We all love a good, original concept when it comes time to see a movie. The problem is, everyone know’s we’ll all fall hook line and sinker for another “Harry Potter” or “Iron Man” movie. Transformers, Fast and the Furious, Pirates of the Carribean, the list goes on and on. Movie franchises sell, and sell, and sell.
Here are just some of the franchise releases from the second half of 2011 and first half of 2012:
Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part II
Men in Black, MIB 4
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
League of Avengers: The Avengers
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
James Bond: Skyfall
Lord of the Rings – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Alien: (AVP, AVPII, etc.) Prometheus
Jason Bourne: The Bourne Legacy (without Matt Damon, who’s going to watch that?)
The Expendables: Expendables II
Spiderman: Spiderman 4 (reboot)
Cars: Cars 2
Happy Feet: Happy Feet 2
Kung Fu Panda: Kung Fu Panda 2
Taken: Taken 2
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted
As you can see, this incomplete list is just getting a little ridiculous. Sequels and prequels and series and franchises, oh my. Hollywood has a serious epidemic lack of originality!
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