In the 1990’s, I grew up watching X-Men: The Animated Series. I ran around my parents’ living room, emulating my favorite character, Wolverine, as I immersed myself into the colorful world of these individuals and their adventures. Although I was very young, the show taught me that it was okay to be different and we should accept others, no matter the contrasts between myself and them. I never thought I’d see this team – this family – of heroes on the big screen.
In 2000, that – and the superhero genre – were changed forever.
Forget what you know about the Halloween sequels, or just wipe your browser history, to forget the other franchise entries that came in between. This meta-sequel to the 1978 horror classic returns the story to its core and fun as hell…
When a franchise reaches a sixth film, a property usually finds itself at a crossroads: adapt or continue to rely on faithful tactics with the possibility of waning box office numbers. Franchises such as The Fast and the Furious learned to adapt by adding elements while keeping the core of what made it great. For Mission: Impossible – Fallout, its success lies in doubling down on the status quo of the series: Action and stunts. Lots of stunts by Tom Cruise, the man that Father Time hasn’t caught up to yet. Read More »
This month is a huge one of the Jurassic Park cinematic franchise as the first film celebrates its 25th anniversary. The work of late author, Michael Crichton, was adapted by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993. Filled with dinosaur chases (included a T-Rex chasing a Jeep), raptor hunts and other thrills, the film actually asked the question of ethics: even though it can be done, should it?
Twenty-five years and four films later, science and ideas have fallen by the wayside and more jump-scare entertainment has spearheaded the films. If you can put real science to the side, you can find enjoyment in the films. This has continued in the latest installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.Read More »
Denzel Washington is one of the best actors of this generation. His magnetic charm, charisma, and commanding performances can be lessons for all aspiring actors. From Broadway to cinema screens, everyone goes to see his movies. Even if the overall film isn’t good, such as Flight, Denzel Washington is sure to commit to the role that he’s given.
One thing that Mr. Washington doesn’t have on his resume is a franchise. That might be checked off the list now. Read More »
The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the best of all time, the first film being the crown jewel. While I didn’t get to experience this energetic and exciting adventure until I was older, I’ve grown to appreciate the imagination of Steven Spielberg and the ideas of dinosaurs in modern times.Read More »