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Best Trilogy Ever

Good things come in three, I mean look at your favorite debators! But if you're going to shell out upwards of all the moneys for a trilogy, you better make sure it's the best of them all.

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Good save with the Lord of the Rings comment at the end, but may I suggest another possible trilogy in the 3 Daniel Craig Bond movies?

I was going to say what about Lord of the Rings. Though it sorta sets up what you said about a Trillogy being a three act structure. Beginning Middle and End. So bascially, it is the best Trillogy ever. To me at least.

I was wondering why Lord of the Rings wasn't one of them.
As much as I love those movies, yah there are basically just one long movie spilt into three.
Like the new Hobbit movie, don't know if I am happy about that or not.

Toy Story trilogy is the best one. Boom.

No, the reason things can't remain just trilogies is because executives won't stop ringing every last cent they can out of a property and we as fans won't stop eating it up like pigs at a feeding trough.

I EAT IT WITH GLEE!

Best Post Apocyptia universe should be one of the next debates

Hah well yeah LoTR is basically one giant movie but it's still my favorite.

I dunno that I agree with that last point that was slipped in, but I'll let it slide. Easily my favourite trilogy, but that's fine.

First of all: as much as I love Star Wars, Jedi was pretty weak once they got to Endor. It starts off fine, but once they touch down, things just go to shit. It's still fun to watch, but not for the same reasons as IV and V.

The only Indy movie I've seen is Raiders. I've just never gotten around to the other two... three, I guess. I constantly forget about Crystal Skull. From the sounds of it, a lot of other people agree.

Hurray for Back to the Future! Love those movies so much. Didn't realize it was made into an animated series, though. That's kind of weird.

Good show, I like how points were actually taken away in this one. :P

Really, when looked at it with the points the debaters raised, you really kinda do have to go with Back to the Future. Star Wars and Jones both have things about them that weigh themselves down, but Back to the Future is just solid.

"Those boards don't work on water, unless you have POWAH!"

SonOfMethuselah:
I dunno that I agree with that last point that was slipped in, but I'll let it slide. Easily my favourite trilogy, but that's fine.

The Lord of the Rings was written as one book, it was only published as three books. Ergo, the movie is essentially a three part adaptation of a single story. I guess that's where they were going with the LOTR comment.

Proverbial Jon:
[quote="SonOfMethuselah" post="6.395507.16066393"]The Lord of the Rings was written as one book, it was only published as three books. Ergo, the movie is essentially a three part adaptation of a single story. I guess that's where they were going with the LOTR comment.

I understand it as far as that goes, but because there is no possible way that story could have been told in one - or even two - movies, I'm not entirely sure I agree with it. If it were something like the Hobbit, where they were splitting a single book into three parts to incorporate parts of the lore that initially weren't in the book, and better connect it to another trilogy, then I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Any love for the Evil Dead trilogy? A heart wrenching story of one mans descent into madness as he struggles with his inner demons?

Kuomon:
Good save with the Lord of the Rings comment at the end, but may I suggest another possible trilogy in the 3 Daniel Craig Bond movies?

Two more planned, so not technically a trilogy either.

We all pretty much agree what Temple of doom was a weak link, a real problem before the fourth came along. Star Wars, if you remember an article posted right here on the Escapist, was deliberately altered in it's final episode to be a toy commercial disguised as a movie, and Back to the Future really didn't have either of these problems. They're great family movies people at any age can laugh with, Marty and Doc have chemistry, Biff/Griff/Buford were great villains, the action was exciting, it just had so many great things going for it. The only part that sticks out in my mind, at all, was when they had to recast Jennifer.

I love Indy, Harrison Ford was one of the best actors of all time (IMO), but ultimately I feel BTTF just nails it all and Zemeckis is some kind of directorial genius.

Also, I read Lord of the Rings was almost 6 movies and the three that were made left out a lot.

When they said Back to the Future I was like "O.o there was a 3rd one?" Then I remembered how horrible it was and how much I tried to forget it.

Kordie:
Any love for the Evil Dead trilogy? A heart wrenching story of one mans descent into madness as he struggles with his inner demons?

I love Evil Dead, but be honest. There's only two movies there. Evil Dead 2 is essentially a remake of Evil Dead.

OT: I'd be hardpressed for a favorite trilogy. I have to go with LOTR (btw - I don't buy the "it's not a trilogy" argument, as it was based and structured on a literary trilogy), if only because it's one of the few trilogies to not be tainted with other movies/prequels/remakes/etc. (until the Hobbit comes out, which is hopefully good). Back to the Future won the debate for this very reason.

The best trilogy is rocky 2 - 5 with addendum Rocky VII, Adrian's revenge.

Lord of the rings is...

1 Story

published in

3 Volumes

which contain

6 Books

which were adapted into three movies which were spread over

3 theatrical showings, 6 disks for home DVD, 12 disks for the "full story" on home DVD, or 6 Blue rays and 24 hours of viewing pleasure.

Not a trilogy by several interpretations.

If lord of the rings is not a trilogy, back to the future isn't either.

The thumbnail has a ghost busters suit.....GB isn't even a trilogy yet.

SonOfMethuselah:
Hurray for Back to the Future! Love those movies so much. Didn't realize it was made into an animated series, though. That's kind of weird.

Everything in the 80s got an animated series. Everything

Kuomon:
Good save with the Lord of the Rings comment at the end, but may I suggest another possible trilogy in the 3 Daniel Craig Bond movies?

If the villain of Skyfall was a clearly a member of Quantum then you could consider it a trilogy but I don't think that connection is ever explicitly shown in Skyfall and without Quantum as a constant antagonist there's no real plot connection between the first two movies and Skyfall. I don't think they even mentioned Quantum in Skyfall.

And Chris Pranger with a major stinger at the last minute.

This is the kind of thing where I feel like making a dumb joke and say Metal Gear Solid is the best movie trilogy, but they went and made the 3rd game a prequel and somewhat necessary as part of the experience of the 4th game. So I say... Star Wars I guess. I mean, it has magic and science, how can that not be awesome? (oh.. yeah)

Kordie:
Any love for the Evil Dead trilogy? A heart wrenching story of one mans descent into madness as he struggles with his inner demons?

Agreed, with an asterisk.
Most of E2 is a remake of ED1, unless you are a subscriber to the theory that Ash IS dumb enough to go back to the shack (with his new girlfriend) and read from the book.

Other than that... YES; Great trilogy.

Back to the Future, hands down the best of those 3 trilogies

Also Chris is right
This is the reason it is best to watch all 3 LotR movies in a row because it is one 10h long movie
I decided that I wouldn't watch them in theater, but rather wait for all 3 movies to come out and watch them all together
And that was awesome (although it is hard without any energy drink :) )

It's hard for me to come up with a good trilogy cause I utterely hate Star Wars, Indiana Jones and LotR and have never seen Back To The Future. In fact I don't think there is a decent trilogy. It has weak second movie or it has longest possible but awfully boring / full of pulled from the arse things third movie or it wants to make more money and has fourth/fifth/... movie. Star Wars is the example of last, Spiderman/Pirates of the Caribbean of second and again Pirate of the Caribbean of first (that's because I like third movie and hate second, but most of the people hate third and love second).

The closest I can think of as the best trilogy is Batman Begins / Dark Knight / Dark Knight Rises. The third one is kinda weak but it still not that bad. And Ocean's 11/12/13 - just because I love empty casinos =)

SilverUchiha:
Toy Story trilogy is the best one. Boom.

seconded

Matrix trilogy? hrrrm not not sure i can say that, but i can third toy story.

LOTR is my pick for Best Trilogy. Though it is one giant 3 movie long story.

BUT if you go with the first trilogy structure of 1 being a standalone movie and 2 + 3 being a combined story, I liked Pirates of the Caribbean. It followed the structure to a T. Not serious, just fun. (Assuming we all ignored the 4th)

Of the 3 picked I like Indiana Jones best. Last Crusade really was the best XD

Radioactive Kitten:

SonOfMethuselah:
Hurray for Back to the Future! Love those movies so much. Didn't realize it was made into an animated series, though. That's kind of weird.

Everything in the 80s got an animated series. Everything

Hey, don't knock on something getting an animated series; sometimes it expands the story and builds up the world it's set in. Case in point: The Clone Wars.

canadamus_prime:
No, the reason things can't remain just trilogies is because executives won't stop ringing every last cent they can out of a property and we as fans won't stop eating it up like pigs at a feeding trough.

I think STAR WARS will take the prize for this reason, because Episode VII is in pre-production in order to make SW the trilogy of triligies it was going to be years ago.

Panorama:
Matrix trilogy? hrrrm not not sure i can say that, but i can third toy story.

I would classify that as "made into a trilogy just to make more money". The first was amazing, but the second and third were... just... er... they just shouldn't have ever existed.

I can't really say this since it isn't out yet, but if The World's End is as good as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, that will be my favorite trilogy (Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy). Not a "traditional" trilogy, but I think it still counts.

Lex Darko:

Kuomon:
Good save with the Lord of the Rings comment at the end, but may I suggest another possible trilogy in the 3 Daniel Craig Bond movies?

If the villain of Skyfall was a clearly a member of Quantum then you could consider it a trilogy but I don't think that connection is ever explicitly shown in Skyfall and without Quantum as a constant antagonist there's no real plot connection between the first two movies and Skyfall. I don't think they even mentioned Quantum in Skyfall.

Um, what? Then Star Wars won, because neither Back to the Future nor Indiana Jones have any real plot connections across the movies.

I'm going to go with Sin City, and hear me out on this. Yes, it was released as a single-viewing 2-hour movie, but it had three very clear parts to it: The Hard Goodbye, The Big Fat Kill, and That Yellow Bastard. And, by eschewing the "standard" format for a trilogy (one story, second story, third story) by splitting up That Yellow Bastard, Sin City is able to provide a lot of context implicitly within the other stories without resorting to unnecessary exposition.

Unless we aren't limiting this to movies and we can get into the old school trilogy format (novels), in which case I'm going to go with The Kingkiller Chronicles (no, I don't care that the final book hasn't been released yet).

Assassin Xaero:

Panorama:
Matrix trilogy? hrrrm not not sure i can say that, but i can third toy story.

I would classify that as "made into a trilogy just to make more money". The first was amazing, but the second and third were... just... er... they just shouldn't have ever existed.

The second is my least favorite and is pretty damn crappy, 3 is slightly better but not good.

I wonder how many people will comment LotR before even finishing the video. Then go, "Oh, right then."

Also, Alien Trilogy.

I propose its a trilogy because they're the three that Ridley Prime actually lives through.

JoaoJatoba:
If lord of the rings is not a trilogy, back to the future isn't either.

Exactly, and Star Wars isnt either then, since the last 2 movies could be considered 1 story as well.

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