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

Discussion in 'Community' started by Souderwan, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The Dollars Trilogy, if that counts as a trilogy.
     
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It counts.

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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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.
     
  5. drg4

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

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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.
     
  6. Armenian_Jedi

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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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

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    drg4 Jedi Master star 4

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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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.
     
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Armenian_Jedi Jedi Master star 7

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

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is it limited to movies?

    If not, His Dark Materials.
     
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  17. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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
     
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    europa trilogy:

    the element of crime



    epidemic



    europa

     
  23. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    If we're splitting hairs than Star Trek II, III, and IV count as a brilliant trilogy IMO.
     
  24. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The three times I was with your mom.
     
  25. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Historical revisionism, that's how.