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> Harry Potter (series)

The Harry Potter movies first started coming out around or before LotR. Doesn't count.

> Eragon

A pale, forgettable rip-off of not only LotR, but also essentially a fantasy-ized version of Star Wars too.

> Bridge to Terabitha

Doesn't count. Even the producers of the movie admitted that the advertisements were misleading. Yes, there is some fantasy to it, but by and large it's a depressing 'coming of age' story set in the real world with some moments of escapist fantasy.

> The Brothers Grimm
> Stardust

I suppose they count, but both were ultimately flops at the box office for various, separate reasons.

> Chronicles of Narnia (worth pointing out thats a series of movies)

That I will concede.

> Upcoming: Beowulf

Right, but if I'm not mistaken, didn't Beowulf inspire some of LotR?

> Upcoming: His Dark Materials (series)

Never read the books, so I wouldn't know

> Arguably: Pirates of the Caribbean (series)

You know, your list actually had some credibility until you mentioned that. PotC might be fantasy, yes, but it's not mythological-based fantasy, unlike a majority of the movies you listed.

Hey Mek! \:\-\)

> > Eragon

> A pale, forgettable rip-off of not only LotR, but also essentially a fantasy-ized version of Star Wars too.

Forgettable yes, but ultimately ONLY GOT MADE because of Lord of the Rings success...and thats the point.

Lets just hope the Thor movie doesn't turn into a forgettable rip-off of Lord of the Rings.

> > The Brothers Grimm
> > Stardust

> I suppose they count, but both were ultimately flops at the box office for various, separate reasons.

...a fantasy flop by the director of this new Thor movie. *gah*

> > Chronicles of Narnia (worth pointing out thats a series of movies)

> That I will concede.

Naturally.

> > Upcoming: Beowulf

> Right, but if I'm not mistaken, didn't Beowulf inspire some of LotR?

Irrelevant. What we are talking about is Lord of the Rings impact on Hollywood vis-a-vis the making of fantasy movies.

> > Upcoming: His Dark Materials (series)

> Never read the books, so I wouldn't know

Read them...they are good. One part Harry Potter, one part Lord of the Rings, a dash of Star Trek and a hefty critique of organised religion.

> > Arguably: Pirates of the Caribbean (series)

> You know, your list actually had some credibility until you mentioned that.

I still have plenty of credibility.

Were it not for Lord of the Rings, many of the movies above would simply not have been made and/or not have received the budgets they did.

> PotC might be fantasy, yes, but it's not mythological-based fantasy, unlike a majority of the movies you listed.

Myths like 'Davey Jones' for instance.

The Pirates series becomes more mythical and fantastical with each passing movie.


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