Ever noticed how several movie franchises have three main movies? That’s a trilogy. And most trilogies are fantastic and revered for their amazing execution. The logic behind producing trilogies is easy: A movie is released, it’s a big hit. Since people are now aware of this movie and how good it is, the studio decides to create a sequel to earn more money. And guess what? The sequel earns a lot of cash which ultimately convinces the studio to finish off with a third movie, after which people get tired of the franchise. Sometimes, a fourth movie is released, but it’s hardly ever as good as the first three.
Also, there is a particular pattern I’ve noticed in trilogies: The first movie is good, and the sequel is better (Most of the time. Exceptions include Iron Man 2 and Matrix Reloaded). Also the sequel is sometimes a cliffhanger which makes the audience more eager to watch the third movie. Lastly, the third movie is never as great as the second, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless. You will notice this in the top 5 trilogies that I shall mention below.
5. Toy Story
Pixar rose to it’s peak with the Toy Story movies. A fresh concept at the time, Toy Story captured the attention of many viewers and introduced them to the CGI world. With memorable characters like Woody and Buzz, this movie is never forgotten and never becomes boring to watch. It is also interesting to note that the first two Toy Story movies have received a 100% rating on the movie critic site, Rotten Tomatoes, while Toy Story 3 has received a 99%. Both these scores are amazing and not a lot of movies have touched them. Compared to all other trilogies that I will be mentioning below, Toy Story possesses the highest ratings. Despite this, it is last on my list because at the end of the day, it’s an animated movie which means that there were no live actors involved. It is in the acting that the ratings are sometimes dropped. Also, this is a personal opinion.
Earlier this week, I went to the video store to pick up some movies. I’ve probably watched all the good ones I thought. So I see this movie and I started to wonder, by the looks of it ; it was a love story. Personally I think that love stories aren’t the best way to entertain yourself especially when you intend to watch them alone or without any reason such as research or what-so-ever.
The movie titled ‘The lucky one’ was released on the 20th of April 2012 adapted from the novel released in 2008 titled as the same by Nicholas sparks. Starring Zack Effron much known from the musical Disney series ‘High School musical 1,2 and 3.’ Also starring Taylor Schilling and is directed by Scott Hicks.
It’s kind of ironic how things that are taboo and looked down upon in everyday life (despite being about as common as breathing, for better or for worse) often spawn the most artistic and mentally stimulating art. Maybe it’s just me, and this one of those things that vary from person to person but the movies I’ve seen about druggies, criminals, bums, and whatnot have always been a step above movies about “normal” people (I use this term vaguely, since rarely is a protagonist in any movie a normal person with a normal life but I’m sure you get what I mean.) And Crime films – be they about the Italian-American Mafia, rowdy Irish mobsters, brutal Russian businessmen-crimelords or even petty thugs are at the top of the heap in terms of artistic value, replay value and whatnot. There’s everything in them too, there’s emotion, drama, violence, comedy. It’s the total package, really. So what I did was I compiled this list for people who want to check out the best Crime films.
10- Reservoir Dogs (1992)
“I mean everbody panics, everybody, things get tense, it’s human nature to panic, I don’t care what you name it you just can’t help it.”
I was never a fan of the Sam Raimi films. Rather, I was so disappointed by his first movie (Yes, the first) that I lost faith in Spider-Man. And I was justified, as you can see from the second and third movies. I lost all hope in Spider-Man as a hero. I had read the comics, and watched the animated series on Fox Kids, but the movies were nothing like those.
Then I saw the trailer for this reboot. I was taken by surprise. I noticed how they implemented the web-shooter concept that existed in the animated series. I also liked how Andrew Garfield looked like Peter Parker from the comics (A better resemblance than Toby McGuire anyway) and how there was a Gwen Stacy, instead of that red-headed Mary Jane (Always despised her as a character). A flame of hope rekindled inside of me, and I was very eager to see this new movie. Today, I finally did. And I’m glad to say that it was a great experience.
Oh, and I assure you will not have to endure the pain of having to see Peter Parker dance like an idiot.
Before watching the movie I was quite skeptical, knowing that another flick is out based on the same story, this year there have been two releases featuring the Snow White story plot. First came ‘Mirror Mirror’, starring Julia Roberts and Lilly Collins. After the movie failed miserably to please the audience, another feature film was announced to be on it’s way to the big screen: ‘Snow white and the Huntsman’ starring Kristen Stewart (as Snow White), Charlize Theron (as the Evil Queen) and Chris Hemsworth (as the Huntsman). In my opinion what captivated the crowd was the huge fan base of Kristen Stewart, which raised expectations among the crowd.
Another old Studio Ghibli movie. No, old is an overstatement here… This was the first Studio Ghibli movie. I feel ashamed to have watched it so late. But now that I have, I would like to share my opinion with all of you, especially those who have not watched it yet so that you may understand why watching this is definitely worth it. Read on to find out why.
A Studio Ghibli Production.
I have yet to watch a number of Studio Ghibli movies. Yesterday, I decided to watch ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ as I had never watched it before, but seen it receiving immense praise. Yes, I know it’s a very old movie. But it’s a Studio Ghibli movie. Which means, it is epic, no matter how ancient it gets.
Those 90 minutes I spent watching the movie were quite well-spent. Then again, I’ve never encountered a Ghibli movie that would make me think I’m simply wasting my time away. Anyway, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ was an amazing movie and one that should not be neglected.
A Studio Ghibli Production.