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Condescending_Rat

67.2k points

2 months ago

I feel like OP is baiting Star Wars fans and LoTR fans into a fight.

jcrewjr

16.7k points

2 months ago

jcrewjr

16.7k points

2 months ago

It's really too bad the Godfather was only 2 movies.

GriffinFlash

11.6k points

2 months ago

GriffinFlash

11.6k points

2 months ago

Godfather 1, 2, and Goodfellas.

jcrewjr

3.9k points

2 months ago

jcrewjr

3.9k points

2 months ago

That's the best trilogy of all time

Camiata2

894 points

2 months ago

Camiata2

894 points

2 months ago

Goodfellas and My Blue Heaven works better for the purpose of this exercise.

kanaka_maalea

291 points

2 months ago

Cuz you could melt all this stuff.

Camiata2

119 points

2 months ago

Camiata2

119 points

2 months ago

The "what's arugula? It's a vegetable" line absolutely kills me every time and I can't explain it.

Puzzled_6368

66 points

2 months ago

I saw it’s a vegetable and cuz you could melt all this stuff all the time to blanks stares. I’m so glad there is someone that’s got my back. One day we will meet and the world will be right. Thank you

s0ulbrother

17 points

2 months ago

It’s a veg—at—ab—le

turingmachine2021

5 points

2 months ago

My Blue Heaven is an epic in its own right! sadly there aren't three of them, but I sure wish there was!

emiltsch

5 points

2 months ago

I got your back too. I drop the “melt all this stuff” every time I’m with my wife at the grocery store.

TreyRyan3

40 points

2 months ago

I frequently buy “Rocket” aka Arugula because I love arugula salads. I would have never known what it was had I not asked for it after seeing “My Blue Heaven”, and 30+ years later I still find myself mimicking “it’s a vegetable” every time I buy it.

rva-fantom

32 points

2 months ago

My names Todd, that’s Italian for…. Extra special.

Occasionally_Correct

17 points

2 months ago

Remember fellas, green side up, green side up

LaFemmeCinema

17 points

2 months ago

"He has a system for eating pancakes."

alyssasaccount

5 points

2 months ago

I love arugula, and I think about that line a lot.

Me, making a salad, putting some arugula in a bowl: ...
My brain: "It's a ve-ge-ta-ble!"

BDMayhem

12 points

2 months ago

Thanksgiving is very big with the Italians. Turkey cacciatore, sweet potato parmesan.

TikiUSA

9 points

2 months ago

Lord My Blue Heaven is a perfect movie.

HateYourFaces

8 points

2 months ago

Throw Johnny Dangerously in as the origin story, or a tie-in with My Cousin Vinny would be fine with me.

TheRynoceros

8 points

2 months ago

I thought Johnny Dangerously was Bruce Wayne's dad, and that's why Keaton made sense for the first Batman. Chip off the ol' block n' whatnot.

PotatoWriter

6 points

2 months ago

That's the best time of all trilogies

yeezytaughtme713

14 points

2 months ago

D'ya hear what I said, Tone? Heh heh

BigChung0924

7 points

2 months ago

hey, sil, do ya remember your first blowjob?

yeezytaughtme713

7 points

2 months ago

Remember when is the lowest form of conversation.

Tencent_Reddit

11 points

2 months ago

Actually Godfather 1, 2, 3 is in the running for best trilogy of all time because the first two were flawless and the third one is fine, but not sublime.

darthboolean

10 points

2 months ago

No love for Goncharov?

bernzo2m

6 points

2 months ago

And casino?

Solid_Waste

12 points

2 months ago

To be fair even with Godfather 3 being a total turd it still averages to the best trilogy.

Nice_Category

1.9k points

2 months ago

Right? And I thought The Matrix might have been good with a couple sequels, but probably best they didn't make any.

J0EMEGA

697 points

2 months ago

J0EMEGA

697 points

2 months ago

You know I was thinking the exact same thing with Alien and Aliens, they should make a 3rd!

DADBODGOALS

222 points

2 months ago

I've always wanted a Highlander sequel, while we're talking about these things.

BodyofGrist

320 points

2 months ago

Highlander 2: There should have been only one.

tcrudisi

21 points

2 months ago

I literally, and I am literally using the word literally properly here, lol'ed. Thank you.

BodyofGrist

18 points

2 months ago

I’ve literally been saying this joke for at least 30 years. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

skiboxing

14 points

2 months ago

Highlander 3: The Apology

Academic_Snow_7680

11 points

2 months ago

Look who's talking three is not getting enough respec on this thread.

fuckedbymath

4 points

2 months ago

And that one should have sean connery

Kingkongcrapper

12 points

2 months ago

I was thinking the same thing as Terminator II. I guess James Cameron didn’t want to do a third.

ClubMeSoftly

14 points

2 months ago

They've been trying to make Terminator 3 like, four or five times, but it's never really worked out

pinkkittenfur

9 points

2 months ago

But there can only be one Highlander

Ajax_IX

26 points

2 months ago

Ajax_IX

26 points

2 months ago

That was a really weird choice they went straight to 3 after the original.

TopazJazzrazz

8 points

2 months ago

I think it was ment to be Highlander 3D but the got lost in transit

erogenous_war_zone

11 points

2 months ago

I know we're being tongue-in-cheek, but you should know Alien 4 (resurrection) has a mind-blowing easter egg that makes it much more interesting.

It was originally written by Joss Whedon and features the first appearance of the characters of Firefly/Serenity. The studio had some issues with the first script, and brought in two other writers that ruined it, but they left in a few scenes with space pirates that are basically the Serenity crew, although not the same actors or anything.

raypaulnoams

43 points

2 months ago

I really liked Alien 3...

ilikemunster

6 points

2 months ago

Alien 3 is massively underrated. Loved it.

Ravenser_Odd

9 points

2 months ago

They should set it on a wooden planet inhabited by monks).

chipthegrinder

7 points

2 months ago

Alien 3 assembly cut i hear is pretty good

nwbrown

13 points

2 months ago

nwbrown

13 points

2 months ago

Alien 3 was great, you should watch it.

mangamaster03

20 points

2 months ago

Ravenser_Odd

6 points

2 months ago

Yeah, they did the big plot reveal in the original, so any sequels would just have been going through the motions and padding it out with special effects and fight scenes.

Swords_and_Words

4 points

2 months ago

They'd probably get in over their heads if they tried to match the dope symbology of the original

Prolly end up with just a bunch of clumsy references to prominent philosophy, and getting super hammy with the jesus metaphors

ExoticAccount6303

5 points

2 months ago

But fuck they would make those special effects awesome and the fight scenes epic.

ParkourFactor

4 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I feel the same way about Terminator. I'm sure a third one of those would have been awesome, but the second one kinda said all that needed to be said.

oldsguy65

34 points

2 months ago

I really want to watch the third one but I'm wary. The best I've ever heard about it is that "it's not as bad as everybody says."

sbsw66

32 points

2 months ago

sbsw66

32 points

2 months ago

It isn't a bad film. I am particularly not-generous when rating film, I think I would only give a 10/10 to two, ever. It's just that one of those two would be Godfather I (while giving Godfather II a 9/10). It suffers by comparison. If 5/10 is average, I'd say Godfather III is a 6/10. It's got some great cinematography, the acting is mostly good, the score is solid. If it wasn't a Godfather movie, people would remember it more fondly.

(If there's any curiosity at all, the other 10/10 in my book would be Animal House)

Drunky_McStumble

11 points

2 months ago

If you watched it simply as a standalone movie, completely divorced from the baggage of being a Godfather sequel, and you ignore some of the bad (Sofia Coppola) and bizarre (we get 90's Scent of a Woman Pacino rather than 70's complex and brooding Pacino) performances; then it's just a fairly meh mob movie. Better than some, worse than others. Just thoroughly mediocre.

But the fact that you have to consciously excuse all that before you can even begin to fairly judge it on its own terms means, in my opinion, that it is just a bad movie.

lusamuel

23 points

2 months ago

Serious question; why do people not like Godfather Part 3? It wasn't quite as spectacular as 1 and 2, but I still thought it was good.

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16 points

2 months ago*

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16 points

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cyanocittaetprocyon

11 points

2 months ago

There aren't many movies that are as good as Godfather 1&2.

crucifiedraven

10 points

2 months ago

It just has impossible expectations to live up to

Sir_Clicks_a_Lot

11 points

2 months ago

I’m so glad they stopped making Indiana Jones movies after the Last Crusade.

jaydoku

4 points

2 months ago

Honestly, I’m going with the Godfather here. Yeah, 3 sucked, but 1 and 2 are probably 2 of the best 10 movies of all time. That does it for me.

olde_greg

3.3k points

2 months ago

olde_greg

3.3k points

2 months ago

But the real answer is back to the future

michael123425

665 points

2 months ago

My man you know it. "Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."

vejovis71

26 points

2 months ago

Old man peabody owned all this area and had the plan of breeding pine trees

Fly_Pelican

8 points

2 months ago

At Lone Pine Mall

Houseplantkiller123

13 points

2 months ago

To be fair, it was twin pines mall until Marty ran over one with the DeLorean in the fifties.

SadisticBuddhist

9 points

2 months ago

“My pines!”

Houseplantkiller123

9 points

2 months ago

It took me years to realize that Marty was Wearing the cast iron plate in BTTF 3 in the shootout with Mad Dog was because Marty paid attention when Biff was watching that exact thing happen to Clint Eastwood during a movie in the casino in BTTF 2.

Such incredible subtle foreshadowing.

tacocat_racecarlevel

7 points

2 months ago

Tracks?! Where we're going, we don't need tracks!

Vinterslag

7 points

2 months ago

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

Splotte

7 points

2 months ago

I dramatically put on my sunglasses and just say "Roads." in reference to this, but no one ever gets it.

Crissy40

22 points

2 months ago

Facts

Indigoh

57 points

2 months ago

Indigoh

57 points

2 months ago

I feel like Back to the Future is less of a trilogy and more of one very long 3-part movie.

Cyber_Grant

55 points

2 months ago

You're just not thinking fourth-dimensionally!

CajunTurkey

17 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't that be most trilogies too?

Col__Hunter_Gathers

7 points

2 months ago

Back to the Future, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. The ultimate trilogy of trilogies.

HiYa_Dragon

15 points

2 months ago

3 is my favorite don't hate me

wheresmymeatballgone

9 points

2 months ago

None of them are actually bad though it really avoids the trap of getting a completely shit third movie.

ncnotebook

4 points

2 months ago

I don't know about favorite, but definitely better than the 2nd. But the 2nd is more culturally-relevant since futuristic is cooler than westerns, I guess.

ljpwyo

14 points

2 months ago

ljpwyo

14 points

2 months ago

It's the first thing I thought of.

Iambobsofearme

37 points

2 months ago

yes

thecwestions

349 points

2 months ago

I thought this was a Clerks 2 reference

ReeG

501 points

2 months ago

ReeG

501 points

2 months ago

OK here's the first movie 🚶🏻‍♀️

and here's this second movie 🚶🏻‍♀️

and now here's the third movie 🚶🏻‍♀️💍🌋

YouGotMunsoned

298 points

2 months ago

Even the trees walked in those fuckin movies.

BoardofEducation

10 points

2 months ago

And then, right after the Sam/Frodo suckfest, right before the credits roll, Sam fucking flat out bricks in Frodo's mouth.

JumpingCoconutMonkey

7 points

2 months ago

Tom Cardy has a great song about this.

Deadsuooo

18 points

2 months ago

Fucking a

Kuhalsu

16 points

2 months ago

Kuhalsu

16 points

2 months ago

At the Evening with the Hobbits panel at Fan Expo Boston (which Kevin Smith and the Clerks cast were also at) the moderator asked if they wanted to fire shots back at Kevin Smith. I thought it was about to be hilariously awesome but they (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd) all paused kinda said something to the effect of “no we’re good, everyone’s allowed an opinion,” and that seemed like an equally great reaction.

wbruce098

6 points

2 months ago

That’s the most Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd thing I’ve ever read. Also, The Friendship Onion run by the last two there is an amazing podcast.

eddiewachowski

42 points

2 months ago

It should have ended on the one logical ending...

thedude37

11 points

2 months ago

I laughed my ass off at that scene lol

Educational_Cap_2140

11 points

2 months ago

I always show lord of the rings fans that clip

_shark-nato

7 points

2 months ago

They’re not gay, they’re hobbits!

Xur_and_the_Kodan

40 points

2 months ago

"3 Movies of people fucking walking."

404Notfound-

34 points

2 months ago

Fuckin A

Probablythedumbest

10 points

2 months ago

That guy is the best part of that scene.

Under_Paris

11 points

2 months ago

Danger Danger, my name is Anakin, shitty acting is ruining trilogy

Ohtheydidntellyou

11 points

2 months ago

look at you two whipping out your preciouses

300ConfirmedGorillas

24 points

2 months ago

"Dude is way off"

SubstantialShelter88

23 points

2 months ago

Literally vomited

SubordinateTemper

5 points

2 months ago

Even the fucking trees walked in those movies!

whitesummerside

78 points

2 months ago

There's only one Return and it's not of the King, it's of the Jedi!

NoBeautiful2064

18 points

2 months ago

Even the fuckin trees walked in those movies

minimaddnz

10 points

2 months ago

He would have ended the third one on the logical closure point, not the 25 endings that followed

jtfriendly

25 points

2 months ago

Even Anne Frank can see that.

sobakedbruh

16 points

2 months ago

If Peter Jackson really wanted to blow me away, he would have given us a solid ending, not the 27 after.

mrs_fartbar

9 points

2 months ago

And Sam gives Frodo that really gaaaaaay fuckin look….

sobakedbruh

10 points

2 months ago

Just straight up bricks in frodos mouth

FifthMonarchist

7.1k points

2 months ago

Star Wars fan here. I WISH SW was as good as LOTR.

DadbodDreams

3.9k points

2 months ago

Yup. Big fan here too. Star Wars is the best movie series of all time, the only flaw it has is that most of the films really suck.

OvertGnome1

1.9k points

2 months ago

I loved them all individually, but as a series, we're missing a lot of important filler. LOTR is a straight forward and throughout adventure

TheBobDoleExperience

1.5k points

2 months ago

LOTR exclusively. The Hobbit was straightforward (and amazing) as a book, but as a movie trilogy...*shudders* Talk about filler.

cysghost

2.4k points

2 months ago

cysghost

2.4k points

2 months ago

Like butter that's been scrapped over too much toast.

SubstantialShelter88

65 points

2 months ago

That's the only way I butter

UberDave_141

18 points

2 months ago

Just pretend I gilded you for that.

firefly183

32 points

2 months ago

A better quote in this moment could not have been found.

It's been my favorite quote since I first heard it, felt that knew in my soul, haha. I want it as my epitaph XD

Dranzer_22

737 points

2 months ago

LOTR = Years of planning before they even start filming.

The Hobbit = Literally making it up on the spot to the point Peter Jackson breaks down

MoonChild02

254 points

2 months ago

Yup. All because Guillermo del Toro needed a couple more months, and the studio wanted it done fast, not right.

Mental-Woodpecker300

116 points

2 months ago

Man, they wouldn't wait for del Toro?! I would have loved to see how it would have turned out with him at the wheel. 😩

ErusTenebre

88 points

2 months ago

The same thing seems to happen to him frequently - like studios seem to not GET that he's a fuckin' artist not a movie mill.

So much so that he has a Wikipedia page full of movies and games we're not going to get lol

Addicted2GravyTears

5 points

2 months ago

Well, at least it freed him up for his on-screen magnum opus, the character of Pappy McPoyle on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

therealhairykrishna

30 points

2 months ago

It makes me sad that I live in the universe that didn't get the Guillermo del Toro version.

MandoAviator

14 points

2 months ago

Ah, the good ol’ sequel trilogy approach.

teb_art

84 points

2 months ago

teb_art

84 points

2 months ago

The Hobbit trilogy was painful to watch. The barrel scene — gripping in the novel, embarrassingly childish in the film.

shilaylaypumpano

9 points

2 months ago

Thank you. Not everyone knows that PJ & Co were basically screwed over before filming by the producer because they had a spat. And he literally said he wanted to make his life hell.

Hornswallower

4 points

2 months ago

Well there's that and the source material.

The Lord of the Rings books are over thousand pages altogether.

The Hobbit book is about 290.

They never stood a chance trying to get a trilogy out of what could fit into a single movie.

trollsong

44 points

2 months ago

2 movies, it should have been 2 movies.

CharonsLittleHelper

15 points

2 months ago*

Two movies which each at 2 hours, not 3.

AssHaberdasher

13 points

2 months ago

The Hobbit: There

The Hobbit: Back Again

crestopia1

4 points

2 months ago

Yep, as a fan of the books when I saw the first hobbit movie in theaters I remember seeing them standing there at the end of the movie looking at Mt doom in the somewhat near distance, and I was like...."oh no....."

BuffaloInCahoots

6 points

2 months ago

I watched the extended version not too long ago, about 4hrs each. Still an amazing trilogy, actually better with the extra scenes.

VeterinarianFit1309

751 points

2 months ago

I recently heard someone say that you can tell someone is a really big Star Wars fan by how much they hate Star Wars.

Wrestling_poker

78 points

2 months ago

The same can be said about wrestling fans.

25sittinon25cents

13 points

2 months ago

But then the same fans will fight to the death about why their preferred promotion is miles better than the others

Reggie42069

108 points

2 months ago

I don't hate starwars as much as I hate the people who think it's the best thing ever. I also hate people who wear "bazinga" shirts and there is definetly some overlap.

UsedHotDogWater

42 points

2 months ago

I think you really had to experience the movies during the original release in the theaters to understand how amazing they were in context of the time. Seriously spaceships on strings and clay-mation where the cutting edge. Nothing really came close (barring 2001 ASO) most of the FX scenes were short shots of 20 seconds.

If you grew up in the 90s and 200s and watched the original trilogy....they probably kind of suck. TV had better writing and special FX at that point. Kind of like when Pong was released as a video game. Fucking awesome. Now....not so much.

Reggie42069

15 points

2 months ago

I definetly try to watch anything I see with the context of when it was made in mind. Everytime I watch 2001, I'm absolutely blown away. Star wars, not so much but 2001 had a way bigger budget and evokes a larger spectrum of emotion.

Justdonedil

5 points

2 months ago

Pure and unadulterated hatred.

evokes a larger spectrum of emotion.

Waffle_on_my_Fries

8 points

2 months ago

Or by how much they hate Disney. Fuck Disney.

bluvelvetunderground

18 points

2 months ago*

I hated the sequel trilogy. It kind of ruined SW for me, in a way. I appreciate the original and prequel trilogies (for different reasons). My head-canon is that the sequels are just fanfiction, but I don't see Disney scraping them and starting over at all.

I just don't have it in me to care all that much any more. I have my nostalgia and love of pre-Disney SW, and that's good enough for me. Some people just take it way too seriously. I definitely don't understand the people who harassed Rose's actress on Twitter, for example. Get a fucking life, for real.

Mekisteus

27 points

2 months ago

No, we like the REAL Star Wars. Just not the [arbitrarily insert something other than Empire Strikes Back here] which doesn't count as Star Wars.

CompetitiveClass1478

28 points

2 months ago

ESB is all that matters, and we all know it.

Mekisteus

16 points

2 months ago

Well, that and the Ewok movies.

QuinticSpline

13 points

2 months ago

And the Holiday Special.

cysghost

29 points

2 months ago

They're so wrong.

You're not a real star wars fan if you like the prequels. You're not a real star wars fan if you like the sequels. You're not a real star wars fan if you like the OT.

You may not like it, but this is what a real star wars fan looks like.

jankyalias

13 points

2 months ago

Ehhh…while there’s plenty of fanboys who treat it as their personal fiefdom that’s true of all franchises. Comic book guy on the Simpsons works because he can stand in for any fandom you can think of.

SW is just one of the original fandoms and thus is bigger than many others and more noticeable to the culture writ large.

mudo2000

8 points

2 months ago

SW is just one of the original fandoms

*grumbles angrily in Klingon*

darien_gap

12 points

2 months ago

"Inside every cynic is a heartbroken idealist." - George Carlin

EastKoreaOfficial

9 points

2 months ago

True. We have a couple masterpieces and a lot of straight trash (cough cough THE LAST JEDI cough cough THE RISE OF SKYWALKER cough cough).

zuzg

105 points

2 months ago

zuzg

105 points

2 months ago

You should watch Andor. Finale dropped today and imho its by far the best from the entire franchise

tech1010

20 points

2 months ago

Better than Mandalorian ?

tinfins

64 points

2 months ago

tinfins

64 points

2 months ago

Two very different styles, but I’d honestly say yes. While Mandalorian is more of a spaghetti western style told very well, Andor balances action with the suspense of a fledgling resistance and the line being walked by the people leading it from inside the republic. And people are absolutely acting their hearts out in it.

attaboy000

30 points

2 months ago

Agreed on all points, plus I just love the street level, everyday view Andor gives us of the SW universe.

It, and Rogue One are the best entries in the Star Wars franchise imo (excluding games, of course. Cause then I'd have to include KOTOR and Jedi Knight)

asiandouchecanoe

5 points

2 months ago

It might not be better if you're a diehard SW fan, but as a show it's much better. Mando's fan service though was incredible, bringing so many characters back. If you're a star wars fan, nothing can really beat Mandolorian in cool factor, but Andor's writing, worldbuilding, and character development is the best Disney+ has put out so far.

MarstonX

5 points

2 months ago

Episode 8 hurt me too much. I haven't seen a single star wars thing since.

Owster4

17 points

2 months ago

Owster4

17 points

2 months ago

Original trilogy is classic and while I don't necessarily think they're perfect, they're great films. Hate ewoks though.

I can at least appreciate parts of Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones like the music, battles, characters like Obi-Wan ans Qui-Gon, elements of them. Revenge of the Sith is my second favourite Star Wars film and I'll fight anyone who disagrees with it being good.

The prequels are also good on paper, like the political intrigue and such is a great idea. The fall of the Jedi, literal revenge of the Sith etc. It just wasn't always well executed.

There was no trilogy after the prequels, so no further comments can be made.

SunnySTX

3 points

2 months ago

ANDOR is amazing if you haven't seen it...It feels like the "real" star wars universe.

Lcbrito1

285 points

2 months ago

Lcbrito1

285 points

2 months ago

I prefer the Star Wars universe and lore, but I know the LOTR movies are way better and my favorites

CRAB_WHORE_SLAYER

17 points

2 months ago

Yup. There's something so magical about the star wars mythos. I'm a fan for life but they make it tough. Atleast Andor is dope.

thesamsquanch13

1.2k points

2 months ago

Where’s Indiana Jones at. I’ll throw fists.

G0-N0G0-GO

386 points

2 months ago

Fists! Why did it have to be fists?!

degjo

224 points

2 months ago

degjo

224 points

2 months ago

No time for love Dr. Jones

crsenvy

26 points

2 months ago

crsenvy

26 points

2 months ago

Indiana was the dog's name, Henry.

INPUT_INPUT

9 points

2 months ago

You were named after the dog?

ASwagPecan

8 points

2 months ago

Okie Dokie, Dr. Jones. Hold on to your potatoes!

h3lblad3

8 points

2 months ago

Doctor Jones, Jones
Calling Doctor Jones
Doctor Jones, Doctor Jones
Wake up now (Wake up now)

Couch4now

6 points

2 months ago

I hate fists.

NCpartsguy

329 points

2 months ago

One of the few series where the third is the best entry.

annainlight

70 points

2 months ago

You chose…wisely.

LordoftheScheisse

13 points

2 months ago

Juniah!?

jefftreth1993

34 points

2 months ago

Bold statement - Raiders of the Lost Ark is best in my opinion. Sean Connery is terrific in Last Crusade don’t get me wrong, but let’s not get it twisted.

Kidspud

17 points

2 months ago

Kidspud

17 points

2 months ago

Last Crusade is a great distillation of the Indiana Jones series; it really leans into how absurd everything is and is not afraid to be FUN. But Raiders… that movie took cinema a step forward. Kinda like Star Wars or The Social Network (and maybe Everything Everywhere All At Once) it took the best of a genre and made it more perfect.

evenstar40

46 points

2 months ago

Last Crusade is the best 80s film of all time.

jefftreth1993

24 points

2 months ago

“Best 80s film.. of all time” … of just the 80s.

AloversGaming

18 points

2 months ago

I find it too heavy on the comedy, and Temple of Doom too dark. Raider's hits the sweet spot so well.

bluvelvetunderground

16 points

2 months ago

Temple of Doom gets a lot of flak today for its racial stereotyping. Otherwise, I think it has some of my favorite set-pieces in the entire trilogy. It may be the darkest one, but in many ways it's has some of the goofiest moments in the series (minus the nuke fridge and Shia swinging with the monkeys in Crystal Skull).

17racecar71

17 points

2 months ago

Crystal Skull? Never heard of it

bluvelvetunderground

14 points

2 months ago

All these years removed from it, I don't think it's as terrible as people make it out to be. Indiana Jones, much like Star Wars, is very inspired by serialized shorts like Flash Gordon. Strong characters and punchy action, but sometimes the plot devices used to get from Point A->Point B relied on a bit of silly logic, which isn't uncommon in Indiana Jones.

To be completely honest, the only reason I defend Crystal Skull is because of the very end, when Jones' hat gets knocked off by a breeze, Shia LaBeouf's character picks it up and almost puts it on his head, until Jones snatches it from him and claims it as his own only. I would have been completely devastated if Shia put that hat on, and I could completely understand the hate it gets.

owenthegreat

18 points

2 months ago

Isn't that Dan Akroyd's vodka?

arfelo1

5 points

2 months ago

Honestly? Unpopular opinion coming but I hate Temple of Doom. And I think it is on the same level of badness as Crystal Skull

Max_Thunder

7 points

2 months ago

I grew up loving Last Crusade more, but nowadays I love Raiders way, way more. I find the humor in Last Crusade can be annoying at times.

TiggerTheMad

5 points

2 months ago

Junior! You call this archeology?

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

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7 points

2 months ago

But there’s 4 Indiana movies…right

ml242

6 points

2 months ago

ml242

6 points

2 months ago

staring down the sword guy

DietMiGoreng

4 points

2 months ago

I really like the x-rated version, In Diana Jones

thedavecan

5 points

2 months ago

I don't care what anyone says, I fuckin love Temple of Doom just as much as the other 2. Good thing they stopped while they were ahead with those 3 movies...yep, all 3 of them are great.

lukin187250

14 points

2 months ago

no ticket!

YoungAdult_

322 points

2 months ago

I’m a bigger Star Wars fan than LOTR but the LOTR films are much better. I rewatch Star Wars films every Christmas time and the LOTR trilogy every summer.

anuncommontruth

36 points

2 months ago

Interesting. I watch LOTR every fall and Star Wars every summer.

jefftreth1993

5 points

2 months ago

Yesss - LOTR in the fall, Harry Potter around Christmas, spring is a mix of everything, and summer is for Star Wars/Jaws.

Likeablechops

5 points

2 months ago

Do you watch the Christmas special?

gerhudire

9 points

2 months ago

If only Star Wars didn't have 9 movies, two spin offs and countless TV series.

lordorwell7

22 points

2 months ago

I love the weapons-grade duplicity of this comment.

You're throwing a bone between two dogs and pinning it on someone else in the process.

A true master at work.

red_tuna

7 points

2 months ago

LotR is far better as a trilogy, but everyone here saying that there are no good Star Wars movies is tripping. Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back are both legitimate masterpieces of film production.

markymark0123

19 points

2 months ago

If I'm a fan of both, do I fight myself?

Mekisteus

22 points

2 months ago

Joke's on OP. Star Wars fans and LoTR fans are pretty much the same overlapping group of nerds.

Cabbage_Vendor

7 points

2 months ago

Probably more LOTR-SW overlap than SW-Star Trek. SW is a fantasy story set in space, while Trek is more scifi.

Switchbladekitten

4 points

2 months ago

As a LOTR fan, I say: come at me Star Wars fans!