MTV Movie Brawl 2012: ‘Dark Shadows’ Vs. ‘Dark Knight Rises’

The MTV Movie Brawl 2012 is officially on! After the initial play-in, wild card and Sweet 16 rounds, only eight movies remain to compete in a series of head-to-head single elimination matches in our March Madness-style bracket. In the end, only one of these flicks can be crowned the can’t-miss movie of the year, and the choice is entirely up to YOU. Which movie will win the brawl for it all? Vote at MTV Movies Blog and make your choice known!

Darkness falls on this second match in the MTV Movie Brawl’s Elite Eight. Batman bested Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for a continued place in this tournament… but it’s also the only remaining comic book in the competition, as “The Amazing Spider-Man’s” web was cut short by the ferocious “Dark Shadows,” Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s big screen adaptation of the cult classic gothic soap.

While “The Dark Knight Rises” came into the Brawl without the powerful punch we initially expected, Christopher Nolan’s final trip to Gotham City has picked up steam in the last few days. But is that new surge of momentum enough to topple “Dark Shadows,” which has been a frontrunner since the earliest days of the competition? Only one of these “Dark” films will move on to see the light of the Final Four. The choice, as always, is up to you.