Trilogies are old news. The 21st century is the era of movie tetralogies. These movie tetralogies are the best of the best. And they just keep getting better.
The Thor movies are not Marvel Studios’ best works. The first two are rather flimsy and lackluster. Thor 1 is considered one of the blandest marvel movies ever made. Thor: The Dark World gets a lot of hatred online from Marvel fans. And rightfully so. But with Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi hit the ball out of the park. Ragnarok was a home run by any standard imaginable. It may have used the source material rather clumsily, jumbling a lot of iconic story arcs in the process. But at the end of the day, Thor: Ragnarok only got better with age like fine wine. While the first two movies in the Thor franchise did not do as well, Ragnarok was way better. Movie Tetralogies like Thor have a long way to go. Thor: Love & Thunder is coming in 2022 and we cannot wait for the MCU to work its magic again.
Back when Toy Story 1 came in the 90’s, it was considered a revolution in the animated film making industry. Then in 1999, Toy Story 2 came and we relieved that 3D CGI Magic all over again. If that was not enough, Pixar released Toy Story 3 in 2010 and the world would never know what hit them. With every successive entry, Toy Story makes a a style statement. Pixar is the absolute, undefeated king of the Western animated genre. No one comes even close. Toy Story 4 came in 2019 and it was just as, if not more, successful as Toy Story 3. We cannot get enough of movie tetralogies like Toy Story. They just keep getting better with each subsequent entry.
Not many are aware of this legendary franchise. The Ip Man franchise is one of the most underrated movie tetralogies to ever exist. The first Ip man movie came in 2008. The sequel to the 2008 film – Ip Man 2, came in 2010. Ip man 3 came a few years later in 2015. The latest Ip Man movie – Ip Man 4: The Finale, completed the tetralogy in 2019. The movie even has a sin-off franchise – Master Z: Ip Man Legacy. The first movie came in 2018. In 2019, reports surfaced that another Master Z movie is being made with the same lead star – Max Zheng. Ip Man stars Donnie Yen as the eponymous Chinese martial arts master of the Wing Chun style. If you have not watched this movie, we suggest you give it a shot because it is totally worth it.
Every John Wick movie is full of top notch action choreography and Keanu Reeves. And you can never go wrong with having too much of either. John Wick, first titled as Scorn, was a movie franchise not even the studio had that much faith in. The franchise has become an iconic piece of Hollywood ever since it appeared back in 2014. In a span of just a few years, John Wick has dethroned all other action franchises to become the greatest action blockbuster of the 21st century. Movie tetralogies may come and go but John Wick remains timeless. The latest movie – John Wick: Chapter 4, is set for release in 2022.
That’s right – we have two Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises here. After Thor, we have the Avengers movies. And you just know you cannot go wrong with the Avengers. The first Avengers movie came in 2012. It set the benchmark for how superhero team-up movies should be made (take notes DCEU!!) And then we got Age of Ultron. The sequel did not live up to the hype but still earned billions for the studio. The real home run was Infinity War. 2018 saw a movie come to the theaters that was a decade in the making. Infinity War was succeeded by Endgame. The rest, ladies and gentlemen, is history. As far as movie tetralogies go, the Avengers remain as the undefeated kings of that arena.