SR Picks: Four Fun Charts For Geeks

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

moviemonsters sizechart SR Picks: Four Fun Charts For Geeks

Here at Screen Rant we love charts. Lucky for us then that over the past couple of months, a whole slew of fun movie-related graphs have hit the net. Check out four of our favorites below.

Our first movie chart comes from the guys over at GeekTyrant. As you can see, it’s a graph comparing the relative size of a bunch of famous movie monsters. At the bottom of the scale is our old knife-wielding friend Chucky, from the Child’s Play franchise. The biggest baddie on the chart is “Clover,” the 180 ft. tall monster from J.J. Abrams’ 2008 blockbuster Cloverfield.

Movie Monster Size Comparison

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For a full-size version of the graph, click the image.

Interestingly, the thing that I like about this graph the most are the monsters in the middle. For instance, did you know the Rancor was 30 ft. tall? I sure didn’t. It really puts Luke Skywalker’s challenge in perspective, you know? I mean, the Rancor dwarfs the Tyrannosaurus Rex. It must have taken a lot of force (wink, wink) to bring it down. Anyway, moving on…

The Things You’re Most Likely to Find on the Cover of a Fantasy Book

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While not necessarily movie related, this chart appeals to the geek in all of us. Coming from Orbit Books (via our friends at io9), the chart shows the most popular elements featured on the covers of fantasy books published in 2008. Unsurprisingly, swords top the list. I wonder how that category might further be broken down. For instance, are fire swords more popular than glowing, magical swords? Coming in at the bottom of the chart are the beautiful, yet terrifically unmanly unicorns.

It’s a pity the chart doesn’t track cleavage, because I can guarantee that would be somewhere near the top. Almost every fantasy book out there has at least one or two scantily clad women (sometimes humans, sometimes elves) clutching onto the story’s broad shouldered, sword-wielding hero. It’s sort of expected, right? Alternatively, we sometimes get to see a sword-wielding Amazonian woman on the cover, but even then there’s always some bountiful bosom for the reader to leer at. But, I digress. Moving on…

For the remaining two awesome Screen Rant-approved movie charts, click to the next page…

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  1. Time Travel, they have two Austin Powers movies there, one is pink for “unknown method of time travel.” The other blue for “alien technology.” But we all know they should be white for “deep freeze.” ;-)

  2. Weird, I always thought Mr Stay Puft and Godzilla (Japanese ver) were about the same size. Hmmmm. Whats interesting (to me at least) is that chart is almost in exact inverse order of coolness as well!

    Didn’t even look at the time travel chart, just looks like someone went mad with a sparkler…

  3. I’ve actually been to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Atlantic City, NJ. It’s a pretty cool place.

    C’mon Jordi, Godzilla is one of, if not THE best, movie monsters of all time. And going by that chart, there is no way the King Kong vs. Godzilla should have even been close. Godzilla would have stomped him and flamed him. The big ape wouldn’t have stood a chance.

  4. @Andy S

    I love big G! I even have a soft spot for Mecha-Godzilla ;) but the big-budget western version… erm no. That just blew. Not to mention the theme song was terrible, if I wanted to hear Kashmir desecrated like that I’d sample it myself! :P

  5. how about this devoted to starship sizes from everything from Star Trek to Ringworld
    http://www.merzo.net/

  6. What about Dr. Who? He should have ran into about everybody. What about those intrepid travelers of the “Time Tunnel?”

  7. That monster size chart looks very off too on some of them…