Creating a movie franchise that lasts six films and spans fifteen years is no easy task, making it a “good” franchise is even trickier, add in the simple fact that there haven’t been very many good movies based of video game properties and it makes this achievement quite remarkable.
When it comes to post-apocalyptic movies they mostly fall into two categories; there is your Road Warrior type of film with its bands of leather clad survivors battling to stay alive in a world savaged by nuclear war, or some such disaster, and then there is your modest science fiction outings like Damnation Alley where…
When it comes to adaptations of classic monsters Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is only surpassed by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and that is mainly because most films portray the monster as a mindless brute, which is not the way he was depicted in the original novel.
Man’s love affair with the automobile has been well documented, George Lucas’ American Graffiti is practically a love letter to the American automobile, but there is also the dark side, the obsession that can push one over the brink and into madness.
When it comes to movie adaptations I think only William Shakespeare has had more cinematic translations than author Stephen King, but unfortunately King also holds the record for the amount of terrible adaptation of his works.