#15 Film: The Terminator
This movie defined sci-fi in an all new way when it was released in 1984. The Terminator was basically the action-y, sci-fi version of the horror classic Halloween. The thought of being hunted by a deadly homicidal robot from the future was suspenseful. It also had a very small budget (compared to it’s sequels), which is weird considering the how the action is as intense as you can get. Oh yeah, and it has Arnie. ARNIE!!!
#15 Game: Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
When Nintendo teamed up with Square, only good could happen. And that was proved when they decided to make Super Mario RPG. Sadly, Square decided to ignore Nintendo once Sony came into the picture, and went ahead to make a certain RPG that I hear is pretty darn impressive (Hint: There’s a 7 in it.) Of course, Nintendo fans clamored for a sequel to Super Mario RPG, and Nintendo decided to deliver in the only way possible without Square’s permission, release a new game with the same mechanics but with a new gimmick. Enter Paper Mario. A successful N64 game, Paper Mario was a fun little RPG that appealed to the younger crowd, but didn’t really use it’s paper gimmick too much. Then, Nintendo achieved paper perfection with the Gamecube sequel, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. Unlike the first Paper Mario, Thousand Year Door actually used the paper gimmick as a main mechanic. Now, Mario can fold into a paper airplane, a paper boat, he can turn sideways to become “paper thin”, and roll into a small tube of paper to fit into small crevices. Oh yeah, and you can play as Bowser in sideways scrolling levels similar to Super Mario Bros.