The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown Round 2! The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown Round 2!
Round Two of The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown is live! YOU choose who moves on and is crowned the Ultimate Hero! The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown Round 2!

Han Solo Vs The King of Cool

Harrison#1) Harrison Ford

Strengths: Shoots first, makes it up as he goes, Star Wars/Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Weaknesses: Apathy, bad choices, Ally McBeal, Hollywood Homicide.



mcqueen#8) Steve McQueen

Strengths: Charisma , toughness and tenderness in equal portions, Magnificent Seven, best chase scene ever.

Weaknesses: Burning Buildings, Ally McGraw, heart attack.


The Dragon Vs The Duke

wayne#4) John Wayne

Strengths: The man had True Grit, Green Berets,  iconic western after iconic western.

Weaknesses: Acting as anything other than John Wayne. Divorce. Cancer.


lee#5) Bruce Lee

Strengths: Enter the Dragon, yellow jump suit, lightning fast reflexes, Most well know martial artists of all time.

Weakness: No known weaknesses except lethal dose of pot.


 Bond. James Bond.   Vs      …. Jackie Brown

sean#3) Sean Connery
Strengths: Can act by raising an eyebrow. Can play a Russian submarine commander with a Scottish accent and make it work. Played an immortal Egyptian Japanese Spanish Scotsman and made it work. Played the original Bond and Dr. Jones’ dad. Can rock a mankini like no one else.
Weaknesses: Disguises that are both racially insensitive and unconvincing. Once lost the cure for cancer. Free radicals and white bread. Slaps with the open hand.


Pam#11) Pam Grier

Strengths: Foxy Brown, Coffey, giant boobs, great in any supporting role. every guy who saw her in the 60s had to toss off at least once to her.

Weaknesses: Escape from LA, Ghosts of Mars , QT hasn’t called lately, Blacula.


Dirty Harry Vs Paul Kersey

Clint#2) Clint Eastwood

Strengths: Iconic actor and director, Dirty Harry 1,2,4, Spaghetti western trilogy, Hang em High, Josey Wales, Heartbreak Ridge, Unforgiven, and so much more.

Weaknesses: Soft focus, RNC nomination speeches, Dirty Harry franchise 3 & 5, Million Dollar Baby.


Charlie#7) Charles Bronson
Strengths: The Evil that Men Do, Death Wish films, Magnificent Seven, Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Death Hunt, The Mechanic, and many more.

Weaknesses: NONE. I’m too afraid to list any.



Batman Vs Batman

#1) Christian Bale

Strengths: Best actor in the tourney, ability to transform into role, played Batman weak as directed, Equilibrium, Batman Begins.

Weaknesses:  Playing BATMAN weakly was stupid decision by Nolan, not making more action films.


#14) Ben Affleck

Strengths: Multiple Oscars, real life trained martial artist, great director, confidence knowing that he overcame when everyone wrote him off.

Weaknesses: Accent , personal tabloid past, lacklustre action films, Kevin Smith.


Neo Vs Bane

#4) Tom Hardy

Strengths: Stole Inception, a beast on screen in Bronson.

Weaknesses: Too few roles as the star, Fury Road not released yet.



#5) Keanu Reeves 

Strengths: POINT BREAK, THE MATRIX , JOHN WICK, SPEED, excellent in fight scenes .

Weakness: Past roles, laid back style is misunderstood, recent box office failures.




The Rock Vs The Transporter

Gi Joe#3 The Rock
Strengths: Saved FF and GI JOE franchises. Faster, Scorpion King. Southland Tales.

Weaknesses: No feature role, no star-making turn. Lost to Cena.



Crank 2#6 Jason Statham
Strengths: Transporter, the Crank Films, very good actor in addition to being fantastic in action scenes.

Weaknesses: Shirts, hair club for men refused to sell him, too many smaller action films, starred in Expendables.


Iron Man Vs The Wolverine

RDJ#2 Robert Downey Junior

Strengths: Box Office unrivalled, Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Weaknesses: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, IM 2, simply few action roles.



the-wolverine-poster#10 Hugh Jackman

Strengths: Became a super star playing the loner with feelings X-Men.

Weaknesses: Swordfish? Australia? Any film he isn’t Logan? Half the films he IS Logan in?



Commando Vs Universal Soldier 

#1) Arnie

Strengths: Terminator, T2, Conan the Barbarian, Commando, Predator, Running Man, Total Recall, True Lies, Raw Deal, End of Days, the list goes on….

Weaknesses: Politics, Democrats, getting off the maid in time, a comeback that is stalling, Conan the Destroyer. Was in the Expendables films.


#8) Jean Claude Van Damme

Strengths: Universal Soldier, Cyborg, Time Cop, Kickboxer, Bloodsport, Double Impact, Hard Target, was the best thing in an Expendables film ( I know that’s not hard.)

Weaknesses: Cocaine( rumored), direct-to-video and on-demand films.



Rambo Vs Blade

#4) Sly Stallone

Strengths: Too many iconic roles to list. Amazing actor when he applies himself (Rocky, First Blood, Cop Land).

Weaknesses: Unchecked ego, massive missed opportunity with the Expendables films, squandering his comeback.


#12) Wesley Snipes 

Strengths: Martial artist who looks great in fight scenes, cool looking in shades, solid actor who holds his own onscreen with legends, one-liner delivering machine.

Weakness: MFers trying to ice skate uphill, Vampire Gods, white men who can jump, To Wong Foo, the IRS.

The Last Boy Scout Vs Jack Burton

Bruce#3) Bruce Willis

Strengths: Die Hard 1-3, Fifth Element, popularized the scrappy underdog role in the 80s, for over a decade he was cooler than cool. 12 Monkeys.

Weaknesses: Die Hard 4-5, that Kevin Smith film, turning into an asshole, was in the Expendables films


Kurt#6) Kurt Russell 

Strengths : John Carpenter’s Muse, not pigeon holed into action films alone, out shined Sly in Tango and Cash, Tombstone, all the Carpenter films,

Weaknesses: Age, lack of good projects in his later years, 3000 miles to Graceland.



William Wallace Vs Robin Hood

#2) Mel GibsonMel

Strengths: Freedom, Lethal Weapon, The Road Warrior films, Thunderdome, Payback,

Weaknesses: Disembowelment, Jews, Booze, Recorders, bitchy ex-wives, packs of wild …never mind



Kevin Costner#7) Kevin Cosner

Strengths: Revenge, Robin Hood, Open Range, another good if not overrated director, Silverado

Weaknesses: Recent action attempts have fallen flat, Draft Day should have had him fighting off terrorist to get his pick in on time, English accent, 3000 Miles to Graceland


Supercop Vs Mrs Smith

#1) Jackie Chan

Strengths: One of the greatest performers of all time, set the bar for action, mixes comedy and action flawlessly, Drunken Master, Police Story.

Weaknesses:  Breaks his ankles doing his own stunts , engrish, no great characters or films on his resume, Rush Hour 3.


#14) Angelina Jolie

Strengths: Wanted, Salt, really sells her action scenes. Acting ability in action roles. Mr. And Ms Smith.

Weaknesses: Over exposure. Sex appeal takes away from work, saving small children seems to make people hate her.


Drago Vs Alice

#12) Milla Jovovich

Strengths: Fifth Element,  Resident Evil franchise defies logic, pulls off action scenes, steady work due to husband casting her in his film.

Weakness: Husband who keeps casting her in his films makes bad films.


#13) Dolph Lundgren

Strengths: Exceptionally good at one liners, as the biggest dick Brandon lee ever saw, kicked JCVD ass in real life, He-Man, “HE MUST BREAK YOU.”

Weaknesses: Direct to Video turned direct to DVD turned direct to on Demand, starred in expendable film.


Maverick Vs The Protector

Cruise#3) Tom Cruise

Strengths: Kill Die Repeat, Oblivion, MI ( the first one ) , Top Gun, wears sunglasses great.

Weaknesses: Couch jumping, cults, acting with his ex wife. Walking on platform shows.


Jaa#11) Tony Jaa – Thailand’s greatest action star is a phenom to watch on screen when he is fighting. And not much else. A better Bodyguard than Costner.

Strengths: Real life martial arts experts, running up walls, kicking, kicking hard, kicking high.

Weaknesses: Mostly unknown, few high profile gigs, lackluster American box office.


The One Vs Roddy Piper

#7) Jet Li 

Strengths: Fearless, Romeo must Die, Kiss of the Dragon, War, fantastic action scenes.

Weakness: The Mummy 3, English, Height, was in an Expendable film.


Piper#15) Roddy Piper

Strengths: Mullet, kilts, one of the greatest fight scenes of all time, he’s all out of bubble gum.

Weaknesses: Cable only releases, wrestling, Hogan booking his matches, homophobia.









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