Sequels with scenes of ineffective gimmicks from the originals

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  1. Jim DiJoseph

    Jim DiJoseph Second Unit

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    Okay, the thread title might be a tad complex, but I thought this might be a fun exercise. I'm looking for scenes in movie sequels where an actor - hero or not - uses some gimmick that worked in the first movie, but fails in the sequel.

    Here are a couple cases in point (spoilers abound):

    In The Karate Kid, the hero wins the tournament by using the crane technique. In The Karate Kid, Part II, he tries the same thing and gets pummeled.

    In Blade, the hero defeats the arch-villain by using a chemical called EDTA (an anti-coagulant). In Blade II, he tries it on the villain du jour and fails.

    What other sequels are out there with similar scenes?
     
  2. Wayne Bundrick

    Wayne Bundrick Cinematographer

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    In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indy is confronted by a swordsman. He reaches for his pistol, but the holster is empty, because he lost the pistol earlier.
     
  3. Jeremy Stockwell

    Jeremy Stockwell Supporting Actor

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    Neo's line, "Upgrades" from Matrix Reloaded reminds one of Neo's one handed fist fight with Agent Smith at the end of the original.

    Indiana Jones tries the "shoot the swordsmen" trick from RoTLA in Temple of Doom, but his gun isn't there.
    (Oops, Wayne beat me to it) :b

    Just a couple that come to mind quickly.

    JKS
     
  4. James T

    James T Screenwriter

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    In Back to the Future Pt. 1, Marty knocks 50's Biff by getting him to look at one direction and punching him when he turns. In part 2, Marty tries the same thing with 2015 Biff, but his future Biff catches Marty's fist.
     

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