Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament Week 35: Round 3

Round 3 continues here. The complete elimination bracket can be seen here. There was one statistical upset this week as Watchmen (2009) edged out Metropolis (1927) by a single vote. There was also a tie between Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), so we used the round one results as the tie breaking factor and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) has advanced to the next round.

7 replies on “Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament Week 35: Round 3”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    I sense a possible “recent film” bias.

    • Fez says:

      I am guilty of that to some extent, but I also wonder if it’s not just bias but people who liked the new movie, haven’t seen the old one at all, but didn’t choose “no opinion”. I try to be fair and not rate against movies I haven’t seen, but if I really liked a movie, I’d vote for it even if I hadn’t seen its contender.

      • Looking at these results, I think that’s a lot of it. Comparing to round one, there are movies that have a more votes against than there were initial opinions. I think we’re getting a lot of “I know this one is good, and don’t know about the other, so I’m voting for this one” going on. That also seems to be the core of every statistical upset to date, in fact.

  2. I’m just waiting for the day when you put the seeds in the spreadsheet, so we can see just how upsetting the upsets really are.

    • Apropos of nothing, I like how I’ve spent more time on the site in the last couple weeks than in the year or two prior. Having a new layout that I don’t actively hate seems to have done me a world of good. :)

    • I won’t say which is which, but the closest upset in the race was only one rank apart, and the biggest upset was a full 67 ranks apart on the initial vote.

  3. Definitely getting into the “which of your children do you love more” territory.

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