Who you gonna call? In this week’s film quiz on belated sequels, please be prepared to wait 20 years or longer for a response.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrives in cinemas more than 32 years after 1989’s Ghostbusters II, but it’s far from the only sequel to leave it a decade or two before coming along. In much the same way, this week’s movie quiz is a follow-up to various Sequelizer rounds (Threequelizer, Prequelizer, Sequelizer II: The Search For More Money) but doesn’t consider those ones canon – this is the “Legacyquelizer”, if you will!
Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. Cue the slow-tempo piano music and vague narration about stuff you remember from previous quizzes…
ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History
This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!
- 1985 – Which of the Rocky sequels is back in cinemas this week with a new director’s cut?
- 2003 – Who plays the UK Prime Minister in Love Actually?
- 1968 – Cornelius, Zira, and Dr Zaius are characters in which classic sci-fi film?
- 2011/2 – What is the title of the fourth Twilight novel, adapted into two films directed by Bill Condon?
- 1971 – BBC One’s Film… programme first aired this week 50 years ago – which British film critic became its first regular presenter the following year?
- 1993 – Complete the title of the comedy starring Mike Myers – So I Married An…
- 1989 – Who plays Veronica Sawyer in Heathers?
- 1997 – Who directed Chasing Amy?
- 1983 – In the horror film Cujo, what breed of dog is Cujo?
- 1962 – Born this week, who connects the 2000s films Panic Room, Flightplan, and The Brave One?
ROUND TWO – The Legacyquelizer!
Next, some questions about sequels which were released 20 or more years after the story they’re following…
- Mary Poppins Returns, but Julie Andrews didn’t – who plays the practically perfect nanny in 2018’s sequel?
- The War Boys, the Bullet Farmers, and the Vuvalina all feature in which action film?
- In what year is Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel set?
- 1986’s The Color Of Money is a sequel to which 1961 film?
- Which 2021 horror sequel has the same title as the 1992 original?
- Superman Returns, but the late, great Christopher Reeve didn’t – who plays the Man of Steel in the 2006 follow-up to Richard Donner’s movies?
- Which 2017 sequel is adapted from the novel Porno by Irvine Welsh?
- In Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its sequels, which character is Kylo Ren’s father?
- Who reprises the role of Semmi, Reverend Brown, and various other characters in 2021’s Coming 2 America?
- What is the full title of the 2011 sequel to 1973’s The Wicker Man?
ROUND THREE – Pot Luck
Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!
- Which classic monster movie ends with the quote “It was Beauty killed the beast”?
- Who plays roving reporter Brian Fantana in the Anchorman movies?
- Which famous detective does Basil Rathbone play in 1946’s Terror By Night?
- Beatrix Kiddo is the main character in which film duology?
- What word can you add to Cinderella, Inside, and Little to make three other movies released in the 2000s?
- Released 20 years ago this week, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone has a different title in the US – what is it?
- In which 1983 comedy does Steve Martin play a surgeon called Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr?
- How many heroes make up Marvel’s Big Hero team in the Disney animated movie of the same name?
- In what decade was the 31st and final Carry On film released?
- And finally, what connects Humphrey Bogart in 1972, Elvis Presley in 1993, and Adolf Hitler in 2019?
Ready for the answers?
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