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Great beginning, then downhill all the way
on 16 November 2012
The first movie is probably, as many fans claim, a milestone in movie history. A great, imaginative and thought-provoking story, with superb special effects. It stands on it's own as a great movie.
However, in my view, it all goes very wrong after that. The second and third movies are much lesser things, indeed in some places completely incomprehensible and contradictory. The story goes around in circles, adding things, leaving things out, just to try and make a bit of sense. By the end there are so many loose ends and impossible situations, that you just have to watch the special effects and stop trying to make sense of the plot which has disappeared completely.
This set is great value for the price, and if you only really like the first part, it's still worth it for that. Just don't spend too much time trying to understand it all!