All posts tagged franchise

Exclusive Review of Steven Caple Jr’s ‘Creed II’

In 2015, Creed revitalised the Rocky series with a fresh, modern take that gave director Ryan Coogler an auteur status and became the most critically acclaimed film in the series […]

The Twilight Renaissance – discovering the Saga again.

Back in July, when the last few weeks of summer stretched out in dullness as people started to leave and night outs started to repeat, I was looking for something […]

Exclusive Review of Shane Black’s ‘Predator’.

In 1987, Predator was released. Though not acclaimed at the time, it soon gained a strong fanbase and critical re-evaluation. Whilst one might initially dismiss it as a typical 80’s action […]

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, […]