Big franchise filmmaking is dominating the industry these days. You couldn't finance a biopic about Jonas Salk developing the polio vaccine without a scene where he befriends Don Toretto and his time-traveling Alfa Romeo.
That said, some blockbusters feel slightly out of place in their own series, like if Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear spent an entire movie doing heroin in Scotland, you might think to yourself "Hey, that felt more like another Trainspotting sequel" before promptly ordering a CAT Scan. Similarly, there are a few real movies we'd argue fit better in totally different series, such as how ...
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a Harry Potter Movie
When it came out last year, the latest entry in the Star Wars series, The Rise of Skywalker, prompted lots of different reactions from fans ranging from "It's great!" to "It's terrible!" to "Why is this Star Wars movie full of acclaimed actors in skintight cat costumes?" But despite the fact that it's clearly set in a galaxy far, far away and features multiple scenes where Lando Calrissian is horny, it surprisingly feels a lot like a Harry Potter movie. Even the central premise that Emperor Palpatine has inexplicably returned from the dead makes more sense in the world of Harry Potter, like how Voldemort comes back to life using whatever dark magic can stave off death but not resurrect a single nose, apparently.
Warner Bros.It's a scientific fact that cartilage cannot survive a trip to the underworld.
Harry's hunt for horcruxes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is not dissimilar from Rey's Goonies-esque quest for a Sith Wayfinder. Hell, one even requires an ancient sword, the other an ancient dagger, for some confusing reason. Random set-pieces seem plucked out of J.K. Rowling's fictional universe, from the giant subterranean snakes to weird, robed cultists to a final duel that mirrors Harry's stand-off with Voldemort, right down to the supportive ghosts.
Warner Bros.Oh, and the gratuitous face-melting.