March is the time for tournament brackets, right? So why not have one pertaining to movie characters?
While there have been a lot of great characters over the past 100 years of movies, I’m not extending the scope that far. In fact, I took movies from the past 4 years, limited it to the films I’ve seen, and I picked my favorite characters (you might’ve seen the four articles here).
I then tried to give them seeds based on how popular I think they’re going to be amongst the voters, partially based on the strength of the character, the amount of time they were in the movie, and the popularity of the movie.
Just like the NCAA tournament, we’ve got 4 “regions” of match-ups. You get to vote in each of the match-ups, picking your favorites, and from there I’ll take the winners and advance them to Round 2.
Don’t worry about what the region is called, I just picked something based on the top character(s) in that region.
This is my first time trying it, so let’s see how it goes with the second two regions in the first round:
1 – Silva (Javier Bardem) in Skyfall
16 – Moses (John Boyega) in Attack The Block
8 – Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) in Social Network
9 – Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) in The Blind Side
5 – Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
12 – Sam (Jared Gilman) in Moonrise Kingdom
4 – Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale) in The Fighter
13 – Boltie (Ellen Page) in Super
3 – Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) in The Hangover
14 – Wallace Wells (Kieran Culkin) in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
6 – Dr Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston) in Horrible Bosses
11 – Doug Glatt (Sean William Scott) in Goon
7 – Jacob (Ryan Gosling) in Crazy Stupid Love
10 – Mal (Marion Cotillard) in Inception
2 – Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Avengers
15 – Walter Black (Mel Gibson) in The Beaver
Fashion Forward Bracket
1 – Django (Jamie Foxx) in Django Unchained
16 – Charlie (Dominic Dierkes) in Mystery Team
8 – Brooke Swinkowski (Olivia Wilde) in Butter
9 – Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Inception
5 – Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) in Young Adult
12 – Therman (Zach Galifianakis) in Dinner for Schmucks
4 – Eli (Denzel Washington) in Book Of Eli
13 – Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
3 – Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
14 – Danny Buck Davidson (Matthew McConaughey) in Bernie
6 – Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) in The Help
11 – Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams) in Night At The Museum 2
7 – Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) in Casa De Mi Padre
10 – Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) in Pitch Perfect
2 – Col Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) in Inglorious Basterds
15 – Jason (Donald Glover) in Mystery Team