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Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings?




Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings?



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 11.30.2015 1:39pm


grey_haven
Formerly known as 'Trekster'

LOTR.
The Original Star Wars trilogy is exceptional as are  the three LOTR films. So I make my judgement based on the fact that The Hobbit films, while having their flaws beat out the Star Wars Prequels, by a wide margin.




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 11.30.2015 2:15pm


reido
(\/)(o,,,o)(\/)



The immense impact Star Wars has had on me, prequels and all, just way outweighs LOTR--and that's from someone who enjoyed 2/3 of the Hobbit movies (not even my rampant fanboyism could save the mess of a third one).

There's no beating Star Wars in my book.  It's just not done.




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 11.30.2015 6:04pm


Onyx
Butts
Administrator



Easily Star Wars. I'm not a big Lord of the Rings fan.




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 11.30.2015 6:35pm


Big Tall
Taller Than Tall



Soul Hunter said:

I want to share my pain :p

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

Fair enough. I'm still picking Star Wars. It had a much bigger impact on me than the LotR books did, despite how much I love them.




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 11.30.2015 7:31pm
 (Edited on 11.30.2015 at 7:40pm)

Testament
We all float down here...



I'd have a harder time picking between LotR/ASoIaF, tbh.








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 12.01.2015 2:41pm


Magicjewel
Dr. Fantabulous
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They're both on the routine rotation, but I gotta go with Star Wars on this one.  I don't have a LotR tat, but I do have a Star Wars one.  I also feel like Star Wars had a larger cultural impact.  Perhaps it had a significant head start, but the fervor for more (specifically thinking about the Hobbit movies) didn't quite match what's been generated for The Force Awakens.



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




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 12.01.2015 3:16pm


Testament
We all float down here...



I seem to remember quite a bit of excitement before The Phantom Menace came out...

=P




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 12.01.2015 3:20pm


reido
(\/)(o,,,o)(\/)



Testament said:

I seem to remember quite a bit of excitement before The Phantom Menace came out...

=P

Not gonna lie, I will probably love TFA even if it sucks.




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 12.01.2015 3:28pm


Testament
We all float down here...



Be great, it shall... at least I hope.

If nothing else, soundtrack should be good.




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 12.01.2015 4:11pm


Amer
pew pew pew



I generally agree with The Hulk on this. LotR is this great world and mythos with somehow totally uninteresting stories in it. I never read the Hobbit as a child, just as an adult, and it is a children's book. I actually like the Hobbit movies more just for that reason. I could barely get through the Fellowship book or movie, but Two Towers and RotK are better. Honestly I take it back, the stories aren't uninteresting, they are just told in an uninteresting way. I don't know how to explain it. I just don't ever feel a strong bond with any of the characters. It was easier for me to read Silmarillion and Children of Hurin than the Hobbit or any of the LotR books. 

Star Wars, on the other hand, is full of likeable characters doing interesting things. Maybe if it took months for them to rescue Leia and come back to Rebel Base and plan and assualt the Death Star it would be worse. 




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 12.01.2015 4:39pm


reido
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It not only took months, but there were a dozen of them, and nothing differentiated any of them other than their names, which were all pretty similar anyways.

(I maybe really dislike the actual LOTR source material.  I know, I know.)




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 12.01.2015 5:18pm


Id82
Fuck Shit Stack.



Now heres a good question which series had the better prequels?




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 12.01.2015 5:39pm


Amer
pew pew pew



I would say that LotR wins the prequels just because that is how bad Phantom Menace and Attack of the clones are. I guess it depends on the scope of "prequel". Is the Hobbit the prequel to LotR? Or Silmarillion? Both? If Silmarillion is included, then does all of the Knights of the Old Republic stuff count for Star Wars (I'm talking games and comics)? As long as SW prequels only contains the prequel movies, LotR prequels of whatever definition wins. Otherwise it's a lot closer and hard to tell. 




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 12.01.2015 6:04pm
 (Edited on 12.01.2015 at 6:41pm)

Testament
We all float down here...



Middle-earth, either way... by a significant margin.

The Hobbit movies suck compared to LotR, but the SW prequels suck compared to the Hobbit movies.


EDIT - I still enjoy SW movies, but I guess the lore just doesn't draw me in the same way as LotR.




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 12.01.2015 6:09pm


reido
(\/)(o,,,o)(\/)



Id82 said:

Now heres a good question which series had the better prequels?

I don't know if the Hobbit counts as a prequel, but I hate the Hobbit (the book)--like, I really, really hate it, so even terrible lines about how much Annakin hates sand are still better than the Hobbit.

I'll turn in my nerd card now.

But like like Hobbit movies 1 and 2 a LOT, so... god, this is a really hard judgement to make.




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