All posts tagged franchise

Mumma Mia, Here We Go Again, Another Sequel

Lead. The sequel to the 2008 smash hit has been widely anticipated, not just by ABBA lovers. News of Cher joining the cast only increased the expectations of fans and […]

Mission Impossible: Fallout – A franchise not yet ready to bomb

Mission Impossible is one of the most definitive spy-action franchises, perhaps second only to James Bond. The franchise started as a one-off adaption of a television series and quickly became its […]

The First Purge, a step backwards for the franchise

Let’s be honest, did anybody see The Purge (2013) and expect sequels? They are built upon a ridiculous premise and the series started with, what is essentially, a poorly done […]

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kindom – A Floundering Franchise?

The Jurassic Park franchise has been on a rough journey ever since the first film. Steven Spielberg’s original was a classic, ground-breaking film, but his follow-up The Lost World was […]

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo is one of Star Wars’s most iconic characters. Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the cynic with a noble streak was career defining and shaped the franchise’s storyline. For this […]

Tomb Raider Review – Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft Reboot Aims for a Cinematic Bullseye, But Unfortunately Misses the Mark

The Tomb Raider franchise has been incredibly successful ever since its inception in 1996, selling 63 million copies worldwide. Lara Croft has also been one of gaming’s most popular protagonists, […]

The Mummy Review – The ‘Dark Universe’ Needs a Few Bandages to Bring Itself Back to Life after this Lukewarm, yet Innocently Fun, Start

If there is one trend that has really surged into the blood stream of the film industry, it’s the so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’. Marvel, DC, Fox, they’ve all jumped aboard the […]

Waiting for Gadot: Wonder Woman and the Problem with Movie Franchises

In Samuel Becket’s famous play Waiting for Godot, Vladimir and Estragon wait in an empty road next to a single bare tree for Godot to arrive – Waiting in an […]

The Dream Factory without The Dream: How Less Films Means More

In terms of the annual recurrence, what every film fan does is prep his schedule for the movies to come. Summer Season is the first to make the cut. Note […]