Sequels that uses Nostalgia as a Thematic Crouch and Execute the themes amazingly

I love when sequels to films take the idea of nostalgia pandering and use it as a way to explore deeper themes and ideas that are in service to the story and characters at large.

  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Toy Story 4
  • Creed
  • Logan
  • T2 Trainspotting
  • TRON: Legacy