All posts tagged sequel

Ant-Man and the Wasp: A light and refreshing entry to the MCU

It’s ironic that the 20th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is not a grand epic crossover like Infinity War, but instead a sequel to Ant-Man; better remembered for Edgar […]

Q&A with Michael Lehmann – director of Heathers (1988) and American Horror Story (2011-2013)

Michael Lehmann’s most celebrated film, teenage black comedy Heathers turns 30 this year. With it comes a re-release and a short run back in UK cinemas. To only know Lehmann by Heathers would be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reviewing The Incredibles: The best superhero film of all time?

The Incredibles premiered in November 2004 and instantly earned its status as a beloved animated classic. Written and directed by Brad Bird (director of The Iron Giant, Ratatouille), the film […]

Incredibles 2: A Solid Return for America’s Greatest Super Family

Pixar’s output this last decade has been largely focused on sequelization, perhaps the most anticipated is the follow up to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles (2004). It’s arguably one of the best superhero stories put […]

Deadpool 2: Exciting and Aimless

To say that 2016’s Deadpool was a surprise success is an understatement. A first-time director, development hell, years of attempted executive meddling, a lead actor who had never been in […]

Paddington 2 Review – A Fluffy, Frivolous Film that Honours the Heart of Michael Bond’s British Bear

The Godfather Part II. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Toy Story 2. A varied few among a larger minority of sequels that built upon, polished off or superseded their predecessors. To […]

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Review – Ahoy, Another Instalment, Treading Tame and Familiar Waters, but with new Crewmates to Keep the Franchise Afloat

With the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, I appear to have a love/hate relationship. The first film, subtitled The Curse of the Black Pearl was a huge success, commercially and […]