#2 Movie: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
GRAAAHHHH!!! How I wanted to put this at #1!! I mean, It’s Lord of the Rings! No other film series just has the ‘epic’ feeling that stays throughout the whole series. What is there not to like about Lord of the Rings? It’s got a Ring of Power, Dwarves, Elves, Wizards, corrupted government officials, a freaky hermit guy named Gollum, a beast made of fire and pure darkness, dragons, ghost knights, Ring Wraiths (I was even a Ring Wraith for Halloween one year), a gaint flaming eyeball, Hobbits, and epic sword fights! Watching Lord of the Rings is like reading Beowulf, Robin Hood, and King Arthur all at the same time while eating a turkey leg. That’s the best I can describe it. and really, doesn’t that make you want to watch it right now?
#2 Game: Super Mario World
Ok, everyone says Super Mario Bros. 3 is better, but when ever that conversation begins, I say: “Super Mario World has 96 levels, Yoshi, the Cape, the best graphics, the best music, the best level design, the best difficulty curve, and pretty much revolutionized and perfected everything that we know and love in a platformer. I can still hear the fun boppy tunes, still see the colorful levels, still cringe when I remember the dozens of times I had to replay that castle level, at still remember buying at. It’s the best Mario game ever, the best platformer game ever, the best SNES game ever, the best second generation game ever, and one of the best games ever, period.