When faced with insurmountable odds, a painful death, countless innocent lives at stake, there’s really only thing to do…Crack some really good one-liners. Because when someone’s got a gun to your wife’s head in one hand and is holding your computer genius son’s wheelchair over the side of a tall building with the other, it’s time to work out some of your act.
Let’s face it, the wise cracking action hero has for a long time felt like a relic, the type of thing that Indiana Jones would go to far off lands in search of (and hey, let’s not kid ourselves, that still would’ve made a better plot than Crystal Skulls). But if you look at the action movies coming out in the last few years–Expendables, The Last Stand, and now Olympus Has Fallen-it looks like action star who spent at least a few months at the Groundlings school for improv has been making a comeback. And we couldn’t be more thrilled.
So relive your favorite puns and malapropisms with our tribute to the Greatest Wise Cracking Action Heroes.