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Fonzi's favorite poll? Perhaps.

Ordinarily, I would be posting this the Saturday beforehand ... but I will be out-of-state next Saturday, so you get some extra early poll fun.

Poll #1501156 A. Poll

All of these movies start with "A" or an article. Which should I watch?

Standard Smithee poll caveats apply, although I'm not entirely certain when I will close this poll. It will be open for at least one week, but no more than two. Most likely it will close around the 30th....

[EDIT: Poll is closed! Despite a last-second surge for Attack Force Z, the Roger-Corman-helmed Attack of the Crab Monsters ekes out a victory. Final tally? Crab Monsters - 4, Dr Orlof & Attack Force Z - 3 each, Assignment Outer Space & Animal people & Atomic Brain - 1 each. Be on the lookout for the "B" poll coming a little sooner than planned (because I have so many "C" movies that it will require two polls ... and three for the "D"s).]
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I would dispute the eligibility of American Werewolf in Paris on the grounds of "Real Movie".
Ditto that, AWiP comes up an awful lot when they talk about groundbreaking movies (F/X of the day yadda yadda).

I kinda want to see Attack Force Z even if it doesn't win. MEL!
Right, I will pull AWiP out of the lists and off the shelf.


Actually, Boo, you're probably thinking of American Werewolf in London. AWiP is the much later sequel (made by completely different people, I believe).

-Sean K.
OH! Yeah, I am, good catch. Paris, London, whatever. You could probably put AWiP back on the list, oh Earl seeings as I got my movies confused. Unless the Sultan still objects (were you thinking of American werewolf in London too?)

-Your Friendly but Brain Addled Neighborhood Promotions Ninja
I had AWiP pegged as a borderline "Real Movie" -- since it's the third in the series, it's hard to tell sometimes.
Second in the series, I believe. Usually, you have to get to the third or fourth before the stop being real movies.

No, I was thinking of AWiP, not AWiL. AWiL was wonderful and groundbreaking, and one of the best werewolf movies ever made. AWiP was, as I understand it (I never saw it), a cheap, crappy knockoff made over a decade later. But it was still a major theatrical release, with a big budget and a huge marketing campaign, trying to (belatedly) try to cash in on the success of the original.

I saw several trailers for it when it came out and they looked terrible. But, on the other hand, I saw sever trailers for it when it came out. So I don't doubt it's bad, but it's Razzie bad, not Smithee bad.

Edited at 2009-12-29 01:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, AWiL was groundbreaking (in a good way). I think I had it in my head that it was a sequel to another movie, which is why I pegged AWiP as a third movie. Then again, a sixteen-years-later sequel...? I am on the lookout for both American Psycho II: All-American Girl and The Birds 2: Land's End as sequels which were wholly unnecessary. I mean, really ... The Birds 2? Really?
I'll give you The Birds 2. AWiP clocks in at 77th on the list of the hundred top grossing films of 1997 with $30 million. The only other Smithee movie to crack the list is Wishmaster at 97th with $15 million. That's probably more than the revenue of every Fred Olin Ray movie combined.
Wow, that's probably about $28.5 million more than it deserved. (I will grant it $1.5 mil for the "bungee jumping off the Eiffel Tower" thing).
I don't really have much to add to that (other than, "I agree"); I'm mostly just enjoying the challenge of seeing whether we can get a deep enough reply string that each line is one character long.
I suspect that before that happened, the reply string would collapse into a singularity under its own weight. Probably only one way to find out, though.
As far as unnecessary second movies goes, I think the only thing I have to add is a word that starts with an "H" and rhymes with "Islander"
Well, we have reached several one word lines, so we're definitely on the right track.


My vote goes to Awful Dr. Orlof.

-Sean K.


My vote is for Atomic Brain.