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Thursday Movie Picks: Prequels

Thursday Movie Picks

Part of me feels very uninspired by this week’s theme because I’m not much for sequels nor prequels. They tend to be made for money purposes only these days. At least that’s how I see it. But that in mind, I do think there are a few decent prequels out there so I’ve listed three here. One is a bit weaker than the others but still better than most prequels I know of. No theme within a theme this week because I couldn’t think of any.

3. HANNIBAL RISING (2007)

Definitely the weakest film in this bunch but still okay. Hannibal Rising tells the story of the serial killer known as Hannibal from his childhood to early 20’s? I want to say this but I’m honestly not sure. Gaspard Ulliel takes on the main character Hannibal and has obviously big shoes to fill. He doesn’t do an exceptional job here but the movie itself has a few memorable moments. Somehow that stew made of his sister is still haunting me so many years later.

2. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)

While the newest trilogy didn’t turn out well and the Han Solo movie was, for me at least, a waste of my time, Rogue One was good. It was so good that I found it especially annoying because of its ending. It gave us so may good characters and a diverse cast and then it just ripped them away from us. Well, we kind of knew this going in but still, it hurt. Rogue One is one of the best out of the new Star Wars movies for me and it’s a shame it is tainted by so many bad ones in recent years.

1. RED DRAGON (2002)

Probably the strongest of three in this list is Red Dragon. I’m fairly certain I saw this one before I saw The Silence of the Lambs which is the earlier film to this. Unlike Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon doesn’t explore too much Hannibal but its other serial killer played wonderfully by Ralph Fiennes. Oh, and Edward Norton is great as well and so was Anthony Hopkins but that is sort of expected. It’s a well rounded movie that has a lot of rediscovery to itself as well when you watch it again.


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12 Comments

  • Reply
    thepunktheory
    June 11, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    I forgot to include Rogue One in my list! It’s really a cool film – especially when compared to the other recent Star Wars releases.

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      MettelRay
      June 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

      Yeah compared to others it really stands out as great. 😀

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    Ronyell (a.k.a Rabbitearsblog)
    June 12, 2020 at 3:39 AM

    I haven’t seen any of these movies yet, but I am interested in checking out the Star Wars movies, especially since Rogue One seems to be a popular pick this week.

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      MettelRay
      June 13, 2020 at 11:01 AM

      I recommend it. You don’t need to have seen the newer Star War movies either, I think (see I’m no expert) it falls in between the first two trilogies but I could be completely wrong 😀

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    Brittani
    June 12, 2020 at 5:03 AM

    I love that gif of Rogue One, that entire scene was just so sad. I really liked those characters too.

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      MettelRay
      June 13, 2020 at 11:02 AM

      It was so sad! I hated it with so much passion… which makes me like the movie. Ah, the irony.

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    Sonia
    June 14, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    I wasn’t a big fan of Red Dragon but I truly hated Hannibal Rising. Manhunter, which is the first adaption of the Red Dragon novel, is very, very good. You should check it out if you haven’t seen it.

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      MettelRay
      June 14, 2020 at 3:43 PM

      I don’t think I have, I will put it in my endless list. 😀

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    Big Screen Small Words
    June 16, 2020 at 6:16 AM

    I love Rogue One, I find it completely underrated in the Star Wars universe.

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      MettelRay
      June 16, 2020 at 10:54 AM

      Yes, it is… I guess since it’s so much better and brings out the flaws the other movies have. 😀

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    Birgit
    June 17, 2020 at 5:36 AM

    I have not seen Hannibal Rising and not sure I will. I only saw the first film of the Star Wars re-reboot and have to see the rest. We match with Red Dragon which I think is excellent and I love Ralph Fiennes

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      MettelRay
      June 17, 2020 at 12:13 PM

      I think Red Dragon is super strong, it has a good cast for sure.. many prequels don’t get that sort of luxury.

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