Double Feature Duel (Rd3): Super 8 vs. It’s a Wonderful Life

Double Feature Duel (Rd3):
Super 8 vs. It’s a Wonderful Life
A movie without an ending vs. a movie with only an ending. Could go either way.
Title: Trying to compare movie titles with a movie icon is a recipe for failure. But Super 8 has just the proper amount of spices to overcome that taste. (Point, Super 1-0)
Funnier: It’s a Wonderful Life surprisingly still had a few parts funny by today’s standards. But mostly, it didn’t. (Point, Super 2-0)
Better Turn: I do appreciate the stock market crash and the cancelled honeymoon, but the Final Destination-type train crash scene was borderline epic. (Point, Super 3-0)
Better Ending: No contest. (Point, Wonderful 3-1)
Better Message: Another no contest. (Point, Wonderful 3-2)
Better Acting: I think I like Elle Fanning more than I should. (Point, Super 4-2)
More Creative: Super 8 was super creative, but it shot itself in the foot with the alien reveal. It’s a Wonderful Life is so wedged into the culture that it’s hard to see as creative anymore. But it still holds up after 65 years and that’s got to count for something. (Point, Wonderful 4-3)
Poster: Again, I can’t say enough about the Super 8 poster. Brilliance. (Point, Super 5-3)
Watch again: Not that it needed this point, but I’m itching to watch Super 8 again. At least the first 75% of it. (Point, Super 6-3)
Overall: The battle of the 7s goes to the one that was supposed to have taken place 40 years ago, and yet that’s still 40 years more recently than the one it beat. Or something like that. Winner: Super 8 (6-3) 
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