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The M Match-up

Gamora  Vs Neytiri

Zoe Saldana is not only a "woman of colour", she's a veritable rainbow.

The actress is best known for playing the blue-skinned Na'vi Neytiri in Avatar. Now she's playing the green-skinned Gamora in Guardians Of The Galaxy. Question is, which colour suits her best?

CHARACTER POWERS

This green glamour girl and her sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) were both raised to be kick-ass assassins by the eeeevil Thanos (Josh Brolin). In the beginning of the film she's working with the baddie Ronan The Accuser (Lee Pace) to acquire an orb - must be a cool orb! Don't worry, she ends up joining the good guys.

Hailing from the planet Pandora, Neytiri is a bodacious blue beauty who is all about being wild and free. She loves to chill around her Hometree, ride around on her dragon-thingy, and hunt with her wicked bow. She falls in love with a human (Sam Worthington) even as she battles his fellow Earthlings.

ROUND ONE WINNER: IT'S A DRAW

They're both so cool, how to choose?

SEXINESS POWERS

Green space babes are the galaxy's sexiest space babes, and they take full advantage of it here with a skin-tight outfit featuring ample cleavage. There's a kissing scene, a shirtless scene (from the back) and plenty of sexy fighting. They've done something weird with her face, though.

While blue women tend to play second fiddle to the green ladies, Neytiri is an exception. Tall and lithe with a cat face and long tail, this panther-Smurf is the hottest thing going on her jungle planet, and the fact that she runs around mostly naked doesn't hurt. Plus, she can do ca-razy things with that tail!

ROUND TWO WINNER: IT'S A DRAW

Neytiri is sexier overall, but Gamora is green.

MOVIE POWERS

Guardians Of The Galaxy is a hoot - so nice to see a light-hearted take on the superhero genre. There are just not that many movies out there about a green chick, a racoon, a bro and a tree guy saving the world. Plus, it's from Marvel - a name you can trust.

Avatar is, quite simply, the highest-grossing movie of all time. It brought in close to US$2.8 billion (S$3.5 billion) at the worldwide box office. Not bad! Though it has its detractors, its success speaks for itself.

ROUND THREE WINNER: IT'S A DRAW

It's like comparing apples and orxthangs (space oranges). Both are great in their own way.

THE WINNER: IT'S A DRAW!

Whether Zoe Saldana is blue or green, she's outta this world.