A movie featuring elements from a previous film
Hollywood is greenlighting so many requels that appeal to 90s kids.
I know, isn't it great! Move over boomers!
|Fan service||Indulging fans' desires|
|Dramedy||Dramatic and comedic movie|
|Rom com||Romantic comedy|
|Binge-watch||To view many episodes or movies in a row|
|Fandom||Community of fans|
|Fanboy||A dedicated male fan|
|Fangirl||A dedicated female fan|
|Shipping||Hoping for two people to get into a relationship|
|Superfan||An extremely dedicated fan|
|Headcanon||A fan's unverified beliefs about a story|
|SWTFA||Star Wars: The Force Awakens|
|Boomer||A person born between 1946 and 1964|
A requel is a movie that includes subject matter from a previous movie in the franchise but is not a remake or a direct continuation of the plot of a previous movie (like a sequel or prequel). Some examples of requels include Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, Halloween, Scream, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It is not clear who coined the "requel" term, but it dates back to the mid-2000s. Passionate movie fans, known as cinephiles, have adopted the term as a descriptor for movies that are different from sequels, prequels, or remakes but possess similar traits. You will most likely see cinephiles use the term when discussing movies online on forums like Reddit or 4chan.
What makes a movie a requel vs. a sequel?
Requels typically provide fresh ideas that include a nod to ideas or characters from previous installments. The primary traits that make a movie a requel are: