Amph Can you name 5 trilogies that didn't let you down?

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  1. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Inspired by Tunick's plan to watch Toy Story 3, I got to thinking about trilogies. I came to the sad realization that outside of the Star Wars OT, Toy Story, and (arguably) BTTF, I couldn't name another trilogy that didn't ultimately fall flat by the 3rd movie (if not before).

    I'm sure I'm mistaken, right? There are certainly more out there...
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    The Dollars Trilogy, if that counts as a trilogy.
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  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    It counts.

    And I, at least, wasn't let down by the LotR trilogy.
  4. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Oh yeah! I always knew them as The Man With No Name trilogy, but yeah. Those certainly did hold up well. In fact, that was one of those rare circumstances, like Toy Story 3, where the last film is the best of the lot.

    Edit: By the 3rd ending of Return of the King, I was over it. I already didn't like The Two Towers very much. But to each his own, I guess.
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  5. drg4 Force Ghost

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    The Karloff Frankenstein Trilogy
    The Three Colours Trilogy
    The Silence of God Trilogy (Bergman)
    The Indiana Jones Trilogy (Crystal Skull doesn't, doesn't count)
    The Toy Story Trilogy
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    There ya go.

    On edit: Extra credit goes to Toy Story, for actually improving with each installment.
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  6. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    do the first 3 Rocky movies count? Well I guess if splitting star wars is allowed...


    Rocky 1-3
    godfather trilogy
    lotr
    dark knight trilogy
    die hard 1-3
    lethal weapon 1-3

    also how did star wars OT not fall flat by the third movie?
  7. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    man with no name
    three colors
    cremaster (actually a quintilogy (?) but i'm still counting it)
    the mariachi trilogy
    von trier's europe trilogy

    yeah i did it! wooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I almost went with The Godfather since I actually quite like the third one, but it has so many serious flaws that I wasn't sure it couldn't be counted as not "falling flat." Same with Die Hard; loved the first two, thought the third one was actually not that good.

    Can we count the first three Bond films: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger. That's a great trilogy, right there. Not till Thunderball does the franchise "fall flat."
  9. Sith-Lord-Gunray Chosen One

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    LOTR.

    And I would say Pirates, but I know some dislike the 3rd...which I did like. But to those, I argue, was the first really that great to begin with? In which case, it didn't let me down.
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  10. drg4 Force Ghost

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    Oh, and Polanski's Apartment Trilogy! (Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, The Tenant)
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  11. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    I agree with Rogue on The Godfather and Die Hard. And I don't think Lethal Weapon 3 was any good. I enjoyed 4, though.

    I think RotJ held up fine, Ewoks notwithstanding.

    I haven't seen the first 3. I can agree on Indiana Jones though Crystal Skull hurt so damned bad that I forgot to consider it a Trilogy. If it were a trilogy, I'd count it, though.
  12. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    No idea.

    I've seen Rosemary's Baby. I had no idea there were movies on either side of it...

    SLG: All 4 Pirates movies were consistently ok. So I can see your point.
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  13. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Anyone seen all of Oliver Stone's Vietnam Trilogy? Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July & Heaven and Earth. Something makes me suspect that Heaven and Earth would be a falling flat, but maybe not; I haven't actually seen it.
  14. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    good call on the mariachi trilogy. completely forgot that one
  15. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm probably in the minority here, but I really enjoy the first three Bourne movies. Legacy is awful, but I really like Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum.
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Is it limited to movies?

    If not, His Dark Materials.
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  17. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    You know, I missed Supremacy, but I have to say that I didn't care for Identity, but loved Ultimatum. So that's an example of a trilogy, in my opinion, that gets better as it goes. So even not loving Identity, it would qualify as not becoming disappointing by the third film.
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  18. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    Actually, I agree on the Bourne movies. For what they are, they actually do get better each time. Props. I forgot about them.
  19. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    I have a friend who has been insisting I read these books and I still haven't gotten around to it. But yeah, why keep it to movies?

    Edit: Dammit. Double posted
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  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Oh, ****! Mad Max! Forgot about that one.
  21. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    i would have said bourne but now there's a stupid fourth so it's ruined.

    and here you go souds:

    three colors: blue


    three colors: white


    three colors: red


    cremaster cycle:
  22. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    europa trilogy:

    the element of crime



    epidemic



    europa

  23. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    If we're splitting hairs than Star Trek II, III, and IV count as a brilliant trilogy IMO.
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  25. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Historical revisionism, that's how.