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What's The Best (Or Worst) Voiceover Monologue At The Start Of A Movie?

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Some movies just drop you in the deep end, and let you figure out what's going on. And some movies talk you through it. Opening voiceovers are a major component of science fiction and fantasy movies (see 50 of them here) and they can be wonderful. Or just god-bananas-awful. But what are the best? And the worst?

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Please include a clip or still image for your favorite (or least favorite) opening voiceover. And please let us know the name of the movie, and why it's the best or worst. Thanks!

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Top image: Terminator 2: Clearly the best. We hear all about the apocalypse before we get plunged into the battle to stop it.

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Alluvian_Est-Endrati

I quite enjoyed Galadriel's prologue for The Fellowship of the Ring.