續集 sequel

名詞

相似詞 following work, subsequent development
搭配詞 movie, literary work

【單詞解析】

當一部文學作品或電影成功後,打鐵趁熱推出續集,往往是商業好主意。續集一部接一部,成就了橫越媒體、遊戲、玩具、服裝、旅遊、展覽的大型企業,好萊塢在這方面可謂獨步全球,超人(Superman)、侏儸記公園(Jurassic Park)、星際爭霸戰(Star Trek),乃至星際大戰(Star Wars)都是有名的影視連鎖產業(movie franchise enterprise)。和續集相反的是前傳(prequel),如魔戒、蝙蝠俠都有前傳系列作品。

【例句】

粉絲已經等此續集多年了,從排隊人潮就可看出來。
The fans have been waiting for the sequel for years. The long waiting line shows it.

導演李安很聰明地沒有拍《臥虎藏龍》續集,該片得到全球讚譽,票房也很成功。
Director Ang Lee wisely chose not to produce a sequel to Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon, which received universal acclaims and was a box office success.

《星際大戰:原力覺醒》是該系列前三集的續集。前三集是《曙光乍現》、《帝國大反擊》,和《絶地大反攻》。
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a sequel to its first three episodes: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.