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  • 28 Weeks Later

    17 70.83%
  • Gone in 60 Seconds

    9 37.50%
  • Traffic

    11 45.83%
  • The Mothman Prophecies

    4 16.67%
  • Casino Royale

    16 66.67%
  • King Kong

    13 54.17%
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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 2000s: Round 1 - Group 18 of 32

    During the first round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for up to six films you would like to move onto the next round. The top six films will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    28 Weeks Later (2007)
    Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

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    Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
    Directed by Dominic Sena

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    Traffic (2000)
    Directed by Steven Soderbergh

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    The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
    Directed by Mark Pellington

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    Casino Royale (2006)
    Directed by Martin Campbell

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    King Kong (2005)
    Directed by Peter Jackson

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    C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

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    Panic Room (2002)
    Directed by David Fincher

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    28 Weeks Later has the most intense opening I have ever seen.

    Casino Royale is top 3 Bond.

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    Some people must not have seen C.R.A.Z.Y. because it's a wonderful movie. Also, The Mothman Prophecies is such a singular film, too. I hope it can do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Some people must not have seen C.R.A.Z.Y. because it's a wonderful movie. Also, The Mothman Prophecies is such a singular film, too. I hope it can do better.
    I haven't seen C.R.A.Z.Y., but it's on my list. I like Vallee's films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    28 Weeks Later has the most intense opening I have ever seen.

    Casino Royale is top 3 Bond.
    I was literally coming to ask about 28 Weeks Later. I enjoyed 28 Days Later so much when I saw it for the first time that I didn't want to taint it with any sequels (especially since, if I'm remembering, the original cast isn't in it). So, question is: should I give it a watch? Is it a good sequel rather than a cash-in on the name recognition of 28 Days Later?

    Also, I know I'm in the minority here but I enjoyed Quantum of Solace more than Casino Royale.


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    Really not sure how Gone in 60 Seconds is getting more votes than The Mothman Prophecies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I enjoyed 28 Days Later so much when I saw it for the first time that I didn't want to taint it with any sequels (especially since, if I'm remembering, the original cast isn't in it). So, question is: should I give it a watch? Is it a good sequel rather than a cash-in on the name recognition of 28 Days Later?
    I think the lack of the original cast serves it well as, although it's certainly related to the first film, it concerns a different set of people. I think it builds on the first one, rather than trying to repeat or rehash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    Some people must not have seen C.R.A.Z.Y. because it's a wonderful movie. Also, The Mothman Prophecies is such a singular film, too. I hope it can do better.
    I haven't seen C.R.A.Z.Y., but it's on my list. I like Vallee's films.
    C.R.A.Z.Y. is awesome. It currently has 100% on RT and 93% with audiences. Love that movie.

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    The poll has closed. The following six titles are moving on to the next round:
    1. 28 Weeks Later (70.83%)
    2. Casino Royale (66.67%)
    3. King Kong (54.17%)
    4. Panic Room (54.17%)
    5. Traffic (45.83%)
    6. Gone in 60 Seconds (37.50%)

    And the following two titles have been eliminated:
    1. The Mothman Prophecies (16.67%)
    2. C.R.A.Z.Y. (8.33%)

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    I enjoyed 28 Days Later so much when I saw it for the first time that I didn't want to taint it with any sequels (especially since, if I'm remembering, the original cast isn't in it). So, question is: should I give it a watch? Is it a good sequel rather than a cash-in on the name recognition of 28 Days Later?
    I think the lack of the original cast serves it well as, although it's certainly related to the first film, it concerns a different set of people. I think it builds on the first one, rather than trying to repeat or rehash.
    Yup. It builds on the first one, and adds in its own memorable set pieces. Definitely worth a watch.

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    Not that it matters, but I must confess, I was confused when I voted, I didn't realize 28 weeks later was a sequel, and was thinking of 28 days later. I don't think I have seen 28 weeks later. Oh well, I'll be more careful in future rounds.
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    I can deduct a vote from its total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    28 Weeks Later has the most intense opening I have ever seen.

    Casino Royale is top 3 Bond.
    I was literally coming to ask about 28 Weeks Later. I enjoyed 28 Days Later so much when I saw it for the first time that I didn't want to taint it with any sequels (especially since, if I'm remembering, the original cast isn't in it). So, question is: should I give it a watch? Is it a good sequel rather than a cash-in on the name recognition of 28 Days Later?

    Also, I know I'm in the minority here but I enjoyed Quantum of Solace more than Casino Royale.
    It's worth a watch. I love the opening and while the film kind of takes a bigger budget action turn, I don't think it takes away from the original.

    As for Quantum of Solace, it's about as vanilla as a Bond film can get. What makes it better than Casino Royale for you? It's by fare my least favorite Craig Bond film.

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    Thanks, guys. I added 28 Weeks Later to my queue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    As for Quantum of Solace, it's about as vanilla as a Bond film can get. What makes it better than Casino Royale for you? It's by fare my least favorite Craig Bond film.
    Honestly, I can't remember many specifics about the plots of either one. I do remember thinking that Quantum was more engaging, better paced, and easier for me to follow. Plus, I tend not to enjoy the pre-requisite "Bond" stuff (poker games, double-crosses, etc.), which featured so heavily in the set-up of Casino, so I guess it makes sense that the reasons other people didn't like it are why I did.

    I'd rank them Skyfall, then Quantum, then Casino. I haven't seen Spectre yet.


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    Let me know what you think Ricky. I watched it when it first comes out but remember very little about it, except that I didn't really care for it. Maybe it's because I loved the first so much? But all this talk about it has me curious about giving it another shot.
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    I have to say I am surprised and impressed Panic Room made it through. It is a great movie. Lot's of tension, just unexpected that it made through.
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    Last night I went through the list of movies in the tournament, and went through netflix to see if any of the movies I had wanted to see in the past from this tournament were on Netflix. I must have looked for over a dozen films, but only 1 was available, Panic Room.
    I'll try amazon prime in a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Thanks, guys. I added 28 Weeks Later to my queue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    As for Quantum of Solace, it's about as vanilla as a Bond film can get. What makes it better than Casino Royale for you? It's by fare my least favorite Craig Bond film.
    Honestly, I can't remember many specifics about the plots of either one. I do remember thinking that Quantum was more engaging, better paced, and easier for me to follow. Plus, I tend not to enjoy the pre-requisite "Bond" stuff (poker games, double-crosses, etc.), which featured so heavily in the set-up of Casino, so I guess it makes sense that the reasons other people didn't like it are why I did.

    I'd rank them Skyfall, then Quantum, then Casino. I haven't seen Spectre yet.
    I've never understood the love for Skyfall. Bond literally fails at almost everything he does in the movie.

    I think I would rank the Craig films: Casino, Spectre, Quantum, Skyfall
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Last night I went through the list of movies in the tournament, and went through netflix to see if any of the movies I had wanted to see in the past from this tournament were on Netflix. I must have looked for over a dozen films, but only 1 was available, Panic Room.
    I'll try amazon prime in a few days.
    You can always also try https://www.justwatch.com/ It's a good search engine for finding where something is streaming. It's not always 100% accurate for showing all available streaming options but very close most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    I've never understood the love for Skyfall. Bond literally fails at almost everything he does in the movie.

    I think I would rank the Craig films: Casino, Spectre, Quantum, Skyfall
    Honestly I've made my peace with a lot of the extreme plot-convenient devices that Skyfall uses. Most blockbusters use the same plot driving mechanisms. Even relatively air tight stories like Dark Knight have the Joker doing the same kinda stuff. Par for the course.

    My ranking is
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Skyfall
    3. Spectre
    4. Quantum of Solace

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    I've never understood the love for Skyfall. Bond literally fails at almost everything he does in the movie.

    I think I would rank the Craig films: Casino, Spectre, Quantum, Skyfall
    Honestly I've made my peace with a lot of the extreme plot-convenient devices that Skyfall uses. Most blockbusters use the same plot driving mechanisms. Even relatively air tight stories like Dark Knight have the Joker doing the same kinda stuff. Par for the course.

    My ranking is
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Skyfall
    3. Spectre
    4. Quantum of Solace
    My ranking is similar, but I'd probably swap Spectre and Quantum. I don't think either are very good, but I found Spectre boring at best, and I didn't really like the whole retcon thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHocker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    I've never understood the love for Skyfall. Bond literally fails at almost everything he does in the movie.

    I think I would rank the Craig films: Casino, Spectre, Quantum, Skyfall
    Honestly I've made my peace with a lot of the extreme plot-convenient devices that Skyfall uses. Most blockbusters use the same plot driving mechanisms. Even relatively air tight stories like Dark Knight have the Joker doing the same kinda stuff. Par for the course.

    My ranking is
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Skyfall
    3. Spectre
    4. Quantum of Solace
    My ranking is similar, but I'd probably swap Spectre and Quantum. I don't think either are very good, but I found Spectre boring at best, and I didn't really like the whole retcon thing.
    The worst part of Spectre is:

    Spoiler:
    Blofelds motive for being a villain. It is very juvenile. WAH! daddy loved you more then me, so I'm going to terrorize the world to get back at you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Last night I went through the list of movies in the tournament, and went through netflix to see if any of the movies I had wanted to see in the past from this tournament were on Netflix. I must have looked for over a dozen films, but only 1 was available, Panic Room.
    I'll try amazon prime in a few days.
    You can always also try https://www.justwatch.com/ It's a good search engine for finding where something is streaming. It's not always 100% accurate for showing all available streaming options but very close most of the time.
    Just Watch is a must-have app for any movie fan.

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