The 10 heroes who weren’t afraid to take a beating
Comingsoon.net is taking a look at all the good guys who never feared a beat down. Check out our selections in the gallery below!
With the release of Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw in August of 2019, many critics and fans alike couldn’t stop talking about recently-released contracts for the franchise’s stars that detailed the ways in which they were allowed to be beaten up on-screen. While Vin Diesel and Jason Statham seemed to prefer to tally up their beatings in order to make sure they were never beaten and the fights were we always fair, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seemingly stated he was okay with losing as long as it was balanced out with a win.
It’s a baffling contractual obligation for the filmmakers, to be sure, but it makes sense within the film’s themes of macho masculinity and over-the-top action. However, in the past, there have been many protagonists who wouldn’t have dreamed of such contracts. In decades past—especially the 1980s, it seems—heroes definitely weren’t afraid to take a beating.