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).
Now that Round 1 is done, it’s time to take on Round 2. Here are your match-ups to vote in:
Stark Industries Region
1 – Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) in Iron Man 2
9 – Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) in I Love You Man
As expected, Tony Stark easily rolled over Trollhunter in Round 1, but he’ll have a tougher time with Jason Segel’s “Sidney Fife” in Round 2. Both overly opinionated and abounding with self confidence, if these two met face to face, it would be quite an entertaining time. Who’s your pick?
5 – Megan (Melissa McCarthy) in Bridesmaids
4 – Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) in Kick-Ass
After defeating their male competitors in the opening round, these two ladies square off. This one might come down to whether you prefer comedy or action, because they represent those categories quite well.
3 – Magneto (Michael Fassbender) in X-Men: First Class
11 – Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
Magneto wasn’t bested by a guy who’s attempting time-travel, and Knives Chau got past a grieving, dancing woman who is looking to get past her promiscuity. Can the fast-talking, relentless ex-girlfriend of Scott Pilgrim score the upset on one of the most notable characters from the X-Men franchise?
7 – Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Django Unchained
2 – Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) in Zombieland
A goth hacker was no match for a ruthless plantation owner, and one of history’s most famous guitarists couldn’t get past a banjo-wielding traveler.
The Deep South Region
1 – Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) in Django Unchained
9 – Gru (Steve Carell) in Despicable Me
Thought you might not approve of their antics, but they have good intentions. Do you take the emancipating bounty hunter dentist, or the father figure with a huge, dark heart?
5 – Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) in Amazing Spider-Man
4 – Stephen (Samuel L Jackson) in Django Unchained
They over-came the challenge of avenging drivers and infected shape-shifters. Which character was better, the wise-cracking superhero or the plantation slave master?
3 – Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr) in Sherlock Holmes
6 – Ted (Jon Hamm) in Bridesmaids
The fast-talking Sean Parker and the young professional Natalie lost out to their suave opposition. Does Sherlock Holmes advance, or will it be the cocky, chauvinist Ted?
7 – David (Michael Fassbender) in Prometheus
2 – Bane (Tom Hardy) in Dark Knight Rises
A pick from a pair of villains. Which is your pick, the android with the quest for knowledge and understanding, or the terrorist with a thirst for reckoning?