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Old 07-06-07, 03:25 PM   #1
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Most unbelievable movie character resurrection

Inspired by the news that Dennis Hopper's Howard Payne character may be back for Speed 3, I'd like to know what are the most bizzare, brazen, and generally unbelievable instances of a movie character coming back from the dead, as it were, in a movie sequel (not prequel).

I can think of a few movie characters that have returned from the dead, but none of them are really surprising/unbelievable given the context of the film(s) and the (lack of) confirmation of the death(s):

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- Captain Barbossa in POTC: DMC
- Jean Grey / Phoenix in X3
- Whistler in Blade II
- Gandalf in LOTR:TTT
- Ahnuld in T2
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Old 07-06-07, 03:27 PM   #2
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There is absolutely, positively, 100% no chance (none), that Howard Payne survived that.
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Old 07-06-07, 03:28 PM   #3
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There is absolutely, positively, 100% no chance (none), that Howard Payne survived that.
Yeah, that's why I'm thinking it's probably a prequel. But if it's not. Wow. Just wow.
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Old 07-06-07, 03:46 PM   #4
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Chow Yun Fat in A Better Tomorrow part II
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Old 07-06-07, 03:49 PM   #5
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Old 07-06-07, 03:49 PM   #6
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Chow Yun Fat in A Better Tomorrow part II
Did you see the film? They used the old
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Old 07-06-07, 03:50 PM   #7
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Old 07-06-07, 04:01 PM   #8
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Freddy came back to life in ANOES 4 when a dog named Jason peed fire on his bones






that's my second post about ANOES 4 in two days, weird
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Old 07-06-07, 04:10 PM   #9
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Ahnuld in T2? He wasn't even the same character!!

Alien Resurrection?
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Old 07-06-07, 04:28 PM   #10
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Old 07-06-07, 04:39 PM   #11
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yeah Im thinking that if Hopper is in speed 3 he will be Howard Payne's twin brother...
i guesst they could go the die hard 3 route where the brother wants revenge.
mad bombers run in the family i guess.
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Old 07-06-07, 04:46 PM   #12
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Ahnuld in T2? He wasn't even the same character!!

Alien Resurrection?
Same goes for Alien Resurrection. The Ripley in that movie was a human/alien hybrid they created.
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Old 07-06-07, 04:47 PM   #13
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Old 07-06-07, 04:49 PM   #14
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The Shredder in TMNT: Secret of the Ooze.

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Old 07-06-07, 04:57 PM   #15
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Freddy came back to life in ANOES 4 when a dog named Jason peed fire on his bones


that's my second post about ANOES 4 in two days, weird
It did happen in the dreamworld though so it could be explained as he wasn't dead to begin with.

There is absolutely nothing that can beat Jason Vorhees being resurrected when the coroner decides to literally eat his black heart in Jason Goes to Hell ....

My friends and I were laughing for minutes when we first saw this.
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Old 07-06-07, 05:19 PM   #16
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Tom Cruise's character in Far & Away
Tom Cruise's kid in War of the Worlds
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Old 07-06-07, 05:27 PM   #17
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Tom Cruise's kid in War of the Worlds
Perfect call. What a shameless, transparent and manipulative move by Spielberg.
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Old 07-06-07, 05:55 PM   #18
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yeah Im thinking that if Hopper is in speed 3 he will be Howard Payne's twin brother...
Unless it turns out that it was actually the twin brother who died in Speed.

Either way, it's incredibly lame.

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Old 07-07-07, 08:13 AM   #19
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John Travolta's career.
It's funny, cause it's true.

I think Jason takes the cake for the most unbelievable resurrection. Freddy would take second based on the fact that in Freddy vs Jason he got his head cut off and when Jason was holding it, He winked.
I'd also say Chucky but he's sort of a special case.
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Old 07-07-07, 10:49 AM   #20
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Old 07-07-07, 11:21 AM   #21
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Tom Cruise's kid in War of the Worlds
First one that came to mind.
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Old 07-07-07, 11:25 AM   #22
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What the heck was Spielberg thinking. Seriously.

I don't get it. I watch Schindler's List, SPR, etc and I am thinking... "this is a MASTER CRAFTSMAN". And then he makes War of the Worlds and lets that kid return.

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Old 07-07-07, 11:33 AM   #23
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Tom Cruise's kid in War of the Worlds
This was the first thing that came to mind for me...except it doesn't meet the "in a sequel" criteria. In my mind, though, that makes it even worse.

Say...what about that Starman character?!? Huge explosion and he comes walking out of the fire, I mean come ON! What are you, some friggin alien?!?

Also...the return of Jenny Hayden (sp?).

While I'm on it....what about this Jesus character? Oh yeah, the son of god/he is god thing. Ok, well what about Lazarus, HUH!?!? He's neither god nor the son of god! WHAT ABOUT THAT?!?!?!

Sorry bout that.....
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