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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2017, 09:41:43 AM »
When you have a trilogy it's a complete story. Three films telling one epic tale inside a shared fictional world. (Pirates, Star Wars) Once you get away from that, the world becomes a franchise. This is why Apes started this conversation. I could be wrong but I don't think War is the finale of Caesar's tale. I believe there will be a 4th movie and he will be a key player in it.

There are plenty of Franchises that tell a complete tale in more than 3 films. Harry Potter is an obvious one, which is why I'm more comfortable now that there's Fantastic Beasts inside the Wizarding World franchise.


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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2017, 10:15:35 AM »
I get the reasoning but not all trilogies are structured like that. Would Indiana Jones really not count as a franchise if it had stopped with Last Crusade ?

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2017, 10:33:47 AM »
Malick is the ultimate franchise if we're being honest here.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2017, 10:37:05 AM »
Malick is the ultimate franchise if we're being honest here.
Even now, with the recent entries getting pasted more than The Hobbit?
And has he ever connected his films into a shared universe?

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2017, 10:39:04 AM »
I get the reasoning but not all trilogies are structured like that. Would Indiana Jones really not count as a franchise if it had stopped with Last Crusade ?
It would be a franchise if you consider the books and TV show and theme park rides. As a series of films it would have only been a trilogy.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2017, 10:40:03 AM »
Malick is the ultimate franchise if we're being honest here.
Even now, with the recent entries getting pasted more than The Hobbit?
And has he ever connected his films into a shared universe?
I love To the Wonder. I'll watch Knight of Cups again. All of human experience is a shared universe, 1SO!

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2017, 10:42:09 AM »
Martin's definition calls it a shared "fictional world," so human experience doesn't fit.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2017, 10:48:44 AM »
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2017, 11:19:45 AM »
I would have considered The Evil Dead trilogy a franchise.  Because it wasn't planned as a trilogy and it doesn't tell a continuous story.   Each episode required a different production and a different decision to keep the series going.
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2017, 11:37:42 AM »
Yet the first 3 films are a trilogy, telling the story of Ash. Once they added the remake, the series became a franchise.