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Message started by Rat Man on Sep 3rd, 2019 at 5:59pm

Title: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 3rd, 2019 at 5:59pm
   I was about nine or ten when I first saw Odd Job in Goldfinger.  I was thoroughly impressed.  Ever since I've wanted a hat like that. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbtiIrTqCE

So what movie badass impressed you?

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:56am
It's funny how some threads take off and some don't.  I thought this was a good idea.  Shows what I know.  LOL

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by joe_meadmaker on Sep 5th, 2019 at 2:26pm
I'll throw one out.† Darth Maul.† I totally admit that the movie he was in was far from great.† And he got defeated by a padawan learner, while having the high ground.† But that double-bladed lightsaber was completely badass.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Morphy on Sep 5th, 2019 at 2:40pm
I also chose a star wars character. Emperor Palpatine in the Prequels was awesome.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Kick on Sep 5th, 2019 at 4:13pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 5th, 2019 at 2:26pm:
I'll throw one out.† Darth Maul.† I totally admit that the movie he was in was far from great.† And he got defeated by a padawan learner, while having the high ground.† But that double-bladed lightsaber was completely badass.


George Lucas wasted Darth Maul and it's one if his greatest film sins (which is impressive given some of the sins on his list...)

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 6th, 2019 at 8:55am
Ok RM, Iíll play :)
River Tam from Serenity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBx-geW0Tg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCaF68sDPU

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 6th, 2019 at 9:18am

Rat Man wrote on Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:56am:
It's funny how some threads take off and some don't.† I thought this was a good idea.† Shows what I know.† LOL


Some topics just take a while to get going too.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Morphy on Sep 6th, 2019 at 10:47am

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 6th, 2019 at 3:19pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Sep 6th, 2019 at 8:55am:
Ok RM, Iíll play :)
River Tam from Serenity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBx-geW0Tg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXCaF68sDPU


Absolutely. Total badass.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by AlexZaamii on Sep 9th, 2019 at 12:22pm
Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) from the "Dirty Harry" series is one of my favourites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I530sPVQSc8

I also like his western movie characters and Walt Kowalski from Gran Torino.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NelBNtNm8l0

I guess I'm a bit of a Clint Eastwood fan  ;D

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by JudoP on Sep 9th, 2019 at 12:43pm
Indiana Jones, Morpheus & Agent Smith from The Matrix, The Fellowship of the Ring minus Hobbits  ;D

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 22nd, 2019 at 1:13pm
jack burton - kurt russel in Big trouble in little china.

snake pliskin.
I like kurt russell.

best badass: john mclaine in die hard. First film where the good guy, kept the bad guys guns !

People don't really remember how action heroes were up to that point.
They never took the bad guys guns - ever !

Bruce lee - nuff said :-)


Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 22nd, 2019 at 1:38pm
Keanu Reeves as John Wick.  Don't mess with a man's dog!

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 22nd, 2019 at 1:54pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 22nd, 2019 at 1:13pm:
jack burton - kurt russel in Big trouble in little china.

snake pliskin.
I like kurt russell.

best badass: john mclaine in die hard. First film where the good guy, kept the bad guys guns !

People don't really remember how action heroes were up to that point.
They never took the bad guys guns - ever !

Bruce lee - nuff said :-)



Bruce Lee is the ultimate movie bad ass.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Morphy on Sep 22nd, 2019 at 3:27pm
Love Kurt Russell.

Reminds me of one of the ultimate bad ass characters in a Western:

Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 23rd, 2019 at 6:33pm
Bruce Willis in Die Hard and its sequels.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on May 7th, 2020 at 8:33pm
† †Though this is a series and not a movie I have to mention that female Martain marine, Gunny Sgt Bobbie Draper, from The Expanse.† I think I love her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2sRgwMHLG0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4uDnXfuS7o

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Aug 5th, 2020 at 2:06pm
   Then there's Hanna....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys0deLFeJOw

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 12th, 2020 at 4:27pm
What the hell. He belongs here too.  Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by slingbadger on Sep 13th, 2020 at 6:24am
Clint Eastwood in the Man with no name movies. He was just so casual about it.

Also, Godzilla. No matter how many times he dies, he always comes back.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 14th, 2020 at 7:05pm
Godzilla is a great one.† He can whoop anything on earth other than King Kong and he's immune to nukes.† In fact they make him stronger.† Speaking of King Kong vs Godzilla, I saw the movie in the theater as a small child.† We went nuts during the fight when King Kong beat Godzilla's butt.† I read much later that in Japan the kids loved Godzilla and not King Kong.† There is actually a Japanese version of the movie where Godzilla wins.†
Godzilla.jpg (133 KB | 1 )

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by slingbadger on Sep 15th, 2020 at 6:31am
The part about there  the being 2 endings is a myth. According to Toho, the ending was a draw. Let's see what the new version does.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 15th, 2020 at 1:35pm

slingbadger wrote on Sep 15th, 2020 at 6:31am:
The part about there† the being 2 endings is a myth. According to Toho, the ending was a draw. Let's see what the new version does.


Live and learn. Thank you. Can't wait to see the new one.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 15th, 2020 at 4:49pm
marc dacascos in The botherhood of the wolf.

The opening fight scene is just brilliant.

Hell I'm a big marc dacascos fan anyway - just wish he'd done more pure martial arts films and not tried to be a proper actor ;-)

And as for his part of Iron Chef - that's just embarrassing.
He is genuinely a world class martial artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbRCdzW3nww

Never seen anyone fight in full wet weather gear before or since.

Some of the fight scenes and stunts in Drive are worthy of jacky chan at his best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL23z15x6JY

what do you know the whole film is on youtube !

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 15th, 2020 at 5:09pm
So obviously jacky chan - I mean that guys broken almost every bone in his body -  most more than once - doing his own stunts - if that isn't badass - I don't knoiw what is :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZpSUJfSGw

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 15th, 2020 at 5:17pm
Jack palance - pretty much his entire career was as a bad ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG_dGG_wAYM

Possibly my second favourite ever line from any movie.

The best is from the culpepper cattle company:

A kid asks a cowboy what his horses name is, cowby spits and replies:
'son, ya don't give a name to sumthin' ya might haveta eat.'


Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 16th, 2020 at 6:53am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 15th, 2020 at 5:09pm:
So obviously jacky chan - I mean that guys broken almost every bone in his body -† most more than once - doing his own stunts - if that isn't badass - I don't knoiw what is :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZpSUJfSGw


Agreed.  Jackie is one of my all time favorites.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 2:48pm
dwayne johnson.
probably my number 1 choice to play jack reacher in a PROPER reacher film.

When the whole point of the character is that - in his own words - 'there's maybe 10 guys in the world I need to worry about in a fight'.
Basically he's a modern conan - not sure if that was deliberate on lee childs part or not - but yep jack reacher=conan.
A guy who will get involved in any malfeasance - simply because he KNOWS he's pretty much not in an real danger.

So who makes the first two - so called - 'reacher films ? Tom cruise.

If you've read the books - you probably haven't bothered watching the films - I know I haven't.
What's the point ? I'd just sit there shouting at the screen :-)

That said - tom cruise has played some seriously bad ass dudes - and he also does a lot of his own stunts.
I mean not jacky chan level - but still pretty impressive for an actual movie superstar.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 2:54pm
Jet li.
An actual official living national treasure of china and probably one of the finest martial artists to EVER walk the earth.

There is ONE on film fight between jet li and marc dacascos.
The choreography isn't great - which is a shame as it could have been one of the truly great film fights of all time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T3BZjmHIU8
marc does like fighting in the rain :-)

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 2:57pm
Vinnie Jones
One of the hardest football players who ever reached the uk top flight football league.

he holds the record for the fastest booking ever.
Heard an interview with him last night, and he said he watched the ref start to blow the whistle and was moving before he did.
Can't remember exactly why he'd targeted the opposing player - but it was 100% intentional :-)

Made some great films as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUS8JsbNTv8

Although the Actual comib book juggernaut was NOT a mutant at all. he got his powers from an ancient god.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 3:04pm
And also in lock stock and two smoking barrels.

jason statham.
To go from olympic diver to the 'go to' bad ass in almost every hollywood action film of the last 15 years - is no mean feat !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg0xnlEHbMw

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 3:11pm
wesley snipes.

I love ALL the blade movies. Again another real life bad-ass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urftOZ9RtiQ

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 3:17pm
Steven Seagal
Yeah his films can be a bit cheesy - but at the end of the day he really is a major bad ass.

The first westerner to open his own akido dojo in japan.
The guy has seriously fast hands !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVMEHIy8ejY

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Curious Aardvark on Sep 16th, 2020 at 3:21pm
And one of my favourite film badasses
Dalton from Roadhouse. Patrick swayze at his beat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFwWGrzuTfM

And from the same film - wade garret:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjd5fUIZhx4

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Kick on Sep 16th, 2020 at 3:23pm
I wouldn't describe Seagal as a bad ass. More just an ass...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Seagal#Allegations_and_lawsuits

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 17th, 2020 at 2:33pm
   Seagal might be an ass in real life but I've enjoyed his movies.  Same with Mel Gibson. 

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by vetryan15 on Sep 18th, 2020 at 8:53am
Wesley Snipes just got out of prison for tax evasion a couple years ago. He did a few years. Out in a federal prison in PA i believe

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 18th, 2020 at 2:45pm
Charles Bronson in anything he ever did.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 4:56pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 16th, 2020 at 3:21pm:
And one of my favourite film badasses
Dalton from Roadhouse. Patrick swayze at his beat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFwWGrzuTfM

And from the same film - wade garret:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjd5fUIZhx4


One of those movies you watch multiple times. 

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 5:17pm
Although you could pick any of his roles I'll go with John Wayne's Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1U7U9sgXA

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Oct 9th, 2020 at 4:18pm

Rat Man wrote on Sep 18th, 2020 at 2:45pm:
Charles Bronson in anything he ever did.


I think Bronson's .475 Wildey hand-cannon gets at least half the credit.  That thing could take down a bear... and you wouldn't even have to aim for the eyes!

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Slyngorm on Oct 11th, 2020 at 10:05am

Kick wrote on Sep 5th, 2019 at 4:13pm:
George Lucas wasted Darth Maul


Another wasted character would be General Grievous (also my choice of bad ass). I still remember watching revenge of the sith in the cinema during summer, clenching my seat when he began spinning his lightsabers during his duel with Kenobi, being surprised when he has his first hand cut off within a few seconds and just how anticlimactically the whole fight ended.

Same with Anakin vs the tusken raiders scene and the Battle of Kashyyk. 
The prequels were close to being three movies worth of missed opportunities.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Morphy on Nov 11th, 2020 at 6:28pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Sep 16th, 2020 at 2:54pm:
Jet li.
An actual official living national treasure of china and probably one of the finest martial artists to EVER walk the earth.

There is ONE on film fight between jet li and marc dacascos.
The choreography isn't great - which is a shame as it could have been one of the truly great film fights of all time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T3BZjmHIU8
marc does like fighting in the rain :-)


I absolutely love Jet Li. I could spend all weekend watching his movies and next weekend do the same. Jackie Chan is another one. Still one of the funniest movies I've ever seen- Shanghai Noon. Love it.

I will throw two more out there and forgive me if this has already been said I didn't reread the entire thread:

Leon from the Professional. Just an amazing character with depth and a hefty dose of pure awesomeness.

And Indiana Jones. From the original 3 movies. Indiana Jones is like James Bond for treasure hunting. What an absolute legend.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by IronGoober on Nov 13th, 2020 at 10:35pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOjzADJxihA

I Always loved both too. This is one of my favorite of Jackie's fight scenes. It's some pretty brutal hits. Also, Jackie Chan's physical comedy is pretty genius at times. I read Jackie Chan's autobiography as a teenager and that made me appreciate his movies even more.

Another is Donnie Yen in Flashpoint. The end fight has some pretty brutal hits.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Morphy on Nov 14th, 2020 at 1:24pm
IG, still one of the greatest fight scenes of all time. The jacket coming off, the candles... just phenomenal.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Kilisi on Nov 20th, 2020 at 7:15am
Clint Eastwood wins hands down for me.

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Oxnate on Nov 20th, 2020 at 7:45pm

a wrote on Nov 20th, 2020 at 7:15am:
Clint Eastwood wins hands down for me.


Absolutely!†


Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Rat Man on Feb 21st, 2021 at 4:02pm
   This guy is a TV and not a movie character but I feel he very much deserves to be mentioned here;  Kwai Chang Caine... Glasshoppa!  The Kung Fu guy. He was a total badass!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz19YxelpX8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMWqwH1lO4g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgFL_y7Qr-U

Title: Re: Bad Assed Movie Characters
Post by Morphy on Feb 22nd, 2021 at 4:51am

Oxnate wrote on Nov 20th, 2020 at 7:45pm:

a wrote on Nov 20th, 2020 at 7:15am:
Clint Eastwood wins hands down for me.


Absolutely!†



Wait a joke and a BTTF reference at the same time? Great Scott! :D :D

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