On Popcorn and Movies: Badass Dads...

So, what is badass? Well  here is my own criteria of those deserving of the term badass... guy or gal, the mom in BRAZEN is one badass mom with a compound bow. So badass, in my book is anybody who can take care of themselves and those who are theirs, think the Mamma or Pappa Bear syndrome....

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Actually, Papa Bears are not the greatest example because most male bears will actually rip to shreds any little bears they come upon and  Mamma Bears do all they can to keep their babies away from 'em, but, we'll just go with it...

Right now, no one is more badass in Hollywood than Jason Momoa... known for Netflix's FRONTIER (2016)...

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An epic and violent tale of North America's fur trade circ. 1700's. He plays a badass leader of a mismatch and violent  group of fur trappers...

Though most of his movies and TV work are not really family friendly....okay most have a lot of blood, violence and well more blood, Momoa seems to be a pretty good dad with a G rated instagram feed...PRIDEOFGYPSIES, go figure.

R rated or  not, Momoa, is one badass dad in BRAVEN (2018) ...

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Not a complicated plot, badass movies rarely are, Momoa plays a lumberjack family guy with a daughter....

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an aging father with onset dementia, but still pretty badass for a grandpa...

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and as I previously mentioned, a badass wife who knows how to shoot a bow.....Sorry, can't show you a pic of her....cause can't find one on the internet....too many pics of well the badass guys in the movie I guess. But trust me and watch the trailer or the movie to see what Momma Bear does when a  bad guys goes after her baby. When she runs out of arrows, she just starts beating 'em with the bow.

The bad guys? ... A really mean group of thugs that make the mistake of stashing their drugs in the family cabin and then coming to get 'em at the wrong time..

all images  IMDB.COM/Braven

all images IMDB.COM/Braven

 Watch the trailer below....

On to a more refined setting across the pond, in ERASED (2012)

My favorite Aaron Eckhart movie is POSSESSION (2002), with no badasses in sight....

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all images imdb.com/possession

all images imdb.com/possession

It is a romantic story between  two time lines, Eckhart playing a bookish researcher, who along with Gwyneth Paltrow tries to discover "the truth" about an iconic English poet. Mostly the movie made me desperately want to snoop through the backrooms, closets and drawers of libraries and old country houses in England...Think there is Vacation Tour for that?

But badass Eckhart in ERASED...

is a badass X-Cia operative ...

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whose's daughter has no idea her dad's is a badass at all, since he got out of the trade when her mother dies, having to become the full time parent. How many times have I typed badass, so far? That's 16 so far, I think.

So, badass  ( that's 17 )Eckhart...

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tries to live the straight and narrow, for his tramatized daughter's benefit, since the life change means a move to Anrwep, Belguim. But, the company Eckhart works for just happens to be a front for..... a bunch of bad guys and gals....

who want his know how to open things that should not be opened. Then, they try to Erase him and his daughter from existence. Like I said, Badass movies are not know for their complicated plot lines.

It does not go as planned, watch the trailer below....

On to a badass Family in a very Southern setting,  LOGAN LUCKY (2017)...

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which I'd watch just for Channing Tatum's "Southern twang" , plus some other suprising character actors.

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But my favorite Tatum movie, at the other end of his "character movie" spectrum is THE EAGLE(2011)

where he plays a very young Roman Legion commander who proves just how badass he can be restoring his family's honor.

LOGAN LUCKY (2017) is also all about family, even if it is divided by divorce.

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 Here is to all the badass dads in this world who stay the course of fatherhood no matter how hard their x wives make the journey and like all families, broken or not, having some badass aunts and uncles in the mix is always a good thing too...

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Especially if you decide the only way to stay in your daughter's life and stop the cycle of poverty that has pulled your family down for generations.....

is to rob the biggest racing venue on one of its biggest days in the season, with no one really knowing who you are and how much you took, trailer below...

Yup....

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that's James Bond and Kylo Ren (a.k.a Han Solo and Princess Leia's wayward kid) talking all Southern.

All the movies I'm highlighting have dads training up daughters in the art of being a bad ass. My hubby is by no means a master of using the ax, fireplace poker and well anything else sharp as a weapon, that's more my forte', don't think Momoa picks up one gun in all of BRAZEN, though there are plenty lying around. Nor could he hold his own like  Eckhart in hand to hand combat in ERASED. He is wicked smart but I'm not going to encourage him to mastermind a heist like in LOGAN LUCKY. What has my partner in parenting done to be such a badass dad, well, co- raised with me-  two badass daughters who are wickedly smart, oddly have been trained in hand to hand combat and can definitely take care of themselves in the wilds....

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so Happy Belated Badass Father's day, Sweetie and that 26 times I have typed badass, now 27......... and badass...that's 28.....okay, I'm done

 

 
 
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