As the semester rolls to an end I want to take a look at franchise films that you can expect to see this summer. A franchise film is a collection of media for which components exist in multiple forms, such as films, literature, television, or video games. These films often have several installments and have been around for a very long time. In short, successful films that a make a lot of money are turned into multiple other films often based off the original.
This is a trend that we see in the film industry and this summer you can expect to see a few franchise films being released. Why are franchise films so appealing to film makers and studios? It’s possible with social media and the way technology has changed it is easier to keep a film in the consumers mind longer – why not try to capitalize off that? In previous blog posts I have discussed the affect social media has had on films and it’s ability to connect the film with its viewer even a year after it is released. This is priceless. When films have a big social media following it becomes easier to promote your new installment of the original film.
Some critics have pointed out how a few of these films should be put to rest. Eventually it becomes too much and the “feeling” behind the film is lost. Is this true of James Bond? The newest Bond Film released last year was good but does it ever become too much? I know that I have lost interests in films like this because there are just too many. James Bond has had a 50 year franchised run.
Films to Watch Out for Summer 2015 According to CBS News:
And something to look forward to after Summer ends…
Starwars: The Force Awakens
The Final Hunger Games