Machinima Prime presents: BATMAN vs DARTH VADER!

“Only a fully trained Jedi Knight with the Force as his ally will conquer Vader and his Emperor.” – Yoda, the Empire Strikes Back

“I want you to remember the one man who beat you.” – Bruce Wayne, The Dark Knight Returns

Fan-films sure have come a long way! Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I clicked on this video from the Machinima Prime YouTube Channel’s  “Super Power Beat Down” series, where they pit The Dark Knight versus the Dark Lord of the Sith.

“Darth Vader taking on Batman!?” you say? “Oh you know this has gotta be good!” And I agree:

(Check out some bonus videos after the jump!)

When it comes to “Batman versus Darth Vader” I will say that the short had production values, special effects and acting that were…

Of course you’re going to have a lot of debate over the conclusion of the fight, which is sure to upset a particular fan-base.

But what I always say is that these types of “battles” are like football games in the NFL, where any given Sunday any team can beat the other regardless of record. And in this case the winner is whoever the writer – or voters – want to win.

For instance, like in this short that pits Darth Vader versus Gandalf the Grey from the Lord of the Rings series:

(Yeah, I didn’t think Vader could use Force Lightning either…)

But as a nod to those rabid Batman fans who just can’t see their hero ever losing (looking at you Scott Snyder)…

What did you think about the film? Next up I’d like to see Darth Vader versus Doctor Doom! I’m already working on the script…

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