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Offline Brian

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Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« on: August 1, 2003, 12:44 PM »
When I was first going to post this topic, I thought "favorite movie trilogies", but some favorites have two movies, or four, or six, etc.  So, I went with the franchise tag, hope that isn't the confusing way to do it.  Anyways, how do you rank your favorite trilogies, sequels, sagas, franchies, etc.?  Here are my faves:

1.  Star Wars Saga (if I had to split them, the original trilogy would be first on this list by a landslide...the prequel trilogy would be second, but depending on how Episode III is, it might face a little competition from others, though when it comes down to it, its still Star Wars, and I still love it)

2a.  Lord of the Rings (I really feel this is the "Star Wars" for this generation, the way the OT was for us.  I feel the story of these movies is amazing, and I'm sure I would enjoy the books just as much...haven't read them yet.....but these movies aren't just great for effects, action, etc....they are just good movies IMO)

2b.  Indiana Jones (very close with LOTR for me, nostalgia might be a big factor in that.  I really enjoy all of these movies, and really don't get tired of watching them on cable either....can't wait for the DVD release in November :))

3.  X-Men (I really liked both of these movies so far, hope that they can continue for a few more without losing the entire cast.  Just fun movies)

4.  Austin Powers (I know some people don't care for them, but I think these movies are hilarious.  I have enjoyed each one so far, although some of the luster has worn off of the first one due to it being on television so much.  Still great movies, especially for a good laugh)

5.  Back to the Future (these were good movies as well, some of my favorites as a kid.  I enjoyed the first one by far the most though, and still haven't bought the DVD set for that reason, not sure if I want the other two as bad or not.  Second isn't too bad, never got into the third one for some reason though)

I'm sure there are more that I am forgetting right now, but that's the top of the list for me...that I can think of right off hand at least.  Any other opinions?
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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #1 on: August 1, 2003, 01:06 PM »
1.  Star Wars (but of course)
2.  Indiana Jones
3.  Terminator
4.  Back to the Future
5.  Lord of the Rings
6.  Harry Potter
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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #2 on: August 1, 2003, 01:13 PM »
Star Wars.
Indiana Jones.
Lord of the Rings.
Terminator.
Alien.
Star Trek.
James Bond.
Back to the Future.


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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #3 on: August 1, 2003, 01:17 PM »
1. Star Wars
2. Predator
3. Terminator
4. Austin Powers
5. Harry Potter
6. Lord of the Rings
7.  X-Men

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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #4 on: August 1, 2003, 01:43 PM »
In addition to the popular ones already said, I'll throw out, in particular order:

1.  American Pie trilogy (without seeing American Wedding)
2.  Die Hard trilogy
3.  Godzilla
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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #5 on: August 1, 2003, 02:15 PM »
in no particular order:

  • Star Wars
  • Jurassic Park
  • Austin Powers
  • Predator
  • Ghostbusters

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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #6 on: August 1, 2003, 07:09 PM »
1.  Star Wars (but mostly the OT portion of it!  ;))

2.  LOTR - just amazing, epic films these are!  Beats the Prequels in my books any day... by a LOT.

3.  Indiana Jones - good times with our favorite archaelogist!

4.  Jurassic Park - OOOooohhh... Dinosaurs!  Cool.   8)

5.  Harry Potter - Fun with boy wizard and company!

6.  Pirates of the Carribean - OOOooohhh... Pirates (and Keira Knightly)!  Cool.  Gimme some more!   :-*


Other honorable mentions:

Jaws - The first two were cool, and I love to see Great Whites munchin' on people...

Back to the Future - McFly...?!

Terminator, Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard, Batman, etc...  Movies for guys who like movies!   8)

Tomb Raider, Charlie's Angels...  Movies for guys who like watching girls kick some a$$ in movies!   ;D

Yeah, so I'm not a real intellectual movie typ'a fella...  What of it?!   :-*  There's probably a bunch more that are just escaping me right now, I'm sure...  I'll chime back in later when my senile mind remembers 'em!

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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #7 on: August 2, 2003, 06:16 PM »
In no real order:

James Bond
Star Wars
Back to the future
Harry Potter
LOTR
Indiana Jones
X-men
Austin Powers
Terminator
Rocky
Die Hard

Emm there are probably some ones I forgot aswell!  ;D
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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #8 on: August 2, 2003, 06:50 PM »
In no particular order:

Star Wars Saga
Lord of the Rings Saga
Austin Powers
James Bond 007
Indiana Jones
Terminator
Harry Potter
Superhero Flicks (Spider-Man, Batman, X-Men, etc.)

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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #9 on: August 2, 2003, 08:45 PM »
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings
And the first one to mention it here - National Lampoons Vacation  ;D

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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #10 on: August 2, 2003, 08:52 PM »
I only have two favorites:

Star Wars and LOTR. ;D

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Re: Favorite Movie "Franchises"?
« Reply #11 on: August 2, 2003, 09:53 PM »
My favorites:

1.  Star Wars,  of course...
2.  Lethal Weapon
3.  Austin Powers
4.  Indiana Jones
5.  Halloween,  all except for III which totally sucked and should have not been included period...


Honorable mention:

1.  Friday the 13th,  I know that's going back a way...

I'm sure I'll think of more as time goes on. ;D