Hello again everyone. Being encouraged by Quixotic-Sith, I am restarting the trilogies discussion thread. Due to the events towards the end of the last thread, Quixotic has stated that he will keep two eyes on this thread, as often as he can spare them. [hl=yellow]So that means no flaming.[/hl] Really, I always wanted the other thread to be much more in-depth than it ever had the chance to be, so hopefully we will be able to do that now. Some ground rules: -If you want to post spoilers from the Matrix or LotR trilogies, please highlight in black so those who wish to remain unspoiled may do so. [hl=yellow]Spoilers for the PT, obviously, are just plain not allowed.[/hl] -If you wish to bring up some other movie series, such as Harry Potter, you may do so, as long as you have some comparison to make, and aren't just saying "HaRrY pOTTer!!1 wOOt!!1" -This thread is designed to encompass comparisons in all acclipable aspects of the trilogies: technical, artistic, creative, etc. Comparisons in any aspect are welcome. -[hl=yellow]Obviously, you should try to post in an intelligent and friendly manner.[/hl] So with that in mind, I will open the floor to discussion. Here's something I find an interesting comparison: The final duel in FotR versus the final duel in TPM. Both involve three-way fights that become short two-way skirmishes. Both involve baddies that's main purpose os to look mean and act mean, really. Personally, I prefer the FotR duel, and found it more involving. With Boromir, we are given his motivations earlier in the film, and we see his character develop. And so it succeeds in moving us when Boromir, despite being filled with arrows, still fights on for his friends. Compare this to Qui-Gon. While we are shown certain aspects of his character, we are never quite sure why he acts the way he does. Is he rebellious, or just rather flippant? What motivates him? Because we do not know, it makes him harder to relate to, and his death thus falls a little flat, IMO. Discuss. Quixotic-Edit: I wanted to highlight a few key phrases in Elfstar's opening message. The previous version of this thread yielded a lot of excellent discussion and brought in visitors from other forums, which is why I wanted it open again. That being said, if this descends into another flame-war like the last one, I will lock it and hand out bannings liberally. Keep it civil, keep it fun, and remember: they are only movies.