Tuesday, 1 July 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.

Completed Showdown:

Current Poll:

1986:  Fighter Aces Showdown - Iron Eagle vs Top Gun.
  • Who's the better pilot?
  • Currently last place in the poll.

    1989:  Underwater Base Showdown (Round 2) - Lords of the Deep vs DeepStar Six.
    • The fight for last place.
    • New to list.

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

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

    1998:  Animated Insects Showdown -  A Bug's Life vs Antz
    • Tiny CGI animals.
    • Currently losing the poll.

    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?
    • Currently winning the poll.

    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 (Round 2) - Rapture Palooza vs This Is The End.
    • A fight for last place.
    • New to the list.

    2013:  Abandoned Earth Showdown - Oblivion vs After Earth.

    • Who will win when the last men on Earth meet head to head?
    • New to List.

    Check out the poll...

    Removed Showdowns:
    • 1991:  Merry Men Showdown - Robin Hood vs Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
    • 1995:  Talking Pig Showdown - Babe vs Gordy.
    • 1992:  Christopher Columbus Showdown - 1492: The Conquest of Paradise vs Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.

    ~ DUG.

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