Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Underrated Action Heroes

With the sheer number of members in the Action Hero Pantheon of the Gods (official name) your have thought there couldn't possibly be any overlooked characters. Sadly my friends this is not the case, time has not treated all action heroes fairly and some have, tragically, fallen by the wayside.

What I'm trying to say is, here's a list of some underrated action heroes. Some you may hate me for.


The laughing stock of the MGS series but also an insanely gifted badass. Even after his childhood days as Jack the Ripper and before his time as an inexplicable cyborg ninja (I'm talking about his awkward MGS 2 years) Raiden was an absolute nutter! He takes out dozens of Rays, survives Fortune, drowns Vamp, slaughters Fatman and wins a sword fight against a man in a suit with tentacle cannons. 'Nuff said.

Ray Tango & Gabriel Cash

Between Tango's standing in front of a speeding truck and bringing it to a halt inches before it hits him and Cash's progressive English teaching style, these two are not a pair to be taken lightly. Cash's laser sighted hand cannon alone is enough to warrant the two of them a spot on this list!

The Demolition Man

'Phoeniiiixxxxxxxx!' The tale of the clash between John Spartan and Simon Phoenix is a timeless meditation on the essence of good and evil and the often blurred lines of morality and the brutality of the authorities. Its also two hours of Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes beating the snot out of each, with Stallone earning John Spartan a nice little spot on this list.

Anyways these are just a few that spring to mind, I’m sure this list could go on and on with the amount of action films, games etc. that are churned out each year. What about you, have any that you would add?

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