With the release of The Golden Compass approaching and people already comparing it to The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of The Rings (In terms of potential fan-base), I thought I’d compile a list of life ruining films. In other words, films that have ruined lives in the same way that World of Warcraft has.
What I mean by ‘life ruining films’ is that the film has in some way altered the realities of many many people. We all know someone who has at least once compared a girl to Princess Leia, started wearing leather trench coats with sunglasses or even just decided that they liked wearing a ring even though they aren’t married. Films are powerful, so powerful that they may prohibit you from having more friends, sexual relationships or even keeping a job… because you had to camp out for the theatrical release.
10. Star Wars: Episodes IV, V, VI
For starters I really do like Star Wars, but there is a big difference between liking Star Wars and freaking loving Star Wars. When you like SW, you own the DVD set. When you love SW you make your mom call you Han and you own an authentic Storm Trooper suit that George Lucas sneezed on. I know for a fact that marriages have broken up because of outrageous credit card statements with multiple authentic lightsaber purchases. I don’t think there is any other film that has a lonelier and more ridiculous hardcore fan-base than this. The only thing worse than hardcore fans of the original trilogy…