Spy Thriller franchises, emphasis Ethan Hunt(MI) and Bourne franchises

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Captain Craig, Dec 29, 2011.

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After the James Bond series who do you consider the 2nd best series?

  1. Bourne franchise

    62.5%
  2. Jack Ryan franchise

    6.3%
  3. Mission Impossible (Ethan Hunt) franchise

    28.1%
  4. XXX franchise

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Salt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Other - please list in the thread

    3.1%
  1. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Spy Thriller franchises, emphasis Ethan Hunt(MI) and Bourne franch

    Because Bourne is an assassin, not a spy. But the OP titled the thread "Spy thrillers" so I went with it.

    I only included that because further up the thread the debate was about Brosnan and Dalton as if Sean Connery never existed, when true Bond afficionados know Connery was Bond.

    No, Ryan has less business being on the list than you think Bourne has. He's never been a spy in any incarnation.
     
  2. Bob Karo

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    Re: Spy Thriller franchises, emphasis Ethan Hunt(MI) and Bourne franch

    I don't think anyone would argue that Connery was a great Bond. That doesn't mean the other actors don't have their good points. I'd be lying if I said there isn't something I enjoyed in each Bond movie. Even TWINE and DAD.

    Seriously though, the Harry Palmer series doesn't get much attention these days. And have ya'll seen the prices on a Region 1 DVD?
     
  3. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Spy Thriller franchises, emphasis Ethan Hunt(MI) and Bourne franch

    Haven't bothered with the MI franchise ever since the first movie made Jim Phelps the bad guy. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dream

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    Re: Spy Thriller franchises, emphasis Ethan Hunt(MI) and Bourne franch

    Damon isn't that big without Bourne.

    The Green Zone was a flop even though it had Damon and the director from the Bourne sequels.

    It makes me wonder why he left that franchise.