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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name? — Page 3

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LexX said:

IsanRido said:

The Naked Gun 3 (I know that’s not the full title but I’m too lazy to change format), Return of the Jedi (warts and all), The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

While these all are fine films, IMO these are also the worst ones of the three. Yes, including the last one. 😛

When I got into the fan edit/preservation scene, Star Wars became my favorite of the OT primarily because Harmy and Adywan worked on that single film for so soooo long and I ended up watching it the most. But historically Return of the Jedi had always been my favorite of the trilogy ever since I was a small child.

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Return of the Jedi
The Rise of Skywalker
Revenge of the Sith
Thor: Ragnarok
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Bourne Ultimatum
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Return of the King
Back to the Future III
Goldfinger
Skyfall
Mission: Impossible III
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Rocky III
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Ocean’s Thirteen
Chasing Amy
The World’s End
Another Thin Man

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Rodney-2187 said:

The Rise of Skywalker

I’m sorry, what? There’s no way that movie can be considered anywhere near the quality of the first two. I didn’t like the other sequels very much, but they were still much better than that movie.

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I’m going to have to chime in and say i agree with Rodney Rise of Skywalker is the best of the trilogy, that is the thing with opinions everyone has one.

I liked how Leia, Han and Luke were redeemed, and i liked how it was the most Lucas like of the entire trilogy.

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Rouge
Personal favorite of Kieslowski’s “Trois Couleurs” trilogy.

Did anyone suggest “Lady Vengeance”? Still, it pales after “Oldboy.”

I would mention “Jingi Naki Tatakai” (Battles Without Honor And Humanity) except they are six films, not three.

Edit - Just remembered Linklater’s “Before Midnight.”

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Tantive3+1 said:

Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

My local theaters aren’t even showing this. 😦

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For your consideration:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Is-Part-3-of-Anything-Ever-Good/id/12912

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The Omen 3: I remember that being good,

Before Midnight: Already been mentioned.

Red Dragon: Not as good as Silence of the Lambs, but leagues better than Hannibal or Hannibal Rising.

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Trying not to repeat anyone:

Exorcist III
Captain America: Civil War
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (not a trilogy, only really like the 1st and 3rd… 4 is okay I guess.)
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Predators

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It isn’t really third in a trilogy but it is the third James Bond film. Goldfinger.

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If we’re talking solely movies that are on par with or better than the previous ones (i.e. not a significant step down), then the only ones that come to mind are as follows:

Revenge of the Sith

Jurassic Park III (not really a trilogy since they’re all standalone)

Return of the King (I saw it once ages go, but I’m pretty sure it was on par with the others)

The Last Crusade is borderline case because it is a step down from the other two (it’s a bit too derivative of Raiders in some ways), but it’s still really good (also not really a trilogy)

I haven’t seen Back to the Future III in ages but I think it might hold up

What about game trilogies? I haven’t played it yet but I hear Mother 3 is great. Super Mario World is pretty beloved. Do people like Metroid Prime 3? I’m not a Metroid fan so I wouldn’t know. What’s the verdict on Donkey Kong Country 3?

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Anakin Starkiller said:
What about game trilogies? …Super Mario World is pretty beloved.

That’s #4.
…or 5, or 1, all depending how ya look at it. Japan had a different SMB2 than the rest of the world, so there’s 2 SMB2’s. The original Japanese title is SMB4: Super Mario World. But, as it’s just SMW everywhere else, it could be considered part 1 of it’s own thing.

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it would say Zelda 3: A Link to the past, and Metroid 3: Super Metroid if this thread were about video games. or even Final Fantasy III SNES US, which was actually FF VI. There is also Mega Man III and Castlevania III.

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That’s #4.
…or 5, or 1, all depending how ya look at it. Japan had a different SMB2 than the rest of the world, so there’s 2 SMB2’s. The original Japanese title is SMB4: Super Mario World. But, as it’s just SMW everywhere else, it could be considered part 1 of it’s own thing.

I’d argue Lost Levels doesn’t count cuz it’s just a glorified level pack, and SMB2 USA doesn’t count because the gameplay is radically different. That leaves 1, 3, and 4 (World in the West).

it would say Zelda 3: A Link to the past, and Metroid 3: Super Metroid if this thread were about video games. or even Final Fantasy III SNES US, which was actually FF VI. There is also Mega Man III and Castlevania III.

This is supposed to be about third entries in trilogies, not in general. Otherwise people are gonna start listing things like Prisoner of Azkaban. The idea here is to see whether or not it’s possible for a trilogy to stick the landing.

A Link to the Past is about a completely different set of characters from the NES games and is set long before, with many games in between. There aren’t particularly strong gameplay links (ha) either. The others are just entries in iterative series, AFAIK.

Return of the King
Tot Story 3
BttF 3 (not as good as 1 but better than 2)
Infinity War
Prisoner of Azkaban

Well there we go. Listing third entries that aren’t a part of trilogies.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Jurassic Park III (not really a trilogy since they’re all standalone)

I’m gonna dispute this. Jurassic Park III is terrible.

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Look, I get that it isn’t as high concept as the first film (if you could even call it that), but it’s nice, simple fun. A great romp through and through. Don’t take it seriously, just enjoy the ride.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

That’s #4.
…or 5, or 1, all depending how ya look at it. Japan had a different SMB2 than the rest of the world, so there’s 2 SMB2’s. The original Japanese title is SMB4: Super Mario World. But, as it’s just SMW everywhere else, it could be considered part 1 of it’s own thing.

I’d argue Lost Levels doesn’t count cuz it’s just a glorified level pack, and SMB2 USA doesn’t count because the gameplay is radically different. That leaves 1, 3, and 4 (World in the West).

it would say Zelda 3: A Link to the past, and Metroid 3: Super Metroid if this thread were about video games. or even Final Fantasy III SNES US, which was actually FF VI. There is also Mega Man III and Castlevania III.

This is supposed to be about third entries in trilogies, not in general. Otherwise people are gonna start listing things like Prisoner of Azkaban. The idea here is to see whether or not it’s possible for a trilogy to stick the landing.

A Link to the Past is about a completely different set of characters from the NES games and is set long before, with many games in between. There aren’t particularly strong gameplay links (ha) either. The others are just entries in iterative series, AFAIK.

Return of the King
Tot Story 3
BttF 3 (not as good as 1 but better than 2)
Infinity War
Prisoner of Azkaban

Well there we go. Listing third entries that aren’t a part of trilogies.

Sorry for misunderstanding the objective. I would say RotK stuck the landing as a third entry, and BttF3 did the best it could coming off of BttF2. Toy Story 3 worked beautifully as a trilogy-ender, until they ruined it with the fourth one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Budu1ux09Rs

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Well there we go. Listing third entries that aren’t a part of trilogies.

I thought Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future were trilogies? Are there some further installments I’m not aware of?
And no, The Hobbit doesn’t count.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Look, I get that it isn’t as high concept as the first film (if you could even call it that), but it’s nice, simple fun. A great romp through and through. Don’t take it seriously, just enjoy the ride.

Every Jurassic Park movie is high concept.

Jurassic Park has a stellar cast of likable and interesting characters, a story that actually has a point, a (mostly) fantastic script, Spielberg’s wonderful direction, etc.

Jurassic Park III has Grant with a cast of boring, annoying characters. The story and script are just plain dumb. It hardly has any redeeming qualities. There are some memorable shots/scenes, but three or four cool visuals can’t save a stupid movie.

I mean, all the JP sequels are crap, so it’s not like Jurassic Park III is alone. The JP sequels are the definition of cash-grab garbage.

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