Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 23, 2018.
Still refuse to vote and kind of want to lock the thread with a “take it to the fecal force”
I mean the thread was dead until someone decided to post a gif
Star Wars followed closely by Harry Potter
Star Wars still on top, even though most of Disney stuff has been lackluster.
Second is Star Trek, third is Middle Earth
For me, Star Wars is still ahead of the pack. I couldn’t vote against a franchise that contains the OT and Prequels. DC Extended Universe is a respectable second (primarily because of Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Joker).
DC is definitely underrated imo, I'd argue that Batman vs Superman was the best superhero movie of the 2010's
Very interested to see the Snyder Cut
Shouldn't you be working on that, Zack?
Worry about your own cancelled career, Joss
They're all bad.
Pray for Dune MCU, which will probably get torn to shreds before it has a chance to even open its eyes
Are we counting down from zero?
and I thought I drank too much.
It might sound crazy, but I actually still think it's SW lol.
After all if you include The Mandalorian SW still offers a lot of good stuff.
In fairness, I don't know Star Trek well enough, but for all the others...
The Hobbit movies are unbearable.
GoT has been awful the last two seasons and the finale is a complete joke.
Marvel's movies are all forgettable except IW (in the literal sense that I forgot everything about them 10 days after viewing them).
DC is good only when Nolan is the director.
what's left ?
The only other franchise I like even close to Star Wars is Avatar: The Last Airbender
That there wasn't an Other option for the poll in criminal.
The Dune EU in a single volume is still better than the entire Star Wars Disney EU.
The OT are better movies, but the MCU has been made into the best franchise with breadth and depth. Rogue One was a step towards that, but otherwise it hasn't
This poll is focused on the Books/Comics too.
And even if only counting cinema, the Lord of the Rings movies are much more what people go to when they think Middle Earth, and they're fantastic.
Pff I challenge everyone to tell me the plot of Ironman 2 or 3 without googling it.
@Ghost ok I'm only talking about the movies. And The Hobbit destroys everything that was good about LoTR
So if you're only talking about books/comics, which would you vote for?
And the Hobbit movies don't destroy what came before (unlike the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy). They are very much supplemental/optional. Not nearly as bad as people think.
Nothing will ever equate Tolkien's work. It's not even a fair comparison.
I'm confused. Shouldn't we make a sort of average of everything produced about a franchise?
Star Wars: OT and PT are an unimpeachable masterpiece, puts them on top of everything else. R1 was good, ST bad, Solo bad.
Middle Earth: LOTR movie trilogy is good, first Hobbit movie good, other two are meh. I read The Hobbit and Fellowship of the Ring when I was a kid. I enjoyed them, but I'm too dumb to tell you how good they are.
Wizarding World: I've only seen the the main movies, read the first four books. Goblet of Fire is best imo, but they are not that good overall, and I'm increasingly convinced they have done as much damage to liberal politics as Sorkin.
Song of Ice and Fire: I've read all the books, and they're quite fun. I enjoyed the way Martin tells stories about telling stories. There are whole chapters where characters just recall memories, and we later hear different perspectives on the same events, which looks at the way history is invented. I think the overriding theme of the series is nostalgia, which is appropriate for our cultural moment that often feels like a giant recycling machine. The tv show was good for first 3 seasons but went downhill fast afterwards, especially when they deviated from the books. Not super excited for Martin to finish the books, but I'll probably read them just to see what he does.
MCU: I've never really been into comics. I think the only comic series I ever really got into was TinTin. That's not to say comics are bad, I just don't know enough to have a reference point. I started reading the Saga series by Brian K. Vaughan and was impressed, but haven't finished. Back in the day I was into some Image stuff, Spawn, Wildcats, Gen13. The MCU movies are pretty much trash, the ultimate manifestation of empty, low effort, over-promoted, substance-free spectacle, or as Martin Scorsese put it, "Worldwide Audio Visual Entertainment". They are designed to be the consumer culture equivalent of Valium, consult your doctor before ingesting. Winter Soldier is good, Black Panther is good, but Kilmonger is the hero.
DCU: Dark Knight, Batman vs Superman, and Joker are good. Everything else, is bad. Again, not really into comics so don't know much there. I read Red Son out of curiosity, very entertaining.
Star Trek: DS9 is my favorite, TNG close second, Voyager, Enterprise and Picard are tier lower but still a lot of fun. Favorite movie is Voyage Home for nostalgic reasons, all the Kirk movies are great. First Contact is best TNG movie, others are meh. I tried watching Discovery, didn't like it, maybe I should give it another try, idk. Haven't read any Star Trek books. I really like Star Trek overall and rank it second after Star Wars, but I can't claim to be a hardcore fan.
Jurassic Park: First movie is an all time classic, second is hilarious, the rest are trash. Jurassic Park novel is not my favorite from Crichton, I liked Sphere much more, but all his books are kind of the same iirc, besides Eaters of the Dead. I will say though, Hollywood sci-fi was much better when it was being pushed by guys like Crichton rather than Young Adult stuff.
Now go ahead, roast me for liking what you dislike and disliking what you like.
You lost me at PT. They’re ****ing ****.
no worries bro