Hello friends, Happy President’s Day! I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on spending this three-day weekend relaxing and procrastinating with no guilt whatsoever. Don’t get me wrong, I love my busy schedule, and I’d probably go crazy if I had nothing to do everyday, but sometimes it’s nice to just get a break from the daily grind. One of my favourite activities on a lazy afternoon is watching films, and the fun is multiplied when that film is part of a franchise! Below are a few of my favourite movie series and trilogies – let me know in the comments below what films you enjoy, and have a great week, everyone!
1. Indiana Jones
Ahahaha, of course this is top of my list! Any archaeologist who tells you that they weren’t influenced by the glamour and adventure of Dr. Jones is a bold-faced liar – whether or not he is actually an ethically-sound researcher is debatable, but Indiana Jones always manages to make saving-the-day even more exciting.
2. Jurassic Park
Maybe I’m in the minority, but I really enjoy the addition of Jurassic World to the Jurassic Park franchise. I’m not sure if they’ll ever continue from where they left off in 2018 (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ends with the whole world in chaos), but I always have a great time watching and re-watching these cult classics.
3. Harry Potter
Speaking of cult classics, the nerds and geeks of the world would have my head if I didn’t include The Boy Who Lived in this list. Harry Potter’s escapades literally shaped my childhood, and I have many fond memories of waiting in line for both the books and movies to come out. Growing up, my favourite characters were Ron Weasley and Minerva McGonagall, but as an adult, I have a new appreciation for Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood. Who knew that standing up to your friends and being unapologetically yourself would be such good skills to have in university?
4. Mission Impossible
Blame my mum for this one – if my dad introduced me to the joys of Die Hard during Christmas, then my mum planted the seeds for my love of this franchise. I love pretty much every movie, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Ethan Hunt’s wholesome heroism. Honestly, I really enjoy how Tom Cruise does so many of his own stunts on his own, and every time I exit the theater after watching an MI movie, I want to change my life course and become a super secret agent.
5. How to Train Your Dragon
The only cartoon on this list, but definitely deserving of a spot. I absolutely LOVE dragons, and this is one of the few times I vastly prefer the films to the books (although the books are adorable and fun in their own right). I’m watching the final installment to this trilogy this weekend, and I’m beyond stoked – the plot, character development, soundtrack, and animation have all been on point for the last two movies, and I have high expectations for this next film.