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The Land Before Time: My Rankings Compared to The New York Post’s Rankings

For the New York Post Gregory E. Miller wrote a ranking of the first thirteen films here. http://nypost.com/2014/08/13/a-rundown-of-the-best-and-worst-the-land-before-time-movies/.  These have even been mentioned in a few of the Wikipedia articles.

  1. 1
  2. 3
  3. 5
  4. 10
  5. 2
  6. 9
  7. 4
  8. 8
  9. 12
  10. 7
  11. 6
  12. 11
  13. 13
Film My rank Miller’s Rank Compared to my Rank
1 1 1 0
2 (Great Valley Adventure) 5 5 0
3 4 2 +2
4 10 7 +2
5 (The Mysterious Island) 2 3 -1
6 6 11 -5
7 3 10 -7

 

Film Number My Rank Miller’s Rank Compared to my Rank
8 (The Big Freeze) 8 8 0
9 13 6 +6
10 7 4 +3
11 (Invasion of the Tinysauruses) 12 12 -1
12 11 9 +1
13 14 13 0
14 (Journey of the Brave) 9 Not made

We gave he first, second, eighth, and thirteenth films the same rankings, even if fourteen is not counted.  Also our rankings of five, eleven, and twelve were really close.

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We disagreed the most with films six, seven, and nine.  For The Secret of Saurus Rock he called it “boring and uninspired.”  I personally do find it exciting and inspired, but it has plenty of padding, so I can see people finding it boring easily.  The worst part of his article is his review of seven, which is just briefly insulting the name “rainbow face” ignoring its allusions to alien beliefs, and the rest of the film.  His review of nine makes it obvious he loves underwater scenes in movies, and I personally did enjoy the underwater scenes in Nine, but I prefer them in Finding Nemo and Pinocchio.

His rankings are an alternative to mine, and the only complete ones I can find online, though they are all a paragraph long at most (except for thirteen, which got two paragraphs), and overly short for my taste.

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