FilmExodus Battle Royale: The Final Three Directors

First Rounds are over. Redemption has taken place. Now, the only thing left is the final Battle. “Let Them Fight!”, the series where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another, has transitioned into the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Where all the previous winners duke it out, and only one director can be left standing when the dust settles. This is FilmExodus Battle Royale.

For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which Director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.


Here we are Exiles, the last fight. When I started this series, it was back in April on the Disqus channel, and it pitted James Cameron against Ridley Scott. This is what it looked like:

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, the basic premise of shoving two people with similar movie backgrounds, and letting you, the commenters, fight on which one is better.

Today’s fight pits two legendary directors, who have made hugely iconic sci-fi films: James Cameron and Ridley Scott.

So, which director do you think is better than the other? What film of theirs proves your point. Who has the better style? Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which Director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

As well, this series started off without the badass Rocky logos DBMI later on. Instead, we had Ken Watanabe saying his now iconic line from Godzilla.

I’ve watched this series grow, and I never thought that I would have ended it with a massive tournament pitting the winners against each other. Yet, here we are, and there’s only 3 directors left. Only one can emerge victorious. Let’s see who made it to the end.


Steven Spielberg

Date of Birth: December 18, 1946 (age 70)

Highest Rated Film: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – 98% RT

Latest Directorial Feature: The BFG (2016)


John Carpenter

Date of Birth: January 16, 1948 (age 69)

Highest Rated Film: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) – 97% RT

Latest Directorial Feature: The Ward (2010)


Ridley Scott

Date of Birth: November 30, 1937 (age 79)

Highest Rated Film: Alien (1979) – 97% RT

Latest Directorial Feature: Alien: Covenant (2017)


Only one can be declared the greatest director of all-time! Who will it be? FIGHT!