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Even Cinderella had to eventually put away her glass slippers and stop partying with mice and her fairy godmother. The glorious steamrolling run of the 1999 Samuel L. Jackson classic Deep Blue Sea has come to an end, as the people have spoken and declared that they prefer seeing Nazis melt to a genetically-engineered shark having a snack. Never before in the history of this tournament, which started this year but just play along, had a 15-seed done so well and overcome so many odds like Deep Blue Sea. Alas, when it comes to the action-ish movie death scenes of the 80s and 90s, nothing could top Raiders of the Lost Ark’s ultimate Nazi punishment.
From the 00s and 10s comes the 3-seed Hot Fuzz, and I have to admit that I’m pretty stoked, as Hot Fuzz is not only one of my favorite movies, but it is packed with hilarious death scenes. That said, I’m not choosing sides here, because both scenes that are in this inaugural Movie Death Scene Tournament Championship Game are all-time classics. But which one will bring home the crown and sit atop a pile of skulls? That’s for you to decide.
Voting will run through Thursday and the champion will be crowned Friday morning. Vote with your hearts, as if they’re being torn from your chests in an ancient ritual ceremony.
No. 7 Raiders of the Lost Ark
No. 3 Hot Fuzz