Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Movies with Serious Badasses

"You don’t tug on Superman’s cape/ you don’t spit into the wind/ you don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger/ and you don’t mess around with Slim" – Jim Croce

With all the romantic movies I posted last week I felt it was time for a shot of testosterone.  This set of movies is going to concentrate not just on tough guys, and not even on guys that are kind of badass.  No, this set of movies is going to be about characters that lift badassery to a whole new level.

Who better to start with than Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry (1971)?  Making for an interesting double feature, almost forty years later Eastwood did the movie Gran Torino (2008).  Can an almost eighty year old man still be badass?  If he’s Clint Eastwood he can.  Switching to a newer generation, Vin Diesel had the first really good role of his career in Pitch Black (2000).  The last movie I will review is Kung Fu Panda (2008).  What’s that?  You’re wondering how Jack Black’s panda character is badass?  I’ll give you a hint – that’s not the character I’ll be writing about.  Check out the posted review for the answer.

Finally, can a man be badass while playing ping pong?  If he’s Bruce Lee using nunchucks he can.

You can find my posts for these movies here:

On to the reviews…

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