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PEE Poll: Which 3 are your favorite?
Star Wars (classic)   -15 (22.4%)
Lord Of The Rings   -21 (31.3%)
The Matrix   -6 (9%)
The Godfather   -3 (4.5%)
Indiana Jones   -5 (7.5%)
Back To The Future   -9 (13.4%)
The Terminator   -2 (3%)
The Man With No Name   -0 (0%)
Austin Powers   -4 (6%)
Jurassic Park   -2 (3%)
Total Voters: 67

1 of the gang

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« Reply #40 on: 12-23-2003 03:56 »
« Last Edit on: 12-23-2003 03:56 »

Gotta love The Godfather!

Waking up with a horses head in your bed is classic!
(Well not really but you get the point!)

A long since underused tradition:
TOTPD!!!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #41 on: 12-23-2003 14:03 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
One thing I'd like to note: While I like all of them to some degree I think people are forgetting exactly how the BTTF films progressed.  Number two had little of that charm that made the first one so wonderful, and the third is a wacky tangent that isn't even as good as number two.  The first is easily and by far the best, so not the most balanced trilogy really.

Hey, what's the matter with you? Part two was great!

The whole trilogy follows the Star Wars pattern, if you ask me. The first one was great. Maybe not perfect, but it had a fun, simple story, with characters that everyone could fall in love with. Then the second one, while maybe not having the same simple "charm" as the first one, was actually better in some respects. It was darker and it took the story to the next level, and ended with a cool cliffhanger. Finally, the third one was good, but it was slower, and not as visually interesting as the first two. And everything got wrapped up a little too neatly. A fun finale, but doesn't live up to the fantastic first two movies.

And then if I was less lazy, I could also compare the cheesy BTTF cartoon to the cheesy Ewoks cartoon--as well as compare the prequels to that "Behind the Scenes of Back To The Future" special hosted by Kirk Cameron. But face it, I'm lazy. But the bottom line is, Back to the Future part II was cool no matter what any MAN says.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #42 on: 12-23-2003 14:21 »

Fishy Joe is right. I loved BTTF part 2! I usually love the middle chapter of a trilogy the best, except when it comes to LOTR.
Impossible

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« Reply #43 on: 12-23-2003 14:23 »

I'm still not sure which one to vote for. Back To The Future is my favourite film, and I do have the trilogy on DVD, as I remember watching them on TV about 10 years ago, and 'tis a fond memory of mine. But yet Lord of the Rings is really good (although I'm not a big fan of it, I like the films). I like Star Wars too ... Agh, I'm making myself all confused!
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #44 on: 12-23-2003 14:24 »

You know what you must do. Click on Star Wars.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #45 on: 12-23-2003 15:04 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 Hey, what's the matter with you? Part two was great!

The whole trilogy follows the Star Wars pattern, if you ask me. The first one was great. Maybe not perfect, but it had a fun, simple story, with characters that everyone could fall in love with. Then the second one, while maybe not having the same simple "charm" as the first one, was actually better in some respects. It was darker and it took the story to the next level, and ended with a cool cliffhanger. Finally, the third one was good, but it was slower, and not as visually interesting as the first two. And everything got wrapped up a little too neatly. A fun finale, but doesn't live up to the fantastic first two movies.

And then if I was less lazy, I could also compare the cheesy BTTF cartoon to the cheesy Ewoks cartoon--as well as compare the prequels to that "Behind the Scenes of Back To The Future" special hosted by Kirk Cameron. But face it, I'm lazy. But the bottom line is, Back to the Future part II was cool no matter what any MAN says.

For the record I do like BTTF 2, that needs to be clear...

But I guess I just prefer the simple charm of the first movie.  The thing about BTTF 1 is that its not even really a science fiction movie.  Its about a kid being able to see his parents when they were his age in person.  It just uses a sci-fi element to get there, to make it possible.  It has such charming characters and humor that its impossible not to love it.

But BTTF2...again it has its own charm and I like it alot.  But its, through and through, a science fiction movie.  Even some of the charm of the characters (although its still there) is lost a little in a bunch of confusing sci-fi tangents.  Same goes with the humor of the first.  Plus, while the first never got too cheesy, this one succumbs to cheese factor in places, most notably in the future McFly house where everyone looks like Michael J. Fox.

And we all know the story with the third...again I still like it, but the original charm is further pushed away in favor of wacky wild west gags that are a little hit and miss, with the cheese factor being upped as well.

I can definetely respect your comparisons with Star Wars though, and your opinion.  In fact you do draw some interesting parrelels there, especcially with the two cartoons. wink
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #46 on: 12-23-2003 19:42 »
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:
Fishy Joe is right. I loved BTTF part 2! I usually love the middle chapter of a trilogy the best, except when it comes to LOTR.

WHAT!!! What was wrong with The Two Towers?!?! I liked it just as much if not more that The Fellowship.

But I can agree with your logic on the 2nd installment when it comes to the wonderful delight that is The Empire Strikes Back.
Jeremy

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« Reply #47 on: 12-23-2003 19:54 »

Godfather.
You geeky bastids!
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #48 on: 12-24-2003 00:17 »
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Originally posted by TheLastGreatDon:
  WHAT!!! What was wrong with The Two Towers?!?! I liked it just as much if not more that The Fellowship.

But I can agree with your logic on the 2nd installment when it comes to the wonderful delight that is The Empire Strikes Back.

You silly bastard!   tongue
I loved The Two Towers. The point that I was trying to make was that Return Of The King was my favorite.
evan

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« Reply #49 on: 12-24-2003 02:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Jeremy:
Godfather.
You geeky bastids!

Thank you. I don't want to live in a world where people think the Matrix series was better than the Godfather series. Although Godfather III kinda blew it, Matrix Revolutions blew it more.

But, the only trilogy here that completely rocked my socks off from begining to end was LotR. The others had weak movies, but LotR was goodness throughout.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
TheLastGreatDon

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« Reply #50 on: 12-24-2003 18:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:
  You silly bastard!    tongue
I loved The Two Towers. The point that I was trying to make was that Return Of The King was my favorite.

Ok, sorry I didn't mean to have an outburst but I thought you were flipping on The Two Towers. Sorry about that everyone!

TheMadCapper

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« Reply #51 on: 12-24-2003 21:58 »

LOTR. I admit a personal bias, because watching those movies was like seeing this beloved story come to life on-screen. But it's just great, full of beautiful moments, an epic story, etc.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #52 on: 12-25-2003 22:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
AAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIII IIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNN

Clemens...That's 4.

But, if you eliminate the mediocre(but worthy) 4th film, then yeah, it's a trilogy.

I have to go with Matrix. But LOTR was great too.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #53 on: 02-16-2004 02:20 »

You guys don't have the Scream Trilogy on there or Porky's.  What about American Pie? Blade has a trilogy coming soon. 

These are my favorites.
Star Wars (classic) 
Lord Of The Rings 
The Matrix 
The Godfather 
Indiana Jones   
Back To The Future
The Terminator 
 
Atropine

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« Reply #54 on: 02-16-2004 20:55 »

Star Wars
no question
Mr.MastodonFarm

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« Reply #55 on: 02-16-2004 21:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2004 21:11 »

I'll run these down...

Stars Wars is good, but I'm not real fond of Jedi. I give "mad props" to Empire Strikes Back.

LOTR was great. If that wasn't winning it'd have my vote.

Matrix... I think it's tragic that has as many or more votes than 4, 5 and 6. Reloaded sucked, so I refused to see Revolutions.

Godfather has the best individual movies here... but I've never seen 3, I don't want to spoil the memory. I count it as a duo.

I love Indiana Jones, but Temple of Doom doesn't stand up to the other two.

Back to the Future... rules. This and LOTR were the strongest all the way through.

The rest of these options don't even deserve consideration. As someone else already said, where's The Evil Dead?!

Anyway, I'm gonna go with Back to the Future... strong trilogy, and I want it to beat The Matrix. Chuck Berry songs win it some cool points as well.

...sometimes I think I'm not nerdy enough to be here. :/ I'm not big on Star Wars, Star Trek, anime or Matrix.
chrisw_30

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« Reply #56 on: 02-22-2004 08:39 »

LOTR
Back To The Future
Indiana Jones
Sweetmelly

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« Reply #57 on: 02-22-2004 11:45 »

After they have announced a second and third part of POTC I think this one will be a fine trilogy.
theZoid88

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« Reply #58 on: 02-22-2004 15:41 »

come on people, star wars! that started it all! plus im like one of the five people who cant stand LOTR.
M Jackson
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« Reply #59 on: 02-22-2004 18:15 »
« Last Edit on: 02-22-2004 18:15 »

I love all of the above, it's so hard to choose!

Star Wars, LOTR's, Indy, The Terminator, BTTF, JP, and The Matrix are all totally fantastic!
However, JP and Indy don't have to be seen as a trilogy. They are self contained films, that there just happen to be three of. Anyway they won't be trilogies for much longer, both have sequels due out for around 2005.

The Terminator, BTTF, and Matrix trilogies are awesome, but just short of the top spot.

So as a trilogy it's really between Star Wars and LOTR's.
Ouch, this is hard...Uh einy meine miny mo. Take your pick, I can't.  hmpf
nerdlingus

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« Reply #60 on: 02-23-2004 05:42 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2004 05:42 »

Lord of the Rings, although not really into fantasy, the quality of these films is outstanding otherwise it would be :

Matrix or Star wars (but only episodes 4-6)

Edit, i didnt notice Back to the future or the Indiana Jones trilogy's in which case put these ahead of of the other two
  roll eyes
CyberKnight

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« Reply #61 on: 02-23-2004 05:54 »

I'm not really much of a fantasy fan, so I don't find LOTR all that interesting (not to say they're not well-made films, however).

For me it's a toss-up between Indy, Back to the Future and Star Wars. Of those three, Indy has a great first and third film but I found the second a little weak. Star Wars has Empire Strikes Back and most of A New Hope, and I actually liked Return of the Jedi.

But BTTF has this wonderful thread running through it of references to the previous movies, in addition to a great storyline and wonderful lead characters. So it gets my vote.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #62 on: 04-30-2004 01:47 »

FOX is making X3, another Trilogy to look out for.

You also forgot about George A Romero's Dead Trilogy.  Night, Dawn and Day.

The Return of the Living Dead Trilogy

nerdlingus

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« Reply #63 on: 04-30-2004 02:47 »

Man, its to hard to choose.

Indiana Jones. Because its good.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #64 on: 04-30-2004 02:57 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2004 02:57 »

I think it's time for some more Matrix bashing.

*bashes*

Okay... and the plethora of certain
 books on my shelf say I should vote Star Wars.

With Indy, LOTR, and Alien 1-3 to follow (I like to pretend the fourth didn't exist.)
nerdlingus

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« Reply #65 on: 04-30-2004 03:01 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2004 03:01 »

the fourth was indeed poo. I find Alien3 to be underrated though, the directors cut on the quadrilogy gives the film a different atmosphere when compared to the original. Still cool though:

"You're all going to die. The only question is how you check out. Do you wanna go on your feet? Or down on your fuckin' knees... beggin'?
Well I ain't much for begging! Nobody ever gave me nothing! So I say fuck that thing! Let's fight it!"


I still haven't seen LOTR:ROTK
Coilette

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« Reply #66 on: 04-30-2004 03:15 »

LOTR, no question. An in very close second Star Wars.
maddoc3d

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« Reply #67 on: 04-30-2004 05:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2004 05:00 »

Hmmm.. bunch of muppets, or Gollum and Liv Tyler?

Or I could watch the beautiful/enigmatic image and world of the Matrix get shot to hell one sequal after another.

No thanks, I'll stick with good ol' tolkien.

LOTR> SW> Indy | Muppets beat Short Round.

.. I didn't ask you for a completely reasonable excuse, I asked you to get busy..
termos

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« Reply #68 on: 04-30-2004 12:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2004 12:29 »

Alien and Aliens were great. Aliens 3 was just good and Aliens 4 was OK but not as good as number 3.

My favorites: LOTR
Followed closely by: Star Wars (the original movies!!!!!!)
Mr.Nintendo

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« Reply #69 on: 04-30-2004 14:01 »

 
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Originally posted by SixByNine:
Lord of the Rings I think. A very impressive piece of cinimatography. Star wars is pretty damn good though.

Although overall Lord of the Rings was very impressive in this sense, recently i watched the Two Towers and i noticed that the camera was almost always kept constantly moving. This is a technique used commonly in commercials to keep an audience's attention. I am not arguing about the quality of the film, i myself am a die-hard LOTR fan having read the book more times than i can keep track of but i question the use of this technique during what was already a powerful script, as i the director was trying to compensate for something - if so then his worrys were misplaced as he created the best trilogy of modern times.
But im still voting for Starwars  tongue.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #70 on: 04-30-2004 18:16 »

Star Wars. By far.

You just cant beat the classics.
maddoc3d

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« Reply #71 on: 05-09-2004 05:08 »

Nasty.. are you talking the Originals, or the 99' "Special Edition" .. w/ greedo shoting first, and pussy jabba??

IMHO - the new ones cast a bad reflection on the Good ones, even if they are finally being released on DVD this september.. Our generation will remember the new ones as "cool" and jar jar as "neat". Instead of crappy, and annoying. DAMN YOU LUCAS!!

.. I didn't ask you for a completely reasonable excuse, I asked you to get busy..
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