The summer movie season is coming to a close.
A list like this was inevitable.
Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman, “Snow White and the Huntsman”
Hemsworth as Thor is definitely the more obvious choice, but I much preferred his portrayal of a gritty, less-than-perfect protector of Snow White. I don’t even have anything else to say here, other than the man can swing an axe.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, “The Dark Knight Rises”
I have eternal, undying love for JGL, so this is kind of a no-brainer. But JGL as a cop? A caring good guy? Who gets things DONE? I’m in. I am in, and he didn’t even have to sing or dance or make wing-flapping arm motions. I’m ready for another Christopher Nolan film featuring JGL, for sure.
Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, “The Bourne Legacy”
Oh my gosh, you guys. This is a MAN. A man scaling houses, wrestling wolves, rescuing damsels, riding motorcycles down handrails, and shooting ALL THE THINGS. I wouldn’t call myself a huge Jeremy Renner fan or anything, and I wasn’t particularly excited about “Legacy.” But once I was in the theater seeing Renner kick massive amounts of tail, I was sold. When my jaw wasn’t on the floor, my arms were literally extended into the air in triumphant HECK YEAH fists. And by the end of the movie, our entire row of females was basically fainting all over the place over Jeremy Renner and his supremely capable man hands. Good gracious.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki, “The Avengers”
I know, okay? I KNOW. I’ve been getting grief all summer for my crush on Hiddleston’s deliciously evil Loki, so I KNOW. But gosh: that evil, knowing smile he gave to Bruce Banner. His comedic time. That line delivery. How do you NOT love that?
Okay but also:
and most importantly:
Like I said: You’re welcome.