Voldemort easily defeated the muggle Maximus in Wednesday’s Movie Madness battle. He’ll move on to face John McClane in the DVD bracket finals. Over in the Blu-ray bracket, we have the last matchup before we find out who the final eight movie characters will be. Crazy ol’ Jack Torrance faces fan-favorite Boba Fett.
Torrance may have his work cut out for him here. People have complained that Fett seems to have found his way through the tournament based on his popularity alone. While I don’t disagree, I think that he may have found a very easy matchup in Torrance. We’ll see, though.
Jack Torrance – Crazy has gotten Torrance pretty far in this tournament. He easily slid by Dr. Evil. He had a harder fight in the second round as he went head-to-head with another crazy person from the Stephen King universe, Annie Wilkes. But even Wilkes’ hobbling skills were no match for Torrance’s axe-wielding.
Secret Weapon: Torrance is indeed insane. He’s so insane that he may not know that he’s dreadfully overmatched in this battle. Armed with an axe and a heavy helping of crazy, Torrance may just find a way to hack Boba Fett to pieces before Fett knows what hit him.
Boba Fett – I was fine with Fett making it past Hans Gruber in the first round. He had the advantage of space age weaponry. (Let’s not forget that Hans was originally undone by a roll of duct tape and a well-hidden firearm.) But, along with quite a lot of other voters, I thought that Fett should have met his demise in the second round versus super-assassin Fox. I think she had him outmatched in every conceivable way, but he powered through.
Secret Weapon: His undying fan base. Fett coasted through the last round on a wave of goodwill and popularity. Now here he sits with a chance to bust through to the final eight characters. If there’s any consolation to people who thought Fett should have bit the Sarlacc-infested dust last round, he’ll be going up against Indiana Jones next if he makes it through. If there’s anyone more popular than Fett, it’s Indy.
Jack Torrance vs. Boba Fett
- Boba Fett (77%, 76 Votes)
- Jack Torrance (23%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 99