Several movies have kept us glued to the television screens over time as they brought memorable action and drama to our homes. These movies were so interesting that they had to have follow ups which culminated in trilogies making the movies evergreen. The movies still retain the capabilities to captivate and engage the audience years after initially watching them. My list of captivating trilogies are listed below
Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy
Films: “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001), “The Two Towers” (2002) and “The Return of the King” (2003)
Director: Peter Jackson
Best among the Trilogy: “The Two Towers”
Least interesting: “Return of the King”
The J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy was one of the movies that revolutionalised movie production. The length of each of the movie was an initial cause of concern but however happened to be the selling points of the Trilogy even though the franchise continued with the “Hobbit ” prequels. The Director,Peter Jackson and his team of writers were able to accomplish the gruelling task of interpreting J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy epic book and turning it into a box office blockbuster. Armed with a wonderful script, cutting edge special effects, the intelligent cast was able to develop a rich chemistry with the directors to provide evergreen entertainment while ensuring the movies touch the humane side of the audience while retaining the child like fantasy.
Matrix’ Trilogy (tie)
Films: “The Matrix” (1999), “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003), “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003)
Director: The Wachowskis
Best among the Trilogy: “The Matrix”
Least Interesting: “The Matrix Revolutions”
The Matrix Trilogy is ranked among the best because it has stood the test of time. Even though it’s fifteen years since the first Matrix movie was made, the special effects scenes will rival that of any modern day movie. The Best among the Trilogy has to be “The Matrix ” which set the stage for the follow ups. Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishbourne were at their best in the first movie of the trilogy which stimulated the sequels. However, the follow ups to “The Matrix” weren’t as positively received as the first as at then, but watching them again especially “The Matrix Revolutions” one would find an exciting thriller that filled with non-stop action alongside humane ideas. A decade and a half later, one still finds the Matrix Trilogy having the ability to catch our attention with its sophistication and edginess even though the reaction to the last part as at the time of releases pointed otherwise. However, the Matrix Trilogy is one worthy of an evergreen status.
The Jason Bourne Trilogy
Films: “The Bourne Identity” (2002), “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004), “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007)
Directors: Doug Liman for “Identity” and Peter Greengrass for “Supremacy” and “Ultimatum”
Best among the trilogy: The two Greengrass directed filmed “Supremacy” and “Ultimatum”.films work best as a single unit, so the
Least interesting: There’s a certain messiness to the end of “Ultimatum,” which overworks to tie pieces together, even if certain revelations don’t fully make sense. Of course, because of that effort at closure, it’s really easy to pretend that 2012’s “Legacy” is entirely
The Bourne Identity breezed into our homes and serenaded our hearts with wonderful cinematic moments and actions. The Directors Greengrass and Liman were able to bring out the Best in Actor Matt Damon who brought a certain flair to the Jason Bourne character. The Jason Bourne character had a bit of urgency and intensity not previously seen in spy movie characters which delivered a flawlessly executed action thriller. Even though the directors had different approaches to certain scenes and action sequences, they delivered bracing performances across an array of international locations. The franchise was capped with the performance of Matt Damon as Jason Bourne who was completely convincing in his role as an action hero why reminding us of the tortuous role an action hero passes through in his quest for success.