In an age of increasingly familiar extended universes, individual films simply don’t have the same cultural impact as they did 20 years ago.
There are pertinent lessons to be learned from the original simian-based film series.
What is it that makes maverick character actors like Jack Nicholson so dangerously irresistible?
Ghost in the Shell isn’t the first film to refigure the actor’s body into something disturbing or monstrous.
Wolverine’s hyper-violent final bow suggests that audiences are ready for more mature superheroes.