Tournament: Greatest movies of the Sci-Fi / Fantasy Genre (WINNER ANNOUNCED!)

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by ObiWan506, Sep 12, 2006.

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  1. Boskone_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    YOU GUYS KNOCKED OUT ROAD WARRIOR???????????
    MAY THE GREAT HUMONGOUS FEED YOU ALL TO HIS DOGS OF WAR!

    Sure Serenity is fun and all that, but Road Warrior obviously had the greater cultural impact.

    But thank you for knocking out Independance Day. That Insomnia cure had no reason being nominated in the first place.

    Now for Gods sake, GIVE DRAGONSLAYER A CHANCE! If you havent seen it I would be happy to post a synopsis. Check out its reviews on Netflix if you must.
  2. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    Jul 7, 2000
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    Bracket 2 came out as pretty much expected. This thrid one is just evil to choose from though. :p
  3. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Oct 30, 2001
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    I would have thought the Roadwarrior would have made it past the last round also.
  4. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    Jul 15, 2005
    star 3
    You are not alone
  5. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Aug 5, 2003
    star 7
    Nothing is considered safe in this tournament.
  6. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
    star 5
  7. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Aug 12, 2002
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    I was really hoping 12 Monkeys would make it further. But I knew it was in trouble the second I saw that it was up against Stargate. :(
  8. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Aug 5, 2003
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    It was closer then you think. The last vote was the tiebreaker.
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I will find the person who cast that tie breaking vote and murder them, I swear it.

    Seriously now, Terry Gilliam, Bruce Willis, Madeline Stowe and Brad Pitt, David Morse in the best damn time travel film ever lost out to the freaking creepy kid with the headdress? Now, really.

  10. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    Jul 15, 2005
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    12 Monkeys was my sentimental favorite and it's gone. Gone! The bad guy from Stargate was Jaye Davidson, for pete's sake.
  11. ImperialMarchFace Jedi Master

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    Oct 13, 2002
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    I think it'd be a lot better to see the actual votes, like putting the number of votes each movie got next to the movie's name. It'd be a lot better than just seeing movies crossed out.
  12. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    Not a bad idea. It would give us a chance to see how badly a particular movie goes down.
  13. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    I'm just trying to keep out the voting numbers because of the bias it might create. I have saved all the numbers so at the end of the tournament you can see how each round actually went. But for now, they're anonymous for a reason. I want you to vote for a film because you like it better then the other and not because you see that everyone else is voting for it. It just keeps the voting honest.
  14. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    Jul 15, 2005
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    You know what? I agree with that. There's a mob mentality that tends to occur with these things and IMO even including results after a round could affect future votes. As much as I'd love to actually see how films like Road Warrior and 12 monkeys could've lost so early, it's a a small price to ensure untainted voting
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I initially wanted to see the numbers as well, but after a little thought, I agree with the moderator's conclusion.

    I can wait. :)
  16. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    Ditto. That's a very fine reason to keep it under wraps for now.
  17. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    Sep 27, 2002
    star 5
    This is getting interesting now

    dkt
  18. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    May 24, 2005
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    I like this idea. Have you suggested it to TheBoogieMan for the tournaments he runs in Census? I think it'd be good to implement that plan for all tournaments held in the Forums here.
  19. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Okay guys. Results are in for Bracket #3. Here they are:

    Bracket #3 ? (Fantasy) (The Astral Plane Bracket)

    <s>The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen</s>
    <s>Toy Story</s>
    LotR: The Return of the King
    <s>Men in Black</s>
    Spider-Man
    <s>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire</s>
    <s>Dragonslayer</s>
    <s>Highlander</s>
    Pitch Black
    Superman II
    <s>Time Bandits</s>
    The Incredibles
    Batman
    Monty Pythons Holy Grail
    Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    <s>Hawk the Slayer</s>

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    Voting for Bracket #4 begins now. Voting will end on Saturday at 9:00 pm. Go forth and vote.

    Bracket #4 ? (Science Fiction) (The Photon Torpedo Bracket)

    1. Matrix Reloaded
      vs.
      Equilibrium


    2. Minority Report
      vs.
      The Abyss: Special Edition


    3. The Time Machine (1960)
      vs.
      Event Horizon


    4. Mad Max (1979)
      vs.
      Tron


    5. Fifth Element
      vs.
      Alien III


    6. Predator
      vs.
      The Invisible Man (1933)


    7. Back to the Future
      vs.
      A.I.: Artificial Intelligence


    8. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
      vs.
      Robocop

  20. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Jul 9, 2002
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  21. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    May 16, 2001
    star 6
    Tough go of things for HP :(
  22. DAR Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2004
    star 4

    Minority Report
    The Time Machine (1960)
    Back to the Future


  23. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    May 16, 2001
    star 6
  24. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    Jul 15, 2005
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    Wow, tough round.
    Really had to think about some of them, especially Pretator/Invisible Man and the Abyss/Minority Report.
  25. MrsStrahd Jedi Knight

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    Apr 4, 2002
    star 1
    How many Batman movies does one contest need? Done go making me think that Dragonslayer only lost because none of you ever watched it. It was a far more thought-out movie than Batman, without a pre-established fanbase to pump it up to inflated success that it might not have otherwise deserved on its own. Dont fall for name recognition prejudice boys. Dragonslayer got screwed.


    (and who was the poster child for Bright and Shiny Objects who nominated Event Horizon? Geez people, exercise some standards)
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