Round 1: Pulp Fiction vs. Blade Runner

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Round 1: Pulp Fiction vs. Blade Runner

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  1. The 1-2-3 Killam

    The 1-2-3 Killam Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    Round 1 Match: Pulp Fiction vs. Blade Runner

    The polls will close for this match on Friday, October 19 at 12:00am

    This match is going to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Argued by some as the best futuristic sci-fi film in history, Blade Runner takes on a cult classic that has literally been nominated for almost 100 awards. Both films are definitely "out there" in terms of plot, and both take extremely bold steps; neither hold back, or water down the writing to make their content more accessible. Now the hard question must ultimately be asked: which is better?
     
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  2. Shotaro

    Shotaro WZCW's James Howard

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    My only hesitation to vote straight for Blade Runner is that it's been cut and re-cut more times than a fourteen year old vampire wannabe whose only experience of the outside world is high-school and favourite band is Dashboard Confessional.

    As I grow older and grumpier I find Quentin Tarantino's movies to uh, well, they're at best over-rated and at worst they suck. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and the Kill Bill films are the only Tarantino films I consider worth watching (barring the farmhouse opening of Inglorious Bastards - the rest of it becomes a badly acted mess of a film that got spunked over by critics more than Chyna did whilst she was broke and living in an alley between wrestling and porn)

    Is Pulp Fiction good? Yes. Is it better than Blade Runner? No.
     
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  3. Loveless

    Loveless A Life In Monochrome

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    I can't really add much more to what Shotaro has already said (or at least I don't want to yet).

    Is Pulp Fiction cool as fuck? Yes. What else has it got going for it though?
    Even the title suggests that it's just a throwaway story and it is really, anyone could write it, only Tarantino could do it so stylishly, but that's really all it is, an incredibly stylish film that's entertaining but has no other purpose.
    Not only does Blade Runner match Pulp Fiction for style and batter it in visual terms, but thematically it's on another world. Simply by asking what defines humanity, it raises itself above anything that Tarantino has done. Pulp Fiction can't even beat it on "Classic Cinematic Speeches"
     
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  4. akrassikauda

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    Why is Pulp Fiction better.

    1) The stories are not in chronological order. If they where it would've not been a good movie that's what made it stand out it made you keep up.

    2) The characters.

    Butch: He's an aging fighter who sees one last payday and a bigger one if he crosses the mob and gets out of dodge fast enough. When he doesn't throw the fight and gets into the cab and the driver tells him that he killed the other fighter he didn't mean to kill him but he didn't feel bad about it but one thing Butch will feel bad about is letting the mob boss who wants him dead to continue being raped and not doing anything to stop it even though he has a clear exit out.

    Jules & Vincent: The bulk of the movie is centered around these two hit men and the journey they go through to get the briefcase back to the mob boss, after they kill two a third pops out of the bathroom and fires 6 rounds at them and all 6 bullets miss. Jules believes it was divine intervention while Vincent believes it was luck and tries to convince Jules but Jules believes what just happened was a sign to leave the life Vincent still not convinced leads to "I just shot Marvin in the face". Then in the diner they pick up the conversation they have about the shit they've been through so far over the briefcase but once again Vincent is not convinced on why Jules is leaving the life then they run into Pumpkin & Honey Bunny and that was the last sign for Vincent because after he gets killed by Butch (but not in chronological order).

    Those 3 characters made the movie.
     
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