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Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings?



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Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings?



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 11.28.2015 10:48am
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Soul Hunter
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And why?




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 11.28.2015 12:55pm


The Hulk
Good Boy



Star Wars.  It's a well paced adventure where the characters, for the most part, feel like believably real people inhabiting this strange universe.  Rings feels like a hollow excuse to sloooooowwwwlllyyy explore and showcase a vast fantasy world one guy made up, where every single incident and character serves simply to show off something else he thought of, with no true narrative or emotional worth whatsoever.




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 11.28.2015 4:26pm


Testament
We all float down here...



LotR.

As far as the movies go, the only thing Star Wars can compete in is the soundtrack.  I like the "idea" of SW but I don't think that the movies are the best representation of that idea.

...I'm assuming you are referring to the movies.








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 11.28.2015 5:58pm


Magicjewel
Dr. Fantabulous
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I think it's cruel that you should force us to make that choice.



"Well, your brain seems to work a little bit." -- Rune Walsh, Phantasy Star IV.




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 11.28.2015 8:43pm


Crusader
Not Even My Dad Hit Me



Star Wars, because Lord of the Rings bores me to tears.








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 11.28.2015 9:26pm


Big Tall
Taller Than Tall



Star Wars. I prefer fantasy/medieval literature, but sci-fi films.




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 11.29.2015 12:55am
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Soul Hunter
Ambitious but rubbish
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Magicjewel said:

I think it's cruel that you should force us to make that choice.
I want to share my pain :p

And I'm talking about the entire mythos, movies and books.




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 11.29.2015 2:30am


Testament
We all float down here...



If you're referring to all materials, it's probably closer but still LotR/Middle-earth, for me.




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 11.29.2015 4:38am


Lexx
I know how they work



If we're talking everything, then LotR.  None of the Expanded Universe novels I read came close to how much I loved The Silmarillion.  I do love the Star Wars mythos, but there's just something special about the Arda mythos.




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 11.29.2015 6:06am


JSG
Registered Member



Star Wars. Easily.

(Let's ignore the prequels, as you should.)




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 11.29.2015 8:11am


Id82
Fuck Shit Stack.



Star wars, no wait LOTR, no no no Star Wars. Oh I can't decide!




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 11.29.2015 1:39pm


The Hulk
Good Boy



Oh christ if we're talking everything then Star Wars suddenly becomes like the worst franchise ever.  That EU stuff isn't fit for toilet paper.




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 11.30.2015 2:46am


Rhaegar
World Warrior 21007



Assuming I can ignore the prequels, Star Wars.




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 11.30.2015 3:08am
 (Edited on 11.30.2015 at 3:20am)

Atma Weapon
I Am Pure Energy

If we're comparing the film franchises, I picked Star Wars because it's at least an original story/world. LotR movies were good only because the source material is so good. I can imagine a better film adaptation than Peter Jackson's. The original Star Wars movies remain the definitive entries of its genre, nearly 40 years on. It was (somehow) completely original, even though it borrowed so much.

However I do think it's odd that we are comparing Star Wars and LotR. Good call though on labeling Star Wars as a fantasy epic. They are definitely more directly comparable than Star Wars / Star Trek.

Harry Potter is probably a more direct comparison to Star Wars. They're both pulp, albeit very entertaining pulp, that had massive impact on the culture. The Lord of the Rings is closer to what I would be willing to label classic literature.




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 11.30.2015 7:11am


Coolsetzer
Formerly Furysetzer



I enjoyed LOtR immensely more than SW anything. I haven't watched the Hobbit Trilogy, so I don't know what the general consensus on them, but based on just the films between them, I would say that LOtR was just subjectively better.

I actually chose option 3 because my first love would be Star Trek. =P




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