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30 Day Movie/Game Series Meme!

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1. Favourite Movie Series!


The Godfather series:
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The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part III




The Godfather series is the only series (alongside The Evil Dead series) to have all of it's films selected in my 500 Greatest Films Of All Time and is also mentioned in most of my other major lists!

I just hope they won't reboot or a make a new one cuz it would totally mess it up!
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2. The weakest link in the above-mentioned series!


The Godfather Part III!



Despite the fact that I've ranked it in my 500 Greatest Films Of All Time and many other major lists, I still think it was the weakest in the series but nevertheless, stayed true.

The thing that impressed me the most was Diane Keaton's performance. She overshadowed Al Pacino. Can you imagine anyone overshadowing Al Pacino? No, not me either but Diane Keaton proved me wrong in this film. She should've been nominated!

The flaw, on the other hand, was Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola. It wasn't a bad performance but she sucked away all the gritty atmosphere just by her mere appearance!
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3. The strongest link in the above-mentioned series!


The Godfather Part II!



The first is monumental, so we will leave it at that! The sequel is complete bad-ass!

Al Pacino transited from the chocolate-loverboy to a no-holds-barred, break-all-boundaries villain in the next. I've never enjoyed such a performance so thoroughly! But of course, it also has Robert De Niro in one of his early roles, playing the young Vito Corleone. That's just what i needed, 2 bad-ass actors like Pacino & De Niro in one film!
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4. Who's asking for these?


The Fast & The Furious series:
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The Fast & The Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fast & The Furious (2009)
Fast Five




Ok, the last film may have received high praise but that's not gonna make me watch the film. The only film worthy was Tokyo Drift that's it!

It has fast cars, sexy babes, muscular guys but a stupid storyline, predictable corners and not great acting!
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5. Best game series!


Need For Speed (NFS) series:
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The Need For Speed
Need For Speed 2
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed: High Stakes a.k.a Road Challenge
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need For Speed: Underground
Need For Speed: Underground 2
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Need For Speed: Carbon
Need For Speed: ProStreet


Note: There are 7 more titles but I've only listed the ones I've played!



I grew up playing NFS on my computer and I'm gonna give my thoughts on each game one by one:

1. The first entry was pretty bold but it had too many glitches and was not very fun to play but i managed.

2. Arguably the most entertaining and the most played in the installment. You have no idea how much fun it was typing in the cheat and getting the FZR2000 and going full speed and hitting the other cars and watching them spin! Great memories, classic game!

3. This was the first time I was exposed to the 'cops-and-robbers' theme (it was later expanded when i played the GTA titles). Anyways, it was more realistic and my 3rd favourite NFS title!

4. Not thaaat entertaining but nevertheless, a good sequel and in many ways, better than It's predecessors!

5. This is the best title in the series! No, seriously, this one was beautiful. It had beautiful Porsche cars, breathe-taking scenery & it also had a very professional feel to it. I hope they make a Porsche Unleashed 2 or another title which is centered on one specific brand, like, Mercedes!

6. The sequel to Hot Pursuit and better! Frankly, I was a little disappointed cuz I was expecting another 'centering-on-one-brand' title but that's ok. This title was more suped-up and superior to Hot Pursuit! Good job!

7. This is were they all went 'gangsta' & 'street-wise'. I'm not complaining. I just got a little annoyed that they lost direction and adopted a 'rebellious-underground' theme, hence the name!

8. Everything that was in the above title has now been expanded in this title. I have mixed feelings for this game!

9. Ah, the cops-and-robbers theme is back! Ass-kicking vehicles, nail-biting highway sequences & that killer Blacklist! This is one of the only 3 NFS titles that can be considered THE GREATEST NEED FOR SPEED GAME EVER!

10. This game came free when I bought my Playstation 2 (back in 2006). This one was realistic in a great way. Superb soundtrack, even more great cars but less of that 'thrillin-nail-biting' feeling which I had in Most Wanted! A highly recommended game!

11. Tsk. Tsk. Unresponsive controls, more glitches than you can find in a Roland Emmerich movie and just sad gameplay. I haven't played many games, therefore I can't make a 'worst games of all time' list but if i do, this one is gonna be ranked No. 1!

After the disappointment of the final title, I've decided not to play any further titles but just keep on playing the previous ones!

Top 3 Need For Speed games:
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Porsche Unleashed
Most Wanted
Either Hot Pursuit or Hot Pursuit 2
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6. Weakest link in the above-mentioned series!


Need For Speed: Prostreet!

At first glance, it looks like a mix b/w Colin McRae Rally & GTA: San Andreas!



I don't have to explain it, just see the above video. Notice that the other cars leave at 1 but not on GO?
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7. The strongest link in the above-mentioned series!


Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed!

Beautiful & the greatest NFS title ever!

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8. There should've been ONE!


Back To The Future series:
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Back To The Future
Back To The Future II
Back The The Future III




Sorry for saying this but the sequels were as fatal to the original as Sofia Coppola was to The Godfather or the endless SAW follow-ups!

Sorry, but they should've stopped at the first time around!
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9. There should've been NONE!


The Punisher series:
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The Punisher (1989)
The Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone (2008)




Yes, yes, yes, I know. They are not 'series' in the sense but very unlucky reboots. Wow, they really must be desperate. 3 reboots!

I still don't think the they really understand the dark status & dangerous live of The Punisher and shouldn't make another film for at least another 5 years.

But, despite all that, Thomas Janes' version of The Punisher (2004 movie, pictured)) stands out as the best. I almost ranked the film in my 500 Greatest Films Of All Time, so you can say it sure was great!

Why not check this list: Marvel / DC Performances: From Best To Worst!
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10. Favourite Actor in a series!


Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in:
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Temple Of Doom
The Last Crusade
Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull




Han Solo may be more recognizable, but this gruff hero is the best! I ranked him No. 3 in 100 Greatest Movie Characters Of All Time!
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11. Favourite actress in a series!


Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in:
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The Matrix
The Matrix: Reloaded
The Matrix: Revolutions




Bad-ass, complete bad-ass. The next generation answer to Ellen Ripley. Any woman in leather fighting the bad guys has to have a great attitude and looks to match. Carrie-Anne Moss provided both and then some!
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12. Best superhero series!


The Spider-Man series:
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Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3




My other nominee was the Batman series but i also realized that i don't like 2 installments (one of them is also included in my Worst Movies list) whereas i like all installments in the Spider-Man series!

The first 2 are included in my 500 Greatest Films Of All Time list while the 3rd almost made it. It's great, but not that great!
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13. You've seen the first. Have you seen the others?


Die Hard & Rambo series:
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Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard: Vengeance
Live Free or Die Hard

Rambo: First Blood
First Blood II
Rambo III
Rambo IV




To this day, I've only seen the originals even though I have the whole series but I never got around to seeing them. I just don't want the sequels to diminish the huge impact the originals have left on me!

The closest I ever came in seeing a Die Hard sequel was Live Free or Die Hard (Die Hard 4.0) I just saw half and as for Rambo, I just saw the opening 20 minutes of First Blood II!

Both the originals are in my 500 Greatest Movies list!
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14. The first impression & the last impression!


Rocky & Rocky Balboa!



Rocky was the first entry in the successful boxing series and Rocky Balboa, currently, is the latest title (there's an exact 30 yr. gap in between)

The Rocky series is the only series which I've only seen the original & the latest without anyother sequel in-between! Both failed to disappoint!

A very inspiring & little tear-jerking movie and the latest one beats the original by miles. Stallone certainly gave an excellent performance!
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15. Totally random game/movie series!


Hitman: Silent Assassin!



Full list:
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Hitman: Codename 47
Hitman: Silent Assassin
Hitman Contracts
Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Absolution


Why is it so random? Well, I was on my monthly PS2 CD shopping spree that I spotted Hitman: Silent Assassin on the shelf. I'd played a little bit of Codename 47 so I decided to give this game a chance but I regretted it.

It wasn't dull but it was painstakingly long, hence the title. It also had several glitches here & there and the crosshair wasn't very helpful!
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16. Flawless franchise!


The Evil Dead trilogy:
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The Evil Dead
Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn
Army Of Darkness




What happens when you mix Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, A Chainsaw & some Shemps?

You get the ultimate experience in grueling horror! Why is it flawless? Because alongside The Godfather trilogy, all 3 films are ranked in my 500 Greatest Films list and almost every other major lists I've done!

A unique blend of comedy & horror!
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17. A game/movie series you wanna play/see!




Friday the 13th series:
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Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th: Part II
Friday the 13th: Part III
Friday the 13th: Final Chapter
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
VI: Jason Lives
VII: The New Blood
VIII: Jason takes Manhattan
Jason Goes to Hell: Final Friday
Jason X
Freddy Vs. Jason
Friday the 13th (remake)


Wow, that's just too many Fridays. Even more than in Rebecca Black's song of the same name!

Anyways, I got exposed to the FT13th series when I was hunting for the (then) new SAW V CD in a really cool CD shop & I came across the Jason X DVD and It did look cool though: The cover with the metallic mask & everything and I asked the shopkeeper about the movie and he told me about the whole franchise and lead character, Jason Voorhees!

I was very intrigued and decided to open Wikipedia & YouTube in order to gain more information. Well, It's brutal & highly graphic + the Jason Voorhees character is f***ing creepy!

The thing is this: I have a bad habit of finishing a series nomadder how many movies it has (bar the Die Hard & Rambo series) and believe me, I won't stop until I see every last movie so therefore I've decided not to watch it now but alot later on!

The closest I've seen is Freddy Vs. Jason, that's it!

On an aside note I would like to mention the Castlevania game series! I love the theme song and have only played a small bit of the original and it sure was kick-ass!
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18. Wish they would make more: GAMES!


Rock 'n Roll Racing!



Classic. Simply classic!

Why can't they make any more games like this anymore? This here is pure addictive & It's a shrine to Heavy Metal. It's the Black Sabbath of racing games!

Before you get all jumpy, yes I know this game has a sequel but It was next to nothing to the original therefore It cannot be counted here!

The best thing is the soundtrack. Eyeball these:

"Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
"The Peter Gunn Theme" by Henry Mancini
"Highway Star" by Deep Purple
"Radar Love" by Golden Earring
"Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
"Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood


Tell me where would you find Black Sabbath, Deep Purple & Steppenwolf in one place?

I don't want a modernized sequel! I want a sequel exactly in the same way as the original with an extended soundtrack (add a little Motorhead) and maybe, more tracks & cars!

HELL YEA!

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19. Wish they would make more: MOVIES!




The Dollars Trilogy:
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1. A Fistful Of Dollars
2. For A Few Dollars More
3. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!


Well, in this case, i would change the title to Wish they had made more cuz in my opinion, 3 were not enough!

Clint Eastwood & Eli Wallach may be still alive but the 2 other driving forces, Sergio Leone & Lee Van Cleef are, sadly, dead! I highly doubt Wallach & Eastwood would appear in another movie cuz they are just too damn old now!

Anyways, a remake with good selected actors might just work but If they mess it up: I will write a long lengthy hate-mail to every denizen of Hollywood, mark my words!
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20. A series you've frequently mentioned/ranked in other lists!


Mad Max trilogy:
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Mad Max
The Road Warrior
Beyond Thunderdome


I would've used Evil Dead & The Godfather but It's time for a change now!

All right, let's break it down:
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1. 500 Greatest Movies (x2)
2. 500 Greatest Movie Quotes (x2)
3. It would be scary to live in the world of... (x1)
4. 150 Greatest Cinema Heroes (x1)
5. 150 Greatest Cinema Villains (x3)
6. 100 good but not great films (x1)
7. 100 best supporting actors/actresses (x1)
8. 500 Greatest Movie Scenes (x3)
9. 10 Great Trilogies
10. 15 Favourite Sequels (Beyond Thunderdome)
11. 37 Iconic Movie Vehicles (x1, The Interceptor)
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21. A game series you grew up with!


Golden Axe series: the one's I've played:
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Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III




A side-scrolling hack 'n slash series of games which was undoubtedly one of the best, most innovative games of it's time! Alongside Baldur's Gate & Diablo, this game opened up new levels of gaming for me.

From potions to dwarfs to magics to cool villains to amazing power-ups, this game was the God Of War of the 90's!

Another thing that makes it interesting is that the Gilius Thunderhead character (not pictured) was the main inspiration for one of the dwarfs in my novel which has a similar setting as Golden Axe!
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22. A series you recently unearthed!


The Millennium Trilogy:
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest




I can't say anything cuz I still haven't seen either of the titles but I've seen the trailers. They definitely look crazy though, with a mix of steam-punk and Nightwatch!
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Avatar (2009)
23. Hopefully it will be a worthy series!


Avatar!

James Cameron is planning of making 2 sequels!



James Cameron no doubt is the king of Special Effects! The Terminator, T2, Aliens, Titanic all had mind-boggling effects and they were so realistic that he bought Hollywood & cinema 2 steps forward with his large-scale ideas and here comes Avatar!

Cameron may also be the king of sequels (T2 & Aliens) but I'm a little worried about how Avatar 2 may shape up. I mean, I loved Avatar and is currently the most latest released film to be included in my 500 Greatest Films list, so it was THAT great!

Be easy on the 3D, Cameron! Please, make the sequels worthwhile or otherwise you will be losing a big fan!
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24. Most challenging game series!


Skyroads & Skyroads: Christmas special!



A highly addictive game that looks easy but is very hard. You have to navigate your spaceship through the level! I've been playing this game since age 8 and I may have finished all levels, it sure was challenging!

Here is the complete 'map':

From Crab Nebula it gets difficult!

A little video:

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25. That's it, I give up: GAMES!


Pokemon franchise!



Pokemon franchise is legendary and I must be one of the only few handful of people in the world not to have been affected by It!

I admit I've played Red, Silver & little bit of Blue but everytime I think I have captured a Pokemon and there are no more, a new one appears from nowhere! It's damn hard to learn the names and everything and sorry, I don't wanna catch the Pokemon-fever!

I do like Digimon though... It's not related to Pokemon but still!
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26. That's it, I give up: MOVIES!


American Pie series:
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American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
American Reunion
Band Camp
The Naked Mile
Beta House
Book Of Love


From 1-4, It's the main series. 5-8 are spin-offs!



I've seen No. 1, 3, 7 & 8. It has sweet babes and everything but overall, a major disappointment!

To be more clear, this is Fast Times At Ridgemont High if Jeff Spicoli was in his late-20's!

The Book Of Love was arguably the worst out of all, with tasteless humor and even more pathetic storyline!

STOP ALREADY!
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27. Flawless franchise - GAMES!


The Age Of Empires titles (the one's I've played):
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Age Of Empires
Rise Of Rome
Age Of Empires II: Age Of Kings
Age Of Empires III
Age Of Mythology
Titans


There are 5 more titles but I haven't played them. Only demo version!



Age Of Empires is one of the most groundbreaking, most innovative games ever made. The first title I'd played was Rise Of Rome and is arguably the greatest title, followed closely by Age Of Kings!

Of course, I may have not played the other 5 titles but I've played demo versions, so you can say that I've played them... but not full!

Anyways, I would strongly recommend Rise Of Rome or Age Of Kings or, if your Greek history is good, Age Of Mythology!

At least this beats The Sims!
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28. Best game series publisher/producer!




The series I've played:
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Need For Speed series
Battlefield (2 games)
Medal Of Honor (3 games)
007 games (3 games)
Wing Commander (2 games)
Command & Conquer (2 games)
SimCity (quite many)
SSX (2 games)
Burnout (2 games)


Other than that, one of their most notable non-series game is Seven Cities Of Gold!
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29. Thank God It's over!




The first was one great and almost made my 500 Greatest Movies list!

But that was when I was just a child. When I saw all 4 films quite recently, I cringed & reconsidered my own opinions.

1. The first film was quite entertaining and It was the second most watched film in my childhood but, nah! It's only aimed for very, very young kids!

2. This is where everything went seriously wrong. He is supposed to be Home Alone, not lost in New York! It was too predictable and a little dark!

3. The 2nd worst installment in the series. A kid controlling an R/C Car throughout the whole block and no-one can catch it? Also, where the hell are Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern? At least they provided good comic relief whereas these 4 burglars were just plain stupid!

4. Tsk. Tsk! If you are making a 'worst movies' list and are not sure which film to place No. 1, this is the very film!

Thank God It ended! Please, no more Home Alone titles or remakes or anything! Stop it!
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30. A series you would like to recommend!




I've only played 3 titles (VIII & 2 others). Brilliant games, I should say. Everything was great! I can't really say much cuz It's been a long time since I played any of the FF titles but they sure were awesome!

Anyways, I've also seen Final Fantasy: Spirits Within (animation) and even though I couldn't understand most parts, It was fun!
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Please, feel free to use them in your own versions!

1. most favourite movie series
2. who's asking for these?
3. best game series
4. the weakest link in a movie series
5. the strongest link in a movie series
6. the weakest link in a game series
7. the strongest link in a game series
8. there shoud've been only one
9. fav. series making game producer
10. fav. leading actor in a series
11. fav. leading actress in a series
12. fav. superhero series
13. you've seen the first. Have you seen the others?
14. The first impression & the last impression
15. A random game series
16. Flawless franchise
17. A series you wanna see
18. Wish they would make more
19. Wish they would make more
20. A series you've frequently mentioned in other lists
21. a series you grew up to
22. a series you recently unearthed
23. hopefully, it will be a good & worthy series
24. Most challenging game series
25. That's it, i give up - games
26. That's it, i give up - movies
27. flawless franchise (games)
28. There should've been none
29. Good thing it ended
30. A series (movie or games) you wanna recommend

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