Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March Movie Badass Madness - Damon vs Walhberg

This matchup features two people currently holding down for the today's generation of badass. Ironically they crossed paths already in The Departed. If you want to know who won that duel, I'd rent The Departed (there will be no spoiler's here.) But who is more bad ass, Wahlberg or Damon. Let's look at the movies.

Max Payne - 16
The Fighter - 90
Four Brothers - 52
The Itallian Job - 73
The Big Hit - 41
Three Kings - 94
Planet of the Apes - 45
Shooter - 48
The Other Guys - 78
The Happening - 18
score out of 1000 - 555 55.5%

Good Will Hunting - 91
True Grit - 95
Green Zone - 54
The Bourne Ultimatum - 93
Ocean's Eleven - 82
The Talented Mr. Ripley - 83
Saving Private Ryan - 91
Rounders - 64
Dogma - 67
The Brothers Grimm - 37
score out of 1000 - 757 75.7%

Good Will Hunting took Damon's film career and shot it into the stratosphere, but his role in The Bourne Identity solidified his role as a film bad ass. Wahlberg's had a great career as well, starring in a reboot of The Planet of the Apes as well as the remake of The Italian Job. They've each had a few misfires, Damon starred alongside the late Heath Ledger in a movie about the authors of the Grimm Fairy Tales, The Brothers Grimm; Walhberg appeared in a not too well received adaptation of the video game Max Payne. They may not have been the best reviewed movies, but they were filled with great action.

Winner of the Matchup: Matt Damon. Damon is Jason Bourne, he made three amazing action movies featuring frenetic fight scenes, gunfights and car chases. He dined with the president of South Africa and won the Rugby World Cup in Invictus, an inspirational movie from director Clint Eastwood (another bad ass.) He was apart of triumvirate of superstars at the head of a large group of thieves in the Ocean's Eleven. He's had a big career, he's still going and sadly, he beats Marky Mark.

Marky Mark might have won if he had the Funky Bunch with him.

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