Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hero of the Day- John McClane

Yippy kay-aye, mother f&*()@#

Yup, you knew this was coming. If you honestly considered that I would forget this guy or that I would find him unworthy, then you don't know me at all, and I cast you from my presence. This is one of the coolest action protagonists of all time. He's relatable but also very tough and badass. We see him go through issues that a lot of every day people go through (marital issues, fear of flying, terrorists attacking your wife's christmas party), and then we see him do some really awesome shit. Seriously, what's more awesome than being able to kick ass without shoes and fighting with glass in your feet for the last quarter of the movie? I'm gonna go with nothing. There are a few things, but the list is relatively short. Talk about a trooper, he actually pulled some of the glass out of his own feet while hiding in a bathroom. McClane has become one of the most iconic action stars of the 80's standing next to Rambo and the Terminator, and they all had something unique about them. Stallone would mumble his way through fights, Arnold would deliver awesome and quirky one-liners, and Willis would just be a straight up sarcastic douche bag, making his enemies so freaking pissed that they couldn't wait for the moment when they would put a bullet between his eyes. Unfortunately for them, that time never came. I think there is even a line in the movie Die Hard where Mc Clane's wife sees one of the henchman in a fit of rage and says "Only John could make somebody that pissed!" And of course, there is the always badass and always iconic line that he would say right before pulling the trigger. If you don't know what it is, kiss it.

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