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Fans debate the merits of a subgenre that has almost always been terrible

June 29, 2022

The limitless possibilities of cinema have opened our imaginations to things we never thought we could see unfold in a live-action setting, leading to crossovers, mashups and confrontations that were once only dreamed of. That being said, speaking in the most general terms, the movie versus has almost always lived to disappoint.

Before I go throw around the likes of Godzilla vs. Kong, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, The Mitchells vs. the Machinesor even Kramer versus Kramer if you really want to nitpick, let’s take a moment to look at the countless crossover movies that have ended up either critically acclaimed or bombed at the box office, and in many cases both.