When you watch an action movie, you want to see the guy (or girl) in charge mess everything up. You want to watch someone that has a “zero fucks given” attitude and throws themselves at danger, only to come out on top. You want the action hero equivalent of Donald Trump, basically. Only that you’ll be able to tell your friends you’re on his side. So I guess not really like Donald Trump. Anyway, I digress.
Action heroes have to be everyday men or women that kick ass in a way very few people could. You have to watch them do things that are almost unnatural, so you’re feeling really sorry for those 30-or-so well-armed highly-trained mercenaries that have to take on this random citizen that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Also, you want him to blow lots of things up. Explosions everywhere. Trust me, I’ve seen at least four movies in my days, and I can assure you I thoroughly enjoyed the ones with explosions more. Then again, the other one was The Notebook. Not really raising the bar all too much there.
Anyway, here’s some of the most badass action heroes Hollywood has given us.
11. Martin Riggs
Lethal Weapon? More like Lethal Mullet, am I right? Guys? But yeah, he’s one of those loose cannon cops. And the regular cops are shooting black people faster than we can count, imagine what kind of damage a slightly insane one could do.
10. Leon Montana
This guy is a hitman that teaches little girls to also become hitmen. I’m not saying he’s probably not a nice guy once you get to know him, but I’d stay the fuck away from him. At all costs.
He named himself after his weapon of choice to kill people with. I mean, that’s dedication to the act of being a bonafide badass, if nothing else.