#10 Movie: Thunderball/Quantum of Solace
Okay, you may say I’m cheating here. After all, I did say that I would only allow one movie per franchise. But when the time came to put a James Bond movie on here, I couldn’t decide between these two. On one hand, Thunderball has Sean Connery, the best Bond in the series’ history. But on another hand, Quantum of Solace has a better villain. They both of fantastic plots, epic action sequences, and two of the best ‘Bond Girls’ in the history of the franchise. So which one wins? Neither. They’re tied. I thought long and hard, and simply couldn’t decide. So I’ll end it with this: Thunderball revolutionized the Bond movies, setting a high standard for the rest of the series, Quantum of Solace revitalized the series with a new dark edge and action sequences that even made the creators of The Matrix say “Wow.”
#10 Game: Chrono Trigger
Why doesn’t this kind of thing happen more often? When Chrono Trigger was first announced, it was seemed like a JRPG enthusiast’s dream come true. A game who’s contributors include Yuji Horii, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Akira Toriyama, Nobuo Uematsu, and the debut of Yasunori Mitsuda, has got to be one amazing game. “It may even be better than Final Fantasy VI!” said gamers across the globe, and although it has yet to be decided what is the better RPG (my vote is for Chrono Trigger), there is no denying that Chrono Trigger is quite an amazing game. The story is about Crono, a mute protagonist who meets a girl at the fair. When the girl is sucked into a mysterious time portal, Crono and his friend Lucca follow her. Once they find her, they learn of an intricate plot that involves an ancient creature named Lavos, who is summoned by an evil magician named Magus. I don’t want to reveal the rest of the brilliant story line, so go buy the DS version (or download it on the Wii Virtual Console).