Friday, February 22, 2013

Reader Friday: Who Was That Masked Man?



Who is your favorite hero? Who would you most like to see pop into action when the chips are down?

36 comments:

  1. I would have said John McClane, but just saw the new Die Hard, and it was such a disappointment! So now I'll say I'd like to see Harry Callahan turn up with a sarcastic quip and his .44 Magnum!

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  2. I agree with Kathryn about John McClane, but I'm going to have to go with Indiana Jones, probably one of the most fully developed screen heroes ever.

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  3. Bryan Mills, from TAKEN & TAKEN 2.

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    1. He gets the dumb family award though. Sheesh.

      Didn't see the second one. Was it good, Joe?

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    2. Oh yeah, Joe. I would love to be able to say, "I have a very particular set of skills" and not mean writing related.

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  4. Pike. If you need someone to save the day and look cool in his aviators (even at night) while doing it, gotta be Joe Pike.

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    1. I totally agree. Don't forget those red arrow tatts.

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  5. I'm with Joe with Indiana Jones-- love the wry humor, bravery in the face of fear (think snakes), the ability to take a beating, the academia smarts, and probably a reason Joe wouldn't consider, he's easy on the eyes.

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  6. Zorro. Especially the old Guy Williams version. Had a huge crush on him when I was a girl.

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    1. Kris, Zorro (the fox so cunning and free) was my favorite as a kid. Also, I think the sword fight in the Ty Power version, where he takes on Basil Rathbone, is perhaps the best such contest in movie history.

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    2. Agreed, Jim and PJ. Antonio Banderas, wasn't bad either. especially with Catherine Zeta Jones in tow. I fell in love with her in their first movie.

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  8. I wouldn't mind that lovable rogue Han Solo coming to my rescue...

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  9. Jack Ryan. He always had the perfect solution.

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  10. How about Tarzan? Gets the job done without boring you with idle chat...

    Of course there's a little elephant mess to clean up...

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    1. Dave, I loved the Johnny Weissmuller movies, all of them. No other Tarzan ever lived up that, IMO.

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    2. The Graystoke tarzan with Christopher Lambert was my favorite. That movie supposedly stayed truer to the original story.

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  11. My first choice would be The Shadow, followed closely by Doc Savage. Bring the blood and thunder!

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  12. Batman/Bruce Wayne, but only the version from the recent trilogy. I loved how human and relatable they made him, while still being the legendary hero that he is. Pretty much my favorite story, character, and hero ever.

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  13. I'll take Elementary's Sherlock. I like his style.

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  14. The Fox... Tzoro, Tesoro, Zorro.

    Growing up on the old series rerun on Saturdays after cartoons hooked me, every incarnation I've seen still gets me. Like an old world Batman.

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  15. Jason Bourne, although it would be important that he looked like Matt Damon but remained Jason Bourne. And if someone were about to do me harm, I would hope Mr. Reese and Finch (Person of Interest) had my back.

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  16. Hercule Poirot. He used his "little gray cells" to solve crime. No fights, magical settings, and the snotty upper class to put up with.

    On the other hand, There is Phillip Marlowe, the exact opposite. I love him too.

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  17. A double-dip hell yes on Indiana Jones. I do tend to like my heroes brainy, so a nod to Jack Ryan and MacGuyver as well.

    And, of course . . . Batman.

    Terri

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  18. Here's another continuing debate: Mannix, McGarrett or Magnum?

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    1. Jim, this isnt even debatable. Mannix was the coolest PI of the seventies.

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    2. Mannix isn't as well known as he should be, for sure.

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    3. Mannix FTW (and Steve McGarrett from the 5-O)

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  19. Magnum, but only if he brings "the lads" and the Ferrari.

    Kathy

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  20. Repairman Jack. Great combo of superhero, action hero, and family hero.

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  21. Oh! That's a hard question. I can't pick just one so I'll go for three: Adam Cartwright, MacGyver, Steve McGarrett.

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  22. Oh yes, Dirty Harry! And of course Marshall Matt Dillon....oh the list could go on and on.

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  23. I figure it depends on what KIND of chips are down. If I'm caught in the urban jungle of noir, I'd turn to Marlowe or the Charles couple. If I was facing the House on Un-American Activities Committee, I'd bring in Groucho.

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  24. A combo of Tarzan and Spiderman....a hero that can swing between tall buildings and large trees but has the spidey sense to rescue me from lions, tigers, and bad writing habits.

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  25. It would be Jim Kirk for me. Good ole 1960's Captain Kirk, not the movie version. Things always worked out when he was around.

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