The 12 Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of James Cameron’s blockbuster sequel Aliens, and to celebrate the release of the new Blu-ray edition of the film (which features a beautiful collection of collectable art pieces and access to a new online featurette), we’re counting down The 12 Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes. Check out our list in the gallery below!
What makes Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and the others on our list such perennial conveyers of the badass arts? Is it their style? Their swagger? Their bravery in the face of certain danger and doom? Is it just that they look cool checking fools and wiping out big bads? How about all of those reasons and more.
There is too much emphasis these days on capes and cowls and energy beams and flying and so forth in our action movies. We remember the days when all you had to be was a regular Joe (or Jane) with a gun, a sword and a lot of attitude to get the job done. You’ll find no sci-fi superheroes in here (well, except for one, sorta), and you can feel free to let us know your own favorites in the comments section below!