Even though Hannibal Lecter may be cinema’s most loved/hated villain, the quick-witted Indiana Jones was able to escape becoming Lecter’s next meal in Monday’s Movie Madness battle. Today’s matchup will determine who goes up against John McClane in the DVD Bracket. The most evil sorcerer in all the land, Voldemort, takes up his wand against gladiator Maximus.
Guns normally defeat swords, as we’ve found out quite a few times in this tournament. But magic is a completely different proposition. Voldemort wields dark magic like a plaything. Killing people with curses? That’s no biggie for the snake-like sorcerer. With Harry Potter out of the picture, can anyone stop him?
Voldemort – His road to this point hasn’t been an easy one. Sure, he’s got the backing of dark, evil magic, but he’s had to battle his way through two of cinema’s most memorable characters. In the first round, he dispatched drug kingpin Tony Montana. In the second, he had to go toe-to-toe with boxing legend Rocky Balboa. His magic has carried him through this far, but going through those two cinematic heavyweights was quite the feat.
Secret Weapon: The most powerful wand in the world! Voldemort has finally procured the Elder Wand. Like he really needed the extra power… Nevertheless, he’s got it. You saw that giant stream of evil he shot into the sky at the end of ‘Deathly Hallows: Part 1’? Does Maximus really stand a chance against something like that?
Maximus – He proved to be the exception to the guns versus swords rule. He took out gun-toting Tallahassee in the first round even though the weapons of their respective time periods obviously favored Tallahassee. Then, Maximus somehow found a way to defeat a practically invincible cartoon. Squish him, stab him, shoot him, it doesn’t matter; Judge Doom had one weakness, the Dip, and Maximus clearly didn’t have access to it at all. Yet he won.
Secret Weapon: If anyone in this tournament has found a way to defy the odds, it’s Maximus. Yes, they’re stacked against him once again in this battle of magic versus might, but if he found a way past opponents who clearly had tactical advantages, who’s to say he can’t pull another win out from nowhere?
Voldemort vs. Maximus
- Voldemort (64%, 65 Votes)
- Maximus (36%, 37 Votes)
Total Voters: 102