Do you have a moment to talk about the hotness that is Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Running Man“? Personally, I’m particularly fond of the beard and his ability to rock
that gorgeous umm… the Hawaii shirt.
I’m a regular Action Jackson(-ette; which I might’ve just made up, but I think it has potential to be a ‘thing’), meaning I’ve seen a lot of action movies in my days.
Actually, I’ve seen a lot of movies, period. I could probably carry on entire conversations using only quotes from my favorite movies (admittedly, a lot of the higher-up ones are zombie movies and they pretty much all have the same dialogue: groooan, braaaaains, bleuargh and so on – still, it’s something I list on my CV – and there are a lot of action movies on the list, too).
By now it should almost be considered common knowledge that I fawn pretty hard over Schwarzenegger in the first two Terminator movies, and that I love him in Predator, which I only saw for the first time a couple of years ago, shame on me, but in my ignorant youth I was slightly more into Jean-Claude Van Damme (which was later almost irrevocably ruined by his guest appearance in F.R.I.E.N.D.S) and “bad guy” Dolph Lundgren (I was so convinced that I‘d be the one to turn him from his ear-collcting ways as an Universal Soldier gone rogue) than Schwarz and Sly, for example.
To be honest, even I have to admit that my taste in movies has dramatically improved with age. Though, that doesn’t mean that I consider Universal Soldier a lesser movie. It’s still on the list.
Anyway! I finally got around to Netflixing “The Running Man” and I /loved/ it. The corny one-liners, the revealing Adidas body suits, the 80′s hair, the wonderful mrs. McArdle… Not so much Dynamo’s tighty whities, but that was, thankfully, over pretty quickly.
And, back to my original point; smoking hot Arnold Schwarzenegger as sassy cigar smoking, beard wielding good guy Ben Richards!