Did You Guys Learn Nothing From The Dark Universe?
It’s now common knowledge that studios are desperate to replicate the success that Marvel has had with their historic saga of comic book films. Unfortunately, they seem to be in such a rush to catch up that their quality suffers for it. Of course, that’s done little to stop newcomers from throwing their hat into the gauntlet, and while properties such as the DCEU have shown flashes of brilliance, many of these proposed “universes” are obviously set to be dead on arrival.
It’s hard to say whether or not some of these will ever see the silver screen let alone be any good, and while there’s every chance that they might surprise us, we still feel that these three upcoming collections of films have zero chance of capturing that Marvel magic.
#3: The Disney Princess Universe
This one is still very much touch and go for the moment, but even then we still think it’s terrible idea. Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for strong-willed and iconic female characters banding together to save the day, so much so that we hope Marvel goes down the same path with some of its roster of kickass ladies. The Disney princesses on the other hand? Not a chance. It wouldn’t only disrespect their original films but also make no sense. These characters faced their own unique form of adversity and achieved their happily ever after, we don’t need them teaming up to save the world from Kingdom Hearts-style villains. We can happily handle live-action remakes, but there’s no need to turn the likes of Cinderella, Belle, Elsa, Snow White and Mulan into the Avengers.
#2: The Call of Duty Universe
Contrary to popular belief, the campaigns in the majority of these FPS’ were actually pretty solid in terms of both narrative. However, it is fair to say that the COD franchise is mostly known for its multiplayer and not its riveting stories, which begs the question how the heck does Activision plan to capitalise on the series’ popularity when most of its audience are only interesting in shooting up strangers online? Moviegoers aren’t going to be too fond of a COD adaptation that tries to appeal to the lowest common denominator, and casual fans of the franchise won’t exactly go in looking for an accurate representation of war. It’s really a lose-lose situation.
#1: The Hasbro Universe
Out of the wreckage of the Transformers series comes a whole new host of flicks born to sell toys and insult the intelligence of audiences everywhere, only this time they’re all connected. Given the success of Optimus Prime and company, it looks like Hasbro is set to go all out by giving some of their most popular properties a chance in the spotlight. This includes G.I. Joe and Micronauts, with the likes of ROM: Spaceknight and M.A.S.K potentially sneaking their way back in. If they’re anything like The Last Knight, then we’re in for quite the CGI-filled headache.
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