50 Greatest Movie Origin Stories

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    • fatevilpigeon

      Jul 5th 2013, 10:23

      I'm really not sure if Raiders of the Lost Ark counts as an origin stroy. Ok its the the first time we meet Indy but Temple is set before Raiders and we see Indy as a child in Grail, of course this is if you forget the Young Adventures which give the most detailed orgin story I have ever seen.

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    • Arethosemyfeet

      Jul 5th 2013, 11:46

      Im sure most of these are just stand alone films that unfortuantely spawned weaker sequels.

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    • Arethosemyfeet

      Jul 5th 2013, 11:50

      fatevilpigeon - Your right, surely the opening sequence of the last crusade is the origns story?

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    • Arethosemyfeet

      Jul 5th 2013, 11:53

      All over the place this feature. The Blade pic is from Blade 2, the Alien pic from Alien 3. Did someone on their work experience create this one?

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    • jukeboxjunkie

      Jul 5th 2013, 12:14

      Surely The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the origin story of the Dollars trilogy?

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    • liamscott

      Jul 5th 2013, 12:41

      I think the person who came up with this list is getting confused with what an origin story is. An origin story explains how the main character came to be which some of these films are e.g. Batman Begins, The Phantom Menace Etc. The others are just the first in the franchise.

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    • cc1129

      Jul 5th 2013, 13:09

      At least get the titles right. "Rambo" was the fourth movie in the series. The first movie is called "First Blood".

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    • ashwilliams

      Jul 5th 2013, 14:11

      By Catherine Collins...yup this explains everything..stupid and inaccurate list.

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    • NSpike

      Jul 5th 2013, 14:47

      I agree with liamscott: a first movie is not the same as an origin story. A real origin story comes after we've allready come to now a character and then explains how that character came to be. In that respect, Hannibal's origin story is Hannibal Rising, not Red Dragon. And you could even argue that the origin of the Terminator was briefly shown in Salvation.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 5th 2013, 17:41

      Phantom Menace ...brilliant?

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    • dojj singh

      Jul 5th 2013, 18:28

      For movie buffs, you didn't remember that it's 9 realms and not 9 worlds that Thor and his fellow hero types protect? Glad that Bruce got top billing though :)

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    • JustDukky

      Jul 8th 2013, 7:22

      I thought an origin story was more about revealing the beginnings of already established characters and how they came to be the character we know and love? Most of these are just first chapters in a series. Also, editors and fact checkers. Do you have them?

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    • srstephen234

      Jul 8th 2013, 11:35

      Actually, Arethosemyfeet you are completely wrong about the pics of blade and alien, they both are from their first movies, how about you check your own facts first, before making judgments about others.

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    • Arethosemyfeet

      Jul 9th 2013, 14:59

      srstephen234, the pictures were changed after id made the comment. the original pictures that were put into the feature were ripley with a bloodshot eye (as in alien 3) and blade with a red lining to his jacket (as in blade2).

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