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Re: Top 5 Franchises
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 01:19:10 AM »
So many possibilities and it's getting late. I have it down to 28 franchises so far, each with at least 4 features, 17 of which are still able to produce more films.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2017, 05:06:58 AM »
I understand not liking the SW prequels, but ranking Bond above Star Wars? For shame. Also, there is no later Indiana Jones entry. There's just the three movies.

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

I have only seen two or three, all of them early entries.

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

Does it count as the same franchise if they reboot it or if the movies do not take place in the same universe? I'd say not.
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 05:36:12 AM »
2 "franchises" I would consider are the Zatoichi movies and the Lone Wolf and Cub movies. Not sure about a top 5.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 11:20:51 AM »
I understand not liking the SW prequels, but ranking Bond above Star Wars? For shame.
I'd like to hear your reasoning for this. I have them right next to each other and find it to be a tough call putting one above the other.


Does it count as the same franchise if they reboot it or if the movies do not take place in the same universe? I'd say not.
We each make our own rules. You could consider Star Wars to be:
A New Hope (1977)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999)
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002)
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Star Wars Episode IX (2019)


Or you could make it:
A New Hope (1977)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) (TV)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) (TV)
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985) (TV)
The Phantom Menace (1999)
Attack of the Clones (2002)
Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (2014) (TV)
Star Wars Rebels: Siege of Lothal (2015) (TV)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Unnamed Han Solo Film (2018)
Star Wars Episode IX (2019)
Unnamed Star Wars Anthology Film (2020)


Some might just include the ones done under George Lucas. You say not, I say we each make our own rules, so long as we can justify them. George Lucas produced a TV Series called "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles", and since you did not specify these as Feature Franchises and they are considered cannon, they could be folded into someone's selection.

Actually, since you have not specified these as Features, I now have to seriously consider The Simpsons for my Top 5.

...and Saturday Night Live.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 11:59:19 AM »
If you include the TV incarnations then Batman jumps way up with Batman: The Animated Series.

Evil Dead would probably get into my Top 10 as well.
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2017, 12:45:52 PM »
I definitely have more affinity for the TV of my childhood than the films of my childhood.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2017, 01:02:21 PM »
1SO, I was referring to the Batman franchise, not to Star Wars when I talked about reboots and such. I consider all movies to be part of the franchise, even if the direct to TV stuff might be debatable. Mentioning the Holiday Special is just cruel.

As for the TV series, well, are all these Top 5s not implicitly about movies unless specified otherwise? Aren't all TV series franchises by definition? That would open the door to the entirety of series. I say ban them.

Before I make a comparison, when you say Bond, do you mean the Craig run or the ones that were contemporary to the second trilogy?
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2017, 01:06:34 PM »
I'm considering ALL Bond from Dr. No to Spectre.

My generation's Bond is Roger Moore, and I say "Boo!" to just that.

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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2017, 01:26:53 PM »
I don't even remember the pre-Craig Bonds at this point. I never loved any of them and have no appetite to rewatch them.
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Re: Top 5 Franchises of Your Generation
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2017, 03:11:40 PM »
Ranked solely by the average level of personal anticipation that came with each successive installment:

1. George Lucas' Star Wars
2. The Wackowski siblings' Matrix
3. Christopher Nolan's Batman
4. Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth (The Hobbit movies really pull this franchise's average down)
5. John Lasseter and Lee Unkrich's Toy Stories
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