How do you feel about cinematic universes? Do you find it annoying that if you want to see the latest multiplex offering, you have to have seen eighteen movies before? Or do you find it rewarding? A natural evolution for film storytelling? If you’re in the latter camp, you owe it to yourself to check out the best cinematic universes that don’t have an M or DC before them. And even if you’re in the former camp, well, maybe these film universes will change your mind. Find yourself a comfy seat and maybe get a whiteboard to keep track of your continuities. It’s time to deep dive into some CU’s.
The View Askewniverse
From Quick Stop to Quick Stop, filmmaker and storyteller Kevin Smith packed his View Askewniverse with lovable slackers just trying to get by. Even when one of these works differs in tone, like the violent religious musing Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob are still there to smoke a J and deliver the point of the movie in a late act 2 monologue. Snoogans.