Movie Trilogies Musings...

chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
edited August 2018 in General Movies & TV Posts: 16,242
Star Wars (1977 - 1983)
The first and still the most startling. Kurosawa meets Flash Gordon. Seminal.
Indiana Jones (1981 - 1989 (Crystal Skull doesn't count))
If adventure has a name, it must be Indiana Jones. Near perfection all around.
Back To The Future (1985 - 1991)
The most pure, clever fun of the lot.
Robocop (1987 - 1993)
A mix of amazing social commentary and simple action. Uneven but very entertaining.
Lord Of The Rings (2001 - 2003)
Epic fantasy on a TRULY epic scale.
Spider-Man (2002 - 2007)
Imperfect but wildly amazing take on the.. err.. Amazing Spider-Man from the comics. Unlike most, I enjoyed all three equally. Which is to say, a LOT.
Which brings me to...
Nolan's Batman (2005 - 2012)
The most mature, coherent, and relevant to the human condition trilogy ever. This was social commentary/questioning without the obligatory narrative hammer. Existentialism couched in a superhero piece. Age combined with recent geo-political realities has forced me to choose this as the best trilogy ever produced. Not my absolute favourite (I like many equally for different reasons), nor my favourite take on the character of the Batman (still like the animated series best for that), but it was Blade Runner level deep combined with Hong Kong level action.

Just sayin', ;)

Did I miss anything?

Thoughts on this?

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  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    The Godfather Trilogy.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    I've only seen Back to the Future trilogy 858 times.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    I've only seen Back to the Future trilogy 858 times.

    That's it?
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Yeah.
  • I've only seen Back to the Future trilogy 858 times.

    And you call yourself a fan...
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    edited August 2018 Posts: 3,533
    I know. It's

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  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Back To The Future: 2 - 1 - 3
    Jurassic Park: 1 - 3 - 2
    Terminator: 2 - 3 - 1
    Sam Raimi Spider-Man: 1 - 2 - 3
    Mission Impossible: 2 - 1 - 3
    Lord of the rings: 2 - 1 - 3
    Nolan Batman: 1 - 2 - 3
    Batman: 3 - 1 - 3
    Ocean's: 11 - 13 - 12
    Harry Potter: 2 - 1 - 3
    Rush Hour: 2 - 1 - 3
    X-men: 2 - 1 - 3
    Godfather: 2 - 1 - 3
    Madagascar: 2 - 1 - 3
    Ice Age: 1 - 3 - 2
    Hangover: 1 - 3 - 2
    Potc: 1 - 2 - 3
    MIB: 3 - 2 - 1
    The Mummy: 2 - 1 - 3
    Daniel Craig Bond: 2 - 1 - 3
    Pierce Bond: 1 - 3 - 2
    Roger Moore Bond: 1 - 2 - 3
    Connery Bond: 2 - 1 - 3
    Lazenby/Dalton Bond: 1 - 2 - 3
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Let's not forget the Matrix trilogy!

    Matrix: 1-2-3
    BTTF: 2-3-1
    Star Wars: 2-3-1
    Indy: 1-3-2
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    @chrisisall
    You are so right about the Nolan trilogy!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
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    KOYAANISQATSI (1982)
    POWAQQATSI (1988)
    NAQOYQATSI (2002)

    Excellent and very special trilogy by Geoffrey Reggio, scored by Philip Glass.

    ANIMA MUNDI (1992) makes a great companion piece.

    Has anyone seen VISITORS (2013) ?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Let's not forget the Matrix trilogy!
    Only the first one exists in my mind... ;)

  • Posts: 527
    A spy movie message board and not one person has mentioned the Michael Caine/Harry Palmer trilogy?!

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    FUNERAL IN BERLIN
    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    A spy movie message board and not one person has mentioned the Michael Caine/Harry Palmer trilogy?!

    THE IPCRESS FILE
    FUNERAL IN BERLIN
    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN
    I blame myself.

  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    chrisisall wrote: »

    Which brings me to...
    Nolan's Batman (2005 - 2012)
    The most mature, coherent, and relevant to the human condition trilogy ever. This was social commentary/questioning without the obligatory narrative hammer. Existentialism couched in a superhero piece. Age combined with recent geo-political realities has forced me to choose this as the best trilogy ever produced. Not my absolute favourite (I like many equally for different reasons), nor my favourite take on the character of the Batman (still like the animated series best for that), but it was Blade Runner level deep combined with Hong Kong level action.

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    Hong Kong level action?? Not even close. The fight scenes in this trilogy have been widely criticised as being weak and super.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    doubleoego wrote: »
    Hong Kong level action?? Not even close. The fight scenes in this trilogy have been widely criticised as being weak and super.
    Possibly a poor choice of words on my part. I didn't mean Hong Kong as in wire work or martial arts- I meant as in how savage the action can be. Also the vehicle stuff was pretty nuts.

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
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    I wish we could get another Sin City installment, to make it a trilogy. Both movies are among my all-time favourites.
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    The Bourne trilogy (2002-2008) deserves a mention IMO
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    All great comedy trilogies.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Oh, Leslie Neilsen never fails to make me laugh. I remember I was very sad when he died.
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    @PropertyOfALady Leslie Nielson was such a great dead pan comedian, Frank Drebin is up there with the best comedy characters.


    One of the greatest ever trilogies...
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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns, don't know if you know this, but he started out making dramas. He's gets a billing in the originalThe Poseidon Adventure as the Captain, even though he's only in it for a very short period. His first comedy role would be Airplane!.
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 14,328
    @Fire_and_Ice_Returns, don't know if you know this, but he started out making dramas. He's gets a billing in the originalThe Poseidon Adventure as the Captain, even though he's only in it for a very short period. His first comedy role would be Airplane!.

    Yeah I watched many of his early films, The Forbidden Planet is one of my favourite science fiction movies.

    I have the Airplane films, great daft comedies. Nielson was always good value even lesser films like Spy Hard and Dracula Dead and Loving it.


    A trilogy I bought on bluray earlier in the year, which reminds me I still have not watched them on that format yet...

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    One of the greatest ever trilogies...
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    Oh yeah!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Rush Hour. How could I have missed this? We just watched Rush Hour 2. All he wanted was some moo shoo. So not PC. Brett Ratner, now a Hollywood bad boy. Still, funny as hell IMO.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Rush Hour. How could I have missed this? We just watched Rush Hour 2. All he wanted was some moo shoo. So not PC. Brett Ratner, now a Hollywood bad boy. Still, funny as hell IMO.

    2 is my favourite.

    I'll bitch slap you back to Bangkok
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Rush Hour. How could I have missed this? We just watched Rush Hour 2. All he wanted was some moo shoo. So not PC. Brett Ratner, now a Hollywood bad boy. Still, funny as hell IMO.

    2 is my favourite.

    I'll bitch slap you back to Bangkok

    "... I will bitch slap you back to Africa!" ;)
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    Lethal weapon
  • edited August 2018 Posts: 14,328
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Rush Hour. How could I have missed this? We just watched Rush Hour 2. All he wanted was some moo shoo. So not PC. Brett Ratner, now a Hollywood bad boy. Still, funny as hell IMO.

    Another Jackie Chan Trilogy...

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    The third film let's this trilogy down.

  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bill Conti!
    edited August 2018 Posts: 5,355
    Let’s not forget some of the more cinephile work guys.

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s Trilogy of Alienation
    - L’AVVENTURA
    - LA NOTTE
    - L’ECLISSE

    Ingmar Bergman’s Silence of God Trilogy
    - SÅSOM I EN SPEGEL (Through a Glass Darkly)
    - NATTVARDSGÄSTERNA (Winter Light)
    - TYSTNADEN (The Silence)

    Sergio Leone’s Man with No Name Trilogy
    - PER UN PUGNO DI DOLLARI (A Fistful of Dollars)
    - PER QUALCHE DOLLARO IN PIÙ (For a Few Dollars More)
    - IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly)

    Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Trois Couleurs Trilogy
    - TROIS COULEURS: BLEU
    - TROIS COULEURS: BLANC
    - TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE


  • edited August 2018 Posts: 14,328
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Let’s not forget some of the more cinephile work guys.

    Michelangelo Antonioni’s Trilogy of Alienation
    - L’AVVENTURA
    - LA NOTTE
    - L’ECLISSE

    Ingmar Bergman’s Silence of God Trilogy
    - SÅSOM I EN SPEGEL (Through a Glass Darkly)
    - NATTVARDSGÄSTERNA (Winter Light)
    - TYSTNADEN (The Silence)

    Sergio Leone’s Man with No Name Trilogy
    - PER UN PUGNO DI DOLLARI (A Fistful of Dollars)
    - PER QUALCHE DOLLARO DI PIÙ (For a Few Dollars More)
    - IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly)

    Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Trois Couleurs Trilogy
    - TROIS COULEURS: BLEU
    - TROIS COULEURS: BLANC
    - TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE


    The Dollars Trilogy one of the best, also there is Leone's Once Upon a Time trilogy...

    Once upon a time in the West, Fistfull of Dynamite and Once upon a time in America
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