Meanwhile, Frodo Baggins and his One Ring defeated 007 "James Bond" to go head-to-head against Luke Skywalker in the finals. Although, it won't be an easy task for Frodo and the gang. In fact, it may be tougher than crossing the mountains of Mordor. "Star Wars" celebrated its 35th anniversary last week, and something tells us that its dedicated fandom isn't going to let Han Solo, Princess Leia and (especially) Chewie down now.
"Set aside the sheer whiz-bang factor of cool spaceships zipping around shooting lasers at each other," writes Graham Milne, a blogger and life-long "Star Wars" fan (he watched it in beta), for The Huffington Post. "For a quiet, lonely kid who grew up looking at the stars and dreaming, Star Wars was that dream given shape -- the idea that from the humblest beginnings could arise an adventure to span the galaxy."
"Lord of the Rings" fans may not have The Force on their side, but they do have Gandalf -- and J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic -- in their corner. Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy that transcended the genre; it was more than just another fantasy flick.
You shall not pass, Skywalker.
All this without mention of "The Hobbit," which is set for a December 2012 release. Hopefully, Jackson's highly-anticipated "Hobbit" is received better than George Lucas' "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace."
Take a look at the bracket below (in case you need a refresher, hover over the movie posters for a brief summary of the series), then make your picks in the poll that follows.
It's that easy. Then check back to see how your fellow entertainment junkies voted. Warning: This could potentially ruin your Internet friendships.
Living in the Marvel universe would be either a real blast or a total disaster depending on where you end up and what kind of powers you might have. We can't imagine it would be all that fun to be a helpless civilian running around on the streets as super powered mutants battle it out all around us. Though to each their own. Some might get their kicks out of it.
AKA, New Zealand. If you're interested in living in "The Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings" world, then try New Zealand. The troll population is quite low these days. Orcs can occasionally be a problem though.
Why anybody would want to live in this universe is beyond us. Aliens spraying death rays would be a major source of irritation.
The real question here is, would you live in the Matrix in "The Matrix" universe? Or would you live in the real world in the Matrix Universe? Wrap your head around that little blue pill. It could be fun to live inside the Matrix if one had cheat codes. Otherwise, being a slave to machines is not the most ideal.
You live in a galaxy far, far away. There are a plethora of living and work options for living in the Star Wars universe, many of which could offer an exciting and rewarding life and career. Want to be a tall, hairy dog like creature that flies starships? No problem. Want to be a feared bounty hunter? Sure. But certain potential problems arise if you consider being born into the Star Wars world. There are so many possible outcomes that you could end up being Jabba The Hut's laughing sidekick or the creature that lurks in garbage dumps. Or you could end up a rural peasant farmer not named Luke that never ends up leaving his farm. Not the most exciting prospect.
Somebody might want to live in this universe if say the xenomorphs weren't around and say if the annoying things didn't end up bursting out of chests. But who would really want an "Alien" universe without xenomorphs? Besides those living in it...
"To boldly go where no man has gone before"...might not be the best universe for feminists. Filled with universe spanning adventure, the Trek universe could be an exciting one to live in if you don't take into account the constant threats of alien invasions or wrathful Khans. KHHHHAAAANNNN!! For the Trekkies out there, they might dig down even deeper to which Trek universe to inhabit. Old James T Kirk? Jean Luc Picard's? Young Kirk's? Or one of the spinoff universes?
Want specific memories erased? Live in this universe. If you knew you were living in this universe, you could have your memory erased of the "real" world and only remember living in this world.
Whoa. Sign us up. Any universe where you can travel in time and bring back the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Socrates and Billy The Kid for a school presentation can't be all bad.
Why not live in this quirky yet lovable universe where video game sound effects and graphics overlay normal everyday life? Though, that would probably get annoying after a while. Sometimes you just want to eat your morning bowl of cereal without "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" exploding near your face.
Wizards and wands. Warlocks and Weasleys. The "Harry Potter" universe would be an exciting one, though again dependent on where in the food chain you end up. It would be terrible to be say, an accountant in the muggle world without the knowledge of magic right around the corner. But for those that could secure a spot in Hogwarts, attractive indeed.
"Surely you can't be serious." "I am serious and don't call me Shirley." Those afraid of flying would be best advised to avoid living in the airplane universe. Those with a love of bad puns and a hate for political correctness would thrive in the "Airplane!" universe.
Hard to imagine why anybody would want to live in a movie universe where the same day is repeated over and over and over again until a lesson is learned. At least, unless you're one of those people that want to get into lots of trouble with no long term consequences.
Don't panic. All is well.
You know we had to go here. Again, it really depends which side of the coin you fall on. Would you like to live a life inspired by the plot of "Dances With Wolves" and have blue alien sex? Or would you rather be gunning down blue aliens as a space marine. Could be considered a win-win no matter how you shake it.
Have to love Woody Allen's movies, but the New York portrayed is...how shall we say it...not entirely representative of the real thing, but could be fun to live in if for the endless conversation and dinner parties.
Sorry, but "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" doesn't count. We're not counting it. Sorry. If you want to live in Indy's Universe, you'll have to do it in "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "The Temple of Doom", or "The Last Crusade".
Hey McFly! Living in Marty McFly's universe could be tricky. Happiness would really depend on which timeline you lived in. Taking up residence in Biff's alternate reality from "Back to the Future II" would be ill advised for example.
For those that like their vampires of the sparkley, romantic variety, the "Twilight" universe is for you.
The childlike joy of being able to interact with living dinos almost makes up for the minor detail that dinos can eat you. Living in the "Jurassic Park" universe is living in a world of rogue genetic scientists laughing in the face of responsible genetic engineering. While visiting an island resort filled with dinos trying to eat you would be entertaining (if you managed to not get eaten), who knows what other kind of creations they might come up with. Anybody seen the movie "Splice"? Something like that we'd imagine.
For those that might not remember or whom have not seen Robin Williams' 1998 film, the movie was a visual journey into the heart of a painting.
Yes, but what Disney movies SPECIFICALLY?
(Dune is already included in slideshow!)