Did Payback run away?
October 19, 2008 4:40 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for the best one man revenge against the world films ever.
posted by fire&wings to Media & Arts (50 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
They may have taken his daughter or killed his brother. He's probably bitter, retired or an alcoholic. He can't trust anyone. He might come out of retirement for one more job. The enemy may be an Arab, a Serbian or good ole faceless government corruption. Hero must be able to pull bullets out of self with tweezers, grit teeth, sweat, and appear flawed but irresistable to women much younger than themselves.
So...movies in the mould of Payback
, with a dollop of A-Team and Macgyver thrown in for good measure. I expect films like this to be fairly throwaway and far fetched to a certain extent, but I'd prefer recommendations with some sort of script and production values rather than pure Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren VHS stuff. Independent/arthouse with similar themes also appreciated. Who's going to answer the call?