Friday May 18, 2007
Greetings and bonsowa-ru. This week the topic is film trilogies. That's right people, we're talking movies with exactly 2 siblings and there are a lot of them. This month the 3rd Spider-Man movie and Shrek the Third opened, and the third installment of Pirates of the Carribean is to be released next week. Of course none of these summer blockbusters may remain 3-parters and it's no coincidence that a money-making movie will spawn a sequel or 2. Some notable film trilogies of the past include the Back to the Future Trilogy, the Matrix Trilogy, the original Star Wars Trilogy, the 2nd Star War Trilogy, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I've always favored the first film in any series, though the finale of a true trilogy is often a strong contender as well. Poised between films 1 and 3, the often overlooked middle film has to provide a strong continuity. The sheer scale of having a story told over 3 movies is almost an irresistible draw for any couch potato, so the next time you have 6 hours or so (or 3 consecutive evenings) try a trio of movies on DVD. And don't forget the popcorn and lemonade.
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