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Guarding the Galaxy: The 10 Best World Savers of Cinema

April 25, 2017

With the Guardians of the Galaxy ready to save the galaxy again I wanted to praise movie characters who helped save planets. These great heroes saved billions of lives, sacrificed themselves and even deployed some sweet dance moves to save the day.

Enjoy! Comment below and let me know who your favorites are!

10. Joshua Keyes and Rebecca Childs – ‘The Core’

Imagine if you were tasked to drill to the center of the earth and ignite some nuclear bombs to save the world. I’d humbly turn the job down and hope whoever decided to go on such a bonkers mission succeeded. The Core is not a good movie, but I love the idea of the mission. The cast is amazing and Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank do their best to make the stupidity palatable.

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9. Lone Star – ‘Spaceballs’

When a giant Meter Maid starts sucking all the air out of planet Druidia a miracle needed to happen. It’s a good thing Lone Star was there to use the Schwartz and switch the giant machine from “suck to blow.” I love that the bad guys plan was to suck the air out of a planet so they didn’t have to rely on canned air. Spaceballs is the best.

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8. Korben Dallas and Leeloo Dallas – ‘The Fifth Element’

Love will save the day! The Fifth Element is a bonkers masterpiece and it features some beautiful world saving. When all seems lost and no missiles, guns or spin kicks will save the day, it comes down to Bruce Willis simply saying “I love you” to Milla Jovovich. Not a bad deal!

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7. James Bond – ‘Moonraker’

James Bond has been saving the cinematic world for well over 50 years. However, Moonraker features him saving the planet from space. Watch the clip below and you will hear one of the most insane innuendos ever featured in cinema.

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6. Steven Hiller and David Levinson – ‘Independence Day’

What I love the most about Independence Day is the chemistry between Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. I want a movie that features them sitting in a spaceship talking about life. They are polar opposites but I love how their characters flew into space, snuck into a giant enemy spaceship, blew it up and then walked like absolute bosses.

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5. Robert Capa and Cassie – ‘Sunshine’

Sunshine is my favorite science fiction film and the ending is pure insanity. If you are into trippy rides that go to crazy land you will love how Sunshine ends. Cillian Murphy and Rose Byrne are the best and if you are a fan of Chris Evans films you will dig his performance that got him the Captain America role.

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4. Luke Skywalker – ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’

Luke nailed an impossible shot (Thank you Ersos) that for almost 40 years confused everyone. I love how he stayed calm, trusted the force and somehow shot two laser blasts into one convenient hole. With one shot he saved the rebels and blew up the most dangerous weapon ever created.

3. Harry S. Stamper – ‘Armageddon’

Harry S. Stamper is the bravest man to ever live and he earned the number three spot on this list. The dude flew into space, drilled a hole into an asteroid and sacrificed his life to save the world. This list needed a blue-collar dude and Harry is that man.

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2. Rita Vrataski and Cage – ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

I love everything about Edge of Tomorrow. Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise and Bill Paxton are perfection and the action is amazing. Emily Blunt’s character Rita Vrataski is my favorite action character of this decade and I love how she was able to be tough without acting tough (know what I mean?) The ending is pure action awesomeness and I actually want to watch it again right now!

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1. Peter Quill – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Dance off bro!

Peter Quill saved a planet via dancing. Anytime someone can save a planet with some dance moves it goes straight to #1. I love Guardians of the Galaxy.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. April 25, 2017 4:49 pm

    Great list, altho Armageddon makes Th Core look like a masterpiece
    Yes, Spaceballs! Been AGES since I watched that, but will never forget Mel Brooks as Yoghurt
    “I knew it – I’m surrounded by assholes. Keep firing, assholes!”

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