Action movies that lack an action hero?
February 3, 2008 5:25 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend any action movies with unexpected heroes who use unexpected skills to get by?
posted by giggleknickers to Media & Arts (26 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I have a weakness for this kind of story. One of my favourite examples is the movie Outrageous Fortune, where two struggling actors get mixed up in action movie stuff. They have absolutely no skills with guns or fighting or anything like that, nor are they Indiana Jones types who are adventurous and always know what to do. Yet, they get out of all the pickles and ultimately defeat The Big Bad Guy with the clever use of their acting and dancing skills.
I eat this stuff up. Action movies with action heroes are boring. Action movies with heroes who are not suited for action but use what they've got are awesome. Can anyone recommend any like that?