A Random Blog of Everything I like
It’s time for another round up of my Top-5 list. I post this list a bit late because I got a bit confuse of what I’m going to write, so many ideas but I can only choose one list a month. So far, I’ve written my list related to L’Arc~en~Ciel, Muse, Gorgeous Men, and Manga. I think it’s a perfect time to have a list that relate to movie.
I’m sure you can guess what I’m going to write simply by reading the title ;) I’m going to list my top-5 Trilogy. First of all, even though it is about trilogy, that doesn’t mean excluding the movies that had reached more than 3 series. Take example of Terminator, there are 4 series of terminator, but we can still consider it as a part of trilogy.
We have seen lots of Trilogies lately, and I know that not all of them are great and sometimes not all the series in that trilogy lived up to everyone’s expectation…but let’s look at them as a whole and then decide which one is the best trilogy. In my previous list, I keep asking people to join in the list because I honestly want to know their list….I’m doing the same thing again for this list. It’s very interesting to see the fact that different people have different opinion.
Now, I will start this top 5 trilogy with my list…looking forward to read other people’s list :) I’m going to start from the 5th place.
#5 Indiana Jones
If you like movies, I’m sure you know who Indiana Jones is! Indiana Jones is probably the only one man show I really like. I never enjoy James Bond or Tom Cruise’s version of MI. Indiana Jones is both thrilling and funny. Although the 4th movie is very disappointing, you know…with the alien nonsense in it, but the first 3 are so fun to watch, I enjoy all of them.
#4 The Matrix
Everyone who knows me well knows how I adore this movie, The Matrix is my all time number 1 movie…but that only works for the first Matrix. The second (The Matrix Reload) and the third (The Matrix Revolution) are not as good as the first one. I guess it was quite hard to match the greatness of the first movie. And for that reason, I can only put The Matrix trilogy as my number 4 favorite trilogy. The Matrix has amazing story and breakthrough visual effect. Reload has too many unimportant philosophies, fortunately the visual effect is still incredible. My favorite scene in Reload is the highway scene. The third is very predictable, but again I can forgive that due to its great visual effect. I really like the last fight, it reminds me of Dragon ball.
I encountered Alien not long after terminator (although the movie it self came out before terminator) and that was my first experience of suspense, and I like it. I can still remember how it felt seeing Ripley was being chased by those aliens. The first, the second and the third movie are equally suspenseful, I love all three of them. I enjoy the 4th movie but not as much as the first 3. Although I love Alien so much, I’ve seen it countless time, but that doesn’t mean I like everything related to Alien, in fact I hate story about Alien conspiracy.
I had written about Terminator last year (here). Terminator is my 1st Sci-fi movie and it totally blown the mind of a kid in the age of 11/12…that kid is me, of course. It shaped my perception of how an action sci-fi movie should be. Although the third series is not as good as the previous 2, but I can still forgive it and placed this trilogy as my number 2 favorite trilogy. The 1st terminator is so original and the visual is incredible and somehow the 2nd managed to top that. The third is a bit too make-believe.
#1 The Lord Of The Rings
Do I need to say something about this trilogy? It’s perfectly clear why this trilogy is my number one favorite, and it won’t surprise me if it is also your favorite. TLoTR has all the elements of greatness. Great adapted script, the best movie based on novel I’ve ever seen. Amazing cinematography. Great cast, I like how all the actors and actresses looked like how I imagine them when I’m reading the book. Great visual effect. Great scoring, etc. I don’t know how many years it will take for another Trilogy to outscore TLoTR.
I guess you can easily tell from this list that I like Sci-fi movie a lot, there are 3 sci-fi movies in my list and 2 more in my under-consideration list. What can I say; I’m a sucker for Sci-Fi Movies. I also considered Die Hard, Back to the Future, and Star Wars (the old ones NOT the new ones…I don’t like the new star wars (the ones without Hans Solo), it bored me to dead.) as my favorite trilogy, but because I can only choose 5, those 5 are my choice.
So…this is my list of great trilogy, what’s yours?