Showdown: Beginners

"This Showdown preys on the days of future past: the great and powerful films that came after the main event—whether that event was also a film, television series, novel, comic or song—and took us back to the beginning while continuing the story*. Get your army of thieves together, open the ouija board, and start listing the ten best prequels, origin stories, sequels-with-flashbacks, and rises-to-power of infamous characters. If your choices don’t make the final destination, hey, better luck tomorrow and see you on the ride back. (*Reboots count only if they include otherwise unexplored origin stories.)"

Note: I'm limiting myself to really good prequels/reboots, so I'm not gonna get to 10.

See here.

Read notes
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Casino Royale
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • Fast & Furious
  • The Long Goodbye