Fantasy : Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

Join us as we debate who's the better film franchise!

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

Better? They are both fantastic trilogies of their respective genres. Apples and oranges really. At the end of the day, I think the majority of people out there love both, and chances are if someone prefers one over the other, it's probably just because they prefer fantasy over sci-fi or vice versa.

Now if we're talking about the prequel trilogies in terms of quality, well, I'd actually have to go with Star Wars on that one, but both trilogies are very weak to the originals.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

Both better than Harry Potter

Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

As a film franchise? Star Wars, hands down.

As literature LOTR, no question there.




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Lord of the Rings

"Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron."-C.S. Lewis on LOTR

Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

Lord of the Rings. It's my fave trilogy and the epicness of these movies are like no other - the battles combined with the music. (I do still love SW though.)

The connection you feel for each character in LotR is a lot stronger than in Star Wars. Each character is explored in such depths and as an audience member, you understand and feel for almost every single character in these movies - there's a strong connection built. Not to say Star Wars characters aren't great at all - I do love them, and Han Solo is one of my all time favourite characters. But LotR, the characters feel so much more complex and there are so many of them. The fiercely strong friendship between Sam and Frodo, the leadership and strength of Aragorn, the banter between Legolas and Gimli, the stupidity of the lovable Merry and Pippin, the complicated Boromir and the deception and conflict within Gollum/Smeagol... So much emotion. I can't say SW is even comparable to this unfortunately...

The tone of the movies are different - SW is lighter in contrast to LotR which is more serious, darker and scarier even. SW is definitely more "family friendly". This is a matter of preference - I always love the darker movies.

John Williams score in SW is of course legendary. The Force theme is my all time favourite music score. But LotR music is still beautiful and just as epic as the movies are and fit most perfectly.

Of course SW has the cool factor, introducing a whole new world of sci-fi with lightsabers, the force etc.

I think LotR is perhaps a perfect trilogy. I cannot fault it. But there are flaws with the SW movies. LotR is more complete and are arguably better made movies than SW.

The stories of both movies are different and brilliant. Both loved franchises, but for me, LotR wins. It's got everything and is perfect.

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Lord of the Rings

Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

The Lord Of The Ring are 10/10
Star Wars 8/10

I like Rings by a bit better. I feel more for Lord Of The Ring just!

Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

The Lord of the Rings is better. All three of them are perfect.

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Lord of the Rings

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Oh no I wasn't correcting you. I like Star Wars as well but not as much as LoTR.

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

I agree with you, Mr Ichabod!

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Re: Lord of the Rings vs. Star Wars

Does this include THE HOBBIT trilogy?
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