What characters were your childhood hero's?

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  1. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    ^ I loved the series too, I belive they did a highlander 3, with both the leads in it, Christopher Lambert, and Adrian Paul.

    Top acting points to the Kurgan actor, who also played Bif in Back to the future.
     
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  2. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    The Kurgan was my favourite as a kid. The first vaguely martial arts thing I ever did was memorising and copying his sword wangling when he's assembling it in the hotel.
     
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  3. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Different guy!

    Kurgan is Mr. Krabs in Spongebob Squarepants though.
     
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  4. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Your right! Doh, sorry for spreading an alternative fact everyone!
     
  5. Botta Dritta

    Botta Dritta Valued Member

    Ah the Kurgan. One of the most on the nose Bad guys in cinema history. Total absence of any attempt at deconstruction.

    Lets go through the list shall we?
    • Wears black? CHECK
    • Evil Scar: CHECK
    • Evil Voice: CHECK
    • Bigger/Stronger than hero? CHECK
    • Just as/More skilled than hero: CHECK
    • Overconfident Bully? CHECK
    • Has Skullz? CHECK (wears one as a hat)
    • Mean to Grannies CHECK (drives car with granny on boot of his car)
    • Hard to Kill? TRIPLE CHECK
    • Kills Heroes Father/Mentor: CHECK
    • Foul mouthed to Religious authority: CHECK (father I am a worm!)
    • Kidnaps heroes girlfriend? CHECK
    • Rapes heroes wife: CHECK
    • Kool Iconic Weapon: CHECK
    • Uses prostitutes: CHECK
    • Awesome iconic line? CHECK ( I have something to say! Its better to burn out than to fade away!)
    • Honour code? CHECK (Holy ground highlander! Remember whar Ramirez taught you)
    • Stomps stuff: CHECK
    • Defeated after final battle? CHECK
    EDIT:

    • Total lack of any remorse or doubt or justification: CHECK
    Ah for the days when it was obvious who the bad guys were....
     
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  6. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Maybe you can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, why don't you try that?
     
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  7. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Yes! Although I recommend listening to Alien: River of Pain (the audio play, not the audiobook of the novel) beforehand. The same actor plays Newt in both productions.
     
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  8. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Got that too.

    Vasquez was a legitimate badass. It makes me chuckle when people say so-and-so in the latest superhero movie is the first real strong female lead, and I'm sat here thinking, "Ripley? Vasquez? Newt?"
     
  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    I didn't realise there was an audioplay! Nice, I've read the book, I'll definitely give it a go, thanks!!
     
  10. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    I think Ripley, Vasquez, and T2 Sarah Connor were my childhood favourites, which long term meant we were more then prepared for lockdown, last year.

    Had copius food supplies, check,
    Enough hard booze, check
    Got a cat, check,

    Sorted!
     
  11. combatarts

    combatarts Valued Member

    Robin Williams, Jackie Chan

    I have a big nose like Chan, but I could never have the amazing spirit or humor of Williams.
     
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  12. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I never got the appeal of Bruce Lee, but Jackie Chan is such an incredible talent.

    The Police Story movies and Drunken Master were firm favourites of mine when I was young.
     
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  13. combatarts

    combatarts Valued Member

    Definitely, there has never been anyone quite like Jackie Chan. I must have watched Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour 50 times in elementary school.
     
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  14. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    It's got to be his Hong-Kong movies for me. Hollywood would never insure him for the stuff he got up to in his earlier films.

     
  15. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    When I was a kid, and we're talking early 70s, Bruce Lee and Kwai Chang Caine....before that, we're talking Batman
     
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  16. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    We're they one of the reasons you ended up taking martial arts classes?
     
  17. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    I'm surprised noone has mentioned "Monkey magic" yet?



    That and the green hornet were my first introduction to martial arts, without me really being aware what it was.

    From monkey I learnt to be impressible / have a big mouth, carry a little big stick, and often take Buddha's name in vain.

    70's kids TV was awesome!
     
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  18. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Never saw The Green Hornet, but I loved Monkey. The episode where Pigsy turns around and doesn't have a face is the first time I remember being scared at something on screen.

    A group of anti-authoritarian outcasts travel the world helping out people in need and righting wrongs... much like the A-Team!
     
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  19. Grond

    Grond Valued Member

    My all time favorite.

     
  20. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I think Bruce Lee has screen charisma off the charts in a way that Jackie Chan never has. That bit at the end of Enter the Dragon where the whole courtyard is fighting and Bruce is just staring across into the camera!? Awesome.

    Although I love Jackie Chan too. Snake in Eagle's shadow, Drunken Master, etc were on heavy VHS rotation in my house as a kid. We watched "Spy next door" recently and my 7 year old son was watching Jackie Chan and just said, eyes wide, "That's the best man I ever seen"....hahaha
     
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