io9's March Movie Madness Reaches The Elite Eight: 2001 Vs. The Empire Strikes Back - Polls Open Now!

Alasdair Wilkins and Meredith Woerner

It's time to choose the sci-fi movie Final Four, and the choices have never been tougher. Star Wars has crushed everyone so far, but has it met its match in Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terminator 2? And can anything stop Serenity?

We're down to just eight films vying for a spot in our Final Four. And we've got some truly epic struggles coming up, as our three remaining number one seeds - Star Wars, 2001, and Blade Runner - take on a trio of rousing, crowd-pleasing sequels in Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back, and Wrath of Khan. And, in our final match-up, it's a battle of underdogs between Terminator and Serenity. Can James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger slow the Browncoat onslaught, and do what Spider-Man, E.T., and even Back to the Future could not? There's only one way to find out - and that's for you to vote!


There are only four more days left! Here's the remainder of the schedule:

TODAY: Elite Eight
Wednesday, March 30: Final Four
Friday, April 1: Final Four
Monday, April 4: Championship

VOTE RIGHT NOW for the movie you want to win. Polling ends at 11 PM (PST) tonight. Plus check out the updated brackets below!

1. Star Wars Vs. 3. Terminator 2


1. 2001: A Space Odyssey Vs. 2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

1. Blade Runner Vs. 2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


7. Terminator Vs. 8. Serenity

UPDATE: Here are the latest brackets for your viewing pleasure.


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