Friday, 16 May 2014


Looking at film and television. Sometimes two very similar films come out close together, let's see which one is better...

Here's a list of 10 film duos I intend looking at.  I'm starting off with films released in the same year calender year, but will expand out to films in consecutive years as time goes on.  I'm also going to avoid deliberate rip-offs by companies such as Asylum who make "Mockbusters" of major films to trick audiences into see their film instead of the real thing.
Below there is a poll with all 20 films on it.  Ranking the pairs will determine the order I review them.  Additional films will be added as after each review.

[UPDATE:  The current poll has replaced this one]

Completed Showdown:

1986:  Fighter Aces Showdown - Iron Eagle vs Top Gun.

  • Who's the better pilot?
  • New to list.

1989:  Underwater Base Showdown (Round 1) - Leviathan vs DeepStar Six.

1992:  Christopher Columbus Showdown - 1492: The Conquest of Paradise vs Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.
  • Which is the better anniversary film?
  • New to list.

1996:  Jane Austen's Emma Showdown - Emma (TV) vs Emma (Film).
  • With public domain, it's bound to happen.
  • Currently last place in the poll.

1998:  Earth Approaching Asteroid Showdown - Deep Impact vs Armageddon.
  • Hits or misses?

2000:  Mars Voyage Showdown - Mission to Mars vs Red Planet.
  • Who do you want to go to Mars with?

2005:  Spelunking Scares Showdown - The Cave vs The Descent.
  • Caves.  Confided, dark, scary.  What if something is down there with you?

2010:  Animated Super Villain Showdown - Megamind vs Despicable Me.

2011:  Casual Sex Rom Com Showdown - No Strings Attached vs Friends with Benefits.
  • Not a new idea, but two films with a new crop of actors and the idea in the title in the same year?

2013:  Apocalypse Party Showdown - This Is The End vs The World's End.


Showdowns removed from poll:

  • 1991:  Merry Men Showdown - Robin Hood vs Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Check out the poll...

~ DUG.

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