In fact, Ti West would favor you to look at each of his motion pictures, and contemplating a 3rd entry within the sequence, “MaXXXine,” is on the best way, that might most likely be very best. But when “X” got here out while you weren’t as snug going to a cinema as you at the moment are, it is not like lacking an entry within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. West instructed /Movie’s personal BJ Colangelo:
“You do not have to see ‘X’ to love ‘Pearl,’ it enriches it when you do. And you do not have to see ‘Pearl’ to love ‘X,’ however it enriches it when you do. But it surely was all the time meant to be standalone motion pictures, That it is like ‘Manhunter’ and ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’ There’s three ‘Silence of the Lambs’ motion pictures, and Hannibal Lecter is the by means of line, however they don’t seem to be straight related. That is, in a method, how I considered it. I am optimistic that folks will come see ‘Pearl,’ who possibly had been like, ‘Oof, “X,” porn slasher, that is an excessive amount of for me.’ However then, they’d see ‘Pearl’ and be, ‘Oh, however this was proper up my alley.’ So, in some ways, hopefully, it broadens it for folks. Or it brings folks in to look at ‘X’ that possibly they would not have, as a result of now they’ve a brand new curiosity in it.”
I firmly imagine each franchise entry should not be dependent upon you seeing each chapter. Filmmakers lose themselves by paying off one thing from a earlier film or organising for a future one, making less-satisfying dramatic experiences within the second. They’re solely all for perpetuating your personal mythology and never serving your story and characters correctly. The connections should be the toppings — not the meat — of this movie sandwich. Ti West will get that, and “Pearl” is a good Reuben… err, prequel.