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John Forte
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"Poll question: Best Action/Adventure Franchise"


          

Poll result (19 votes)
Fast and Furious (3 votes)Vote
Terminator (1 votes)Vote
Indiana Jones (1 votes)Vote
Star Wars (12 votes)Vote
LOTR (0 votes)Vote
Other (specify) (2 votes)Vote

  

  

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American franchises, only. Sorry Raid and Ong Bak
Apr 06th 2015
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007
Apr 06th 2015
2
Can we subtract the Roger Moore films?
Apr 06th 2015
12
      The Roger Moore films are underrated
Apr 07th 2015
15
           That's the problem
Apr 07th 2015
16
swap LOTR with pirates of the Caribbean
Apr 06th 2015
3
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Apr 06th 2015
4
after seeing 7 on friday night, i gotta go F&F
Apr 06th 2015
5
I don't really see this as an apples to apples thread
Apr 06th 2015
6
except that each movie is a true sequel, except Tokyo Drift
Apr 06th 2015
8
except that what you're saying makes zero sense
Apr 06th 2015
9
      you're saying that F&F is different from Star Wars
Apr 06th 2015
10
           That makes zero sense. None whatsoever. Please explain.
Apr 06th 2015
11
           I don't see how you can't figure this out...
Apr 07th 2015
14
                come on fam. that's your criteria
Apr 07th 2015
19
                You're either incredibly high or incredibly stupid
Apr 07th 2015
22
           it absolutely is not
Apr 07th 2015
18
                SW is actually swords & scorcery fantasy, but I agree with you
Apr 07th 2015
20
                strip away the sci-fi and alladat
Apr 07th 2015
24
                     Right, and pizza and skittles are the same because they're both edible....
Apr 07th 2015
26
Yeah these choices are all over the place
Apr 07th 2015
17
Bourne or Mission Impossible
Apr 06th 2015
7
El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Apr 06th 2015
13
^^^ I can get behind this.
Apr 07th 2015
25
      There was so much to like in that series.
Apr 07th 2015
30
how is raiders not getting like 501llmillion votes...
Apr 07th 2015
21
There are two GREAT Raiders films ad two SHITTY films
Apr 07th 2015
23
got damn AVENGERS
Apr 07th 2015
27
Avengers isn't a franchise
Apr 07th 2015
28
      fine.
Apr 07th 2015
29
      the MCU, then.
Apr 08th 2015
33
Aliens
Apr 07th 2015
31
Die Hard
Apr 08th 2015
32
two good movies out of five?
Apr 08th 2015
34

John Forte
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1. "American franchises, only. Sorry Raid and Ong Bak"
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2. "007"
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12. "Can we subtract the Roger Moore films?"
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The Connery Bonds are of course the gold standard, followed by Craig. I like but don't love the Brosnan Bonds. I'll watch the Dalton and Lazenby Bonds if they happen to be on.

Every Roger Moore Bond except for Live and Let Die is garbage.

  

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John Forte
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15. "The Roger Moore films are underrated"
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He was the funniest Bond.

  

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bigkarma
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16. "That's the problem"
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>He was the funniest Bond.

He was too funny. He made the Bond movies tongue in cheek, and campy. That isn't what Bond is supposed to be. I read the Ian Fleming books as a kid and there wasn't any humor in them. Sean Connery injected a little humor and personality into the Bond character and that was cool, but Roger Moore was doing too much.

The Roger Moore films were too much like parodies of a spy film, like Flint, Matt Helm or Get Smart.

  

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3. "swap LOTR with pirates of the Caribbean "
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In order

Star wars
Indy
MCU
Pirates
Terminator
fast furious /Hunger games
transformers

Big drop, then

lotr/ Hobbits/Harry potter



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4. "Marvel Cinematic Universe"
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From Iron Man forward, every Marvel movie is a part of the next, including Guardians of the Galaxy.

By far the best out there.
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5. "after seeing 7 on friday night, i gotta go F&F"
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6. "I don't really see this as an apples to apples thread"
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LOTR and Star Wars fits the same general bill to me. The Matrix, Harry Potter, Terminator, shit like that.

F&F and Indy are very different animals to me.

I view competition for F&F as other "straight" action movies like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. F&F is essentially b the Star Wars of it's kind.

Indy is straight adventure. Goonies, Jurassic Park, shit like that.

I also view comic book movies in their own category.

  

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8. "except that each movie is a true sequel, except Tokyo Drift"
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'cause that one happened in the "future" with respect to Fast & Furious through Furious 7.


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Cold Truth
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9. "except that what you're saying makes zero sense"
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It has absolutely zero to do with my post.

  

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10. "you're saying that F&F is different from Star Wars"
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with respect to being action/adventure franchises, F&F is just like Star Wars.


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Cold Truth
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11. "That makes zero sense. None whatsoever. Please explain. "
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14. "I don't see how you can't figure this out..."
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F&F is a huge, long story just like Star Wars, Matrix, etc...

  

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19. "come on fam. that's your criteria"
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22. "You're either incredibly high or incredibly stupid"
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>F&F is a huge, long story just like Star Wars, Matrix,
>etc...

  

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18. "it absolutely is not"
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that makes no sense

one is a space opera sci-fi

the other is "realist" action adventure

  

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20. "SW is actually swords & scorcery fantasy, but I agree with you"
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>that makes no sense
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>one is a space opera sci-fi
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>the other is "realist" action adventure

  

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24. "strip away the sci-fi and alladat"
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SW is an action adventure story, F&F is also an action/adventure story. I agree that they're different genre's, however at their most basic they're still multi-movie stories.


(by extension, Better Luck Tomorrow can also be included in this since there's plenty of references to Han's life prior to F&F that relate back to Better Luck Tomorrow).


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26. "Right, and pizza and skittles are the same because they're both edible...."
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Cars and skateboards are also the same because they both have four wheels. I think I'll use eucalyptus leaves in my salad tonight because lettuce leaves and eucalyptus leaves are both leaves.

I'm certainly amused, I'll give you that much.

  

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17. "Yeah these choices are all over the place"
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Some of these movies have similar elements but they are definitely different genres.

  

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7. "Bourne or Mission Impossible"
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I would vote Star Wars if it weren't for Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.

The Indians Jones movies were some of my favorites, but Crystal Skull is literally unwatchable.

Fast And Furious didn't really get good to me until #4.

The Bourne movies (even the Jeremy Renner one) are all thoroughly watchable. Same with the MI series.

  

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13. "El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico"
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from humble quirky beginnings, the series blew up in scale but managed to keep that kid-in-a-toy-store level of inventive set pieces and weirdness. I honestly find it the best work of Rodriguez and Tarantino together. Unless you count Sin City 1.

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25. "^^^ I can get behind this."
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I bought El Mariachi on VHS back in the 90's. It's one of my favorite films of all time. Desperado and Once Upon A Time... are also awesome in their own right (Salma Hayek nude???) and the three together make for good watching in my book.


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30. "There was so much to like in that series."
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And it came out at the perfect time for me. I was in middle school when Desperado came out. My dad rented it and I found the VHS. (datin myself) it blew my entire mind. I saw Mariachi and OATIM in college and have wished somehow Rodriguez would get back to that cinematic level.

I can't say he ever really reached it again, but it's enough to give me hope whenever I see he has a new project.

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21. "how is raiders not getting like 501llmillion votes... "
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yall have no clue

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23. "There are two GREAT Raiders films ad two SHITTY films"
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27. "got damn AVENGERS"
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28. "Avengers isn't a franchise"
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only one movie has come out so far, and while I'll be there opening night (already got tickets) it doesn't qualify for the poll.
If this second one is anywhere near the first, we're in for something.

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29. "fine."
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33. "the MCU, then."
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and since it's all one world and the movies are connected with an overarching story, i think it counts.

  

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31. "Aliens"
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I'm not a huge fan of this genre....but Aliens by a landslide for me. All three movies are completely different from each other. And they're all fantastic.

  

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32. "Die Hard"
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"Fuck this shit man"

  

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34. "two good movies out of five?"
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the first one is one of the best ever, sure, buuut..

  

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