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The Lethal Weapon Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

Not a great series, but it has its amusements. What started as a rather serious look at a policeman with suicidal depression finding reason for life quickly became a corporate product, driven by opening weekend grosses hinging entirely on recognizable elements and the charm of its leads. I can easily see why Shane Black found… Continue reading The Lethal Weapon Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

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The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

Another franchise, another definitive ranking. I have more affection for the entirety of the first trilogy that Gore Verbinski delivered than most people seem to have. The movies that followed, though, had no idea what was appealing at all about those first three. Diluting the weirdness, pushing Jack Sparrow forward even though he ends up… Continue reading The Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

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The Batman Franchise (Theatrically Released Feature Films): The Definitive Ranking

Well, that's certainly the least cohesive set of movies that could be bundled together as a franchise I've gone through. Starting in the 60s as an offshoot of the popular, goofy, primetime television series and so far getting through Zack Snyder's mythic approach to comic books including his extended cut of his team up film,… Continue reading The Batman Franchise (Theatrically Released Feature Films): The Definitive Ranking

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The RoboCop Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

Very typical of franchises that started in the 80s, RoboCop began with a violent, gory, smart, witty, and exciting opening entry and quickly descended into nonsense aimed for children. Studio executives drove the franchise into the ground as fast as possible while chasing merchandizing potential from a demo that had no disposable income. It was… Continue reading The RoboCop Franchise: The Definitive Ranking