The Invincible Hollywood Tough Guys
There have been many action films over the past years that depict the invincible tough guy who seems to be immortal defying the odds of anything less than a flesh wound.
The characters on the screen match up in perfect situations that probably wouldn’t happen in a million years.
I want to address the stereotypical Hollywood action film that is not only the most ridiculous and unbelievable group of scenarios, they portrait the film characters as basically immortal.
In the movie 'Taken', Liam Neeson kills about 40 or 50 people, stabbing, shooting, and breaking their necks with is bare hands. How many 63-year-old men do you know who could take out dozens of big muscle bound thugs?
In the 'DieHard' movie series I have completely lost count of the body pile that Bruce Willis’s character, 'John McClane', had left in his wake. In the 2007 movie, he is actually driving an 18 wheeler over a clover leaf, while being shot at by an F-16 fighter jet.
I also have to mention the latest Jason Statham movie 'Wildcard', in which he takes our about 10 big goons using a butter knife.
Most of these bad guys have guns, but they never seem to shoot the hero, and if they do it’s a flesh wound.
How long can these guys continue to beat the hell out of 25-year-old body builders?
Liam Neeson is 64, Bruce Willis will be 62 in March, and Jason Statham is 50. Charles Bronson appeared in his final Death Wish movie in 1994 at the age of 72!
In one of the latest movie tough guy series 'John Wick' Keanu Reeves kills 80 people.
One more question, where the hell are the police, or the SWAT team? How can you possibly kill that many people and not get arrested?
I’m sure the next tough guy character, and the actor who will play him, is ready to open up a can of whoop-ass on 50 inept bad guys in the next action series.
Check out some of the death scenes below from 'Taken' and 'John Wick' and if you have some time I have included the original bad guy killer Charles Bronson in 'Death Wish'