Theater Thursday : Week 2 Trilogies
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has officially hit the stores this week (I bought the first copy at my local Borders yesterday). Trilogies have been popular in the movies for years. This week we look at questions based on some famous cinematic triumvarites:
1) The Back to the Future Trilogy sent Marty McFly 30 years into the future, 30 years into the past (twice!) and 100 years into the past. Which of these time periods would you like to visit in your 1.21 gigawatt-powered DeLorean, and why?
I would like to go to the future for my first choice. See what science and technology look like in the future. Now if I go back further and be a knight, I would love to do that also
2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was, of course, based on a famous trio of novels by JRR Tolkien. What sci-fi/fantasy/genre novels or series would you like to see turned into a Peter-Jackson-directed/George-Lucas-written/Steven-Speilberg-produced trilogy?
I think that Anne Rice’s books have not been made justice as a series… not necesarilly a trilogy but I would like to see something done there.
3) Next summer, there will be two complete Star Wars trilogies in the history books. What’s your strangest or most interesting Star Wars experience?
StarWars kid, that whole video was funny, and then everything it spawned. That is the weirdest thing that I have ever seen spawned by the movie.
Bonus) While the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones movies are currently only trilogies, plans are in the works for a fourth movie in both series. What trilogy might’ve been better served with a fourth movie? Which trilogy would’ve been better if they had left it at only one movie?
I am actually not a huge fan of Trilogies, specially if there is not story to do it. Sometimes reinventing the magic of the first film doesn’t work like it should. Jurassic Park I think it should have been only one movie, and even The Matrix I think did not get enhanced by the sequels… but enough of the rant
That’s it till next time! Be sure to leave your name and blog address in the Comments when you’ve answered the questions.
And remember, as the Terminator said in the first part of his famous trilogy, “I’ll be back.”