Last week Joe and I had an epic conversation about which trilogy we thought was better -- Indiana Jones or Star Wars.
The conversation was pretty solid, led to some interesting arguments and has eventually led to the obvious question...
"What exactly is the best trilogy of all time."
It has been a question that has been brought up by many, but rarely given a satisfying answer. It is a question that has puzzled millions and has brought countries to the brink of epic war.
Of course, the only official way to settle this is to use a Sweet 16 bracket so that we can analyze 16 different trilogies on a match-up by match-up basis.
I have spoken to a few of you about this, but here is how we think it could work:
Every week we will randomly assign folks to a different trilogy in a specific matchup. That person will be responsible for submitting a brief, but POTENT argument as to why that trilogy is indeed better than the movie they are matched up against. Once both arguments are submitted they shall be posted onto the blog. We will then set up a poll so we can see how the arguments measure up. Note I said "Arguments" not "Trilogies". That's right, you will be responsible for the fate of the trilogy.
In order to keep this relatively organized we will be setting up "deadlines" in order to keep this thing moving week-to-week.
Well, without further ado, below is the bracket:
Now, invariably, I am sure some of you will take issues with this. You may have a specific trilogy in mind that you think belongs in the tournament. No worries! Just put your trilogy in the comments below. If folks have certain strong opinions about including some movies over others we'll make the required alterations
So, check it out, comment, and get prepared for the greatest debate of your lives.
Addendum: I realize that I misprinted in one of the bracket spots. It should say HP III - V.