Trilogies – The best things in life, or at least in Cinema, come in threes.
By Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka.
If you’re looking to watch more than one movie, your best bet would be to start off with a trilogy. Theirs is no better way to pass the time than to watch one great story unfold in 8 hours or less.
- The Dark Knight Trilogy
I: The Batman Begins (2005)
II: The Dark Knight (2008)
III: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Anne Hathaway.
You can never go wrong with this movie. This is a superhero masterpiece that will stand the test of time.
- The Matrix Trilogy
I: The Matrix (1999)
II: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
III: The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Directors: The Wachowskis
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss.
This is arguably the greatest Sci-Fi action movie of all time. It is no wonder that this trilogy is among the movies discussed in class in film schools.
- The Toy Story Trilogy
I: Toy Story (1995)
II: Toy Story 2 (1999)
III: Toy Story 3 (2010)
Director: John Lasseter (I and 2) and Lee Unkrich (3)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark.
Toy Story will remain, at least for me, the best-animated movie of all time. With this movie, Pixar changed the ways animations were done with this classic.
- Pirates of the Caribbean
I: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
II: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
III: At World’s End (2007)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Hayek Selma, Penelope Cruz.
Johnny Depp was born to play Captain Jack Sparrow. Depp being cast in that role is among the best decisions Hollywood has ever made.
- The Godfather
I: Part 1 (1972)
II: Part 2 (1974)
III: Part 3 (1990)
Directors: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert DeNiro.
It wouldn’t be right to write a list about some of the greatest trilogies and not include the Godfather. Granted, the last installment was bad, but the first two were great. None better than the masterpiece that is the first one.