Bracketology 101: What's Your Weapon Of Choice?

@garbs · The Garbera Redemption
Mar 18, 2019, 3:27pm PDTEdited

What is up F-M-L?!? Garbs here. And after a small hiatus, I am back with a new bracket for everybody. Did you miss me? Who am I kidding? Of course you did!

For those of you who are new, and don't know, or maybe you just forgot. Let me explain what this is. This... is Bracketology 101. The thread where I pick a movie theme, and then make a bracket out of that theme for you all to vote on. And with March Madness about to get started (both NCAA and FML), I know everybody is in the bracket-loving mood right now. I know I am!

So let's get into it. This month's bracket is courtesy of my real-life best friend, Pandora Cineplex. And once again, he did a good job of picking a real fun theme for me to make a bracket out of.

And the the theme for this month's bracket is....


That's right. We will be spending the next month, trying to decide what is the most badass and iconic movie weapon to ever show up on the big screen. We've got everything from famous guns, to knives, swords and even famous sci-fi weapons. I think I did a good job of finding 64 famous and notable weapons. But if I didn't, I would love for you to tell me what I missed.

Now usually, when it comes to the seeding for one of these, I have a system I use to rank them. But when you do a sub-genre like weapons, where you're only looking at one thing, and not the whole movie, the ranking system doesn't tend to make sense.

And since a lot of you were unhappy with how the random seeding turned out for the vehicles bracket (I know, having the Batmobile vs the DeLorean wasn't cool), I decided to sit down and seed this bracket myself. I tried my best to make the matchups fun, but very tough. And not just in the first round, but all the way through. I had to put myself in everybodys shoes, and try to decide what I thought you all plan on picking. But I feel confident that everybody will be happy with how it turned out.

Don't forget, this bracket will play out over the next month. Which means, each round will last between 4 to 5 days. So don't think you have to submit your response right away. But it also doesn't hurt to do that as well. And if you don't have the time to come here and vote, no worries. Each round will be available on my twitter as well. You can find me @garb0815.

Here are the links to each round:

Round of 64:

Round of 32:

Round of 16:

Round of 8:

Round of 4:


And with that, the first-round is live. You have until the 22nd to get your votes in.

Don't forget, I'm always open to constructive criticism. If there is something you didn't like, or that you think I can improve on, by all means, let me know.

But that's all I have for now. I look forward to seeing how this one plays out. It should be a lot of fun. I'll make sure to keep you updated with how each round is going.

Until then... later FML!

Bonus Question

If you were in a movie, and you had one weapon you could carry around with you... what would you choose?

52 Replies

  • Reply #1

    Frying Pan :)

    @penny · Not Penny's Boat
    Mar 18, 2019, 3:34pm PDT
  • Reply #2

    Indy vs Ash was hard. Lol

    @penny · Not Penny's Boat
    Mar 18, 2019, 3:37pm PDT
  • Reply #3

    @penny give me the baseball bat with the long nails hammered into it. 😃👍

    @garbs · The Garbera Redemption
    Mar 18, 2019, 3:43pm PDT
  • Reply #4

    That was fun, thank you for doing this.

    I did expect to see Excalibur in there. And I think you underestimated the iconicness of the Proton pack and MiB's Neurolizer. Again it was a fun vote.

    @kevin · Satellite of Love (SOL) (R)
    Mar 18, 2019, 3:56pm PDT
  • Reply #5

    A Machete, of course ...

    @old_crow · The Old Crow Picture Show
    Mar 18, 2019, 4:04pm PDT
  • Reply #6

    Dual needlers

    @hammock · No Plex Zone
    Mar 18, 2019, 4:08pm PDT
  • Reply #7

    @hammock Dual needlers

    Is there anything worse than needlers? My favorite weapon will always be...

    @katnisscinnaplex · Katniss' Cinnaplex
    Mar 18, 2019, 4:14pm PDT
  • Reply #8

    @kevin That was fun, thank you for doing this.

    I did expect to see Excalibur in there. And I think you underestimated the iconicness of the Proton pack and MiB's Neurolizer. Again it was a fun vote.

    You know, with all the research I did, Excalibur never came up once. That's frustrating.

    @garbs · The Garbera Redemption
    Mar 18, 2019, 4:23pm PDT
  • Reply #9

    Christopher Walken, oh wrong weapon of choice? So hard to decide. Lightsaber I think just edges out iron man suit, but how is thor's hammer so much higher than stormbreaker given the mythology of his world?

    @spr · Sequels, Prequels, and Reboots
    Mar 18, 2019, 4:46pm PDT
  • Reply #10

    Ignore the seeds. It's more about the matchups. Something isn't seeded higher because I thought it was more iconic.

    @garbs · The Garbera Redemption
    Mar 18, 2019, 4:47pm PDT
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