We all like stories. And when a film is good, right after the end, we feel like we want to see our protagonists do more. Follow up on the story, embark on a new adventure
This is why franchises were born. The characters and stories are so compelling – so exciting – that we want to see more and more and more
These are 7 film franchises that are amazing the whole world right as you read
It started way back when Bryan Singer made X-Men & X2: X-Men United. Mutants are complex, sensitive human beings that humanity cast away because they’re different. They split in 2 groups: the benign mutants, willing to make peace with humanity, led by Professor X. And the angry mutants, bound on destroying humanity out of resentment, led by the enigmatic Magneto. Those 2 films set a glamourous & introspective style that everybody still recognizes today
Then time went by & X-Men: The Last Stand came along, but even tough a few scenes were really enjoyable, X-Men: The Last Stand - directed by Brett Ratner - was a slip we all just wanted to forget. X-Men Origins: Wolverine came next, all focused on the king character of the series: Wolverine, portrayed by the gritty & muscular Hugh Jackman. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was solid, dug under the skin of the characters exploring brotherhood between Wolverine & Sabertooth - played spectacularly by Liev Schreiber – and provided spectacular action scenes. And today, it’s X-Men: First Class. New style, pop & super good looking, led by the young & handsome James McAvoy. A new installment to the series entitled The Wolverine is going to be made & we’re all wondering: will it hold up to the amazing standards set by the series?
Sam Raimi directed all episodes of the super-hero films that felt like a fairy-tale & enchanted everybody. Peter Parker, the nerdy teenager with an impossible crush on the beautiful Mary Jane Watson, gets bitten by a genetically modified spider & acquires amazing super-powers. Peter believes his powers are just for fun & games, but when his uncle Ben gets killed in a car robbery, Peter Parker swears himself against crime & transforms in Spider Man, friendly protector of New York City
Peter & Mary Jane - played by Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst – share love & super-enemies in a series of films that are gorgeous, fun & brilliantly spectacular. And who was the best villain ever? Green Goblin played by Willem Dafoe? Dr. Octopus portrayed by Alfred Molina? Sandman embodied by Thomas Haden Church? Everybody has their own favourite, don’t they? The series is going to restart next summer with The Amazing Spiderman, played by the soon to be superstar Andrew Garfield, already quite famous – especially to the ladies – for his starring role opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network by David Fincher. Will The Amazing Spiderman surpass the phenomenon started by the amazing first series?
Is Jack Sparrow – aka Johnny Depp - the sexiest pirate ever to set foot on screen? Even on earth? Yes! Scruffy beard, weird gait, funny expression & adorable disrespect as the #1 rule in life, surely Jack should be despised? Yet we all find Jack Sparrow irresistible. So do all women who encounter this strange pirate during all his incredible adventures. What is Jack‘s secret? We don’t know. Maybe we never will. What we do know is that the films rock, from Curse of the Black Pearl, where Jack looks for treasure while helping his friends Will Turner & Elizabeth Swann to finally share their love, to On Stranger Tides, where Captain Jack Sparrow & Captain Barbossa look for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Passing through Dead Man’s Chest, where Captain Sparrow must find Davy Jones’ heart before he is enslaved forever & At World’s End, where Jack’s, Will’s & Ezliabeth’s adventures will incredibly take them to the end of the known world
Zombie pirates, bearded tyrants, magical secrets, treasure & beautiful girls in danger. Spice it up with a permanent mischievous attitude & a beautifully exciting Hans Zimmer penned soundtrack & you get Pirates of the Caribbean. The franchise that remains childish, cheeky & utterly enjoyable. And the question is: will there be another Pirates?
Is loving a person always terribly complicated? Is it really possible to fall in love with two people at the same time? And if we did, which person would we finally choose? This what The Twilight Saga is all about to me. Bella Swan is irremediably attracted to glacial & handsome Edward Cullen, and knows in her heart that she only wants to be with him. This is until Jacob Black, strong & warm, enters the picture. Now Bella must decide if she is able to give her heart to one & only one boy. Is that a terribly tough decision? Yes
Want to make things more complicated? Edward is an immortal vampire, and Bella can only be with him if she renounces life & becomes a vampire herself. And if she decided for Jacob? She can remain human then, keep her warm heart beating & lead a perfectly normal life. Except for the fact that Jacob is really a werewolf. The Twilight Saga kept teenagers from all around the globe glued to the books first & to the films straight after that. It all kicked off with Twilight, directed by Thirteen author Catherine Hardwicke, and millions of teenage girls around the world are now divided between Team Edward - rooting for Robert Pattinson - and Team Jacob - on Taylor Lautner‘s side. Is this too naive? Is it too immature? Well people like the films immensely, and we can all feel that the story does carry a strong heart, can’t we?
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