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I see Amazon finally has all 3 movies available on Prime. Is it worth watching?


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I see Amazon finally has all 3 movies available on Prime. Is it worth watching?
Yeah, they're decent. Keep in mind they didn't use the same actors across all the films.
 
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I've seen the first two twice and the third never. Dunno why not.



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IMO, the films got progressively worse as the trilogy proceeded.

That said, I found the soundtrack from the first installment enjoyable and snagged a few tracks via iTunes.

FWIW, I’m a huge fan of the book.



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I love the book, but I found the films just awful.




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I liked them.
 
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Well they certain used the discount cast in the second movie. A whole cavalcade of "that guy"s and "I haven't seen him in years". Big Grin


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I love the book, but I found the films just awful.


Couldn't have said it better myself.



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Uh yeah... that wasn't good. The last one was pretty bad. I give them credit for at least finishing it, the budget obviously shrunk with each movie.

Story wise, that was pretty disappointing. I'm still trying to figure how that story arc could take three movies and still have the ending feel so abrupt and rushed,like they ended prematurely because they were running out of film. Wink

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Part 1 was alright
Part 2 was noticeably less alright
Part 3 was an abomination and painful to watch

I think Netflix or Amazon Prime would be the right platform. A 10-episode season would probably be enough to do it right. Unfortunately, the Hollywood types with the skill to pull it off would most likely empathize with the villains and have a hard time producing something that so effectively dismantles their ideology.
 
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I've seen the first two twice and the third never. Dunno why not.


Yeah, me neither. Despite the poor reviews here, I'll probably re watch 1&2 and then 3.


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Part 1 was okay, I think they went way downhill after that.




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I think you guys are hating it because you expected a masterpiece movie from a masterpiece book. These things rarely translate to different mediums. Just like Dune.

I believe the goal was to get the story out to those that would never read a 1000+ page, tiny print book. I believe that was accomplished.

I didn't think part 3 was that terrible.
 
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Part 1 was alright
Part 2 was noticeably less alright
Part 3 was an abomination and painful to watch

I think Netflix or Amazon Prime would be the right platform. A 10-episode season would probably be enough to do it right. Unfortunately, the Hollywood types with the skill to pull it off would most likely empathize with the villains and have a hard time producing something that so effectively dismantles their ideology.


That sums it up very well.




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They should have updated them, the whole railroads-rule-the-world thing just doesn't work anymore in our day and age.


 
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They failed miserably even when you cut them some slack for movies based on books being bad.
 
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They should have updated them, the whole railroads-rule-the-world thing just doesn't work anymore in our day and age.


Check the headlines. According to Ocasio-Cortez they do/should.




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