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It Was The 3rd "Trilogy Saturday" at Our House Today

I decided a few months ago we needed to view all the “big” trilogies in film since Star Wars, one a month, on every third Saturday (I think it was my way of making the end of summer keep moving for me). Today was the Bourne Trilogy: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum. It was a blast, as these are three really great films to watch, especially all at once.

We started a few months ago. Here’s the menu we’ve been following:

Aug: The Matrix Trilogy. If a trilogy ever tanked faster, you find it and tell me. Such a great start, such a great tank. A perfect way to start.
Sept: The Pirates of the Carribean Trilogy. SO much fun, but it sort of starts to heave under its own hubris.
Oct: The Bourne Trilogy. Rocks, rocks, rocks. Really, one of the top trilogies in film.
Nov: The Star Wars Trilogy. Yes, the first three films, not the second three toy commercials.
Dec: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This had to go here, as this is our annual Xmas-day thing. We sit down and watch about nine hours of Middle Earth, every Xmas day. It’s a brilliant way to spend the holiday, especially when it includes a coffee table laden with picnic foods and wine.

5 responses

  1. Calista Taylor

    That's a fantastic idea! And I love that you guys watch LOTR every Xmas day– a great tradition.

    Unfortunately, with 2 young kids, we don't really get to watch a movie until close to 9 pm, but it still might be fun to space it out over a few days (or more likely, weeks). And I couldn't agree more with your reviews. You'll have to keep us updated with your list if you keep it up past Dec.

    10/18/2009 at 12:08 pm

  2. Jemi Fraser

    What a fun idea 🙂

    I'm totally with you on the Matrix – I can only watch the first one.

    Love Bourne & Star Wars, but have only seen the 1st Pirate so far. And LOTR is, of course, amazing. I love the Xmas idea, but no one else in my family would watch it with me!

    10/18/2009 at 1:24 pm

  3. rkl

    I will do that, Cali. Jemi, the Pirates trilogy gets a bit… long, lol. I guess they're doing a 4th one.

    10/18/2009 at 5:37 pm

  4. jmartinlibrarian

    Trilogy days. What a great idea. I'm still laughing at the "three toy commercials…"

    10/21/2009 at 2:09 am

  5. rkl

    If I remember correctly, I believe the toys actually hit the shelves BEFORE the movies hit the theater!

    10/21/2009 at 4:23 pm

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