I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Favorite Star Wars Movie...

I've seen this being a common post on blogs and message boards.... And everyone has a simple stack with Empire always near the top and menace usually near the bottom. I like this whole series, but have even been prone to the "Empire" answer at best or favorite... Well, I shall exhaustively try to figure out which one is my favorite and which one is best. Mind you, when it comes to "BEST" Oscar worthiness is the only true standard (wink wink) and each movie will be compared in the Oscar categories, as if they all came out in one year. Digital performances don't count for shit, nor do stunts. Being this is Star Wars, Best supporting actress may be tossed out as well.... Don't know yet.

Basically, the way this works A list of all possible contenders goes on the left side of a grid, and on the top of a grid. Each is compared to all the others. The favorite gets a 1. The other gets a 0. In a tie, a - is given to each, standing for .5. Totals go on the right hand side and a result is produced.

Favorite Asteroid Field.

Winner: Anoat system. Empire's asteroid field is riddled with creatures, large and small bodies, and decimated an Imperial fleet. This beauty took a hell of a shit load of work from ILM and was next to impossible to pull off back in the day. Though technical merit (for the time) and visual spectacle skew differently for both trilogies, it's hard to ignore on some issues. While Geonosis rings are beautiful on film, they did not have a giant slug or bash the hell out of Star Destroyers. Note: This is not comparing the ship chases that took place, just the environment itself as a fixture in the movie.

Runner up: Polis Massa. There are so many reasons this should have won... Damn that Han Solo mojo left on the Anoat system. I remember these vague images of Space 1999 when I was a kid, and Polis Massa is the moon base of our dreams. Moreover, if Luke Skywalker had a birth certificate, this would be on it. Damn. It has neat inhabitants to boot, not just a great asteroid field, this is one of the neatest locations in the saga, and in the locations showdown, will probably fare well.

Next up: Opening Flyover.

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