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Shadow Angel
06-29-2002, 01:30 AM
This is a debate that was started by my friends and I several months ago when they convinced me to see the Lord of the Rings movie by saying it was better than Star Wars. I thought, "Whoa, this must be really good if it's supposedly better than Star Wars." Well, after I saw it, I thought it was pretty cool, but on what grounds is Lord of the Rings better than Star Wars? I asked the group of 3 that told me to see Rings if it really was better than Star Wars, and they all said yes.
To this day, I still argue why Star Wars is better than Rings. What do you think? (I'm asking about the plot, characters, items like lightsabers vs. metal swords, and themes, not special effects and such.)

I'm a big "versus" person and I'll probably put more up, but there's already a lot of versus threads so if you're tired of seeing them, say so.

Boba Rhett
06-29-2002, 01:44 AM
But it's still like comparing apples and oranges. :confused:

Divine Spirit
06-29-2002, 01:49 AM
Original SW trilogy > LOTR films (so far)

LOTR books > Star Wars books

LOTR books > New star wars

LOTR films > New star wars (so far)

Star Wars books > LOTR films (so far)


Results:
after long mathematical discussion i have worked out the following equation:

LOTR > SW

Conclusion:
There are too many parts of LOTR and SW to make a fair comparison but overall LOTR is better than SW

p.s. how can you argue that star wars is better than LOTR when youve only seen a third of someones impressions of the film? lotr is brilliant because of the books, you simply cant judge a whole topic by seeing a fraction of a film makers interpretation of it

Tyrion
06-29-2002, 02:20 AM
Rhett is right,you cant compare the 2.One's medieval and has magic,while the other has lasers and greedo dieing.

:D :D

JandoFett1842
06-29-2002, 02:21 AM
Lotr is great, but so is Star Wars, tough decision.

Yoda_623
06-29-2002, 02:48 AM
Yeah it is a tough descision but its hard to compare two very different things.

Kyth'emos
06-29-2002, 03:54 AM
Starwars = Sci-Fi.
LotR = Fantasy.

They are totaly different. Its like comparing apples to a P.C.

Dath Maximus
06-29-2002, 03:55 AM
LOTR=Elfs
Star Wars=Ewoks

obi
06-29-2002, 03:59 AM
Lightsaber>swords
Blasters>bow and arrow
Star Wars II>Fellowship
Fellowship>Phantom
Force>Magic

Dath Maximus
06-29-2002, 04:01 AM
He Rode a blazing saddle he wore a shining star!

i got that movie letterboxed

obi
06-29-2002, 04:04 AM
Originally posted by Dath Maximus
He Rode a blazing saddle he wore a shining star!

i got that movie letterboxed

hey, where are the white women at?

Dath Maximus
06-29-2002, 04:05 AM
thats a classic movie

try and grab that chess piece

Jedi_Monk
06-29-2002, 04:26 AM
I think Star Wars and LotR are a lot the same. They both have magical elements, they're both stories of good against evil, they both have magic wielders. That said, I have more of a history with Star Wars than with Lord of the Rings. I enjoyed the last two books, hated the first one--and liked the first Lord of the Rings movie a lot. But Attack of the Clones took the top spot from Fellowship in my list of favorite movies. Fellowship was an excellent movie, and before seeing AotC, I couldn't imagine Lucas besting Peter Jackson in the director's chair. Well, he did.

Go Star Wars :D

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Arkum
06-30-2002, 02:27 PM
Both are very good. Star Wars has amazed billions worldwide and so has LOTR. I like LOTR and SW a lot, it is tough.

maxtheman
07-19-2002, 02:11 AM
theyre both above comparison.....
thats like trying to compare, well, you get my point

they both have an extensive backstory, culture and languges, and the both kick some major ass (fight sequences)

Darth Knight
07-19-2002, 02:19 AM
i love both lotr and star wars so it is a very hard desicionstar wars definetley has a lot more ummm....what is the word i don't know but i think i like them equally

Divine Spirit
07-19-2002, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by maxtheman
theyre both above comparison.....
thats like trying to compare, well, you get my point

they both have an extensive backstory, culture and languges, and the both kick some major ass (fight sequences)

Where on earth did you find this?!?!?! PAGE 3????

Did u really have to bump it? :(

Altimira
07-19-2002, 06:07 AM
I beleive that LOTR has a better written story to it. Its more in-depth than starwars first was. Starwars has its futuristic characteristics to it, but overall I love LOTR. Plus both have Christopher Lee in it:D (look at my sig).

Divine Spirit
07-19-2002, 06:22 AM
Originally posted by Altimira
Plus both have Christopher Lee in it:D (look at my sig).

:lol: you're sig is funny! :D

teutonicknight
07-19-2002, 06:26 AM
Hee Hee funyy sig

....

Well, are we talking about the books or the movies?

LOTR Books > SW books

LOTR Moive = SW Movies

....

....

:confused:

Altimira
07-19-2002, 08:24 AM
I think both. Books are always better than the movies. Books have more of a potential to be good, but If they are made specifically for a movie, they usually suck. I hope you guys get what im saying. But hey, this is yoda's swamp, the threads on here are absolutly pointless:D.

whitedragon
07-19-2002, 08:43 AM
lotr is a much better story in my opinion i am the BIGGEST lotr fan but i like star wars alot too or why would i be on this site

XtremeForce
07-19-2002, 08:46 AM
1.Star Wars owns Lord of the Rings Under All Circumstances.
2.Lightsabers own Metal Swords:saberb:

whitedragon
07-19-2002, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by XtremeForce
1.Star Wars owns Lord of the Rings Under All Circumstances.
2.Lightsabers own Metal Swords:saberb:
comeon ones in the past the others in the future and have you even seen the movies or read the books

Altimira
07-19-2002, 08:57 AM
I think LOTR has better story to it. Not just the movie, the book was much more adventureous. LotR has more diversity too. Seriously, did anyone else see the space man (and satan) in A New Hope? Orcs, Nazguls, and Dwarfs, are much more cooler

Cant wait for the TT to come out.

"My poor insane son" - Professor Membrane

-Edit- Im not dissing starwars, it's still cool.

Darth Knight
07-19-2002, 09:18 AM
yeah i like the dwarfs and elfs too a lot but more i think star wars has a more in depth story but i still love star wars and lotr

Sounds Risky
07-19-2002, 09:20 AM
Both are cool for their own reasons.