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Best Movies That Showcased Franchise Crossovers

Nothing releases happy chemicals in our system like a crossover of mega franchises. Watching the lead characters of franchises share a screen simply blows our minds away. It is where fantasy hits us on a whole new level. Here is a list of some of the best franchise crossovers in movies.

Avengers: Infinity War, and Endgame

Endgame was not the first crossover by the MCU, but it was one of its biggest achievements. It served a decade-old plot and character development by bringing all the major superheroes of Marvel together. Iron Man and Thor teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop the Mad Titan gave goosebumps of excitement. We don’t know the next time when fans will be treated with a similar groundbreaking moment. It was a spectacle with all the MCU stars from their respective franchises clubbing their best ability and power to defeat one common enemy, Thanos 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Fans of both Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons had never imagined that they’d ever see Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse interact. But that was one of the eclectic mixes of crossovers and cameos in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The two studios buried the hatchet for fans and gave them an all-time classic.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

No Way Home has hit all the right points with nostalgia, emotions, comedy, spot-on action, and special effects. Watching the three greatest Spider-Men of all time, sharing the screen was something we couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. It did justice in paying homage to Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, while also sowing seeds for character development of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Without argument, this was one of the best crossovers that garnered worldwide love and lots of cheers in theatres.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Pitting the two greatest monsters against each other was a treat for fans of both the franchises. This crossover scored better than the original for its seriousness and well-choreographed action. Fans held on to their breath as each creature brought its best ability to the table. 

Alien vs. Predator

This crossover featured a mind-blowing battle between two of the greatest and most sinister aliens of cinemas. If we talk about the movie as a whole, it was nothing out of the ordinary. But fans of both the franchises applauded it for the excellent fighting and action sequence. In fact, its success encouraged a sequel, video games, and comic books.

Star Trek VII: Generations

Generations had divided fans into two groups, some loved it while the rest hated it. Either way, it was one of the pioneers to make a crossover at this magnitude. William Shatner’s Captain James T. Kirk and Patrick Stewart’s Picard finally sharing the screen was a great moment for Star Trek fans. This crossover majorly laid the path for the Next Generations, while also providing closure for the original cast of Star Trek. The movie received mixed reactions as the story inclined more toward building up the Next Generations and felt less like a Star Trek film.

Freddie vs. Jason

A much-awaited crossover of the horror genre that left fans disappointed. The title said Freddie vs. Jason, but it took ages in the movie before the anticipated fight took place. Even if we keep the much hyped-up fight sequence aside, the film failed to serve any horror elements. It had more comedy moments than the scary ones. It tested the fans’ patience and didn’t get anything out of it. No matter how late or little the combat was, it did carry some cool elements.

Written by Ipshita Barua