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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 2000s: Round 2 - Group 8 of 32

    During the second round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for up to four films you would like to move onto the next round. The top four 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 Days Later (2002)
    Directed by Danny Boyle

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    Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    Directed by Clint Eastwood

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    Training Day (2001)
    Directed by Antoine Fuqua

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    Halloween (2007)
    Directed by Rob Zombie

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    Solaris (2002)
    Directed by Steven Soderbergh

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
    Directed by Scott Derrickson

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    TO PROTECT THE SHEEP
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    Sad to see Solaris trailing so far behind...

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    Yeah, but speculative sci-fi doesn't normally do well in these tournaments...

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    I didn't think that Solaris was all that good.
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    But Halloween was?

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    So I wasn't surprised when I saw Halloween get a lot of votes last time (I am a fan of the film) but then to see The Devil's Rejects get kicked out in the first round was surprising. I really do enjoyed Halloween, and I stated my reasons why before, but I was also under the impression that that's one of Rob Zombie's least liked films. But my guess is it is made more for the masses, and it is a known property that a lot of people love, so maybe that's why it's getting a lot of votes. Bummed that Devil's didn't make it on, but I can see where it's not everyone's cup of tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    I didn't think that Solaris was all that good.
    Me either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    So I wasn't surprised when I saw Halloween get a lot of votes last time (I am a fan of the film) but then to see The Devil's Rejects get kicked out in the first round was surprising.
    I haven't seen his Halloween re-makes yet, but Devil's Rejects is my favorite film of his. I think it's his most well crafted one, too, so it's surprising, I guess, but also not surprising for the reasons you said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    I didn't think that Solaris was all that good.
    The original is superb. Tarkovsky is one of my favorite directors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    I didn't think that Solaris was all that good.
    Me either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    So I wasn't surprised when I saw Halloween get a lot of votes last time (I am a fan of the film) but then to see The Devil's Rejects get kicked out in the first round was surprising.
    I haven't seen his Halloween re-makes yet, but Devil's Rejects is my favorite film of his. I think it's his most well crafted one, too, so it's surprising, I guess, but also not surprising for the reasons you said.
    Well Halloween is not even in the same league as Devil's Rejects, but I still enjoyed it. Then again I enjoy all his movies. Are you going to see 3 From Hell?
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    Heather, at some point I have a poster I must show you for TDR that I've had nearly the entire cast sign.

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    Omg, yes please! That's amazing
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    I need a scanner like Bruce had. Of course I still need Sheri Moon's autograph but I doubt that will happen and Rob's would be cool as the director but I doubt he does the autograph circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    But Halloween was?

    Rob Zombies Halloween was a piece of shit. I didn't vote for it. I only voted for the top 3 films here.
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    Wow, I'm the exact opposite. I thought his Halloween reboot was pretty good. House of 1000 Corpes was meh and The Devils Rejects was borderline unwatchable.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    To me, Rob Zombie had no idea who Michael Myers is. Instead of making him evil incarnate as he should be, he's a product of a broken home and a juggernaut who started running through walls. I've always seen Michael Myers as a spider. He waits and waits and waits and waits and then he strikes when the time is right. Weirdly enough, I felt the broken home prologue to Zombie's film was the best part of the film, but it also ruined Michael Myers for me.

    The recent remake showed Michael Myers on a more heightened rampage, but it felt more like Michael Myers than Zombie's approach.
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    I don't know, I got a different feel from it. I thought he did a good job of showing how inhuman Michael was, even from childhood. Maybe there was a shred of humanity in him in the beginning, but despite his mother's love it couldn't save him. I saw him as a complete psychopath, completely detached from reality.

    Halloween 2, now that's a different story
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    I didn't bother with the second one lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    I didn't bother with the second one lol.
    I've told this many times on here but the second one made the girl sitting beside me throw up, lol.

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    I hated the second one. I even watched it a second time to see if maybe I could separate it from what I had envisioned and just enjoy it as a stand alone film, but that didn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    To me, Rob Zombie had no idea who Michael Myers is. Instead of making him evil incarnate as he should be, he's a product of a broken home and a juggernaut who started running through walls. I've always seen Michael Myers as a spider. He waits and waits and waits and waits and then he strikes when the time is right. Weirdly enough, I felt the broken home prologue to Zombie's film was the best part of the film, but it also ruined Michael Myers for me.

    The recent remake showed Michael Myers on a more heightened rampage, but it felt more like Michael Myers than Zombie's approach.
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I don't know, I got a different feel from it. I thought he did a good job of showing how inhuman Michael was, even from childhood. Maybe there was a shred of humanity in him in the beginning, but despite his mother's love it couldn't save him. I saw him as a complete psychopath, completely detached from reality.

    Halloween 2, now that's a different story
    I'm more with Heather. I liked the fact that RZ gave him an actual backstory. I don't think in the original he was really supposed to be anyone except this mindless, almost supernatural killing machine that can't be stopped. Even in the credits he was listed as "The Shape".
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    That's what made him scary in the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Are you going to see 3 From Hell?
    Yes! Don't know if I'll make it to the theater for it (does it come out next month?), but I'll definitely see it at some point. I'm really curious to see what they do with it, given the ending of The Devil's Rejects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    To me, Rob Zombie had no idea who Michael Myers is. Instead of making him evil incarnate as he should be, he's a product of a broken home and a juggernaut who started running through walls. I've always seen Michael Myers as a spider. He waits and waits and waits and waits and then he strikes when the time is right. Weirdly enough, I felt the broken home prologue to Zombie's film was the best part of the film, but it also ruined Michael Myers for me.

    The recent remake showed Michael Myers on a more heightened rampage, but it felt more like Michael Myers than Zombie's approach.
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I don't know, I got a different feel from it. I thought he did a good job of showing how inhuman Michael was, even from childhood. Maybe there was a shred of humanity in him in the beginning, but despite his mother's love it couldn't save him. I saw him as a complete psychopath, completely detached from reality.

    Halloween 2, now that's a different story
    I'm more with Heather. I liked the fact that RZ gave him an actual backstory. I don't think in the original he was really supposed to be anyone except this mindless, almost supernatural killing machine that can't be stopped. Even in the credits he was listed as "The Shape".
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