It’s Tuesday, November 6th,2018, its also midterm elections. I won’t be vehemently preaching to you that if you live in the United States that you should go out and vote, but I do hope you have already. Today I bring you a small blog post with a question.
Out of Star Wars, Marvel or Lord of The Rings which is your favorite?
This weekend my sister three of her friends a co-worker of mine and my Aunt and Uncle were sipping tea and snacking on cookies. I said I was having a tea party and my Uncle shows up Fully dressed in a SUIT. 😂👌
A question came up that lingered through the party
“The Marvel universe, StarWars and The Lord of the rings are all great,
but what’s your favorite?”
My sister without hesitation replied with
” I like star wars, but their movies have been getting progressively worse and lord of the
rings is boring”
her 3 friends nodded their heads in agreement, I don’t think my sister friends cared much about the question I didn’t hear much input from them.
Myself, Manish and my sister were what drove this conversation with some brief interjections by my aunt and Uncle.
Manish my Aunt and Uncle went with Starwars
he said that despite its darkness it has interesting ideas and it has a hopeful ending in comparison to Lord Of The Rings & He also favored SW because it’s lore is more fleshed out, we compared how many entries there are on Wookiepedia vs Lotr.wiki.com
it as a staggering 145,670 to 6,384
for him, the marvel verse is really random, where anything goes and it often doesn’t make much sense because of that. He also didn’t like that EVERYTHING is out for earth’s destruction
and Lotr he thinks is cool but didn’t like the overarching theme that the old fantastic stuff
is dying or going away which makes it a tad darker than the other two.
As for me I’d be hard pressed the chose between Starwars but If I had to choose id pick Lord of the rings as my favorite, The story and mythology resonates with me slightly more than Starwars. and I make an effort to watch LOTR once a year.
what differentiates LOTR and star wars from marvel?
For me at the end of the day, they are following the same formula the super Hero saves the day and it feels like a hollow victory. As a comparison When The ring / DeathStar is destroyed they save the day but at the same time it feels like a moral victory has been won, and the same can’t be said when the Avengers save Newyork from the Aliens.