Movie trilogies. They don’t show up often but when they are done correctly, they can be some of the greatest stories ever told. Here’s a look at, according to IMDb, the five greatest trilogies of all time.
5. The Avengers Quadrilogy
Marvel Studios has had its fair share of enjoyable content but its Avengers movies are some of the best comic book movies ever made.
The Avengers bodes a solid 8/10 stars rating on IMDb and even though it has been pushed out of the Top 250 movies on the site, it still sits as one of the highest-rated comic book films on IMDb.
Avengers: Age of Ultron was garnered a lot less favorable by viewers around the world, dropping to 7.3/10, which is still a pretty good score all things considered.
Avengers: Infinity War, however, has the highest score of the four films with a whopping 8.4/10 rating and I’m not surprised. It has some of the best character interactions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a bunch of delightful action sequences, some hilariously humorous moments, and it’s super emotional. It was this film that made Endgame earn 1.2 billion! dollars in its opening weekend alone, which would thus give it the legs to go on and becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time.
And Avengers: Endgame‘s score is not shabby either with a nice 8.3/10 score on IMDb. It isn’t thought of as highly as the third installment in the Avengers story but it’s still considered to be a worthy ending to an epic moment of storytelling.
I cannot tell you enough how excited I was to eventually see the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and it beyond delivered! I sat in front of my television screen watching the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration breathlessly, my heart pounding in my chest and my palms sweating. When it was time for the teaser I had to breathe calmly and prepare myself so I could soak up every second of the trailer. I wasn’t ready!
The first minute and eight seconds were breathtaking, filling me with such exhilaration as I was able to see my favorite heroine (at the time) again. The distinction between good and evil seemed clear as she was adorned in a crisp white version of her scavenger outfit in The Force Awakens.
Approaching her seemed to be none other than Kylo Ren, ominous and faceless in his TIE Fighter as he sought to run our Rey over. But oh no, what did Rey do? She flipped over the frickin’ ship!!!!
My head exploded. I exclaimed in sheer disbelief that I was seeing something so cool. It was an amazing experience. And then…we can’t forget about that chilling cackle of a villain us Star Wars fans never thought we’d see again on the big screen…Palpatine!
During the Star Wars celebration this year it was announced that after The Rise of Skywalker we would be getting a break from Star Wars for a while. For those with Star Wars fatigue, I’m sure there were plenty of cheers and sighs of relief but as someone who’s a bona fide Star Wars fan, the news was a bit of a bummer. So, imagine my surprise when I saw this tweet.
Disney, Fox release a number of release date changes and confirmations, including Avatar 2 in December 2021, Ad Astra (Brad Pitt in space) to September 2019, New Mutants and Artemis Fowl pushed to 2020, and guesses as to which Marvel movie is which! pic.twitter.com/2A9q9OtvO3
If you look a little closer at the release dates on this list you will notice that in December of 2022, 2024, and 2026 we will be getting three new Star Wars movies. Yes, I said it! That secret Star Wars trilogy that we all knew existed has just been confirmed with literal release dates posted by yours truly, Fandango. That means these release dates are legit.
I am totally freaking out. This has been the best news of the week!
When the teaser for the movie ended and we got to see the title for Episode IX for the first time it was unlike anything I could’ve expected. The Rise of Skywalker would end up being the finished title and while I was still reeling by the teaser’s jaw-dropping conclusion the title began to slowly but surely soak in.
So, that leads me to the question of this post; is The Rise of Skywalker a good title?
Well, it has meaning, but it’s a plural title highlighting the clear fact that this title could be talking about anything. I like that element. What I don’t like is how uneasy to say it is.
For a while, I was calling it Rise of the Skywalker. Then I kept saying Rise of Skywalker. And now, I still find it a little tongue-twisting to say The Rise of Skywalker. To me, it just doesn’t sound well.
I like names that flow off the tongue. Like The Force Awakens, The Empire Strikes Back, The Phantom Menace, those are names that are just as ambiguous in meaning but sound fun to say out loud as well.
So, while the teaser was clearly better than the title (WAY BETTER) I’m sure it will be a powerful title once we know the meaning behind it.
What are your thoughts on the title? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.