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Part III offered the heart and closure that wasn't possible in Part II, which by contrast had a lot of sad reactionary oh-yikes types of things happening all over the place.
I'd say Part II made the cleverest use of the concepts of time travel and cause-and-effect, but it just had a ton going on and didn't have that edge-of-the-seat linear climactic buildup that Parts I and III had. You saw 1985/2015/1985/1955, with major problems arising in each year that drove everyone to the next year on that list (and then to 1885, though they held off on that delivery until Part III and just used Part Ii to set it all up). Part III tied it all up nicely, delivered some nice twists of its own, and everyone loves a western. IMO Part III deserves more respect than it typically gets.
Watching that trilogy, I still occasionally catch things I've missed before. Some of them are quite subtle.
Toy Story is my favorite trilogy of all-time. It's the only one where I really enjoyed all three.
It was a Rasputin death.
Sonny was larger than life with his personality so he needed an appropriately insane death.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
You think I'm stupid enough to race that asshole?!?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is in the top 3 at the very least.
Toy story 3 may have been the best of those 3 IMO. Granted I still like the recent batman trilogy or LOR/ Back to the future. I can't wait for my hover pad.
Batman Trilogy is a close second. Mainly because for me...
3. Two Towers
There are 2 Lord of the Rings movies and 1 Batman movie that are head and shoulders above all other trilogy related movies for me. They are all in my top 10.
As much as I enjoyed the movies, the LOTR books are far superior to the actual films themselves. I thought that Peter Jackson did the books justice, but you just can't beat Tolkien's writing. The reason that I would put TDK trilogy over TLOTR trilogy is that Nolan took a comic book figure that had been horrendously portrayed in films (looking at you, Clooney) and created some of the most creatively brilliant stories*** three films in a row. Add in some all-time great acting performances (Ledger, obviously, but Oldman, Bale, Eckhart, Hardy, even a decent performance from Hathaway in TDKR) tips the scale in its favor, IMO.
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I was curious, so I went to look at Rotten Tomatoes just to see how these trilogies were received critically. Far from a perfect way to do it, and the more recent movies have a ton more reviews than older movies (like The Godfather for instance).
RT% (1st entry, 2nd, 3rd)
Toy Story- 100%, 100%, 99%
Lord of the Rings- 92%, 96%, 94%
Dark Knight Trilogy- 85%, 94%, 87%
Indiana Jones- 95%, 85%, 89%
The Godfather- 100%, 98%, 68%
Star Wars (IV-VI)- 93%, 97%, 79%
Back to the Future- 97%, 64%, 73%
Jurassic Park- 90%, 52%, 50%
The Matrix- 87%, 73%, 36%
Star Wars (I-III)- 57%, 67%, 80%
Karate Kid- 90%, 41%, 22%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- 44%, 36%, 27%
Mighty Ducks- 12%, 15%, 20%
Porky's. (at least two thirds of it)
Interesting that Fellowship of the Ring is the lowest rated LOTR movie - personally that is my favorite and they get slightly worse with each one (and I love the trilogy)
The only ones in the conversation are LOTR, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones, The Godfather, and original Star Wars.
For me, the last DK movie was a dropoff from the first two. It's not Godfather III, but it's not as good as the first and certainly not the second. It hurts the overall strength of the trilogy IMO.
valid points. (p.s. always enjoy your movie insight)
but they got it wrong in that the cubs would beat the marlins in the world series. unless the marlins move to the AL, it ain't happening.
Old man wants to go back to the beginning of the season. Put some money on the cubs.
Yeah, that's the way I feel about TDKR. Most of when you actually see him as The Batman he's flying around in spaceships. It's just a kind of bizarre departure from the essence of the character that seems more designed to wow viewers with special effects than to actually portray him rising back up as The Batman. I want to see my hero triumph through strength of will and character, not through futuristic technology. It just seemed like a movie about Bane (love Tom Hardy but I found the warbly yoda voice distracting) and then at the end some dude in a spaceship comes and stop him almost deus ex machina.
I'm probably exaggerating a bit, but if all three TDK movies were of equal caliber they'd clearly edge out LOTR but I think TDKR is flawed enough that LOTR probably wins by a nose.
This is the only acceptable answer.
so underrated: The Evil Dead trilogy
The Evil Dead: 100%
Evil Dead 2: 98%
Army of Darkness: 70%
Dirty backyard sluts 1 2 and 3
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
Haven't seen mention of it, but the Bourne trilogy was pretty damn good in my book.
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum.
only if charlie, mac and dennis' version of lethal weapon 5 is in consideration, will an asterisk be added to keep this in the running (5 movies, not 3)
From Always sunny in Philadelphia. Loved this episode.
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Very good. Totally forgot about this.
Lord of the Rings and no close second.
Underworld is likely second.
Anyone who lists an animation and is over 12 years old needs:
Anyone who counts a series of 4 movies as a 'trilogy' probably shouldn't be making fun of other people who like animation.
How the fuck is Army of Darkness only 70%. Tragic.
BFIII is an amazing movie, much better than II IMO. Very memorable and great ending to the saga.
TDK is obviously the jewel of the franchise, but I think TDKR is a little overrated and Begins is a bit underrated. In fact, I think I like Begins more but both are quality.
LOTR is amazing all around, though (speaking of deus ex machina) each movie gets resolved by some previously unknown magical event or assistance, but that's Tolkien's fault not Jackson's. ROTK was perfect except for that extremely gay and awkward end scene in Frodo's bed.
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