A good trilogy is always hard to pull off, at least judging from the ones we’ve seen. For some reason the first two movies are brilliant, while the third one, let’s just say it’s not quite what you’d expect. If you want to have some good time go watch “Star Wars” or “The Lord of the Ring” trilogies. Hell, maybe even “The Toy Story.” But if you like the feeling of disappointment, I’ve got just the right titles for you!
Here are 7 potentially amazing trilogies ruined by one bad movie.
1. The Godfather (1972-1990)
The first and second installments of this franchise were some of the most well-written, well-directed, and well-acted bits of cinema ever. The audience as well as the critics loved them which helped these movies reach the legendary status, but when it comes to “The Godfather Part III”… it’s just OK. Which is a shame, when you compare it to the previous two movies.
2. Blade (1998-2004)
“Blade” did all the legwork to help the future superhero movies become successful. But since it’s a trilogy on this list, something must have gone wrong in the end. The 3rd installment (“Blade: Trinity”) had some production issues, and there was this whole drama with changing directors at the last moment, you know, the usual stuff behind the scenes.
3. X-Men (2000-2006)
This is a tough one. The first two X-Men movies were a sight for sore eyes for comicbook nerds, but, as you may have guessed it, the third chapter of the story turned out to be a major flop. Why? Because the studio (FOX) got way ahead of itself and announced the release date of the final movie without even seeing the script, which at that point looked something like “the X-Men win. The end”. Directors Bryan Singer and Matthew Vaughn didn’t want to get caught in this crap-trap, so the studio hired Brett Ratner at the last moment, who had less than 12 months to finish the movie. That’s insane!