My Pixar Cars Theory

Much has been said about the Pixar theory wherein all the movies are linked to a single universe in which the inanimate objects and imaginary beings of our world are real and sentient.

In Toy Story, we had sentient toys. In Cars, we have sentient cars. The difference? In Toy Story, humans are still here, but in Cars, people are gone.
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The SPECTRE of a Dead 007

The dead are alive.

This is what we mean by specters. In what is likely Daniel Craig’s last 007 film, we see an immortal James Bond confronted by his entire mythology, coming to terms with his increasingly irrelevant role as an old-fashion spy in a postmodern world. It took four films to do it.
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X-Men’s Apocalypse is Right

X-Men: Apocalypse opened this summer, the latest installment in a famous comic turned film franchise. Although I have not seen the film, anyone familiar with the titular villain knows that the premise follows his character’s legacy: A nearly invincible and all-powerful mutant wishes to destroy the world of humans (and weak mutants) and create a world meant only for the strongest.
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