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Daniel Herbert and Constantine Verevis

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474451369

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451369.001.0001

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Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise

Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise

(p.173) Chapter 11 Reboot, Requel, Legacyquel: Jurassic World and the Nostalgia Franchise
Film Reboots

Kathleen Loock

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines the ‘nostalgia’ reboot, a serial form that restarts a franchise at the same time that it preserves and celebrates its past. It identifies films like The Force Awakens and Creed as new films in these nostalgia franchises, but specifically investigates the case of Jurassic World, a film that summons its (pre-historic) past and employs nostalgia as its method of renewal. Describing the nostalgia reboot as evidence of a type of Hollywood remake practice that invests in sequelisation strategies that preserve long-term continuity, the chapter outlines nostalgia-driven pleasures and multi-generational appeal of those reboots that maintain continuity and facilitate immersion in an ongoing, already familiar story world.

Keywords:   Film reboots, seriality, Jurassic World, film sequels, nostalgia

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