“Before Tom Cruise was cast in a similar role as part of Universal’s failed ‘Dark Universe,’ it was of course Brendan Fraser who was the lead of The Mummy franchise, starring as the heroic Rick O’Connell in The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor between 1999 and 2008. Fraser led the films to massive box office success, a level of success that the Tom Cruise-led reboot just wasn’t quite able to achieve more recently.”
Some may call it blasphemous to say the sequel is better than the original, but here are a few franchises where that was actually the case.
“Whether it’s a kids movie, an action flick, or a comedy, successful films usually spawn sequels. Cinematic lightning in a bottle can be hard to replicate, but many follow-ups live up to—or even exceed—their predecessors.”
Biopics about serial killers have become a hot topic ever since the premiere of Dahmer, but do we really need more properties like this?