10 Fun Facts About Hollywood Prequels You Might Not Have Known
Monster’s University hit the big screen on June 21. Knowing Pixar the story is bound to be an endless supply of excellent animation and amusement for all ages. The film is a prequel that focuses on the backstory to the 2001 original, Monsters, Inc. Though Mike and Sully are the best of friends in Monsters, Inc., it’s not the case in the prequel. The movie promises to take us back to when the monsters first meet in college as they prepare for careers as scarers and will follow their path to friendship.
With the release of this Hollywood prequel, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at the prequels of the past. Some have been enormously successful, surpassing even the original in box office sales. But others, perhaps many, have left audiences feeling cheated with too little backstory, too much irrelevant information and a quality that just doesn’t fit the bill.
Perhaps viewers were most disappointed when they settled into the theater to watch Prometheus in 2012. Though audiences were led to believe the plot would give a backstory to the popular 1979 film Alien, it actually lacked a lot of detail and frustrated many.
The X-Men movies have been around for years, with several sequels and extra storylines to boot. But perhaps the most recent prequel saved the dying franchise. X-Men: First Class focuses on the dynamic relationship between Professor Xavier and Magneto, providing enough backstory and original action to satisfy superhero fans.
Check out this infographic to discover if your favorite movie prequel (or your least favorite!) made the cut.