Last Friday’s March Movie Madness battle left voters split about whether The Bride could actually take on one of the most iconic film characters of all time. While Han Solo pulled out the win, there were a lot of comments arguing that The Bride should have been able to easily dispatch him. In the other matchup, Maximus bested Tallahassee, showing us that maybe the sword is sometimes mightier than the gun. Let’s head on over to the other side of the tournament today to check out a couple contests over there.
In the HD DVD Bracket, we have a very interesting matchup. On paper, this one seems cut and dry. But the more we dissect it, the more we find out that things may not be so black and white.
We have a lot of crazy ladies in this tournament, and Annie Wilkes has already shown us the power that an obsessed female can wield. Now we have a new matchup that pits The Terminator against based-on-real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos. There are so many things that absolutely terrify me about Wuornos that I almost advanced her to the next round out of fear. It still amazes me that Charlize Theron was able to pull off such a frightening portrayal of such a determined killer. She’s going up against The Terminator, though. This should be a walk in the park for a killer robot from the future, right? Not so fast, lest we forget that The Terminator was done in by an equally resourceful and determined young lady in the first film. She wasn’t a serial killer, but she was just as resolute in her ability to kill what stood in her way.
The Terminator – Created in the future and sent back to destroy the leader of the uprising. He’s a force to be reckoned with, not to mention that his one-liners are the stuff of legend. He’s practically invincible, with metal skeleton that can withstand all sorts of explosions, gunfire, and man-made weaponry.
Strengths: He’s the freaking Terminator. What other strengths need to be listed? He’s a hardcore killing machine with a practically indestructible skeleton.
Weaknesses: He can be crushed or melted to death. One capable woman was able to take him down. What happens when a psychopathic nut-job like Wuornos tries the same thing?
Aileen Wuornos – She’s just as scary in the movie as the lady was in real life. Out of anyone in this tournament, I truly think that she’s the best match for The Terminator. She’s going to put up a fight.
Strengths: She’s an insane, driven woman who does anything and everything to get what she wants. She kills for because she wants to.
Weaknesses: She is just one woman going up against a cyborg from the future.
Aileen Wuornos vs. The Terminator
- The Terminator (93%, 99 Votes)
- Aileen Wuornos (7%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 107
This next fight to the death has us pitting two well-known characters head-to-head. First is quite possibly the most famous action hero in all of film, Indiana Jones. Armed with a whip, wit, and the occasional gun, Jones will take on Jules Winnfield from ‘Pulp Fiction’, the gun toting hit man who incidentally really loves tasty burgers.
Indiana Jones – He’s a legend in every sense of the word. He’s traveled the globe, defeated the Nazis, found the cup of Christ, and even survived a nuclear bomb while encased in a refrigerator. He’s the hero or heroes, and was only beat out by Atticus Finch as the greatest cinematic hero of all-time. Will anyone be able to stop his run to the championship?
Strengths: His whip is his constant companion, but his brains always help him get through the many tough spots he winds up in. He’s also very adept at bobbing and weaving, causing automatic gunfire to whiz on by.
Weaknesses: Snakes. If there’s one thing that Indy hates, it’s snakes.
Jules Winnfield – There has been talk in the comments during previous matchups that using guns outweighs any other sort of weapon. Winnfield is a modern day hit man with a giant arm cannon for a gun. While Indiana Jones using guns sparingly, they’re never his main choice. Jules carries a gun everywhere, and exacts righteous vengeance on those who wrongly cross his path. Will Jules’ gun be enough to overcome the legendary-ness of Indiana Jones?
Strengths: Carries a massive gun and knows how to use it. He’s also great at reciting memorized scriptural references, the belief of which seem to work for him in the way of bullet-missing miracles.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t actually want to be a killer for the rest of his life. He’s going soft, so that could hinder his chances.
Jules Winnfield vs. Indiana Jones
- Indiana Jones (82%, 89 Votes)
- Jules Winnfield (18%, 19 Votes)
Total Voters: 108