Perhaps more than any other year in movie history, studios and filmmakers opted to exploit as much of your dewy-eyed nostalgia as possible, what with a new Star Wars movie borrowing liberally from earlier movies and featuring veteran cast members, Creed re-configuring Sylvester Stallone as the wise trainer, Jurassic World returning to Isla Nublar from the first movie and Goosebumps attempting to recall your favourite childhood books. On the other hand, there's straight-up garbage like Terminator Genisys giving Arnie another workout while recreating scenes from previous, better movies in the series, and Jem and the Holograms being a disgraceful attempt to update the classic 80s cartoon. How does this make you dumber? Given that all but one of these movies has been financially successful, it proves that filmmakers can lean heavily on your sentimental attachments to prior movies and characters rather than actually coming up with something new and unique. We've all been duped by it, and though most of the films themselves weren't bad, they certainly manipulated us, and we allowed it to happen. Because we're dumb.
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