Toy Story has been one of those film series that I’ve literally grown up with. The first film was one of the first movies I watched as a kid. Toy Story also helped usher in a new era of movie-making with 3D animated films created by computers instead of traditionally animated films.
Since their debut in the 1960s, The Beatles have been considered as one of the most influential bands of all time. But what if the band never came to fruition? That’s the premise for Universal Pictures’ film called Yesterday.
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.