By Ayşe Irmak ASAAD
Due to the Corona Virus Emergency, we now have plenty of time in this period when we all should stay at home, and most of us are thinking how to spend that much time. Here is the solution; binge-watch trilogies. You can binge-watch the trilogies that you have been postponing for a long time because you had never had that much time or you can re-watch the trilogies that you watched separately in compact version, or even you can consider to give a chance to a trilogy that you have never even heard of.
Let’s get started…
Back to the Future Trilogy
Let’s start with one of the most iconic sci-fi trilogy in history. It is obviously Back to the Future Trilogy that produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Be sure that this cult trilogy will give you the same feelings that you experienced the first time you watched it no matter how many times you have seen it. In this self-quarantine process that we constantly read and watch about the virus, and thus it will be good for all of us to do some nostalgia and go back to the future.
Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, written and directed by Edgar Wright, is a delightful example of the modern English comedy genre. Trilogy consists of three different types of comedy films which are; an incredibly bloody romantic comedy, Shaun of the Dead, an action comedy, Hot Fuzz and a sci-fi comedy, The World’s End. In Shaun of the Dead, you will watch two clumsy characters vs zombies. In Hot Fuzz, you will watch a police officer who is transferred because he is too good for his team to another town whose crime rate is too low where he actually is not needed. In The World’s End, you will watch group of five people intending to experience a legendary pub crawl. Now you can guess how much you will laugh based on the little sneak peeks to the movies. All that’s left is to watch and enjoy them!
Three Colours Trilogy
If you are fed up with watching mainstream movies, you can try to watch some European arthouse cinema. An exquisite example would be Krzysztof Kiéslowski’s Three Colours Trilogy. Each movie represents a colour in French flag and each colour represents a concept of the French revolution; blue represents liberty, white represents equality and red represents fraternity. In each movie, these social concepts are told us through individuals and their stories. Aside from the stories there is no doubt that you will enjoy just watching the colours of the movies. You should give it a try!
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Speaking of trilogies, there is no way not to mention The Lord of the Rings that may be one the best book-adaptation of all time with 17 deserved Oscar wins. There is actually not much to talk about it. It would be a good choice to watch and get lost in this fantastic world called Middle Earth that will definitely make you forget about the virus emergency for many hours.
It is highly recommended to watch their extended versions with additional credits so if you are to watch now, be sure that you choose the most comfortable seat and don’t forget to stock your snacks beside you because it will last roughly eleven and a half magnificent hours!
The Godfather Trilogy
Last but not least, one of the greatest trilogy of history, Francis Coppola’s The Godfather Trilogy. I think I can say that the best is saved to the end. This trilogy tells us about the Italian-American Carleone family’s policies, power wars and the family dramas. Aside from offering us the action and drama in the most artistic way that can be possibly presented, this trilogy also illustrates the dynastic events and what it is like to rule a dynasty. In this unexciting quarantine days, you will be overjoyed to see how an art-lover director transforms a gangster movie into a piece of art with an average of three hours for each film. You can find it on Netflix so just go and watch, believe me, you will be surprised that to see how those 3 hours passed so fast!