UPDATE: Atticus won! He moves to the next round…against Han Solo. More on that soon.
I’m in a contest. My buddy, Clay Morgan, is hosting his second-annual Movie March Madness (known on Twitter as #mmm2) and I’m in it.
The best movie heroes of all time are battling it out in an NCAA-style tournament. Atticus Finch, the character I’m backing (played by Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird), made it through the first round, but is now up against Belle of Beauty and the Beast fame.
If you’re a visual person, here are images from today’s match up:
I need your help. I need you to click over to Educlaytion and vote for Atticus Finch. Voting for this round closes at noon EST Thursday, so don’t add this to your endless to-do list; do it now. (Plus, the zombies might be coming).
UPDATE: VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS! 🙂
For your trouble, here are 9 Reasons Why Atticus Finch is the Best Movie Hero:
- Atticus uses words to fight bigotry.
- He is a single dad raising two responsible and mischief-loving kids.
- I sometimes like to think I’m a bit like Scout, his tomboy, smart-mouthed daughter. Vivian might even be more like Scout. Send help.
- Atticus can shoot a gun and is the best shot in Maycomb (which means I’d want him on my team during a Zombie Apocalypse)
- He doesn’t use his gun to shoot people, only rabid dogs (and likely zombies had they invaded Alabama in the 1930s).
- He doesn’t brag about his talents.
- He’s Boo Radley’s neighbour and doesn’t believe Boo Radley is a merciless zombie (like the gossipy townsfolk do).
- Atticus likes books, even more than Belle and zombies do.
- “Atticus Finch defeats Belle” can be rearranged to spell “Tasteful, feeblish accident”, which is a nice euphemism for Atticus winning this Round 2 match-up.
If you need a bonus reason to vote for Atticus Finch, vote for him because Clay Morgan doesn’t think Atticus will win this round. (Check out Mr. Educlaytion’s bracket, people!)
If you wish to add more reasons, please do so at Clay’s blog. And remember: a vote for Atticus Finch is a vote that will defeat zombies.