Are you a fan of movies where there’s only one man for the job? He’s usually retired, fired, or out of the game because of some trauma, but the country needs him…and only him.
Like I mentioned a few posts ago, I saw Gerard Butler’s latest action movie, Olympus Has Fallen. He used to be a Secret Service Agent, protecting the president. Top gig, right? But something happened and now he’s pushing paper for the Treasury Department. When the White House comes under attack, guess who comes to the rescue? Not the rest of the Secret Service, they’re all dead. Not the military, they can’t get in. Lone hero, Gerard Butler saves the day. I really did enjoy the movie. I know it may not sound like it here, but I guess I can still find something pretty unbelievable and entertaining at the same time.
So here are a few of my favorite Lone heroes who don’t need no stinkin’ teams to help them save the world, the girl, or whatever needs saving. He can do it all by himself!
X-Men Origins: Wolverine—Hugh Jackman: Here’s a tip. If you ever come a cross a mutant with bones protruding out of his hand like daggers, don’t kill his girlfriend, (or pretend to) and then experiment on said mutant, covering his bones with an indestructible alloy adamantium, because chances are you will get killed to death too…eventually…when he remembers who you are. J
The Transporter—Jason Statham: Rule #1: "Never Change the Deal", Rule #2: "No names", and Rule #3: "Never open the package." When you break all of your own rules then you have to become a one-man killing machine!
Taken—Liam Neeson: OMG! Whatever you do, do not take Bryan Mills’ daughter and try to sell her as a sex slave. Everyone in his way will get shot, (even a friend’s wife who only wanted to have a nice dinner), stabbed, or have his neck snapped. He is a one man Amber Alert and you will tell him where his daughter is or else.
So tell me which of these Lone heroes are your favorites? I love doing this A-Z Challenge. It’s making me want to re-watch a lot of movies!