Well, the first two rounds of Cinematical's On-Screen Geek-Off Tournament are behind us and one thing is clear: fans are very protective of their movie geeks. I know I came back to view the results more than a few times and came away disappointed that my picks were losing. But such are the whimsical woes of tournaments, so hop back to rounds one and two for the winners/losers, and then let's collectively pour one out for the likes of Rushmore's Max Fischer, Honey I Shrunk the Kids' Wayne Szalinski, and Pretty in Pink's "Ducky" before moving on to the next round.
And looking at the match-ups below, it becomes immediately apparent that I am, despite my mortgage and marriage, not an adult. How is it possible that I can make decisions about life-altering matters like home loans and yet freeze like Han Solo in carbonite when it comes to deciding if McLovin is more of a geek than Data?
Anyways, enough of my personal problems. To the polls!
Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Jurassic Park vs. Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), Ghostbusters
Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon), Election vs. Chris Knight (Val Kilmer), Real Genius
Louis Skolnick (Robert Carradine), Revenge of the Nerds vs. Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), Wayne's World
David (Matthew Broderick), WarGames vs. Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), Napoleon Dynamite vs. Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell), The 40-Year-Old Virgin
McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Superbad vs. Richard "Data" Wang (Ke Huy Quan), The Goonies
George McFly (Crispin Glover), Back to the Future vs. Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall), The Breakfast Club
Michael Bolton (David Herman), Office Space vs. Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall), Weird Science