This sequel not only makes the uncles, uncles, and aunts who watched "The Defender" in the theater greatly satisfied in the nostalgic atmosphere, but also makes the audience from 20 to 40 years old happy, which is really not easy. The nostalgic part is relatively simple. The opening of the sequel is a replica of the opening of the first episode. Except for the planes being replaced with newer models, the ground crew clothing on the aircraft carrier is somewhat different, and the rest are almost exact copies. Of course, the most important thing is the sound effects and soundtrack.
I believe that when Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" played, many experienced audiences must have been greatly moved. They probably wanted to clap loudly in the movie theater, but because they are middle-aged and elderly Be more self-sufficient, so you can only endure the restraint and cry silently. Then, whether it's the Lone Ranger (now Colonel Mitchell) putting whatsapp list on a flight jacket and riding a heavy machine on the highway, playing the piano and singing at the bar, playing ball with a muscular man on the beach, or the Lone Ranger carrying a fighter jet and deliberately flying over the tower to let the commander. Classic scenes such as overturning the coffee should be able to make the senior audience's sense of satisfaction continue to accumulate.
However, for viewers who didn't have the opportunity to watch the first episode or were vaguely impressed, these "nostalgic" satisfactions did not happen? And according to my private investigation, many young viewers didn't deliberately "make up" the first episode before watching the sequel (some people made it up after the fact, and even thought it didn't matter if they didn't make it up), but they still thought it was pretty good. why? I think that's where the magic lies. In fact, "The Lone Ranger" is not a sequel to the first episode, but a "remake" of the first episode. So-called remakes are never uncommon in Hollywood, and even quite a few in the past decade (but most of the market reactions have been terrible).