Poll

What's the right order of greatness?

Raiders of the Lost Ark > Star Wars > Empire Strikes Back
2 (5%)
Raiders of the Lost Ark > Empire Strikes Back > Star Wars
14 (35%)
Empire Strikes Back > Star Wars > Raiders of the Lost Ark
5 (12.5%)
Empire Strikes Back > Raiders of the Lost Ark > Star Wars
15 (37.5%)
Star Wars > Empire Strikes Back > Raiders of the Lost Ark
4 (10%)
Star Wars > Raiders of the Lost Ark > Empire Strikes Back
0 (0%)
I haven't seen all three of these films yet
0 (0%)

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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2009, 01:19:58 PM »
I do struggle with this.  The second movie in the series gets such a head start because it has to spend no time on establishing characters and defining the rules of it's own universe.  In this way it can really spend 20 minutes more on straight storytelling.  So how can you compare the two on an even playing field.  Same problem with Toy Story 1 and Toy Story II. 

Funny that the Godfather part II is really the opposite of this effect since it spends a lot of time in backstory.

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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2009, 04:51:41 PM »
ESB>Raiders>Star Wars

One of those is a great film, one is a good film and one is a boring film.

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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2009, 06:27:30 AM »
According to last year's Top 100:

     Raiders of the Lost Ark > Star Wars > Empire Strikes Back

...Maybe this year's Top 100 will mix things up.

And it did:

14. Raiders of the Lost Ark
20. Empire Strikes Back, The
46. Star Wars

That matches the leading option in this poll (as it stands now).

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« Last Edit: August 30, 2009, 07:02:31 AM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2009, 05:28:02 PM »
ESB>Raiders>Star Wars


I'd still rather watch Gummo though.
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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2009, 05:29:43 PM »
Are you crying, thor?

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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2009, 11:27:30 PM »
I'd still rather watch Gummo though.

I'd rather watch Kids, but that's a different poll.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2016, 04:47:58 AM »
There used to be some contrived polls around here.

Empire Strikes Back > Star Wars > Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Re: Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back vs. Raiders of the Lost Ark
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2016, 05:48:31 AM »
That's a fun one.

Empire Strikes Back > Star Wars > Raiders of the Lost Ark
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