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Favorite movie series other than Middle-earth
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Poll: Favorite movie series other than Middle-earth
The Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter
The Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Wars
Star Trek (old ones either with Shatner or Stewart)
Star Trek (the new movies)
The Hunger Games
Marvel Universe
DC movies( Batman, Superman.)
Indiana Jones
Studio Ghilbi ( Princess Mononoke, Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo, etc.)
Maze Runner
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Any other movie series you know of!
View Results (59 votes)


Dec 27 2015, 4:28pm

Post #1 of 46 (1046 views)
Favorite movie series other than Middle-earth Can't Post

Here is a list of some really good movie series that I know of, but feel free to mention anything you know of!

Smaug the iron

Dec 27 2015, 4:34pm

Post #2 of 46 (944 views)
My favorites are [In reply to] Can't Post

Star wars
Pirates of the Caribbean
Harry Potter
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Indiana Jones
Jurassic Park
Back to the future


Dec 27 2015, 5:00pm

Post #3 of 46 (934 views)
Alien Quadrilogy [In reply to] Can't Post

not Alien Vs Predator.

Superuser / Moderator

Dec 27 2015, 7:21pm

Post #4 of 46 (909 views)
Do you mean the Alien duology? [In reply to] Can't Post

My favourites are Alien (just the first two, really), Harry Potter and Underworld.


Dec 27 2015, 7:48pm

Post #5 of 46 (900 views)
No. [In reply to] Can't Post

And while i agree that the first 2 Alliens are excellent, i probably belong to the minority that found the other 2 very good.

1)Alien 10/10
2)Aliens 9/10
3)Alien 3 7.5/10
4)Alien Resurrection 8.5/10

I am a fan of the Harry Potter books and films as well but in the case of Underworld i only really liked the first one and to a much lesser extent the second.


Dec 27 2015, 8:21pm

Post #6 of 46 (894 views)
Favorite series [In reply to] Can't Post

Marvel Universe!

I also like Jurassic Park (minus the third one which sucked) and Pirates.

Actually, while Jurassic World was enjoyable, it was full of too many glaring plotholes and painfully stupid decisions to take seriously. Like why, twenty minutes after showing tranquilized escaped pachycephalosauruses, did no one think to tranquilize the Indominus Rex? The whole time I was going "Shoot the thing with a tranquilizer you idiots!" Then, five minutes after being told the I. Rex can sense thermoradiation, it fails to detect a warm body under a car six inches in front of it. And why is the door to the I. Rex's pen the same height as the dinosaur itself?? Ten minutes after we're told the gyroball can stop a 50 caliber bullet, a dinosaur fang goes right through it. All of this made it nowhere near as scary as the first one. I was sitting there going "Yeah, OK, I can guess what's going to happen next" instead of "Oh crap, they're screwed!" The mosasaur was cool, but they were nowhere near that big (only ~50 feet, not freaking 600), and where did they get the DNA to clone that thing?! It's a sea creature, and there are no mosquitos out at sea to bite it and preserve the DNA. Why did they need to add treefrog DNA to the I. Rex to adapt it to a tropical climate when T-rexes and velociraptors (its parent genomes) have already been shown in the previous films to adapt to tropical climates? Why, if you add in the DNA of a smaller creature to a T-rex, do you get a finished result that's BIGGER than a T-rex? And if you're creating a new species of dinosaur, it's the "rex" part of the name that needs to change; "tyrannosaur" is the genus and that should have technically stayed the same. Surely people smart enough to clone dinosaur DNA should've known that. And the CGI looked worse than it did 20 years ago, especially the park infrastructure and the raven at the beginning. They didn't sell the weight of the dinosaurs at all; they run around like light-footed elves instead of the lumbering giants they were in the original.

(This post was edited by Sarahbor on Dec 27 2015, 8:30pm)


Dec 27 2015, 8:28pm

Post #7 of 46 (885 views)
I enjoy the Marvel Universe alot! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Thor and the Captain America movies are my favorite out of those!

Sadly, I haven't seen Jurassic Park yet, only Jurassic World. I bet the originals are excellent, though. Actually, I hadn't scene Jurassic World until about two weeks ago. My sisters saw it before in theaters, and they enjoyed it. I liked Jurassic World as well, but wasn't really into it when I watched it. I probably need to give it another go, though.


Dec 27 2015, 8:32pm

Post #8 of 46 (884 views)
Me too :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I also liked Thor & Cap. Ant-Man was good too; funny and lighthearted and didn't take itself too seriously. That's what I like about Marvel compared to DC. I liked the first Avengers but hated the second; again too many glaring plotholes and too much mindnumbing action that makes the golden Smaug scene look like a calm walk in the park.

Definitely see the original Juarssic Park. It's the best of the lot.


Dec 27 2015, 11:07pm

Post #9 of 46 (870 views)
I haven't seen Ant-man yet [In reply to] Can't Post

But I'm hoping to get it from the library soon! I pretty much liked all of the Marvel films, except Iron Man 2 and 3, and I didn't care for Guardians to the Galaxy either, but I watch them when they are on.

Yes, I will definitely have to watch the Jurassic Park films!Smile


Dec 28 2015, 2:27am

Post #10 of 46 (868 views)
Since I could only vote for one... [In reply to] Can't Post

I voted for Star Wars (loved the Force Awakens, can't wait to see it again on New Year's Day), but I also like Pirates of the Caribbean and of course Jurassic Park and Jurassic World (which is a close second after the original, followed by TLW, which I find passable but not terrible, and JP3 last, since I don't care if I ever see this one again, because in this case, once was more than enough).Smile

(This post was edited by Queen of Erebor on Dec 28 2015, 2:36am)


Dec 28 2015, 4:13am

Post #11 of 46 (843 views)
Narnia is my favourite... [In reply to] Can't Post

...despite the train wreck that was VOTD. I like Star Wars well enough too.


Dec 28 2015, 5:04am

Post #12 of 46 (831 views)
I like Narnia too! [In reply to] Can't Post

And alot of people I l know, like the first two movies better.(Me included) The third one was good, but I felt it just wasn't up there with the other two. I have to admit though, I thought the acting of Eustace was perfect!


Dec 28 2015, 2:39pm

Post #13 of 46 (814 views)
SW - The Original Trilogy + 1 [In reply to] Can't Post

I exclude the Star Wars prequels.

I was tempted to go for Studio Ghibli, but I don't think it really qualifies as an extended film universe!

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Dec 28 2015, 2:40pm)

Beorn's Bees

Dec 28 2015, 4:00pm

Post #14 of 46 (800 views)
Love Alien III... [In reply to] Can't Post

...hate Alien Resurrection.


Dec 28 2015, 4:27pm

Post #15 of 46 (790 views)
I know Studio Ghilbi is not really a film universe [In reply to] Can't Post

But I couldn't help it! My family and I are obsessed with those movies!

Grey Havens

Dec 28 2015, 4:48pm

Post #16 of 46 (780 views)
Star Trek [In reply to] Can't Post

Both the old movie series and the new ones. I've been a Trek fan since I was a kid and I'm still hooked. Smile


Dec 28 2015, 7:02pm

Post #17 of 46 (758 views)
Star Trek for me, too [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd have to say The Voyage Home is my absolute favorite, but the new movies are also great fun (good casting, IMO).


Dec 28 2015, 11:59pm

Post #18 of 46 (743 views)
Me too for Star Trek [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially TOS. Superb character interaction. Well written. And so hokie by today’s standards.

Movies- The Voyage Home is my fav. ST Movie too!

“Admiral, there be whales here!”


Dec 29 2015, 1:45am

Post #19 of 46 (726 views)
That is one of my favorite Star Trek movies! [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile I'm also a fan of the Wrath of Khan!


Dec 29 2015, 4:03am

Post #20 of 46 (719 views)
Eustace was the best part of VOTD [In reply to] Can't Post

I was just really annoyed that they thought it was necessary to change the entire storyline.


Dec 29 2015, 4:29am

Post #21 of 46 (713 views)
I agree! [In reply to] Can't Post

And I actually thought the acting wasn't as good as the first two movies either. It was good for what it was, but I can't really compare it to the first two. Eustace was worth the time of the movie itself!


Dec 29 2015, 4:49am

Post #22 of 46 (713 views)
Busby Berkeley's Gold Diggers. [In reply to] Can't Post

Now that's entertainment! (Which just happens to be another film series I love.)


Dec 29 2015, 7:11am

Post #23 of 46 (707 views)
Agree about Narnia [In reply to] Can't Post

I liked the first two, but the third was kind of a mess. They changed the whole story, the final battle was anticlimactic, and the acting was cringingly bad. And why did Caspian suddenly lose his accent?


Dec 29 2015, 7:59am

Post #24 of 46 (704 views)
Agreed. Forget the prequels.// [In reply to] Can't Post



Dec 29 2015, 1:47pm

Post #25 of 46 (698 views)
ooo... I like most of these! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't just pick one, though...

Star Trek (old and new)
Star Wars IV-VII
Indiana Jones
Harry Potter
Bourne series
Die Hard
Pirates of the Caribbean
2 of the 3 Mummy movies
Marvel and DC series

Good Poll!!! :D

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