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13th Aug '16 12:59:43 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'', while more obscure, is considered a superior film to the original ''Film/PromNight1980'' by those who have seen it. [[InNameOnly It's actually a sequel in name only]], and has a more original premise that combines elements of both the slasher and supernatural horror genres, while also having a more self-referential tone, and it embraces it's campiness to the fullest extent. It also pays homage to many, many classic horror films. The original ''Prom Night'', while still fun to watch for it's own reasons, stuck very, very close to conventional slasher tropes, and is considered one of the more generic films in the genre.

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* ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII'', while more obscure, is considered a superior film to the original ''Film/PromNight1980'' by those who have seen it. [[InNameOnly It's actually a sequel in name only]], and has a more original premise that combines elements of both the slasher and supernatural horror genres, while also having a more self-referential tone, and it embraces it's its campiness to the fullest extent. It also pays homage to many, many classic horror films. The original ''Prom Night'', while still fun to watch for it's own reasons, stuck very, very close to conventional slasher tropes, and is considered one of the more generic films in the genre.
13th Aug '16 12:58:37 PM FordPrefect
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* Some film buffs consider ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' to be better than the original ''Film/TheGodfather'', and everyone considers it to be at the very least comparable. This is partly because the brilliant decision to tell as parallel stories the origin of Vito Corleone's criminal career, which was a part of the original Mario Puzo novel, and the tragic descent of his son Michael.

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* Some film buffs consider ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'' to be better than the original ''Film/TheGodfather'', and everyone considers it to be at the very least comparable. This is partly because of the brilliant decision to tell as parallel stories the origin of Vito Corleone's criminal career, which was a part of the original Mario Puzo novel, and the tragic descent of his son Michael.
3rd Jul '16 5:30:06 PM nombretomado
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* The initial "trilogy" (2001-2003) of {{LEGO}}'s ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' is the best-known for its unique premise and memorable characters and setting, but it was during the Metru Nui saga (2004) that the true world-building began and the characters were allowed to go beyond being one-note stereotypes. The story, up until then fairly linear and riddled with fantasy-clichés, also got more complex and serious, and the BigBad was re-imagined as a complicated and realistic villain. The Mask of Life saga (2006-2008) is also liked for placing heavy focus on action, replacing troop-builders with well characterized, individual villains, and for loosening up some of the story's more worn-out "rules". This was also when the world was developed into an entire complex universe as the writers introduced several other islands.

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* The initial "trilogy" (2001-2003) of {{LEGO}}'s ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' is the best-known for its unique premise and memorable characters and setting, but it was during the Metru Nui saga (2004) that the true world-building began and the characters were allowed to go beyond being one-note stereotypes. The story, up until then fairly linear and riddled with fantasy-clichés, also got more complex and serious, and the BigBad was re-imagined as a complicated and realistic villain. The Mask of Life saga (2006-2008) is also liked for placing heavy focus on action, replacing troop-builders with well characterized, individual villains, and for loosening up some of the story's more worn-out "rules". This was also when the world was developed into an entire complex universe as the writers introduced several other islands.
17th Jun '16 11:00:31 PM NEinDC
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** Similarly ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' was easily the most critically acclaimed of the first three films starring Daniel Craig, and numerous media outlets claimed it could be the first Bond film to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
1st Jun '16 8:17:55 PM sayaleviathan
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* Many ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fans agreed that ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'' is regarded as the best after the first two books. Indeed, both Seasons 3 and 4 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' which was adapted from ''A Storm of Swords'' became critically acclaimed by reviewers and viewers which brought the show and books at the peak of popularity.
24th May '16 10:36:47 PM Doug86
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* Music/{{Tool}}'s ''Opiate'' and ''Undertow'' (the former a rather obscure EP while the latter had songs with extensive radio play) were both excellent albums with a unique sound that didn't fall into the trap of the PostGrunge-era alternative rock formula. Then came ''Music/{{Ænima}}'', which charted at number 2 in the U.S., spawned five hit singles, and broke the mold of what many people considered "mainstream" rock. The success continued with ''Lateralus,'' which debuted at number 1 in many countries and also had four hit singles. It's widely considered Tool's best studio album ever...not bad considering the first radio single was [[EpicRocking almost seven minutes long]]. Rather jarring to hear played alongside 3-minute pieces on Top 40 radio stations.

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* Music/{{Tool}}'s ''Opiate'' and ''Undertow'' (the former a rather obscure EP while the latter had songs with extensive radio play) were both excellent albums with a unique sound that didn't fall into the trap of the PostGrunge-era alternative rock formula. Then came ''Music/{{Ænima}}'', ''[=Æ=]nima'', which charted at number 2 in the U.S., spawned five hit singles, and broke the mold of what many people considered "mainstream" rock. The success continued with ''Lateralus,'' which debuted at number 1 in many countries and also had four hit singles. It's widely considered Tool's best studio album ever...not bad considering the first radio single was [[EpicRocking almost seven minutes long]]. Rather jarring to hear played alongside 3-minute pieces on Top 40 radio stations.
10th May '16 5:50:35 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was considered a solid action movie by most critics and audiences, but it had the second-lowest box-office returns of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's first wave of movies (only ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' did worse), and it was written off by many fans as nothing more than a simple prologue to ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. To many people's pleasant surprise, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has turned out to be one of Marvel Studios' most critically acclaimed films to date, garnering the strongest reviews for the series since ''The Avengers''. It's also another one of the GenreShift examples, as ''First Avenger'' was a WWII adventure while ''Winter Soldier'' was a ConspiracyThriller.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was considered a solid action movie by most critics and audiences, but it had the second-lowest box-office returns of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's first wave of movies (only ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' did worse), and it was written off by many fans as nothing more than a simple prologue to ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]''. To many people's pleasant surprise, ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has turned out to be one of Marvel Studios' most critically acclaimed films to date, garnering the strongest reviews for the series since ''The Avengers''.Avengers'', and the fandom considers it one of the contenders for the best film in the franchise. It's also another one of the GenreShift examples, as ''First Avenger'' was a WWII adventure while ''Winter Soldier'' was a ConspiracyThriller.
9th May '16 7:44:59 AM babyhenchy1
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** ''Film/MadMax'' and ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''. The first was impressive for a low-budget action film to come out of Australia, though by today's standards is rather slow-paced and tedious (despite some excellent auto-stunts). The second film practically popularized the ScavengerWorld and TheApunkalypse in film, filled with balls to the wall action and is the best remembered film in the series.
** Then there's ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', critically acclaimed for its action, [[ShowDontTell visual storytelling]], acting, surprising amounts of CharacterDevelopment and depth despite a very simple story, and relentlessly feminist message. It earned universally positive reviews - 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (a point higher than ''Film/SchindlersList'') and [[OutOfTheGhetto an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture]], unheard of for a [[ScifiGhetto summer action movie]]. It was only a few weeks after its release that fans and critics started calling it one of the greatest action films ever made.

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** ''Film/MadMax'' and ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''. The first was impressive for a low-budget action film to come out of Australia, though by today's standards is rather slow-paced and tedious (despite some excellent auto-stunts). The second film practically popularized the ScavengerWorld and TheApunkalypse in film, filled with balls to the wall action and is the best remembered film in the series.
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** Then there's ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', critically acclaimed for its action, [[ShowDontTell visual storytelling]], acting, surprising amounts of CharacterDevelopment and depth despite a very simple story, and relentlessly feminist message. It earned universally positive reviews - 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (a point higher than ''Film/SchindlersList'') and [[OutOfTheGhetto an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture]], unheard of for a [[ScifiGhetto summer action movie]]. It was only a few weeks after its release that fans and critics started calling it one of the greatest action films ever made.
1st May '16 5:15:04 AM aye_amber
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* Music/{{Tool}}'s ''Opiate'' and ''Undertow'' (the former a rather obscure EP while the latter had songs with extensive radio play) were both excellent albums with a unique sound that didn't fall into the trap of the PostGrunge-era alternative rock formula. Then came ''Music/{{Ænima}}'', which charted at number 2 in the U.S., spawned five hit singles, and broke the mold of what many people considered "mainstream" rock. The success continued with ''Music/{{Lateralus}},'' which debuted at number 1 in many countries and also had four hit singles. It's widely considered Tool's best studio album ever...not bad considering the first radio single was [[EpicRocking almost seven minutes long]]. Rather jarring to hear played alongside 3-minute pieces on Top 40 radio stations.

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* Music/{{Tool}}'s ''Opiate'' and ''Undertow'' (the former a rather obscure EP while the latter had songs with extensive radio play) were both excellent albums with a unique sound that didn't fall into the trap of the PostGrunge-era alternative rock formula. Then came ''Music/{{Ænima}}'', which charted at number 2 in the U.S., spawned five hit singles, and broke the mold of what many people considered "mainstream" rock. The success continued with ''Music/{{Lateralus}},'' ''Lateralus,'' which debuted at number 1 in many countries and also had four hit singles. It's widely considered Tool's best studio album ever...not bad considering the first radio single was [[EpicRocking almost seven minutes long]]. Rather jarring to hear played alongside 3-minute pieces on Top 40 radio stations.
26th Apr '16 3:34:15 PM erforce
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* ''Film/MadMax'' and ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''. The first was impressive for a low-budget action film to come out of Australia, though by today's standards is rather slow-paced and tedious (despite some excellent auto-stunts). The second film practically popularized the ScavengerWorld and TheApunkalypse in film, filled with balls to the wall action and is the best remembered film in the series.

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* ''Mad Max''
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''Film/MadMax'' and ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''. The first was impressive for a low-budget action film to come out of Australia, though by today's standards is rather slow-paced and tedious (despite some excellent auto-stunts). The second film practically popularized the ScavengerWorld and TheApunkalypse in film, filled with balls to the wall action and is the best remembered film in the series.



* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors'' is considered by a lot of fans to be the best in the series. Same with ''WesCravensNewNightmare'', though some consider that a separate film from the main series.
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'': Interestingly, [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 the original film]] is not usually the one people remember. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It doesn't even feature Jason]], and on it's own, is usually seen as a mediocre slasher at best. The [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 following]] [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII three]] [[Film/Fridaythe13thTheFinalChapter films]] are the classics, with the fourth film usually being hailed as the ultimate ''Friday the 13th'' film. [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part 6]] also has its fans.

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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors'' is considered by a lot of fans to be the best in the series. Same with ''WesCravensNewNightmare'', ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare'', though some consider that a separate film from the main series.
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'': Interestingly, [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 the original film]] is not usually the one people remember. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It doesn't even feature Jason]], and on it's own, is usually seen as a mediocre slasher at best. The [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 following]] [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII three]] [[Film/Fridaythe13thTheFinalChapter films]] are the classics, with the fourth film usually being hailed as the ultimate ''Friday the 13th'' film. [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part 6]] VI]]'' also has its fans.



* The ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films fluctuated in quality after the standout first one, but by movie 4 and 5, some were beginning to see that they'd even reached greater heights than before. ''MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' in particular is sometimes being called the best of the series.

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* The ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films fluctuated in quality after the standout first one, but by movie 4 [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol 4]] and 5, [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation 5]], some were beginning to see that they'd even reached greater heights than before. ''MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' in particular is sometimes being called the best of the series.
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