The weather often impacts people’s emotions, feelings, and energy level. Rainy days with overcast skies can make some people feel down in the dumps, especially when there are very few sunny days to break the grey monotony. If you are looking for something to do to chase away the rainy day blues, there is nothing better than grabbing some tasty snacks from the kitchen, getting comfortable on the couch, and watching a movie in stunning high definition.
If the weather forecast is not looking good, your best bet is to find an exciting or intriguing series of films that can maintain your interest over a few days. ‘Star Wars’ is a great place to start, especially if you have not yet seen the original trilogy. The very first film to be made is episode IV in the series, and it originally appeared in theatres over three decades ago. It takes place in a ‘galaxy far, far away’ and tells the epic tale of Luke Skywalker, a common farm boy who is spurred to action by the unfolding political events. He decides to join in the fight for control of the galaxy and sets off to save Princess Leia, leader of the rebels.
While the special effects of the original three episodes might seem small compared to the HD action and fantasy films made in recent years, ‘Star Wars’ was groundbreaking when it was first released. Furthermore, filmmaker George Lucas has worked hard over the years to enhance the image quality and add dimension to re-released versions and the special DVD boxed sets. In addition, following the original trilogy, another series of three episodes found success at box offices in three-year time periods beginning in 1999. Although images quality differences are certainly notable, if you watch the enhanced version of episodes IV to V on your high definition screen, you will definitely enjoy all of the action.
Watching all six episodes that have been made to this date will take time, especially if your satellite TV channel broadcasts some of the behind-the-scenes coverage. But if it is still raining outside, you do not need to worry – there are plenty of other quality trilogies out there. For another group of films that will transport you to another reality, check out ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ They are closely based on the book of the same name, written by J.R.R. Tolkien in the period leading up to and just after World War II. Multiple Academy Awards were given to the different movies.
After you have had your fill of fantasy adventure and space travels, you might be in the mood for something entirely new. The ‘Godfather’ series, if you have not seen them already, is an intriguing and exciting change of pace. With actors Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino appearing in the different films, the quality of acting is quite high. With a satellite TV signal streaming the films down to your living room, you can enjoy all of the drama, action, and suspense, even when it is raining outside.
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