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Old 05-15-24, 04:53 PM
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What are your favorite movie franchises?

Some are good, get better with age, some worse…much much worse.

I tell ya, I started the Fast & Furious series from the beginning. I’m on 7 now. And I got to say, this is one of the most fun franchises I’ve seen. They’re all the same, but different enough (if that makes sense) that it makes them a ton of fun. I love these characters, the proto-typical villain in each one. They are just pure fun. I’ve never seen 2-5 ever, the others yes, but seeing them in succession they all tie so well together and imo are getting better and better.

of course John Wick is the better as a whole franchise, but a close second to F&F. They really make them adrenaline pumping fun.

What are some others you love? I guess two or more maybe or three for a franchise. I dunno.

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My current running favorite is the Mission: Impossible. They’re just a heck o a lot of fun and are high quality.

I enjoyed the first couple John Wick movies but feel they started to wear out their welcome with part 3 and especially part 4.
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re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Living most of my life in New England, I'm a big fan of all of the Boston franchises. The Red Sox were my first love. I didn't get into football until I was about 13 and that happened to coincide with the Patriots drafting Drew Bledsoe. Admittedly I came to the Bruins and the Celtics late because I grew up going to Whaler games and I was a total Jordan kid. (I have a valid excuse in that I was born in Chicago and still have a lot of family there.) But the Whalers left town and the Bulls have been mostly irrelevant since Derrick Rose's knees crumbled into dust, so onto the Bruins and Celtics bandwagons I have jumped. I'm not ashamed.
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Old 05-15-24, 08:08 PM
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My odd answer: Terminator franchise

I really enjoy the first four movies. T2 is legendary. I loved Terminator Salvation. I’ll always defend it.

I disliked the next two films: Genisys and Dark Fate

Even though the quality had gone down, I still love the mythology and time travel. And I can prepare myself for the AI and machine takeover haha

If this was the TV forum, then it would be “24” of course.
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Current favorite: The Planet of the Apes franchises! Loved the campiness of the OG PotA movies and I really love the modern storytelling of the current franchise.

I’ve got several others:

1. The James Bond 007 franchise: Watched these with my dad growing up and still watch them with my kids today.

2. The Mission: Impossible franchise: As long as they keep making them, I’ll keep watching them.

3. The Fast & Furious franchise: Pure popcorn! 🍿

… and then you’ve got the standards: Star Wars, Star Trek, LotR, etc.
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Evil Dead. 5 for 5. 6 if you include the tv show. The only franchise that has never let me down. Unless Sergio Leones trilogy is considered a franchise.
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Mission Impossible
Alien
007
Evil Dead
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
LOTR
Toy Story
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

James Bond
Star Trek
Back to the Future
Mission Impossible
Godzilla
Indiana Jones
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Abbott and Costello
The *original* Universal Monsters (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Invisible Man, Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon)
Ma & Pa Kettle
Andrew Hardy
The East Side Kids
The Bowery Boys
The Bob Hope/Bing Crosby "Road to..." movies.
Francis the Talking Mule
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Pink Panther (minus all films made after Sellers' death)
Indiana Jones
Godzilla
Gamera
Star Trek (TOS films only)
Mad Max (minus anything from Fury Road on)
Carry On
Tremors
Mr. Moto
Charlie Chan
Evil Dead (including Army of Darkness and the AoD TV series - minus the "relaunch" films)
James Bond
Blondie
Tarzan (only the Weissmuller films)
Hopalong Cassidy
Philo Vance
Jungle Jim
Hercules (aka Maciste)
Beach Party
Dracula (Hammer)
Frankenstein (Hammer)
The Roger Corman "Poe Cycle" series of films
The Askewniverse
The Whistler
Doctor (in... at...)
Gidget
Dispicable Me
Lord of the Rings/Hobbit
Mr. Wong
The Thin Man
National Lampoon's Vacation (but *please* not Christmas Vacation 2)
Sherlock Holmes (w/Basil Rathbone)
Monty Python
Matt Helm
Planet of the Apes - the *new* franchise. I only like the original Planet of the Apes in the original 6 film series.
Hal Roach's Streamliners
The Marx Brothers
Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin

If you want to include shorts & 2-reelers:
Looney Tunes (up until roughly the mid 60s)
Tom & Jerry (up until the 60s)
The Three Stooges
Laurel & Hardy
The Little Rascals
Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly

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Old 05-16-24, 11:14 AM
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I'm convinced OldBoy is a psyop, gathering all of our movie opinions for the CIA or maybe foreign actors.
Anyway, for me: Batman (minus the Snyder stuff) and Miyazaki. I know the latter is a director, but all of his work is pretty much sold as being part of his brand.
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Old 05-16-24, 11:42 AM
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Star Wars
Alien / Predator if you agree they've merged, Alien alone if you haven't
Fast & Furious
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Gonna leave superhero stuff out of it.

Planet of the Apes (the original movies, not the newer ones)
Fast and the Furious
Jackass
The Transporter
I'll still say Star Wars even though I generally dislike the Disney output
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

for cheesy purposes, i do love these:
Friday the 13th
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

The Spider-Verse animated movies
Alien
Spider-Man
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Bring It On

I have not seen the last film which is a horror film and apparently uber crappy, and while the last DTV film before that was not particularly good it was just enjoyable enough that I have no regrets having watched the film.

I have seen most of the films in the franchise at least twice, what can I say, for some reason I find these films just ridiculously easy to watch.
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

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Bring It On

I have not seen the last film which is a horror film and apparently uber crappy, and while the last DTV film before that was not particularly good it was just enjoyable enough that I have no regrets having watched the film.

I have seen most of the films in the franchise at least twice, what can I say, for some reason I find these films just ridiculously easy to watch.
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I think the only franchises where I love all of the films are the Evil Dead and Back To The Future. I enjoy all of the James Bond films with the exception of that turd No Time To Die. Others I like two or three of the films and the others are crap.
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

James Bond

Mission: Impossible

John Wick

Star Trek

Superman (Reeve, Routh, Cavill) - Except IV: The Quest for Peace. Such a terrible and blatantly cheap movie.

Saw

The Jack Ryan franchise

Fast and Furious

Star Wars

Bad Boys

The Transformers (there were a few bad movie, but I still enjoy the overall franchise)

Death Wish (Bronson)

Rambo

The ....has Fallen series

Just a few off the top of my head.
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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Mainly the big ones:
Star Wars
Star Trek
Lord of the Rings
Evil Dead
X-Men series from Fox.

But I’ve also found myself in recent years picking up horror movies of “classic monsters” (vampires, mummies, etc). Like the old Universal Studios stuff and Hammer also.
Also a casual James Bond fan.

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Re: What are your favorite movie franchises?

Alien
Evil Dead
Fast & Furious
Friday the 13th
Godzilla
James Bond/007
Mad Max
Mission: Impossible
Star Wars
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Death Wish (Bronson)
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Just finished F9. Two more to go. X and Hobbs and Shaw.
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Chinatown, The Two Jakes.
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The Sho Kosugi Ninja series...




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