Category: Movie Franchise Review

In the age of padded trilogies and brand revivals, the question of whether a film series holds up as a whole becomes a matter of increasing debate. To find out my take on it, check out these movie franchise retrospectives.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Retrospective

With news of the upcoming Halloween Returns (2016) ignoring Rob Zombie’s reboot in favour of the series’ initial continuity (or at least part of it), I find myself filled with renewed hope that Robert Englund might

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Hellraiser Retrospective

With a The Scarlet Gospels finally out, I thought now would be a good time to revisit a franchise that’s gone through every permutation imaginable, switching from British

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Posted in Movie Franchise Review Verdict: 4.0

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One (2008-2012)

There’s no denying Marvel Studios’ first wave of films changed the face of blockbuster cinema. Whereas before The Avengers (2012), a popular franchise like, say,…

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Prom Night Retrospective

In honour of Kimberly Peirce’s upcoming Carrie remake, I thought I’d tackle a series steeped in high school horror and that most sinister of teenage traditions

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Robocop Retrospective

If someone told me the creative minds behind Robocop (1987) had opened a time portal and put together their screenplay from future headlines, I think…

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Scream Retrospective

With the new Scream television series already renewed for a second season, it seem unlikely Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courteney Cox), and Dewey (David Arquette) will return to the big screen anytime soon. Bob Weinstein has even

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Posted in Movie Franchise Review Verdict: 3.0

The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

Ironically, the thing I like the most about vampires is that I couldn’t care less about them. What the nastier Twilight (2008) detractors out there…

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X-Men Retrospective

I was first introduced to X-Men comics in 1991, when my mother brought me to her favourite hobby shop and allowed me to pick up one issue of whatever funny book struck my fancy, provided there weren’t any naked people in it. Thinking myself a clever boy

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