THE 2013 LIST THAT DIDN’T MAKE ME CRY
10) The Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)– I remember having difficulty writing my 2013 list because I kept making so many blunders. I wrote “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” as being in 10th place, when it was really #11, which is why I kept it in there. I also claim “Poltergeist 2” had moved from #8 (which it held for the two previous years) to #7 (1,984 hits), even though it actually remained at #8. Unfortunately, after holding that position for 3 years, it dropped to #10. I’d be surprised if it pulled a comeback.
Current Hits: 2,308.
9) Legendary Assassin (2007)– Whereas every other flick on this list had made it by the start of 2013, “Legendary Assassin” is the only new addition, which makes me happy because it came from my new site. But because it is a newbie, I shall give it the full treatment.
Current Hits: 2,327
Last Year’s Hits: 549
Consensus: Sometimes the reviews that interest people are the ones you would not expect. I have absolutely no idea why this would do so well.
On the Review: It’s not bad, although it’s not as polished as I would’ve liked. Question, wtf does this even mean?: “The fights happen infrequently and when they do appear, they’re relatively even“.
8) DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)– Even though it was ultimately surpassed by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, “DOA: Dead or Alive” is currently my 2nd most read review if you just count what I’ve done on this new site. It also did jump a few points, moving from #10 (1,820 hits) to #8. Will it continue to climb the list? Who knows!
Current Hits: 2,972
7) The Way of the Dragon (1974)– Even though Bruce Lee’s “Way of the Dragon” snagged up almost 1,000 views since 2012 (it had 2,103), it has statically remained in 7th place. But hey, it’s better to stay at #7 than drop down to #8. Maybe it will begin it’s crawl during 2014, although it could slip as well.
Current Hits: 3,101
6) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)– It’s not only one of my most popular reviews, but it’s also the fastest growing film on my website. It’s the ‘most read’ review that has been launched on my new ‘bitfister’- which does not contain porn, but does have “Cannibal Holocaust“- website. It began last year, appearing in #11 place (1,751 hits). Why did I include an 11th place? I messed up and thought it was #10, but only realized my mistake when I had written the stuff for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. But it made quite the jump, so now it’s impact on the list is legit.
Current Hits: 3,665
5) The Return of Godzilla (1984)– Unfortunately, despite being my most popular Godzilla review- which is funny because most of the big G’s films don’t attract much attention on my humble website- “The Return of Godzilla” is losing its grasp on the top spot. It jumped onto the list out of nowhere, appearing on the #2 spot. Then next year it went to the #4th spot. Now it’s at #5. I suspect its fall will continue, as the review itself is pretty weak. Last year, it had 3700 hits, so interest in this review has fallen heavily.
Current Hits: 3,725
4) The Grudge 3 (2009)– You’d think that a mediocre sequel to an undead franchise no one cares about anymore wouldn’t be such a draw for my website. But every year it places higher and higher on the list. It began as a runner-up with 387 hits in 2011, 815 hits in 2012 and it finally made the big leagues (for my website) at the end of 2013 with 3,225 hits- placing in 5th place. While it’s momentum has slowed down, it’s still climbing.
Current Hits: 3,760
THE TRINITY: The big three had climbed to the top of the mountain last year (2012), and while the amount of hits has changed, their order did not.
3) Undisputed 3 (2010): 6,029 hits.
2) Yip Man (2009): 7,825 hits
But the #1 reigning Champion of my website is…for the whogivesashitth time in a row…
THE WINNER- Undisputed 2 (2006): 18,684 hits
Overall: I’m debating whether I should bother continuing with these lists, as the majority of the films remain the same. If you have any input, please let me know as I’d likely go based on what you want. Maybe I’ll just release the numbers on Twitter. My review of “Jurassic Park” was knocked down to the 11th spot (2,298), even though it had been up there for the past 3 years (moving from #3 to #4 to #6). That surprised me a little, primarily because “Jurassic Park 3D” came out this year and you would presume that would’ve given it somewhat of a boost. I actually had considered doing a re-review, but due to a lack of time, it just didn’t happen. “Yip Man 2“, which had made the list for the first time last year (#9), dropped off onto the 13th spot (2,111). Anyway, should I continue doing this list? Or has it become redundant? Let me know what you think!