7 Meta Sequels That Screwed With Audiences’ Minds (and Expectations)

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7 Meta Sequels That Screwed With Audiences’ Minds (and Expectations)

We are truly living in a golden age of meta sequels. Not only is “The Matrix Resurrections” now playing, which might be the most inward-looking sequel of all time, but “Spider-Man: No Way Home” just opened and broke records while also referencing the entire filmed history of the character. (An interesting thing that these movies both prove, too, is that self-referentiality does not equal a lack of sincerity. These are two of the most heartfelt blockbusters in recent memory.) In fact, it’s enough to makes us think about the history of meta sequels and why they do (or do not) work.

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