Monday February 26th 2018

Sci-Fi Party Line #296 8th Annual TURD OFF – Part 3 of 3

Final part of the beloved Sci-Fi Party Line tradition continues…

We have the FINAL FOUR candidates for the EIGHTH ANNUAL TURD OFF !

Your patience has paid off! Cat (@fancyfembot) and Carl (@robominister) solidify the FINAL FOUR TURDS for 2017 to see which film will get the coveted award of Turdiest Film of 2017.

Final Four Turds:

  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • The Mummy
  • Geostorm
  • Beyond Skyline

Turd Criteria:
1) Squandered Effects: Did they have a budget and use SFX in a meaningful way to advance the story or were SFX not compelling and misused/underutilized given the budget of the film?
2) Acting?: The acting contribute to the enjoyment of the film or was it painful to watch? Did the casting make sense for the film?
3) Turdage Per Dollar: Was there a big budget and nothing to show for it? Did they use the budget to create an effective film or was it wasted?
4) Fury Up On Exit: Were you pissed off when you were done watching this film? Do you still have residual fury when you talk about it?
5) Which Sequel Would Offend the Least?: Do you want a sequel? Could you tolerate a sequel?

Films of Turds Past:
2010 Last Airbender vs. Skyline*
2011 Cowboys & Aliens vs. Transformers: Dark of the Moon*
2012 Branded* vs. Lockout
2013 After Earth* vs. RIPD and The Host vs. Gallowwalkers
2014 The Signal vs. Transformers: Age of Extinction*
2015 Fantastic Four* vs. Jupiter Ascending vs. Terminator: Genisys
2016 Arrival vs. Morgan vs. Independence Day: Resurgence* vs. X-Men: Apocalypse
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight vs. Geostorm vs. The Mummy vs. Beyond Skyline (Listen to find out!)

*Turd Off winner for that year

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