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Your favorite fantasy movie of all time?

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Roc, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Roc

    Roc Troubadour

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    My favorite fantasy movie, by far, is The Lord of the Rings, the Return of the King?

    What's yours?
     
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  2. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Same as yours, Roc. :)
     
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  3. Flemming Hansen

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    LOTR is probably the greatest, but I still absolutely love Willow from 1988. I'd just like to kick George Lucas in the backside, so that he could make the sequel. :)
     
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  4. Androxine Vortex

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    Return of the King. My favorite movie actually =)
     
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  5. Oh, please.

    The Princess Bride.
     
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  6. Shanatos

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  7. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

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    ^^ Technically not a movie....
     
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  8. Zophos

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    All time: Wizard of Oz

    Recent: Pan's Labyrinth
     
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  9. J.P. Reedman

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    LOTR (oh, how boring I am.)
    I also like Excalibur, and indeed many of the 80's fantasy films, although a bit naff in many ways, are guilty pleasures.
     
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  10. J.P. Reedman

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    Oh, I must say something for the original 1981 Milius Conan. Although not a big fan of RE Howard, or Arnie, the cinematography was stunning (filmed in Spain), and it was actually a pretty decent depiction of a bronze age Europe if you take away the overt fantasy elements. A lot of care and attention to the scenes and sets; for instance at one point Conan falls into an Atlantean burial chamber. Most movie makers would have just made it some kind of a cave but in Conan it looked like a proper megalithic chamber-tomb with a standing stone marking it on top. The soundtrack is really outstanding as well, very primal.
     
  11. ALB2012

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    Hmm toughy.

    LOTR, probably return of the King.
    Stardust
    Willow

    I like King Arthur too, although it was a bit dubious:)
    I like 300
    Oh and 9
     
  12. psychotick

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    Hi,

    Yeah, loved LOTR - all three movies. And Willow beats the crap out of most others. But in the end there can still be only one - Highlander. (Which of course makes Highlander two and three the worst movies of all time!).

    Cheers, Greg.
     
  13. Zophos

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    If I had to pick an LOTR it would be Fellowship. If not alone for the Moria scene, for the sheer excitement that surrounded its release. It was probably as anticipated as Star Wars I and without the sucking chest wound that followed the release of that abomination. Although, SW I did give rise to Fan Boys, which might have actually made it worth the trouble.
     
  14. Reaver

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    NO...Star Wars IV, V, & VI WERE GREAT MOVIES until that human paraquat sell-out decided to change them.

    Episodes I, II & III DO NOT even qualify to TRUE fans.

    George Lucas will rot in HELL.


    Sorry for the rant. My favorite fantasy movie of all time? THE DARK CRYSTAL.
     
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  15. Zophos

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    Good choice, but I was always turned off by the Pufnstuf-esque goblins and the floaty flowery things in every scene.
     
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  16. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Hey..it's not for everyone. But I respect your opinion. I'm just waiting for someone to say that THE NEVERENDING STORY is their favorite.
     
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  17. Zophos

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    Naw, don't get me wrong, I dug it. It just had some dings. The dark lord costume is peerless in film, in my mind. The use and presentation of the unicorn in a way that didn't just come off as completely weak and puerile or some version of a My Little Pony is outstanding, as well.
     
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  18. Reaver

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    It's cool Zophos. As far as I know, there has yet to be a movie, book, or any form of media that everyone likes for ecxatly the same reason...but good Lord man, could you imagine how great it would be if that did exist and you were its creator?
     
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    Someone's hilariously narrow-minded. xD I loved the Star Wars prequels. They were worth it for the Yoda fight scenes alone. I also loved your use of the "No True Scotsman" fallacy.

    Favorite fantasy film is the Lord of the Rings trilogy hands down. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe would be a worthy runner-up however.
     
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  20. Zophos

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    Oh boy. I can see this puppy going 10 pages, at least.

    Things I "liked" about the prequels:
    Amidala bobbing her gun up and down like a flamenco dancer's noggin,
    The reveal on Darth Vader actually being a descendent of Dark Helmet,
    The inter-galactic cross between Mushmouth and Dumb Donald (of Fat Albert fame) we got in Jar Jar,
    The wookie hugfest with Yoda,
    Metachlorians...I especially liked Metachlorians.
     
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