There are only two more Movie Madness matchups left until we have a complete picture of the Final Four in view. Somehow, John McClane overcame Voldemort’s evil powers on Wednesday’s match and barreled through to the next round. My wife (a ‘Harry Potter’ fanatic) voted for McClane and made a good argument for her decision. Voldemort only cares about things that he thinks are important because of his pride. He would never think a muggle like McClane was important, and McClane would use that to his advantage. Boom! No more dark wizard. Okay, now let’s take a look at Darth Vader versus Tony Stark.
I’m sorry, Tony. It looks like the end of the line for you. Don’t worry, you had a good run, but I think that Vader is an odds-on favorite to make it to the finals, even if he does face Indiana Jones in the next round. Vader seems to be too powerful. Couple that with his legions of fanatic followers, and I think this spells doom for Iron Man.
Darth Vader – I think I mentioned this in Round One, but I hesitated at putting Vader in the tournament. I thought that he’d have an unfair advantage against the rest of the field because of who he is, how popular he is, and how badass his powers are. I couldn’t do it, though. I couldn’t bring myself to exclude a cinematic figure like Vader. He’s just so iconic. When we’re talking about a tournament where movie characters battle to the death, how could I not put him in?
Tony Stark – He’s actually had a really good run through the tournament. He found a way to take out Freddy Krueger and then the Terminator. I was surprised. I thought that the Terminator would be Stark’s undoing, but logic held that if Stark is a master engineer, then he would surely know how to defeat another robot. But, even with the Iron Man suit and all of Stark’s smarts, I think he’s just outmatched when it comes to Vader. What do you think?
Final Word: Okay, Vader wins. I know. However, let’s make this a little interesting and dissect this further. Vader has never shown himself to be a quick moving attacker. The quickest he ever moves is a brisk walk down a corridor. It’s feasible that Stark could surprise him in the Iron Man suit and blow him away before he knew what was coming. But, then you’ve got to take into account the Force. Would Vader know he was coming? He certainly didn’t feel Han Solo bearing down on him in the Millennium Falcon. He wound up hurtling out into the abyss of space, flipping end over end like a punk. So, it is possible.
Darth Vader vs. Tony Stark
- Darth Vader (69%, 90 Votes)
- Tony Stark (31%, 40 Votes)
Total Voters: 130
[Editor’s Note: Because The Bonus View will be taking the Monday holiday off, our next Movie Madness battle will run in the next regularly scheduled slot on Wednesday. -JZ]