A Brief History of Blockbuster Sequels Going Dark

Nov 07, 2013 Comments

It's not only the title that tells us Thor: The Dark World will be a more serious story than the first film starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding god. Nowadays, it's inevitable that blockbuster sequels -- usually the second installment of a planned series, but, increasingly, the third -- will turn to the dark side, a trend that George Lucas inadvertently started when he guided The Empire Strikes Back to its bleak, unsettling finale. How successful have they been?

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