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PEE Poll: Finishing What Was Started
Star Wars   -14 (40%)
The Mummy   -1 (2.9%)
The Matrix   -6 (17.1%)
The Godfather   -1 (2.9%)
Back To The Future   -6 (17.1%)
Lord Of The Rings   -4 (11.4%)
Austin Powers   -3 (8.6%)
Total Voters: 35

Slurm Guy

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« on: 10-05-2003 20:47 »

Since everyone, including me was unhappy with the lack of Star Wars and other movies in the franchise thread, I've made a list of the franchises that ShineFusion didn't. So vote.

Hey Don, don't post right after me. I think they're on to us!
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #1 on: 10-05-2003 20:50 »

I like a lot of those... so hard to choose between Star Wars, LOTR, and Austin Powers...
SHLEY

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« Reply #2 on: 10-05-2003 20:51 »

The force will be with you, allways
Shadowstar

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #3 on: 10-05-2003 20:51 »

The Mummy? Dear God no!
Mango

Starship Captain
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« Reply #4 on: 10-05-2003 20:51 »

I like this poll better, but you tooootally forgot about Harry Potter!  Oh well.  Mango votes BttF then.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #5 on: 10-05-2003 20:54 »

I know the second Mummy was lame but the first one was all right. And I'm sorry Mango, but I just don't have much respect for Harry Potter.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #6 on: 10-05-2003 20:58 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2003 20:58 »

I was going to ask someone if they would do another poll. I just thought it would be unfair if i just choose movie franchises every one likes and are obvious choices i.e, Star Wars and Lord of the rings.

Anyway i choose Lord of the rings.
Frymeister

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« Reply #7 on: 10-05-2003 21:39 »

Lord of the Rings all the way, baby!
leelaholic

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« Reply #8 on: 10-05-2003 21:53 »

Thank you.  big grin STAR WARS!!!
Beamer

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« Reply #9 on: 10-05-2003 22:45 »

Austin Powers. Comedy is practically the only genre I like, and I hate all these other franchises.
Just Chris

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« Reply #10 on: 10-05-2003 23:46 »

Who voted BTTF? I would agree, I'd like to see that time-traveling train one more time.

But I want Star Wars.
evan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #11 on: 10-05-2003 23:47 »

No one voted for "The Godfather" or "The Matrix" but for "Austin Powers?" Blasphemers!
mikey

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« Reply #12 on: 10-05-2003 23:49 »

Lord of the rings, best movies/ books ever...
Asylum-Fry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #13 on: 10-05-2003 23:57 »

 
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Originally posted by leelaholic:
Thank you.   big grin STAR WARS!!!

That reminds me, when is Episode 3 coming out in theaters?
winna

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« Reply #14 on: 10-05-2003 23:59 »

I voted Matrix... But we all know that's only because of the first movie...  I really think all of thoser are pretty good franchises  roll eyes
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #15 on: 10-06-2003 00:39 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2003 00:39 »

This is very hard:

The Mummy?  Forget it.  Nice enough, but it's a remake, come on. 

The Matrix?  You make me laugh.  Two words.  Keanu Reeves.  In Seattle this summer, they did a play of "Point Break."  The Keanu Reeves Character was new each night, and didn't know his lines and read them off of cue cards.  It was very scary how well it worked.

Austin Powers?  AbFab skewered the 60s better, and it seemed to be inversely funny to its order.  2nd was 1/2 as funny as 1, 3rd was 1/3 as funny as 2. 

Now, Back to the Future, you are more on the right track.  Fairly original idea, well done, the episodes fit together well, good jokes.  But lets not go to far.

Lord of the Rings?  Has potential, although a lot of my friends who have read the books have had problems with it.  Still, beautiful movies, well done, and, so far (for a non-tolkien person), a great story that flows.  Problem?  We still have to see the third.  Axe me again in January.

The Godfather?  This is hard.  The Godfather 1 & 2 are posibly the two best movie story ever told in the US (I would recomend "My Mother's Castle"/"My Father's Glory" or "Jeane d' Florette" and "Mannon of the Spring" from France to see two other woderful operatic pairs).  If you ever get the chance, watch them together, it is an amazing experience.  And try to watch them and not be effected by them.  Great movies.  The Problem?  Part 3.  Oh, what could have been, but what we got. 

And the there was Star Wars..., but, let's be honest here, there are two Star Wars.  1)  The original Star Wars, which dazzled and blew away what a movie was and looked like.  But also had a heart felt, if simple story that you cared about.  Then there is the modern Star Wars, which is still amazing eye-candy, but apparently the story is that the whiniest kid in the universe grew up to be the most evil.  [I so wish that Lucas would just admit Ep.1 was a failure, cut it to 20 minutes (good bye Jar Jar), and append it as a introduction to Ep.2.  Cut 10 minutes or so of Ep. 2's love story, and you have a good movie.  Then what is supposed to be Ep.3 can be Ep. 2, and you set up Anakin's Fall (he should turn evil at the end of the movie.)  Leaving you Ep. 3 to tell the story of his rise as Vader and of Amidala being killed in a heroic attempt to hide the children (Curtain fall).  Instead we will get all of that smashed into two hours.]  Still, the first are the movies that first swept me away as a ten yearold, and cause me to love movies.  So, it gets my vote..., but If Part 3 didn't exist, The God Father would get my vote.

What makes a good man go neutral?  Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?[/b]
ShineFusion

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« Reply #16 on: 10-06-2003 00:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
That reminds me, when is Episode 3 coming out in theaters?

I'm guessing May 14th 2005.

Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #17 on: 10-06-2003 00:40 »

What is it with you people and Jar Jar Binks? There's nothing wrong with him!
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #18 on: 10-06-2003 08:53 »

He's the kind of bug-eared, floppy-eyed git I'd beat around the school yard if I wasn't already busy getting the piss kicked out of me!!
Space Potato

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« Reply #19 on: 10-06-2003 09:02 »

I Like Star Wars. Jar Jar Binks Must Die! I heard a rumor that Lucas WAS gonna do three sequels to the original but decided not to. THE BASTARD!!
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #20 on: 10-06-2003 09:05 »

Yes Space Potato. That's how things were ment to be. But even if he did decide to do them, I wouldn't want George to direct. He could write it, which he practically already has, but let someone else direct.
Rage Dump

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 10-06-2003 09:08 »

 
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Originally posted by ShineFusion:
 I'm guessing May 14th 2005.

Yeah I've got a trailer that says May 2005, bastards...
boingo2000

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #22 on: 10-06-2003 09:09 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2003 09:09 »

What, no Mad Max? [EDIT: Oh.  Mad Max is in the other one.  Oops.  Heh.  Heh.  *runs away*]
I vote BttF then, as its the most consistantly entertaining trilogy I've ever seen.  (Sorry, LotR fans, but it's true.  TTT was a little dissapointing at some parts, and I don't want to vote for it without having seen RotK. :P )
Bobby King

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« Reply #23 on: 10-06-2003 09:09 »

Star Wars is the best! (i dont know of what but enyway)
Tweek

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« Reply #24 on: 10-06-2003 12:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
What is it with you people and Jar Jar Binks? There's nothing wrong with him!
Jar Jar Binks sucked even more that the Ewoks, and they sucked in a major way.

I'll let somebody else post the quote from Spaced

That said I still voted for Star Wars  smile

Melllvar

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« Reply #25 on: 10-06-2003 12:52 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2003 12:52 »

Done and done, as requested, Tweek.

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
What is it with you people and Jar Jar Binks? There's nothing wrong with him!

"Jar Jar Binks makes the Ewoks look like fucking Shaft."   wink

Can't argue with that.

Having said that I voted for Star Wars.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #26 on: 10-06-2003 13:57 »

since star-wars has become more of a videogame franchise than a movie, I Hypocritically voted "Matrix."
winna

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« Reply #27 on: 10-06-2003 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 10-06-2003 14:37 »

It's proof positive that Jar Jar Binks is a git, that was made solely for some pricks children, instead of the badass big pimp he was supposed to be...
Squeezit

Bending Unit
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« Reply #28 on: 10-06-2003 23:23 »

I voatad for Back to the Future. I love Marty McFly like a pancake. You all know you'd let him ride your hoverboards any day! Admit it!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #29 on: 10-07-2003 23:17 »

Lets see...

The Mummy: haven't seen

The Matrix: Can bite my shiny metal ass.  Honestly, its the worst kind of shitty special effects movie.  The concept was sorta interesting but apparently plagerized and in all honesty similar concepts had been done before (check out "Dark City" from just a couple years before Matrix, much better film), so even without the plagerism it wouldnt' have been very creative.  The special effects wont date well either.

The Godfather: Pathetically, still haven't seen

Back to the Future: Love the first film anyway.  Its not even really so much about sci-fi: its just a medium with which to show the simple idea of having a kid actually see what his parents were like at his age.  Its so simple, charming, and has such great humor and characters that it absolutely works, and of course the sci-fi elements like the delorean are cool.  The sequels are also fun, but a bit iffy since they take away so much of that simple charm.  The second movie sort of becomes an action/time travel movie, and the third is honestly just kind of weird and seems like a tangent.  Still, all enjoyable movies, and again the first one rocks.

Lord of the Rings: Overrated but good.  I'd have to say that it does a good job of having GREAT special effects, but being artistic rather then technical (unlike say The Matrix) with them and also using them as part of the storytelling instead of "stopping" the action to show a good special effect (again The Matrix does the opposite).  I think they'll be looked on as the definitive film versions of those stories 20, thirty years from now.

Austin Powers: seen only two and three.  Fun and generally funny films, but they're just distractions really.  I don't think they'll date well.

But the winnner is....

STAR WARS!

Okay, Phantom Menace was pretty bad, and Attack of the Clones had some iffy acting from Anakin (but was fine otherwise IMO), but otherwise you can't beat this classic series.  Granted I'm not unbiased, as I nearly wore out my tapes of the trilogy as a kid, but they're just great.  Great characters, sci-fi simplified, just lots of fine and even uplifting in places (the message that "the good guys will ultimately win", etc).  Its amazing how well they've dated too.  Even with the special edition changes most of the effects are just models, sets, props, etc, and most (not all but most)of it doesn't seem very dated at all.  Another series that will stand the test of time, and deservingly so.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #30 on: 10-07-2003 23:57 »

I'm throwing my vote in with Star Wars, because of all the movies out of this bunch that I've seen, it was the one that impacted me the most upon it's first scene.  I mean, you see the small ship fly by, okay, cool, then the Star Destroyer flies by, and by, and by...I mean the first time in a theater, it felt like 5 minutes, but it was a cool 5 minutes.  And from that point on, I bought into the whole thing, and swallowed it like a thirsty man drinking water by the gallon.  It was just a fun story, those first 3 movies, however, the "prequels" have almost put it down for me.  But, for now, Star Wars is the best in this list.
Zemeckis

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« Reply #31 on: 10-08-2003 00:37 »

BTTF all the way!!!
Bob Zemeckis movies rule all!!!
Space Potato

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« Reply #32 on: 10-08-2003 11:55 »

They should make a family guy movie
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #33 on: 10-08-2003 13:45 »

The Matrix, the first one is one of my all-time fave films ever. The second wasn't so great, but it still rules!  cool
DotheBartman

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« Reply #34 on: 10-08-2003 20:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Space Potato:
They should make a family guy movie

They are, direct to dvd.  I'm not sure it will be good though...

Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #35 on: 10-08-2003 20:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Space Potato:
They should make a family guy movie

Ha ha ha... oh shit they really are.

Well, I'd say it's more worth the money to make a FUTURAMA movie. But that is not the point.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #36 on: 10-09-2003 01:37 »

Technically FG has been outselling Futurama in dvd sales.  What the specific reasons for that are can be debated certainly, and whether FG's remarkable sales can be replicated in the movie has yet to be seen.  I think it'll sell well, but I'm iffy about whether it'll actually make a good movie.
Rogan

Bending Unit
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« Reply #37 on: 10-09-2003 10:12 »

Back to the future!!!

Honestly... the way some of you are voting, they might as well have put Home Alone or Cheech & Chong on the list...

no offense meant...
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #38 on: 10-09-2003 19:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Rogan:
Back to the future!!!

Honestly... the way some of you are voting, they might as well have put Home Alone or Cheech & Chong on the list...

no offense meant...
Hey, that's not a bad idea! New Poll!
Space Potato

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« Reply #39 on: 10-10-2003 09:03 »

Yay!!!
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