This wild bunch is not about Peckinpah’s film but the Summer Blockbuster Cas-A-Thon hosted by John at Hitchcock’s World. John had a great idea for all action movie aficionados: put together a dream team of tough gals and guys to save the Prime Minister of Canada. He was on a flight to a very important U.N. conference when his plane was shot down somewhere over an isolated war-torn location and now he has been kidnapped by Neo-Nazi communist hippy ninjas. Well, that’s the gist of it, just click on the banner if you want to read the rules.
Without further ado, here’s my selection.
Sarah Connor – Terminator 2
She spent more than a decade training and learning everything she could about fighting and survival in preparation for a world apocalypse and a war against machines guided by an evil A.I. She can face anything: Neo-Nazi communist hippy ninjas are just another day at the office. She is also my choice as team leader.
Yukio – The Wolverine
She is superb with a katana, a quick thinker, fearless and she has the power to foreseen the death of people, which can come handy when on a dangerous mission.
Beatrix Kiddo – Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
She is Black Mamba, one of the deadliest assassins in the world with blade or gun. She is a master of the Hung Gar style of kung fu and the only person to know the “Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique”. Resourceful and relentless, she’s clearly a force to recon with.
Pvt. J. Vasquez – Aliens
She is a trained Colonial Marine with tons of combat experience and not new to search and rescue missions. In addition she handles a M56 Smartgun like no other, she is loyal and, after dealing with Xenomorphs, Neo-Nazi communist hippy ninjas are a walk in the park.
May Day – A View To A Kill
She has super strength, a killer instinct and mad fighting skills. She might live in a moral grey area but when the chips are down she’ll do the right thing.
Isabelle – Predators
A sniper of the Israeli Defense Forces with great survival skills. Only woman chosen by alien hunters for their games and one of the only two survivors, which goes a long way when you have to deal just with humans.
Snake Plissken – 1997 Escape From New York
For him this mission would be: been there, done that. He can fly and land a stealth glider (on a skyscrape at night) with only one eye and he was born ready.
Agent J – Men In Back
Remo Williams – Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Sing – Kung Fu Hustle
He might not be the sharpest tool in the shed but he knows kung fu and can deliver the Buddhist Palm. Not to be underestimated.
Captain Nascimento – Tropa De Elite
Driven and formidable, he fights guerrilla warfare with the drug dealers of Rio’s favelas. He’s definitely combat ready.
Chan Wing-Yan – Infernal Affairs
Years of deep undercover work within the triad of Hong Kong has prepared him for everything. His nerves might be a little frayed but you can always count on him.