The Dark Knight Trilogy: Best trilogy of all time?

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#1 Posted by Tigerman950 (2416 posts) -

After seeing The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX yesterday I decided in almost no time that this has to be the best trilogy of all time, in my opinion at least. In other words, better than Star Wars, better than Lord of the Rings, better than any other film trilogy in history, if you ask me.

Does anyone else agree?

#2 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) -
No.
#3 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Yes, more so for superhero trilogies.

#4 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -
It doesn't come close to the Dollars trilogy for me
#5 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

indubitably, old chum

#6 Posted by muller39 (14944 posts) -
For comics/superhero heck yes!
#7 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

in terms of just superhero movies, yes.

but when you look at movies in general, both the dollars and evil dead trilogies beat it.

#8 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15502 posts) -

Yes, more so for superhero trilogies.

mitu123
#9 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29103 posts) -

No. Every movie of the Dollars trilogy is better than the Batman trilogy. Same for Lord of the Rings. Bourne and Indiana Jones are also better on the whole. List goes on.

#10 Posted by champion837 (1447 posts) -
I think it is up there with the best.
#11 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73588 posts) -
As much as I dislike Godfather III, the first two more than make that trilogy better than the Dark Knight.
#12 Posted by Allicrombie (25122 posts) -
not even close.
#13 Posted by Saturos3091 (14938 posts) -

I'll take the Dollars, LOTR, Star Wars trilogies over it anyday. The Dark Knight trilogy really only had two quality films and one very poorly shot and choreographed one (Batman Begins). Obviously Nolan got a lot better at directing since the first, and in the latter two the action sequences were actually watchable, and there was a serious motive and villain.

#14 Posted by themajormayor (25698 posts) -
Can't think of any good trilogies right now
#15 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29103 posts) -
Can't think of any good trilogies right nowthemajormayor
Dollars, Lord of the Rings...
#16 Posted by Allicrombie (25122 posts) -
Can't think of any good trilogies right nowthemajormayor
Die Hard?
#17 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

It's one of the better action movie trilogies.

#18 Posted by ujjval16 (1669 posts) -
I'd take Back to the Future over it despite the third being what it was. I also enjoyed Lord of the Rings more. It beats out Star Wars though.
#19 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
The movie has not been out even a week yet. There is no way you can make that kind of assertion. You haven't even given time for your excitement to cool down at all.
#20 Posted by drinkerofjuice (3168 posts) -
God no. Far from it. It doesn't lay a finger on the Dollars trilogy, and while Godfather III is horrid, Part I and II contain more than enough to be superior all in all.
#21 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

It doesn't come close to the Dollars trilogy for meJML897
Ew, Westerns.>.>

#22 Posted by Qixote (10679 posts) -

After seeing The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX yesterday I decided in almost no time that this has to be the best trilogy of all time,

Tigerman950

I bet you say things like "that was the best movie EVARRR!!!!" after every movie you watch.

Seriously, you decided "in almost no time"? Stay away from wanting to become a film critic. Such a job requires a bit more thought than that if you want to have have any credibility as one.

#23 Posted by Commander-Gree (4929 posts) -
No, I'd still rate LOTR and the original Star Wars trilogy above it. One of my favorite trilogies though.
#24 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

I can't speak for the Dollars trilogy, but Lord of the Rings is still better, and the Bourne Trilogy is up there too.

This sets the bar for superhero films for sure. I hope that Zack Snyder channels enough Nolan to make Man of Steel worth it.

#25 Posted by cfstar (1979 posts) -

I can't think of many good trilogies.

#26 Posted by Chris_Williams (14874 posts) -

they still call me crazy because i believe this but The Matrix triology is the best triology IMO.

#27 Posted by KurodaMurasaki (1670 posts) -
I have a feeling they will be more revered over time. Right now critics like the series, while only the Bat-fans are ridiculously rabidly insane about the trilogy. I happen to be one of those fans, as I was very young when Batman Begins came out. Not only did the movies get me into comics, they also solidified the idea that superheroes didn't have to be goofy and unrealistic in my mind. At this point I've become very jaded about movies in general, as it's tough to get me really excited or elated seeing a film. Coming out of The Dark Knight Rises, I had that feeling I had when I was a child yet again. Cliche as that sounds, this movie got my heart-pumping and made me emotional when the time came. Taking a step back on the entire trilogy, all films are great yet obviously have notable flaws. I also feel that the fact that the films are based on comics is and always will hold the films back from people's favor. At the same time, they invoke something in me that no other series of movies has been able to. Star Wars was always "meh" for me, and I can't sit through Westerns. I wil always love The Dark Knight trilogy, and it'll be tough to beat it for me.
#28 Posted by Grovilis (3728 posts) -

I did very much enjoy all of them, but as a trilogy specifically? Eh, I'm not the biggest fan simply because I found that the series really doesn't feel like it was meant to be a trilogy in the first place even though the third film does do a good job in giving the allusion of otherwise.

#29 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26038 posts) -
#30 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) -
 Mhm.
#31 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

damn film snobs and your socialist leftist chinese art films

#32 Posted by CycleOfViolence (3314 posts) -

Dollars Trilogy (or Man With No Name Trilogy, if you're not into the whole brevity thing) is still tops.

#33 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150323 posts) -
I'd take Back to the Future over it despite the third being what it was. I also enjoyed Lord of the Rings more. It beats out Star Wars though.ujjval16
Back to the Future seriously?
#34 Posted by Blue-Sky (10315 posts) -

I personally don't consider it a real trilogy.

Since none of the story was developed before hand. Nolan didn't even want to do a 3rd until the studio convinced him and he simply mixed and matched peices of comic book stories to what fit in with the first one.

Besides, LoTR will forever hold that spot.

#35 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58095 posts) -
It's the best of superhero movies. They're usually too goofy for me, but Batman is cool.
#36 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26038 posts) -

I personally don't consider it a real trilogy.

Since none of the story was developed before hand. Nolan didn't even want to do a 3rd until the studio convinced him and he simply mixed and matched peices of comic book stories to what fit in with the first one.

Besides, LoTR will forever hold that spot.

Blue-Sky
Its a trilogy.
#37 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

I personally don't consider it a real trilogy.

Since none of the story was developed before hand. Nolan didn't even want to do a 3rd until the studio convinced him and he simply mixed and matched peices of comic book stories to what fit in with the first one.

Besides, LoTR will forever hold that spot.

Blue-Sky

3 movies=trilogy.

#38 Posted by Blue-Sky (10315 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"][QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

I personally don't consider it a real trilogy.

Since none of the story was developed before hand. Nolan didn't even want to do a 3rd until the studio convinced him and he simply mixed and matched peices of comic book stories to what fit in with the first one.

Besides, LoTR will forever hold that spot.

GreySeal9

Its a trilogy.

3 movies=trilogy.

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#39 Posted by Mega-Mustaine (2130 posts) -

Maybe not the best (for most at least, all 3 movies are some of my favorites), but definitely one of the better trilogies next to LotR, Star Wars, and others.

#40 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26038 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"][QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

I personally don't consider it a real trilogy.

Since none of the story was developed before hand. Nolan didn't even want to do a 3rd until the studio convinced him and he simply mixed and matched peices of comic book stories to what fit in with the first one.

Besides, LoTR will forever hold that spot.

Blue-Sky

Its a trilogy.

Bolding 'personally' and 'underlining 'real' doesn't take away from the fact that it meets the definition of what a trilogy is.

#41 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Maybe not the best (for most at least, all 3 movies are some of my favorites), but definitely one of the better trilogies next to LotR, Star Wars, and others.

Mega-Mustaine

Dat Scarecrow sig.O_o

#42 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -

best trilogy of all time. no.

best superhero trilogy of all time? so far, yes. I would argue it's the best superhero trilogy out right now.

#43 Posted by Blue-Sky (10315 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"] Its a trilogy. SaintLeonidas

Bolding 'personally' and 'underlining 'real' doesn't take away from the fact that it meets the definition of what a trilogy is.

But I never said it wasn't. It definitely is a trilogy. No doubt about that.I thought my nicholoas cage, captain obvious meme made it clear that you stated the obvious. My question is, why are you stating the obvious? What does that have to do with my post.

#44 Posted by Mega-Mustaine (2130 posts) -

[QUOTE="Mega-Mustaine"]

Maybe not the best (for most at least, all 3 movies are some of my favorites), but definitely one of the better trilogies next to LotR, Star Wars, and others.

mitu123

Dat Scarecrow sig.O_o

Refreshing compared to the usual ponies. I couldn't find anything with his court scene that was worthy, sadly.

#45 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="Mega-Mustaine"]

Maybe not the best (for most at least, all 3 movies are some of my favorites), but definitely one of the better trilogies next to LotR, Star Wars, and others.

Mega-Mustaine

Dat Scarecrow sig.O_o

Refreshing compared to the usual ponies. I couldn't find anything with his court scene that was worthy, sadly.

They could come up later on.

#46 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26038 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]

[QUOTE="Blue-Sky"]

Blue-Sky

Bolding 'personally' and 'underlining 'real' doesn't take away from the fact that it meets the definition of what a trilogy is.

But I never said it did. I definitely is a trilogy.

I thought my nicholoas cage, captain obvious meme made it clear that you stated the obvious.

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You don't think it is a trilogy, even though you do think it is a trilogy?

#47 Posted by Serraph105 (27817 posts) -

Lord of the Rings is the best.

#48 Posted by Lord_Daemon (24233 posts) -

Goodness no! I just thought Nolan's Batman films were decent enough, but nowhere the territory of films like the Colors, Apu or The Human Condition trilogy of films for it to mentally rank high in any kind of a top list of trilogies I might muse upon if I were so inclined.

#49 Posted by brucewayne69 (2859 posts) -

Only LOTR and Indiana Jones stand by it to me.

#50 Posted by ToastRider11 (2573 posts) -

Definitely one of the best and it will be remembered thats for sure. Too many people have different taste and opinions nothing is the absolute best. But the Dark Knight trilogy is remarkable at making a very dark and serious comic book superhero movies.