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What would you all consider the "holy trilogies" of movies?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by StephenA, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. StephenA

    StephenA Well-Known Member

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    To me it would be The Godfather, Star Wars, Alien, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future series. Do you think others like Jurassic Park, Scream, Matrix, Lord of the Rings, etc will be remebered like the ones I mentioned?
     
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    I agree with your picks, aside from Alien, which isn't a trilogy.

    I definitely thing Lord of the Rings will be included on the all-time Holy Trilogy list. The Matrix trilogy will always be holy in my mind, but maybe not in the court of public opinion.
     
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    Star Wars ( originals of course! )
    Back to the Future ( I even loved the second one )
    The Dollars trilogy
    The Mad Max Trilogy
    The Samurai Trilogy ( Inagaki - although I thought part 2 was a bit weak )
    Sergio Leone once said that he considered Once Upon A Time in the West, A Fistful of Dynamite and Once Upon A Time in America to be a trilogy about the shaping of the 20th Century. If so, then I add them to the list [​IMG]
     
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    Indiana Jones doesn't really count anymore though, with the upcoming fourth movie
     
  6. Seth--L

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    Let's not group Godfather: Part III with I and II.
     
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    In time, LOTR will be at the top of the heap.
     
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    Once Ster Wars OV is on my system I will be at true peace.

    Err until then next purchase [​IMG]

    Regards

    AXE
     
  9. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    Unfortunately neither does Star Wars, since it is (whether many of you like it or not) a 6 film series now, NOT a trilogy.

    It's hard to name a trilogy comprised of 3 truly unforgettable films...there's always one (or 2) crappy ones in most trilogies (even the highly regarded ones!)

    -Dennis
     
  10. Scott Weinberg

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    Were The Godfather Part 3 a bit better that would be the trilogy to beat.

    As it stands, it seems that either Lord of the Rings or the original Star Wars trilogy would hold the crown. Or of course the Indiana Jones trilogy...or Leone's western trilogy. And The Matrix trilogy will probably rank kinda high. If and when there's a third X-Men I expect good things. Damn, it would have been something if the third Superman was half-decent. Or the third Batman.

    I wouldn't argue against the Mad Max trilogy...although I really dislike the third one. Back to the Future is another good one, but (again) the third one's a bit iffy in my book. Ditto the Die Hard series. The Evil Dead trilogy is pretty well-regarded by genre freaks, as is Romero's Dead trifecta.
     
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    Thanks to Scott for mentioning the Die Hard trilogy, although it's not going to last. Best trilogy behind Star Wars OT IMHO.
     
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    The Lord of the Rings...All time best!!!!

    nuf said.


    Well that's my opinion anyway.
     
  14. Seth--L

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    There should never have been a Part III since Part II had the perfect ending to the saga. Michael finally defeats his enemies, only to leave himself totally alone in the world.

    Sofia Coppola ranks as one of the worst casting choices of all-time. They could have at least gotten a hack actress that didn't have a monotone voice! It's one of the few cases of a single actor managing to drag down an entire film because it is so painfully obvious that she shouldn't be in it.

    I find the plot to be a mess in places, sometimes even downright goofy.
     
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    "The Godfather Part III" also ruins the tragedy of the piece. In the first Michael insists he'll never become like his father, by the end of part II, he's actually become worse.

    The attempted redemption in Part III is silly, because he doesn't deserve it. And the tragedy that befalls him at the end of Part III isn't as terrible as what HE DID in part II. III was totally unnecessary.

    I also couldn't inlcude Jurassic Park as a holy trilogy as the third part to that was a complete waste of time. And although serviceable "Lost World" isn't that great either.
     
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    I suppose I should mention the director's trilogies here too. There is the Lean trilogy (Bridge/Lawrence/Zhivago) and the Kubrick trilogy (Strangelove/2001/Clockwork). These are the two greatest film trilogies.
     
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    Red, White and Blue
     
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    I personally feel Godfather III isn't just the weakest of the trilogy, it's one of the worst sequels of all time.

    My best trilogies:

    Star Wars IV-VI
    Lord of the Rings (assuming ROTK is of the same quality)
    Evil Dead

    Romero's Dead trilogy almost makes the cut.
     

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