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Franchises, franchises, and more franchises! It seems that Hollywood is all about the franchise. Between comic book movies, Star Wars, Star Trek, movie monsters both large and small, every single studio wants to create an interconnected universe that leads to huge paydays akin to the success of Marvel Studios. Nowadays even established properties are continuing to plumb the depths of creativity to find that cinematic golden goose. Three new films have come to theaters that do exactly that. Both Alien and Pirates of the Caribbean are trying to invigorate new life into their franchises, while Dwayne Johnson is trying to start one of his own with a cinematic adaptation of the old Baywatch television series. Continue reading