It is a rare surprise with sequels when the third time’s a charm. Forget lazy filmmaking; with the back story and characters well established, and the right people in place to bring the film to life, the third film in the franchise can sometimes be the best of the bunch.
To celebrate the release of BrOTHERHOOD, the third and final episode of Noel Clarke’s iconic ‘hood series, we take a look at the greatest threequels of all time.
BrOTHERHOOD follows Sam (Noel Clarke) as he realizes his new world also comes with new problems and new challenges. Sam knows that to thrive he must face his issues head on, and knows he will require old friends to help him survive new dangers. Starring Noel Clarke, Jason Maza, Arnold Oceng and Stormzy, BrOTHERHOOD comes to cinemas August 29.
Die Hard With A Vengeance (1993)
Fan favourite John McClane (Bruce Willis) returned in Die Hard With A Vengence when he is called upon to play a game of ‘Simon Says’ with a terrorist. Bringing an unsuspecting taxi driver (Samuel L Jackson) along for the ride as he races across New York to solve the frustrating puzzles, the action heats up when a bomb goes off at the Federal Reserve Building.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) was called back in action in JJ Abrams’ Mission: Impossible III to confront an international weapons dealer with no remorse and no conscience. When it becomes apparent that the IMF may have double agents, the super spy assembles a team he can trust to discover the truth.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is once again brought out of hiding in the Oscar-winning Bourne Ultimatum when a reporter begins to look into the mysterious Operation Blackbriar. Stirring up new memories about his past, Bourne is drawn back into CIA activities as the agency themselves try their best to destroy their greatest weapon once and for all.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
The final installment of the classic ‘Dollars’ trilogy is viewed as one of the greatest film of all time.
After a chance meet sees Blondie (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Wallach) separately learning the details for the location of a stash of gold, they realise that they need to keep each other alive in order to find it. Followed closely by outlaw Angel Eyes, the uneasy alliance must keep their enemies close as they seek their fortune.
Year on from the events in Adulthood, Sam Peel (Noel Clarke) has grown up, is in a stable relationship with his lawyer girlfriend Kayla (Shanika Warren-Markland), and is raising their child together seeking a peaceful existence far away from the Sam’s dark background. But having made a lot of enemies through the years who still hold a grudge against him, it’s just a matter of time before Sam’s past comes back to haunt him. Wanting nothing to do with this lifestyle anymore, but with his family threatened, Sam knows that it’s time to put an end to this ongoing conflict once and for all.
BrOTHERHOOD IS IN CINEMAS AUGUST 29