Hello everyone. Jabbadabbadoo's old thread comparing LotR with TPM was erased, which I think is a shame, because it was quit interesting. So in the interest of returning to that topic, I present this thread. First, my thoughts on each movie individually. The Matrix: A well-told and interesting story. The acting isn't special, and the characters aren't that moving, but it gets by on a creative plot and innovative action. *** stars(out of 5) TPM: A film that too often does not know what it wants to be, and too often innappropriately childish. Add to that clumsy direction and you have a problematic film. Their are a few good moments, too bad the're outweighed by the film's sheer mediocrity. ** stars Attack of the Clones: A film that is mostly entertaining, although there are some major flaws. The film starts off well enough, the atrocious acting of the opening scene withstanding. The introduction to Obi-Wan and Anakin is quite good. Too bad it never really develops enough. The love story, on the other hand... shudder. There is some good action towards he end though. *** stars The Fellowship of the ring: An all-around outstanding film, and although it is not flawless, a film that delivers on many levels. The acting is top-notch, the story engaging, and the characters compelling. My favorite film of the last few years. **** stars So what are your thoughts on these films and their respective trilogies? How are they similar and how are they differant? What are the flaws and advantages of each?