Geek Pride Day
In honor of the release date of the first Star Wars movie in 1977, Geek Pride Day is celebrated around the world every May 25th, a day that embraces the power of imagination and its impact on pop culture.
Worlds filled with fantasy and adventure are the geek‘s natural habitat. That is why at MFC we invite you to be part of the celebration and immerse yourself in the most important fantasy and science fiction movies and series of the geek culture, those that have left their mark on the world and are recognized as the best.
May the Force be with you!
The Lord of the Rings
Written by British author J. R. R. Tolkien, the first part of The Lord of the Rings was published in 1954 as a sequel to The Hobbit, the book that started one of the most important literary sagas in history that influenced all the great fantasy works that followed.
The three films that make up the original saga were filmed simultaneously and had the participation of the largest production teams in film history, resulting in a trilogy of almost 12 hours long in its extended versions. The ambition and dedication poured into these films gave way to works full of technical and thematic beauty, making Peter Jackson one of the most respected directors in the industry and elevating the fantasy genre to the height of the best film productions.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), the last film in the trilogy, won 11 Academy Awards and is considered one of the highest rated films in history.
The Skywalker epic spans over three film trilogies, several complementary films and many television series, all focused on major war conflicts in which the fate of the galaxy is played out. Each story focuses on the fight between the light side of the Force, defended by the valiant Jedi knights, and the dark side, the source of the power of the evil Sith warriors.
Thanks to its great story, its charismatic characters and its great impact on pop culture, Star Wars became one of the most popular franchises in film history. Its revolutionary special effects changed forever the way movies are made and its vast universe of fantasy and science fiction will continue to fuel the imagination of many generations to come.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is made up of 23 films in which superheroes leave the pages of comic books to become the characters that live in everyone’s hearts today.
The Marvel Studios action plan throughout its first 11 years is divided into three phases, each with different approaches: Phase 1 introduced us to the characters and ended with the formation of the Avengers. Phase 2 delved into the space side of the Marvel universe and Phase 3 brought the Infinity Stones and the closure of the whole story. At the same time, these three phases are part of the arc titled The Infinity Saga, which consists of 22 movies including Avengers: Endgame (2019), climax of the story, and the 23rd title, Spider-Man: Far From Home, which premiered in July 2019 and concluded Phase 3.
DC Cinematic Universe
Following the success of Marvel Studios, Warner Bros. set out to build its own cinematic universe based on classic DC Comics heroes. Although these films have not been as well received as those of Marvel, DC has several titles that break the mold of what is expected of a superhero movie and that are not necessarily part of a filmic continuity.
Among the most important titles of DC characters are Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019), and Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, from which The Dark Knight (2008) stands out not only as one of the best comic book-based movies, but also as one of the highest rated movies of all time.
Game of Thrones
Created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO, Game of Thrones is based on the series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire written by American author George R. R. Martin, which remains one of the most acclaimed epic fantasy stories since The Lord of the Rings.
Thanks to its endearing characters, rich mythology and intricate political plots, Game of Thrones has collected fans all around the world since its premiere in 2011 and, although since season 6 the series took certain creative licenses that distinguished it from the books, its characteristic and impressive plot twists continue to make Game of Thrones a tremendously daring show where the lives of each and every one of its characters are at constant risk. Several of these deaths have occurred at crucial moments of the show, making it one of the most important series in television history.