If you're a fan of original Hollywood properties, this summer was your Waterloo: the top six films at the box office ('Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,' 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides,' 'Fast Five' and 'Cars 2') were all sequels -- and films seven and eight were 'Thor' and 'Captain America: First Avenger,' Marvel features part of a larger 'Avengers' narrative. In fact, the only original original film in the box-office top-ten was 'Bridesmaids.' (Pause here for debates about that film's originality.) Famed film critic Roger Ebert has a reason for this sequel (and threequel, fourquel and fivequel) overload: you.
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