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Ebert's Top 10 Films

2002-01-03 17:56:46+00 by TC 6 comments

Ok, I haven't seen half the films mentioned in his list but I may have to use his recomendations as a contrarian indicator. His list places LOTR on equal footing with films like Final Fantasy in the honorable mention category, sheeeesh.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:09+00 by: Shawn

d00d! Ebert's smokin' crack. Those are the two best films of the year!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:09+00 by: Dan Lyke

No matter what the criteria, putting Final Fantasy[Wiki] along side Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring[Wiki] for any reason other than "spent a lot on effects" is kinda weird.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:09+00 by: Shawn

Why? I think they've got a lot in common. They appeal to/come from the geek-fantasy corner, I've been waiting three years to see each of them, and they (mostly) lived up to my hopes. (Actually, FF more than LOTR - but who's splitting hairs ;-)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:10+00 by: Dan Lyke

Alas, Final Fantasy[Wiki] didn't live up to my expectations, and I wouldn't sit through it again, but I'd conteplate a third viewing of LoTR[Wiki], actively look forward to the next two, and think it was probably a better experience than the book.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:10+00 by: TC

Hmmm FF met my expectation exactly. exceptional eye candy with with an uncompelling story and characters that are difficult to identify with. I say this as a person that has comlpeted FF VII & VIII am playing IX and will probably purchase X for my oldfashioned PS2. LOTR is in my top 5 movies of all time, sure I can pick on parts of it but found it to be a gloriously entertaining and can't choose which slot of the top 5 it merits because I am still in it's afterglow.

#Comment made: 2002-01-04 16:41:02+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

Oh my.

Dan: I can't agree about LOTR being better than the book. It was fun and entertaining, but I still felt that there were several points I would have done differently than Jackson. Things that would have kept closer to the original text and yet still been appropriate for the medium and time constraints.

todd: I found the story in FF to be much more compelling than I had expected going in. I was pleasently surprised - so much so, in fact, that we bought it on DVD. The defining factor for me (all I had hoped for) was whether or not I was able to forget (at times) that this was an animated feature. During several of large portions of the movie I was able to do just that. I was exremely impressed overall.

I don't know if it has any bearings on my perceptions, but I've never played (or even see somebody else play) the games.