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Greatest Film Franchise of All-Time

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Julius Vernon, Dec 26, 2012.

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Greatest film franchise of all-time?

  1. Star Wars

    13 vote(s)
    81.3%
  2. Lord of the Rings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Batman

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Star Trek

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  5. Harry Potter

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. James Bond

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Pirates of the Carribean

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Julius Vernon

    Julius Vernon Jedi Knight star 3

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    There was a time when it probably would have been a silly question to ask. In the late 80's, early 90's Star Wars was the greatest film franchise of all-time, bar none.

    With other film franchises gaining ground and some viewing the PT as lessening the SW franchise, which franchise do you think is the greatest (Try to be objective, I realize I'm introducing bias just by posting on a SW discussion board)?

    I've given a few options, I left off others that some might consider (Godfather, Indiana Jones, etc.)

    Argue why you consider your vote to be the greatest.

    I still believe SW is the greatest franchise of all-time, sorry LOTR, still not there.

    • Star Wars has six solid films (two historical -- ANH, ESB).
    • When you consider how large the franchises have grown via merchandising, etc. I have a hard time believing anything sniffs SW territory (though I suppose Batman is quite large).
    • The potential for future success may be greater for SW than any of the other franchises I've listed.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The poll should be:
    Second Greatest film franchise of all time?
    LOTR
    Batman
    StarTrek
    HP
    James Bond
    Pirates
    Other
     
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  3. Julius Vernon

    Julius Vernon Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well said, friend. Perhaps the discussion should go more that route.
     
  4. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    first: Batman

    everything else second
     
  5. Darth_Kiryan

    Darth_Kiryan Jedi Master star 4

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    Considering that without Star Wars, you would not have Lucasfilm or ILM, or PIXAR - and the practical effort put into graphics and computer generation these days ....i think that Star Wars is a damn crucial point in our history.....and it shows through the other sagas mentioned.
     
  6. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the WNU, CT, and Saga Forums star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Asking that question here is asking a question you know the answer to already.
     
  7. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Star Wars with James Bond being a close second :)
     
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  8. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It must be SW. Havn't for SW, Havn't I been sitting here posting like a SW nerd. :p
     
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  9. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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    .and it shows through the other sagas mentioned.

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    not with Batman it doesn't

    unless you count the schumacher films that used Dykstra
     
  10. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    For me it would go like

    Harry Potter
    Lord of the Rings
    Star Wars

    sorry SW, you third

    Batman and POTC would come next

    Could care less about Bond and Star Trek
     
  11. Trask Ulgo

    Trask Ulgo Jedi Padawan star 3

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    This for me as well. While I enjoy all of the Bond actor's interpretation of 007, some are weaker than others in my eyes.
     
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  12. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Star Wars
    Lord Of The Rings
    Harry Potter

    Star Wars bar none.
    LOTR-2nd favorite ever trilogy ever. Might be best ever but wasn't as integral a part of my childhood as SW was. The 1st Hobbit movie was great as well.
    The Harry Potter movies are good but the books are way better.
     
  13. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Who are your favourite Bonds? For me it'd go 1. Daniel Craig 2. Roger Moore 3. Pierce Brosnan 4. Sean Connery 5. Timothy Dalton 6. George Lazenby. But I like all 6 Bonds a lot, so it's quite hard to rank them.
     
  14. Trask Ulgo

    Trask Ulgo Jedi Padawan star 3

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    I go 1. Dalton 2. Connery 3. Craig 4. Moore 5. Lazenby 6. Brosnan. However, like you I enjoy all of them.
     
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