greatest trilogy ever?
Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:54 PM
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:11 PM
Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:50 PM
Edited by Ryan H., 18 June 2010 - 01:50 PM.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:00 PM
Oh, and link to the thread on Toy Story 3 (2010), which is where this discussion began (hence all the references to that film and its predecessors above).
Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:01 PM
Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:32 PM
The Godfather trilogy could have stood out had it not been for the third film.
PS I could easily see The Millineum Trilogy getting an honorable mention... Once I see the final two.
Edited by Persona, 18 June 2010 - 03:39 PM.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:34 PM
But in terms of "franchises" or films that are about the same characters in different adventures, yeah, I stand by it.
Return of the King is, for me, easily the weak link in The Lord of the Rings series for me. I put it on recently and was surprised at what a chore it felt like to get through.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:36 AM
I sometimes wonder whether Jackson's LORD OF THE RINGS would actually had been better if he'd stuck to his original two film notion. While Tolkien fans would undoubtedly have bristled at the notion of more material ending up left out from the source, it might have forced him to produce tighter, stronger films, making the most of the material he was allowed. The final result suffers from indulgence. And, for what it's worth, I've actually heard fairly strong things about his script for the two-film version of LORD OF THE RINGS.
Posted 21 June 2010 - 11:38 AM
I don't like using the word "best," usually. It's so wide open to debate. But I challenge anybody to come up with a trilogy in which all three episodes are so uniformly strong.
Prior to seeing Toy Story 3 my reaction was: No. That honor goes to The Lord of the Rings unless we actually are considering it one gigantic film. If so, then I would say that the original Star Wars trilogy is the best.
After seeing Toy Story 3 my reaction is: Yes. LOTR - one story. Star Wars - sorry, the toys are better than the Force.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:59 AM
Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:09 AM
I have my doubts about some of the choices (While The Matrix is barely passable by itself, the last two movies explicitly contradict PopMatter's own rule that "all three movies must be worth watching").
I also would demand to know why the Dragon Tattoo trilogy is on there, but not the Red Riding trilogy, but (1) Red Riding premiered on television, and so may not qualify, and (2) I don't want to sound too much like a broken record.
Edited by NBooth, 20 September 2011 - 11:34 AM.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:37 AM
Also, I guess this guy hasn't heard of Three Colors.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:23 PM
I saw Gilliam once refer to these three films as the "dream trilogy," which I think is in the Criterion notes for one of them. I have seen others refer to the three as the "Aging" trilogy or something similar, stating that they represent the three stages of life. I have no idea where that idea comes from.
Posted 20 September 2011 - 12:38 PM
Or the Apu trilogy, or the Silence of God trilogy or the Cavalry Trilogy....
Mind, I've only seen the Ford movies, but I've at least heard of the others.