Who can ever forget the timeless Disney classic that is "Beauty and the Beast", the 1991 classic that's brought joy to thousands, fi not millions, of viewers since it first hit the theaters and has since become one of the flagship films of the Disney Rennaissance? The answer to that is no one, even 25 years later,and it's not hard to see why. Between the animation that's still set the bar high for traditional animation, the award-winning music, and the copious amounts of praise from critics that come even today, "Beauty and the Beast" will always be a part of childhoods everywhere.
There's something that's just epically awesome about giant creatures that rampage all through the streets of a major city that was first introduced with the first "King Kong" film, perfected by the Japanese with their "Godzilla" series, and then finally having come full circle with Peter Jackson's "King Kong" 2005 remake. This time however instead of a complete remake of the original movie, though, "Kong: Skull Island" will serve as a complete reboot of the entire Kong Franchise, with the intention of branching out into other media as well.
So what do you get when you take the Avengers, and add in a mixture of fun, a memorable cast of nonhuman characters, 80's pop music, and an epic adventure to save the entire galaxy instead of just the world? You get the Guardians of the Galaxy, that's what. The first Guardians of the Galaxy was such an unexpected hit that many didn't think it stood a chance against venerated franchises and installments such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and others in the Marvel Universe. But boy was everyone wrong, and it ended up smashing many box office expectations that make it still one of the highest grossing films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.