Well, I've already discussed the X-Men franchise here during this meme. I discussed Firefly and its movie Serenity here during the last meme. And I discussed my favorite film version of my favorite book here. So now what?
I guess all I'm left with is The Lord of the Rings. Which I came at entirely backwards, as far as this question is concerned -- I saw the movies before I read the books.
I realize this is heresy and lunacy and idiocy and probably several other things ending with -s/cy as far as most Tolkien fans are concerned, but I can't help it. I read The Hobbit in high school and thought it was okay, but kinda boring. (And yet, I'm all excited about the movie version coming out at the end of this year. Go figure.) I figured, why read Tolkien's longer work and spend 1,000 pages being bored? It wasn't until The Fellowship of the Ring came to the big screen in 2001 that I got interested. And, truth to tell, there were only two reasons I went to see it at all. The first was that all my friends were going, including my boyfriend, who usually couldn't care less about seeing a movie in the theater. The second was Sean Bean.
|Sean Bean as Boromir, Captain of Gondor|
I think Boromir would have been my favorite character anyway, but having Sean Bean play him sure didn't hurt ;-) In fact, I can't imagine anyone else in the role. That goes the same for most of the principle characters, with the exception of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn, but I discussed that here long ago. I love these movies, these characters, the setting, the story, the dialog -- I can't imagine them ever being surpassed on film, and I guess that actually makes them the perfect choice for this post.
|The Fellowship of the Ring is my favorite of the three movies.|