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chyron8472

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#1290723
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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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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#1276083
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What are you reading?
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dahmage said:

Mike O said:

I’m now reading Cline’s Ready Player One.

I enjoyed that. Just don’t take it too seriously, it’s just a fun guilty pleasure, nerd out, type of thing.

From my nephew’s encouragement, I started Ready Player One again and actually finished it this time. It has a great climax, and a decent resolution, but it has a serious case of nostalgia overload. It doesn’t just scratch some nostalgia itch, but rubs it until it turns raw. As though the late 70’s to mid 80’s were the epitome of media. I say mid-80’s because there was one point when the protagonist finds himself in a phone booth, and I found myself waiting for a Bill & Ted reference that doesn’t happen—and then I remembered that Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure took place in 1988, which was apparently released too late to consider.

Also, I didn’t like the love interest, especially for her stringing the protagonist along with an online relationship she felt had no value and had a subsequent chip on her shoulder about. …oh, and the co-creator of the simulation seems mostly content to sit on the sidelines no matter what happens, which bothered me. As though the lives of real life people weren’t actually at stake regarding the outcome.

It has a decent storyline, with a good twist during the climax, but the constant references bog the experience down more than prop it up.

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#1272282
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Random Thoughts
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moviefreakedmind said:

dahmage said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

paja said:

Today’s that Polish holiday where you’re supposed to eat a bunch of donuts.

Fat Tuesday is next week.

I’m going to abstain from video games for Lent.

I thought you weren’t catholic.

Lent is observed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

I always thought it was only observed by Catholics. I’m opposed to it. My goals are to work as little as possible and to experience as much personal enjoyment as possible. Sacrificing things conflicts heavily with those goals.

That assumes certain things some might sacrifice are ultimately fulfilling. That they “spark joy”, as it were.

I’m getting a little burned out on my games, and I listen too much to audiobooks when I’m at home instead of interacting more with my wife and daughter. So I thought I’d give them up for Lent.

I’m not Catholic, nor Methodist or any of those on that Wikipedia page. My wife’s parents are Methodist, though, and I thought trying to break my screen-related addictions (at least temporarily) in favor of more fulfilling things sounded like a good idea.

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#1265818
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

EyeShotFirst said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

EyeShotFirst said:

Return of the Jedi

Must … resist … urge to … snark.

There was a point in my early 20s when I would take a dump on ROTJ, but the more Star Wars saturates the market, the more I appreciate Jedi. It certainly was a step down in quality from Empire, but there’s a lot about the film I really love. Star Wars is like ice cream, some folks like chocolate, some people like vanilla, some people are just happy to get ice cream…then there’s the crazy people who would eat crap on a cone and swear it’s awesome…

Personally, I can cut subpar fanfic churned out by committee more slack than a bad ending written by the original author; I expect better quality from him than them.

I do not expect better quality from him given that, in addition to a few amazing films, he also wrote and/or directed some real stinkers.

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#1265703
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How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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ChainsawAsh said:

Back to the Future III

And you lost me.

BTTF3 wasn’t bad by any stretch. And it had a great arc for Doc Brown’s character.

ChainsawAsh said:

Tantive3+1 said:

chyron8472 said:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is the fourth film in a hexalogy.

But it’s often considered the third film in a trilogy-within-a-series, beginning with Wrath of Khan. It’s even sold this way in some box sets.

I own a box set sold this way, and the special features discuss people referring to it as a trilogy.

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#1265565
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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moviefreakedmind said:

ray_afraid said:

moviefreakedmind said:

The easy solution is just to not watch lazy remakes. That’s what I do.

This is wisdom, friends.

Absolutely. I don’t even get mad at the remakes. I used to, especially regarding Star Wars prequels and the like, but there’s just no need. Just don’t go see them and then everyone will forget about them in three months and there’ll be something new to hate.

Except when there are now talks of a sequel to the OG Ghostbusters films, which ignores the 2016 film, and one of the actresses in GB2016 vents on Twitter and turns it into an issue of sexism. …and then the media picks it up and writes articles about it which dumps it in my news feed.