Thursday Movie Picks - Failure To Launch (a Franchise)
This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves are movies that failed to launch a franchise. We have plenty of those lying around. Here's what I came up with.
1) The Mummy - Universal got way ahead of themselves with their Dark Universe concept when this movie completely bombed. Now they're just a punchline.
2) The Golden Compass - Audiences didn't love what should've been the first movie in the His Dark Materials franchise. I'm somewhat grateful this bombed, because now we have a much better HBO series based on the same stories.
3) Green Lantern - I remember being very excited for this movie and for pre-annoying Reynolds to be the Green Lantern...then everything about it was awful.