Round 2 of our Franchises Bracket is heating up! Yesterday, we presented the first matchup, Back to the Future vs. Indiana Jones, and today we move on to two of the biggest epics in film history.
The sci-fi behemoth Star Wars goes head-to-head against the fantasy giant The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit franchise. Who do you think should advance to the semi-finals? Vote below, then read about how each franchise got here. And remember, all the polls will remain open until the end of the round!
Round 2 of the Tournament of Movie Fanatic Franchises Bracket continues! Two of the biggest epic film series in history are about to do battle. The sci-fi Star Wars franchise faces off against the fantasy Lord of the Rings/Hobbit franchise, to see who will move on to the semi-finals! Cast your vote! View Poll »
Poll is now closed! Here are the results:Star Wars
The odds are strong with Star Wars in our Tournament of Movie Fanatic Franchise Bracket. The George Lucas-conceived series trounced Scream in the first round 90% to 10%.
But, we are still focused on the past six films that have grossed billions of dollars. Each of the two trilogies have their own fan bases with younger viewers adoring the second three to arrive while a majority would say that A New Hope through Return of the Jedi is their favorite. Whatever film is your personal fave doesn’t matter… it’s time for Star Wars fans to rise up and vote for the entire franchise to win Movie Fanatic’s latest tourney! Head to our Star Wars quotes page for more.
It's no surprise that the immensely popular J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation had absolute no problem reaching round 2. Whether it can beat Star Wars to move on to the semi-finals is another story. LOTR went up against Evil Dead and scored 82.9% of the vote to move on to the second round.
The fantasy epic franchise has two films in the all-time worldwide box-office Top 20, after Peter Jackson successfully translated a universally-adored book series into a magical film event.
While The Lord of the Rings came first, the "prequel" series, The Hobbit is currently in full swing, with An Unexpected Journey opening last fall, and two more films coming this year and next year. Visit our The Lord of the Rings franchise quotes page for more.