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I knew it would happen - and here it is. Star Wars vs. The Matrix. I'm going with the movie that I can watch over and over and over again and never get bored. The Matrix!!!
you're so predictable...
Matrix but it is a tough call.
For its contribution to film history up to today, Star Wars. But for what it will do for film tomorrow, and the fact that it's significantly better written/acted/directed, The Matrix.
Brain... Exploding... Must... Pick... Bah, I'm giving it to Star Wars. Just because.
I put it this way, no matter what people say about the matrix sequels, they are by leaps and bounds much much better than all the prequels and jedi together. the matrix is more brutal, raw sci-fi. the year the phantom menace came out, the matrix showed up from nowhere and bitch slapped it.
you see what happens lucas?? see what happens when you mess up with peoples childhood? they pick up the matrix.
Star Wars, and It's not all that close.
After I saw, "The Matrix" I felt that my life, my world, was a little different. I now saw things differently. I was different. After, "Star Wars," even though I was just a child, no new insights.
Today, given the choice, I'd pick, "The Matrix" 9 out of 10 times.
Upon reflection I have to say it is not even close. I would rather sit down and watch The Matrix anytime. I kind of have to be in a certain mood for Star Wars.
MATRIX is just a Gen-X remix of STAR WARS, right down to the pseudo-religious themes backed up by a titanic special effects arsenal. In 30 years people are still going to watch STAR WARS because it was already retro when it came out and was styled to last. THE MATRIX is too trendy, in 30 years it will be unwatchably dated. Also, does anyone remember that the Wachowskis were sued for stealing the story... AND THEY LOST? My vote goes with STAR WARS.
When you subtract the leather and the slo-motion gunfights, STAR WARS slaughters. More imaginative, more entertaining, and better special effects scenes.
Right now, I would rather watch The Matrix. That's how I approach all my Flickchart rankings, and it's that simple. If we were talking about The Empire Strikes Back here, I might pause to consider, but I'd probably still choose The Matrix. Never will I deny the influence Star Wars had on film, and the movies will always have a special place in my heart. But Lucas made the Star Wars movies for kids (and he's still doing that--Jar Jar Binks, anyone?). There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, either; but now that I've grown, I'd rather watch The Matrix. And that's okay.
Star Wars. By far... The Matrix only had a good idea.
The Matrix. It's in me Top 20. And I wouldn't rewatch Star Wars unless forced to. If only Star Wars had put as much an onus on the action as The Matrix (or its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, for that matter), it might have had a chance to border respectability.
As a series, it's Star Wars. The question, however, is on the individual movie. Therefore, The Matrix gets my vote.
I used to absolutely love The Matrix. I don't understand why I don't really love it anymore. *Shrugs* In any case, I'm giving this to Star Wars.
I definitely hold Star Wars in higher esteem, but I always wonder how much of that is simply because I grew up with it. That said, I still believe Star Wars has better realized characters, a more memorable finale (Death Star trench, though the lobby gunfight is close), a more timeless story, and a much grander universe. And I do love the Matrix, despite it's flagrant use of Keanu Reeves.
Have to give it The Matrix. The Matrix just stirred something inside me the first time I watched it. Star Wars was fun and exciting, but I wasn't left impacted or thinking much afterwards. Plus it has the lobby scene.
Giving it to Star Wars. Matrix never had that impact on me.
Both phenomenal ground-breaking movies. I have to give it to the Matrix though.
Its hard to rate these movies apart from what they spawned.
I really enjoyed The Matrix and I think it changed the "cyber-punk" genre in the same way Tron did but Star Wars changed the landscape of movies. Gotta give it to SW
I really had a great time with the Matrix and I think it is a film that will hold up well over time but I'm going with Star Wars here because the cast was so great and I think Star Wars is a more fun movie overall.
I can't believe I'm doing this or how easily, but I'm picking "The Matrix." If this was "Empire," it would be a different story.
Not even a match. I really love Matrix (#11 here) but man...it's Star Wars. Look what a science fiction movie Big Ol' George did. In the 70's. With a low budget. Sorry Wachswosmwoky brothers.
Star Wars second greatest movie of all-time after The Empire Strikes Back. The Matrix 10th greatest movie of all-time. Star Wars easy but I still love The Matrix
Two excellent films. Going with Star Wars but I just might change my decision in the future. The Matrix is definitely more intelligent.
I wont stand for this... Star Wars wins
Thats right Star Wars wins easily!
Now thats how the vote should.
The Matrix? No.
The Matrix stands as my favourite film of all time, while Star Wars is just one of...
I remember Spielberg saying at the time, when it was clear that The Matrix had surpassed Phantom Menace in cultural relevance, if not absolute grosses, that The Matrix was the kind of film that fans were expecting the prequel to be. As has been noted here above, The Matrix kind of is like Star Wars. But it's Star Wars for the generation of kids that grew up with Star Wars, not the little kids for whom Lucas apparently made Phantom. Star Wars was the first film I remember seeing, and I didn't even like The Matrix after I first saw it (I remember sitting in a backseat of a car afterwards enumerating my objections to an older person driving who couldn't care less) but as it stands now, I prefer The Matrix to Star Wars.
on Mar 13
The Matrix fornow!
on Apr 18
Ummm. The matrix.
on May 9
not that i'm a matrix fan- i felt the storyline was highly outlandish & convoluted even though it may have had a unique & interesting concept. But words can't describe the disappointment i felt while watching star wars. Its in my opinion the most overrated movie ever.
Skywalker17 thinks Star Wars is the most overrated movie ever. Just pointing that ou--whahawhat.
I shudder to think what Skywalker's chart looks like. I'm nervously getting ready to check it out. :-\
Luke has no Gung fu. Nor does he have guns. Lots of guns.
on May 11
"THE MATRIX IS FUCKIN OVERRATED SHIT" - neomorpheusbluepill66
on May 12
Star Wars wins. Matrix was just weird
Dragon ball Z is a piece of shit. Fact.