divra
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* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is a suspense movie about a creature hidden in the labyrinthine corridors of a space ship. ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' [[SendInTheClones sends in the clones]] for all-out war. This was because James Cameron (who also wrote ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'') thought ''Alien'' was perfect at what it did and wanted to do something different. Notably, ''Aliens'' is considered a great film in its own right, and some consider it [[EvenBetterSequel even better]] than ''Alien''.

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* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is a suspense movie about a creature hidden in the labyrinthine corridors of a space ship. ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' [[SendInTheClones sends in the clones]] for all-out war. This was because James Cameron (who also wrote ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'') thought ''Alien'' was perfect at what it did and wanted to do something different. [[TropesAreNotBad Notably, ''Aliens'' is considered a great film in its own right, right]], and some consider it [[EvenBetterSequel even better]] than ''Alien''.
26th Oct '17 10:08:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' is an example of this happening with remakes rather than sequels. The [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} first adaptation]] in 1976 was shot on a budget of just $1.8 million[[note]]Barely $7 million when adjusted for inflation -- chump change for any film, especially before the advent of CGI.[[/note]], meaning that they couldn't film Carrie's rampage as it was described in the book (with her burning down the whole town). As a result, the special effects were limited to just the prom and a handful of other scenes. When the film was remade as a [[Film/{{Carrie 2002}} TV movie]] in 2002, it cranked up the rampage to near-DisasterMovie levels. And [[Film/{{Carrie 2013}} the 2013 version]] followed the same path... only this time, the destruction has an actual budget behind it as opposed to the '02 version's cheap CG.
** Ditto for the '76 film's sequel, ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'', which greatly [[BloodierAndGorier amped up the bloodshed]] over the original film and featured a number of kills that wouldn't look out of place in a SlasherMovie.

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* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' is an example of this happening with remakes rather than sequels. The [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} first adaptation]] in 1976 was shot on a budget of just $1.8 million[[note]]Barely $7 million when adjusted for inflation -- chump change for any film, especially before the advent of CGI.[[/note]], meaning that they couldn't film Carrie's rampage as it was described in the book (with her burning down the whole town). As a result, the special effects were limited to just the prom and a handful of other scenes. When the film was remade as a [[Film/{{Carrie 2002}} TV movie]] in 2002, it cranked up the rampage to near-DisasterMovie levels. And [[Film/{{Carrie 2013}} the 2013 version]] followed the same path... only this time, the destruction has an actual budget behind it as opposed to the '02 version's cheap CG.
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CG. Ditto for the '76 film's sequel, ''Film/TheRageCarrie2'', which greatly [[BloodierAndGorier amped up the bloodshed]] over the original film and featured a number of kills that wouldn't look out of place in a SlasherMovie.



-->'''WebVideo/TheRageaholic''': In many ways, the second ''Death Wish'' film is a remake of the first, but with the violence, brooding atmosphere and omnipresent sexual assault cranked UpToEleven. But fret thee not, because by ''Death Wish 3'' we're gonna find a way to crank that violence up to a ''twenty-fuckin'-eight''!
* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' was a low-budget early '80s horror movie, with the male lead as the sole survivor. It was good. Six years and 12 in-movie hours of experience later, Creator/BruceCampbell stars as the now badass survivor, who still makes mistakes but kicks EldritchAbomination ass, and kicks even more ass in 1992 in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal "The Ultimate Ass-Kicking"]]!

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-->'''WebVideo/TheRageaholic''': In many ways, * ''The Evil Dead'' series ups the second ''Death Wish'' film is a remake of the first, but with the violence, brooding atmosphere action and omnipresent sexual assault cranked UpToEleven. But fret thee not, because by ''Death Wish 3'' we're gonna find a way to crank that violence up to a ''twenty-fuckin'-eight''!
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comedy in each installment. ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' was is a low-budget early '80s horror movie, movie with the a rather helpless male lead as SurvivorGirl, Ash. ''Film/EvilDead2'', taking place on the sole survivor. It was good. Six years same day, has Ash pick up a shotgun and 12 in-movie hours of experience later, Creator/BruceCampbell stars as chainsaw to fight the now badass survivor, who still makes mistakes but kicks EldritchAbomination ass, and kicks even more ass in 1992 in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal "The Ultimate Ass-Kicking"]]!Deadites head-on. ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' follows the trend by turning Ash into a wisecracking action hero.



* ''Film/TheTerminator'' is a horror movie about being chased by an unyielding, unstoppable menace. ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' is ROBOT FIGHT CITY.



* While ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' was already an action-packed blockbuster, much of the [[CoolVersusAwesome robot-on-robot action]] mostly didn't happen until the climax. [[Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen The next]] [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon two movies]] though increased the level of action and robot carnage UpToEleven. ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' though slightly dialed back (though in comparison that would be like saying replacing Hydrogen for Uranium for an explosive).
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