Tournament: Greatest movies of the Sci-Fi / Fantasy Genre (WINNER ANNOUNCED!)

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by ObiWan506, Sep 12, 2006.

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  1. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    This is kinda tough.

    LOTR:
    Visually beautiful
    Great characters
    Gandalf
    Balrog
    Sauron
    "You shall not pass!"

    Aliens:
    Fun and funny
    Dropship
    Hordes of Aliens
    Ripley as new mom
    Suspense
    Berk get what's coming to him
    "Get away from her you *****!"
    "We're *******! We're doomed!"
    The Queen

    Toughy.
  2. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Both were visually stunning for their time. Both have great plots and characters. Both have great lines of dialogue. Both have great music. Both lived up to their hype.

    But the one I chose lived up to its hype and changed the formula when compared to previous installments or incarnations of the story. Did the story in a different way and came out better. It also produced action figures that I believe rival Star Wars. ;)

    One of my favorite scenes...


    RIPLEY
    See you, Hicks.

    Hicks is holding a wad of gauze plastered over his face.

    HICKS
    Dwayne. It's Dwayne.

    Ripley grabs his hand. They share a moment, albeit
    brief. Mutual respect in the valley of death.

    RIPLEY
    Ellen.

    HICKS
    (nods with
    satisfaction)
    Don't be long, Ellen.
  3. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Well, seeing as I'm one of the few who didn't care for FOTR as much as the rest of that series, and how I am in love with the Queen, my vote will be obvious.

    [image=http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3411/queen5gj.jpg]

    [face_love] :*
  4. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Queen Alien > The Balrog > Shelob > every other beast in Middle Earth
  5. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    While I love Aliens, the best of the series, FOTR blew me away and is still my all time fave movie.
  6. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    If anyone else wants to vote and hasn't sent in their entry, do so now. Time is almost up.
  7. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Results are tonight or tomorrow morning. Finally my PM box will be normal again.
  8. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    the suspense is killing me [face_plain] :p
  9. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/Balrog.png]

    vs.

    [image=http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3411/queen5gj.jpg]

    Wow!


  10. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Yeah, I voted, but I can honestly say that I'll be happy whichever way this goes.
  11. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    Either way, you can't go wrong. They're both classics.
    Why can't real world voting choices have so much substance?
    cough2004cough
  12. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I agree, it came down to two highly exceptional movies. I'm happy with either. :)
  13. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Well I got the results. Man was it close. For a while there the votes were literally alternating back and forth. One for Aliens, one for LotR, another for Aliens, then another for LotR. It was a dead heat for a while there.

    Alright, I have the results. The winner is .... oh look a cute bunny.
  14. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    And the winner is......... ???? :confused:
  15. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    That post = not funny. :mad:
  16. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    <img src="http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/Aliens_papirove_modely/papercraft/movie/m41-10.jpg">

    Aliens
  17. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    That's it man! Game over! Game over!
  18. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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  19. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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  20. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Game over, man! Game over!! :p
  21. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    Granted, I would've been fine with FOTR, but Aliens has 20 more years or so of history and viewings. And I don't think there has ever been a better bad guy alien than the Xenomorph.


    Plus the Colonial Marines just kick major ***. Thanks, OB506 for doing this --it was fun. [face_peace]
  22. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    It's fitting, isn't it?
  23. ObiWanCon Force Ghost

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  24. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    I'm not to crazy about the Alien franchise.
  25. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    :eek:

    That's grounds for expelling you from the Wisemen. :p
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