Part of the journey is the end. After 22 films over the past 11 years, the Infinity Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to a close.
Pokémon has been around since 1996 and it no longer just encompasses games, there are now animated series, comics & mangas and with the release of Detective Pikachu, there’s no the live-action film that is a first for the franchise.
While superheroes are all the rage these days when it comes to movies, with the most successful ones being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the other end, films based on DC characters haven’t had as great of reception.
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.