Well here we are, with just sixteen characters left in the Movie Madness tournament of death. It’s been a tough road, but we’ve finally identified the baddest characters in all of cinema. Okay, well, maybe some of them came down to popularity contests, but I think we can all agree that this final field of sixteen is a pretty formidable bunch.
Let’s start this off with a tough battle. Both of these guys have gone through some tough matchups to end up here. McClane has taken out James Bond, while Bourne has taken out both V and Ellen Ripley. These guys mean business. These guys know how to fight. These guys know what it takes to win.
John McClane – He just doesn’t die. Well, neither does Bourne, so there’s that. He’s got one-up on Bourne in the snarky department, though. Not only does he beat the crap out of bad guys, he spouts quite a few witty catchphrases along the way.
Secret Weapon: It’s no secret that McClane can do just about everything. He’s adept at using whatever is around him to his advantage. He made a holster out of duct tape, for heaven’s sake. McClane’s secret weapon is improvisation. He rushes headlong into a fight without ever formulating a plan. This could get lesser men into trouble, but this is McClane we’re talking about. Everything works out for him.
Jason Bourne – Assassin extraordinaire. It’s true that he can’t remember who he is, but he’s remembered all the important stuff: martial arts, weapons knowledge, and the ability to outsmart anyone in any given situation.
Secret Weapon: Bourne has been chasing his past for a long time, but he’s never given up. He’s full of that can-do spirit, which makes him almost impossible to beat. Oh, and have you seen his hand-to-hand combat skills? McClane has held his own in fist fights over the years, but I think that if this came down to a bare-knuckle brawl, Bourne has a huge edge over McClane.
John McClane vs. Jason Bourne
- John McClane (56%, 128 Votes)
- Jason Bourne (44%, 101 Votes)
Total Voters: 229