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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

    Boskone_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I would have thought the Roadwarrior would have made it past the last round also.
     
  4. CaptainBinaca

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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    Jul 15, 2005
    You are not alone
     
  5. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nothing is considered safe in this tournament.
     
  6. Darth-Kevin-Thomas

    Darth-Kevin-Thomas Jedi Master star 5

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    Sep 27, 2002
    Road warrior is gone :(

    dkt
     
  7. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Aug 12, 2002
    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

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It was closer then you think. The last vote was the tiebreaker.
     
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    ImperialMarchFace Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    DarthPhelps Jedi Master star 5

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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

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    DarthPhelps Jedi Master star 5

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

    Darth-Kevin-Thomas Jedi Master star 5

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    This is getting interesting now

    dkt
     
  18. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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)

    [ol][li]Matrix Reloaded
    vs.
    Equilibrium[/li]

    [li]Minority Report
    vs.
    The Abyss: Special Edition[/li]

    [li]The Time Machine (1960)
    vs.
    Event Horizon[/li]

    [li]Mad Max (1979)
    vs.
    Tron[/li]

    [li]Fifth Element
    vs.
    Alien III[/li]

    [li]Predator
    vs.
    The Invisible Man (1933)[/li]

    [li]Back to the Future
    vs.
    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence[/li]

    [li]Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    vs.
    Robocop[/li][/ol]
     
  20. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 9, 2002
    Votes in
     
  21. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 16, 2001
    Tough go of things for HP :(
     
  22. DAR

    DAR Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 8, 2004

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


     
  23. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 16, 2001
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/pm_send.asp?usr=942659]PM your votes into ObiWan506[/link] ;)
     
  24. CaptainBinaca

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    MrsStrahd Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Apr 4, 2002
    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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