One of the most interesting aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how character origin films each have a different tone or set in a different time period.
One of the issues that come with sequels, is that they have a lot to live up to, especially if the first film was so well received. When it came to The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, I was particularly excited about the film because I was a big fan of the first film and one of its spin-off The Lego Batman Movie.
While the first Wreck-It Ralph focused on video games (particularly arcade games), it’s sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet revolved around the world of web.
Typically when it comes to movie sequels there are only a few years between the first and second film. But not when it comes to Pixar films, they tend to take a bit longer. Their most recent sequel is Incredibles 2 which released about 14 years after the original.
With each Marvel movie, they each strike a different tone, most have a somewhat serious tone with some comedic elements. But recently with films like Thor Ragnarok and Ant-Man and The Wasp, they’re more lighthearted and comedic than other MCU films.
Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012, it kicked off a new era of Star Wars films, beginning with The Force Awakens in 2015 and then most recently Solo: A Star Wars Story. It’s not the best film in the franchise but it’s still one worth watching at least once.
There’s no denying that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time, grossing more than $17 billion since 2008. One of the most recent MCU films is Avengers: Infinity War which has now become one of the high-grossing films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, with earning $2 billion at the box office.
When it comes to special effects in films, it seems like with each big-budget film to release, it comes with better and more realistic effects. Nothing compares the amount of VFX in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One based on the book by Ernest Cline.
Ever since Black Panther released, it has not only become one of Marvel’s biggest films but also one of the more influential films to be released this year. That’s thanks to director Ryan Coogler’s vision for the film. He was able to combine aspects of African culture into the story and characters while also making a fun superhero film.
Like a lot of people, I had high expectations when I went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theatres back in December. I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore Star Wars fan but I would still call myself a fan of the series overall. But the film didn’t live to what I was pictured it to be, and a lot of other people feel the same way, especially looking at some audience reviews for the film.