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The Great Chris Debate of 2018

Just when you thought The Great Chris Debate was over…

This is a joint release from Green Onion of The Green Onion Blog and Rob Wantz of My Side of the Laundry Room.

Recently, Rob and I have been sitting on the sidelines as our blogging family has been debating over which Chris is the greatest Chris in Hollywood. With four individual posts and a heated Twitter argument it has been the biggest crossover event of our little blogging group since the Great Twitter Dance-Off of 2017, or Just Dread-full’s What Scares Us series. Rob and I were left out of this massive event, but we’re not hurt, not really.

Over the following week, we have been enjoying each of our friend’s arguments for each of their favourite Chrises. Part one involved Michael J. Miller of My Comic Relief defending Chris Pratt’s newly found status as an A-list Chris. Kathleen of Graphic Novelty2 answered back with her own arguments for the case of Chris Evans. In the third piece of the series, Kalie of Just Dread-full chose the mighty Chris Hemsworth. Finally, Nancy also of Graphic Novelty2, who initiated this massive debate articulated her defence of Chris Pine. Each piece was written with some convincing elements and are all entertaining in their own right. Before we continue, I recommend reading each of the posts.

Since the release of the final post in the series Rob and I have been in heavy deliberation over which article we felt won the most significant debate of the year. As part of our decision, we took into account the strength of each debate, any added criteria to the argument, as well as the Chris that each blogger chose. After two days of deliberation, we are now ready to release this statement with our choice of who is victorious in the Great Chris Debate!

Our first elimination was an easy choice with the removal of Nancy’s Chris Pine. While we appreciated Nancy’s hard efforts to defend Chris Pine, we felt she was fighting a losing cause. Nancy started her defence by bringing up Pine’s inaugural role in The Princess Diaries 2, which almost got her disqualified off the bat. A look at Pine’s many film roles did not help the actor. After our deliberation, we found that Chris Pine is not in the same tier as the other Chrises. Pine is not even the original prince but was only involved in Princess Diaries the sequel. In fact, many of his placements throughout Hollywood are equally second rate. He was in Star Trek, not Wars, he is in DC not Marvel, and he’s not even his own superhero, but in a supporting role. Sorry, Nancy, Chris Pine is easily replaceable in any film.

Additionally, considering Pine may be responsible for initiating this argument after a stint on Saturday Night Live (where admittedly he killed the Ru Paul’s Drag Race sketch) it could be argued that this Chris is grasping to be in the same calibre as the others.

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Rob and I’s second elimination was not as easy. Honestly, this Chris may have been both of our choices before the Great Debate. Michael’s Chris Pratt is a lovable everyman who we have seen grow to stardom while making us laugh the whole way through. However, my associate Rob makes a valid point that Pratt has made a career out of playing the same character. As charming as he is, we found there are not many dimensions to the actor and worry he may fall out of the limelight before the remaining Chrises- though his memes may live forever. Michael’s debate was strong, but given the nature of his Chrises comedy strength, Michael may have had a one-up before this debate even began.

Left with two choices, Rob and I had to look past a battle between Thor and Captain America and really break down these debates from Kathleen and Kalie. As difficult as it was we found that Kathleen’s debate for Chris Evans was missing some critical details. Evans, out of all of the Chrises has the strongest resume, and one mention of him playing a part in Scott Pilgrim vs the World would have probably earned my vote. Other comic book film roles like The Losers or being the only good part of the Fantastic Four films would have also gained some points. It was an unfortunate choice, but Evans was eliminated.

Therefore, the winner of the Great Chris Debate as chosen by the two guys that got left out of all the fun is… Chris Hemsworth! We were both swooned by his rugged good looks and Kalie’s argument that there just is no one else that could play the god of thunder. While Hemsworth looks the part of a one-dimensional actor, he has managed to show us his wide range of abilities in each film that he stars. Hemsworth’s Team Thor videos may have put him over the top, but we also took into account that this Chris also won the popularity vote as put on by Michael’s class.

Congratulations Kalie, great Chris!

BUT WAIT!!!!

In a surprise turn of events, Rob and I have also decided that while Kalie/Hemsworth have won this debate, he is not the greatest Chris. Sorry to let everyone know who put their hard work into these articles, but you were all wrong. The greatest, the only Chris worth talking about is none other than Christopher Walken. And that is something nobody could argue.

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Thank you,

Green and Rob

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image.jpegThis is a joint release from Green Onion of The Green Onion Blog and Rob Wantz of My Side of the Laundry Room.

Recently, Rob and I have been sitting on the sidelines as our blogging family has been debating over which Chris is the greatest Chris in Hollywood.  With four individual posts and a heated Twitter argument it has been the biggest crossover event of our little blogging group since the Great Twitter Dance-Off of 2017, or Just Dread-full’s What Scares Us series.  Rob and I were left out of this massive event, but we’re not hurt, not really.

Over the following week, we have been enjoying each of our friend’s arguments for each of their favourite Chrises.  Part one involved Michael J. Miller of My Comic Reliefdefending Chris Pratt’s newly found status as an A-list Chris.  Kathleen of Graphic Novelty2 answered back with her own…

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The Great Chris Debate! Part 2: Chris Evans

This week, Michael of My Comic Relief, Kalie of Just Dread-full, Nancy, and I are going head to head – trying to decide which cinematic superhero Chris is best!!! Yesterday, Michael posted a pretty good case for Chris Pratt. However, read on to see my case for the obvious choice, Chris Evans ;D

Wow. Just wow. I hardly have the words to start this post! I guess I just have to start out and say that they certainly cast well for Captain America.

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He just has that 1940’s look, doesn’t he? The classic blond-haired, green-eyed, chiseled cheekbones, strong chin, all-American look. Anyone could fall in love with him on looks alone. Personally, his lips and jawline are my weakness. I think very bad thoughts when I see his perfect jawline and those big, pouty lips! And as you can see from the picture above, they had to choose an actor who looks great in a uniform! Do you see any other of the Chrises looking as good in a uniform as they do in their superhero gear? Or any of the other Chrises STILL looking THIS good when they wake up from being asleep in the Arctic for 70 years???

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Didn’t think so! (He even looks adorable when he’s confused!)

As Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Evans is spot-on. He hates bullies and stands up for what he believes in. He’s persistent: he was recruited into the Super Soldier program after being rejected from the Armed Forces, but he kept going until he was in a place where he could make a difference! Of course, he’s also chivalrous. When he does wake up in the scene pictured above, his first worry is that he missed his date with Peggy Carter. If that’s not enough to break your heart!!!

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Adding to the ice cream sobfest (thanks, Emma Stone!) is, of course, Steve’s best friend Bucky disappearing and reappearing as the Winter Soldier. Steve is incredibly loyal to his friends – I mean, the Civil War started in part because Steve still saw the good in Bucky and wanted to protect him from the other superheroes who were hunting the Winter Soldier to bring him to justice. Steve knew the man behind the Winter Soldier was still there, too scared to come out. That’s powerful stuff.

Outside of acting, Chris Evans… well, he’s just adorable. Who hasn’t seen a picture of him laughing and started laughing in turn???

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I mean, who can resist that??? The way he crosses his hands over his chest and leans back really far – it’s too much! I’m cracking up as I write this X,D And if that wasn’t enough, here is video footage of him laughing too hard to continue an interview:

As you can see, Chris Hemsworth is also in this interview, but don’t pay attention to him. You can’t anyway. Go ahead and try! All your focus is on our boy Chris Evans totally losing it. He’s like a big ol’ golden retriever puppy whose happiness and joy is totally contagious. Your day is brightened in spite of yourself. Now, did you notice Chris Hemsworth at all during this video???

Don’t worry, I’ll wait =P

None of the other Chrises have this combination of seriousness and playfulness. Chris Pratt? He’s all fun and games! Pine? Dude! TOO serious!!! Hemsworth? I guess he would come the closest, but there really is no contest, as the video above shows. Chris Evans is your classic all-American man with the acting chops, great looks, and heart of gold. You can’t get much better than that! Who else is feeling the Chris Evans love???

– Kathleen

The Chris fun continues!  Check out the other compelling arguments in this series:

Michael’s post:  Chris Pratt

Kalie’s post: Chris Hemsworth

Nancy’s post: Chris Pine

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