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Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« on: March 30, 2017, 02:50:48 PM »
I was going to phrase this as a What's the single... question, but I figured I might as well make a Top 5 out of it. As I see it, you can interpret the question in a defining for my generation way or you can go the my favourite during my time on Earth route. It's up to you which one you pick, though to my mind


If anyone's curious, this question was inspired by this.
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »
I'd like to see it without defining generation borders. Just Top 5 Franchises, so I could consider Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and the entire James Bond franchise.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 03:19:27 PM »
Do you consider that a movie franchise? I've always thought of it as an infinite tely series.

(Also, you're allowed to do your own non-generational thing if you want to, I think we all know Top 5 rules are indicative at best.)
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 03:30:18 PM »
1. The Lord of the Rings

2.Other less impressive things

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 03:41:07 PM »
Do you consider that a movie franchise? I've always thought of it as an infinite tely series.

That's why I specified the Rathbone Sherlocks, a series of 14 movies made from 1939 to 1946. I own the box set and would certainly consider them for this list.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 03:50:20 PM »
1. The Lord of the Rings

2.Other less impressive things

Shouldn't Mission: Impossible go in the space between?

I'm not putting LOTR in my list because I define a franchise as more than a trilogy, so to include LOTR you have to factor in The Hobbit, which drops the franchise below Star Wars. (SW 1-3 > The Hobbit)

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 03:55:00 PM »
my generation, hmmm... a little before my "generation" and continuing on past it I suppose,

1. Star Wars

I don't know how I fit into these generations, but

2. Harry Potter
3. Star Trek
4. Toy Stories
5. Lord of the Rings
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 06:04:18 PM »
This is more complicated than I thought. Harry Potter, while 8 films, are all adaptations of specific books so it feels less franchise-y than say James Bond or the MCU. I also agree that a franchise has to be more than a trilogy, so while I'd lean toward including Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings based strictly on the strength of the first three films, the poor quality of the latter entries makes it hard to view them as successful franchises (while being extremely successful trilogies). Even with Star Wars, I haven't liked anything after the original trilogy.



James Bond

Mission: Impossible
I, III, & V

Halloween
None of the sequels come close to the first, but there's a lot of fun to be had. I haven't bothered with the Rob Zombie ones though.

Batman
Batman, Batman Returns, Mask of the Phantasm, Begins, Dark Knight

Mad Max
Based on how iconic the first two are and then to revive it 30 years later with one of my favorite films of the last decade.





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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 06:08:10 PM »
As a franchise, I'd put Nightmare on Elm Street above Halloween.

Jason Bourne also suffers badly past the trilogy.

Also, nobody has mentioned Fast & Furious yet, which is certainly a contender.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 06:22:51 PM »
As a franchise, I'd put Nightmare on Elm Street above Halloween.

Jason Bourne also suffers badly past the trilogy.

Also, nobody has mentioned Fast & Furious yet, which is certainly a contender.

Had the same thought on Bourne. And certainly thought of F&F, but I've only seen the first one. I've also only seen the original Nightmare on Elm Street, but have seen every Halloween.

Rocky was also a contender (so to speak), with Creed being such a great revitalization of the series.
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