The Best Film in 30 Movie Trilogies
The striking critical and commercial success of Logan — currently tallying over $565 million worldwide and counting — has many hailing it as not only the best film in the Wolverine trilogy but the best among ALL THREE of the existing X-Men trilogies (X-Men, First Class, Wolverine). Given that tremendous reaction, we thought we’d look back at some other movie trilogies in all different genres to try and figure out what the best entry in each of them is. Some of the choices might be controversial, but we think you’ll agree on quite a few. Check out The Best Film in 30 Movie Trilogies gallery below!
We tried to avoid movie trilogies with an obvious dip in quality after the first one (Beverly Hills Cop, RoboCop, The Hangover, Friday, etc) or trilogies where there honestly just wasn’t a good movie in the bunch. And, of course, we avoided movie series where there were more than (or less than) three films!
This feature comes during a month when The Criterion Collection has released Richard Linklater’s much-lauded Before Trilogy in a beautiful new Blu-ray box set. Besides gorgeous new 2K restored transfers of Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, it also features several new features including an interview with Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.
Do you agree with our movie trilogies choices? Is there another trilogy that was overlooked? Let us know in the comments below!