Monday’s Movie Madness was a blowout by two of the tournament heavyweights. First, the Terminator crushed serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Then Indiana Jones pulverized Jules Winnfield, sending him on a journey to wander the world like Kane. I thought today we could pick a couple of matchups that may end up being a bit closer.
Over in the VHS Bracket, we have a great gun-slinging battle brewing between ‘Resident Evil‘ zombie-killer Alice and ‘The Professional‘ himself, Léon. Both of them are great with guns, and make what they do with triggers and bullets almost an art form. I don’t know who’s going to come out on top here.
Alice – She’s lived through numerous sequels, killing countless numbers of the undead. A while back, I said that Angelina Jolie was Hollywood’s only believable action heroine. I’m sorry, I was a bit premature in that thinking. Jovovich makes a pretty believable female action hero too. She can kill with the best of them.
Strengths: She’s a weapons expert. She’s been seen using knives with deadly accuracy. She’s also used automatic weapons with precision to send the undead back to hell. Over the course of four films, she’s actually gained some super powers like telekinesis, which she has used to kill.
Weaknesses: She’s lived this long with endless amounts of zombies and other mutated monsters trying to kill her. I’m not really sure she has any weaknesses.
Strengths: Also a weapons expert. He who was able to take on an entire SWAT team as it breached his tiny apartment. Now that takes some skills.
Weaknesses: He has an affinity towards recently orphaned little girls. No, not in that way, you pervert! He’s just so lonely that it’s nice to have a friend around. Although, bringing someone into his personal space tends to soften his heart into martyr status.
Alice vs. Léon
- Alice (50%, 56 Votes)
- Léon (50%, 56 Votes)
Total Voters: 112
Down in the DVD Bracket, we’re going to take a look at one of my favorite matchups of the tournament. I promise that I didn’t plan that the two characters with the most ridiculous moustaches would go head-to-head.
V – Hell-bent on bringing down a corrupt government, V takes to the streets to start a revolution of sorts. His love for classical music and his penchant for blowing up well-known landmarks makes him a modern day terrorist with a refined taste in music. Is his terrorism justified? That’s the question.
Strengths: I think that the argument of gun versus blade ends right here. Armed with a couple of knives, V was able to kill an entire group of gun-wielding security officers.
Weaknesses: He’s still not impenetrable. Bullets cut right through him. So, maybe the argument still carries some weight. Who knows?
Doc Holliday – A drunk, but loyal friend of Wyatt Earp. Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday stole the show in ‘Tombstone’ and now looks to steal this matchup from V. Can Holliday do it, or is he on V’s hit list?
Strengths: He’s an expert gunslinger from the Wild West. As we’ve found out, guns do have a dastardly affect on V.
Weaknesses: The ol’ alcohol. If he doesn’t die from kidney failure, a bullet from Johnny Ringo will do him in.
Doc Holliday vs. V
- V (57%, 65 Votes)
- Doc Holliday (43%, 49 Votes)
Total Voters: 114