Star wars (1977-2015)
Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher.
- A new hope (1977)
- The Empire Strikes back (1980)
- Return of the Jedi (1983)
- The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Attack of the clones (2002)
- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Genre: Epic space opera
Plot: Long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Jedi ar
e fighting the dark force.
Curiosities: When George Lucas wrote the script, the main character was supposed to be a girl and her planet was made by ice. But the producers advised him to change it as they thought that a guy would be much more accepted by the crowd. So Lucas changed them for Luke and Tatooine, the desert planet. Also, “Star Wars: A new hope” was the first movie where the merchandising became one of the most important resources as the sales of dolls, t-shirts, comics and laser swards was a complete success.
“I have a bad feeling about this…”
The lord of the rings (2001-2003)
Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: J. R. R. Tolkien
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin
- The Fellowship of the ring (2001)
- The two towers ( 2002)
- The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure film
Plot: Thousands of years before the events of the novel, the Dark Lord Sauron had forged the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power and corrupt those who wear them.
Curiosities: Considered to be one of the biggest and most ambitious film projects ever undertaken, with a budget of $281 million (some sources say $310 million-$330 million) the entire project took eight years, with the filming for all three films done simultaneously and entirely in New Zealand.
“One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”.
Harry Potter (2001-2011)
Directors: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
Plot: The novels revolve around Harry Potter, an orphan who discovers at the age of 11 that he is a wizard, who lives within the ordinary world of non-magical people, known as Muggles.
Curiosites: In March 2011, Warner Bros. announced to build a tourist attraction in the United Kingdom to showcase the Harry Potter film series, following a £100 million investment. It opened to the public in March 2012.
Jurassic Park (1993- 2015)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Michael Crichton
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
- Jurassic Park III (2001)
- Jurassic World (2015)
Genre: Science fiction/Adventure film
Plot: The film centres on Isla Nublar, an islet located in the Pacific Coast, near Costa Rica, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs.
Curiosities: It is based on the 1990’s same-named novel written by Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park is considered a landmark in the development of computer-generated imagery and animatronic visual effects. A fifth film is scheduled for June 22, 2018.
“In the future there will be dinosaurs…”
American Pie (1999-2012)
Director: Adam Herz
Writer: Adam Herz
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott
Genre: Teen Film/Comedy
Plot: The films tell the story of a bunch of friends and their adventure during and after college.
Curiosities: The original series has received mixed to positive reviews from critics, while the spin-off series has received negative reviews from critics. A fifth theatrical film, under the working title “American Pie 5” was announced on August 4th 2012.
“And who are you?! I am the Sherminator!”
Just a little sneaky peek of the following sagas: