Myself and my business partner Bogoljub Karic are absolutely huge movie fans and we regularly meet up at my place to get through a number of movies in a single sitting. Last week we decided to make a plan that we would watch movie franchises in one go, spending as much time as possible watching the very first films through to the last. Naturally this took some work in terms of getting our research done, and we also made a rule that we had to watch the extended editions if they were available, just to bump that time up a little bit more. If you are up for this challenge then here are the movie franchises which we are thinking about.
Planet of the Apes – Modern
Honesty the difference between the first series of Planet of the Apes and the second are poles apart and so for this challenge we decided to just go for the epic modern trilogy. This is a brilliant trilogy which features the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, clocking in at 6 hours and 16 minutes, a nice easy one to start with.
Pirates of the Caribbean – 5 Movies
Watching Jack Sparrow really brings the kid out in me and all but one of these movies are absolutely brilliant. To watch all 5 of the movies back to back will take 12 hours and 7 minutes, after which time we expect to be drinking rum and yelling ‘Arrrrrr’ at each other. This should be an easy 12 hours as all of the movies are light watches which don’t require too much concentration.
Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit – 6 Movies
It would be unfair to simply watch the Lord of the Rings movies without including the Hobbit trilogy too, which is why we have put all 6 together to watch at once. These are truly epic fantasy movies which capture you completely and bring you into their world. During the 19 hours and 39 minute run time which these 6 movies have, we will no doubt be swept away into fantasy land.
Harry Potter – 9 Movies
The wizarding world of Harry Potter is going to sweep us away for a massive 21 hours and 52 minutes, including the Fantastic Beasts movie. This is sure to be a crazy ride and one which will have us reaching for our magic wand to see if the time goes quicker.
Star Wars – 10 Movies
For our Star Wars session we are going to include the films Solo and Rogue One, just to bump up that time a little bit. We plan to watch these in the order that they were released, with a crazy run time of 22 hours and 30 minutes, and I for one can’t wait!
Which marathon would you be most interested in doing?