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The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:04:52 PM   
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Well one door closes and another one opens, here's another list for you lot created with the help of the Top 100 Thread. Just a bit of fun, here's cinemas 50 Greatest Heroic Missions.......
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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:08:26 PM   
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50. DISGUISE!

Film: Mulan (1998)
The Hero: Fa Mulan (Ming-Na)
The Mission: Disguise as a boy in order to take her father’s place in the Imperial Army.
The Villain:  Shan Yu (Miguel Ferrer), the Han leader.
Chance of Success… 45% - Whilst Mulan has a strong enough character to bring honour to her family in the fight against the Hans, managing to keep up the pretence of being a bloke may be a bit of a struggle, especially when she falls for her Captain.


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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:11:39 PM   
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49. MUTATION PREVENTION!

Film: X-Men (2000)
The Hero: Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his X-Men, including new recruits Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Rogue (Anna Paquin)
The Mission: Prevent a mass mutation on mankind.
The Villains: Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his Brotherhood of Mutants.
Chance of Success… 90% - As the opening of the series it’s always very unlikely that the heroes are going to lose, they do get landed with some stinkers of dialogue however, right Storm?

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:14:52 PM   
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48. SAVE THE EARTH!

Film: The Fifth Element (1997)
The Hero: A taxi driver (Bruce Willis) and the strange woman (Milla Jovovich) who lands in his cab.
The Mission: Save the Earth!
The Villain: Zorg (Gary Oldman) and his rather thick henchmen.
Chance of Success: 90% - Come on, it’s Bruce Willis! The only thing this man doesn’t get right is killing off the annoying side-kicks. Yes, you Chris Tucker!

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:17:44 PM   
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47. SAVE THE GIRL!

Film: Spider-Man (2002)
The Hero: Nerdy Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and his new alter-ego Spider-Man
The Mission: Stop the bad guy and save the girl!
The Villain: The poorly designed Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe)
Chance of Success… 53% - Parker is still getting to grips with his powers and it looks like he may be a goner when he takes the Goblin on one-on-one.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:20:54 PM   
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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 6/8/2010 12:28:59 PM   
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46. BECOME A MUSKETEER!

The Film: The Three Musketeers (1973)
The Hero: D'Artagnan (Michael York) and the three musketeers.
The Mission: Become a musketeer and protect the Queen.
The Villains: The scheming Richelieu (Charlton Heston) and his followers, Rochefort (Christopher Lee) and Milady (Faye Dunaway).
Chance of Success...53% - D'Artagnan faces plenty opposition from the musketeers themselves before he can even be considered to earn his position as a potential hero.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 7/8/2010 7:26:18 PM   
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45. SAVE THE CITY!

Film: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)
The Hero: The infamous tale spinner himself Baron Munchausen (John Neville)
The Mission: Save the unnamed city from the Turkish invaders and then to die a peaceful death.
The Villains: The snooty city official "The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson" (Jonathan Pryce) and the Turks as well as many other odd characters that show up, including the King of the Moon (Robin Williams) and the Roman God Vulcan (Oliver Reed)
Chance of Success...55% - The odds may seem stacked against Munchausen most of the time, and he mostly seems to get out of jams by accident however there may be more to his storytelling than meets the eye (or ear?).

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 7/8/2010 10:40:33 PM   
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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 8/8/2010 1:14:49 AM   
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Thanks elab! 

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 8/8/2010 1:17:03 AM   
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44. SAVE THE SCARECROW!

The Film: Return to Oz (1985)
The Hero: A rather melancholy Dorothy (Fairuza Balk)
The Mission: Save the King Scarecrow and return Oz to its former happy self.
The Villian: The Nome King (Nicol Williamson) and the evil witch Mombi (Jean Marsh) and  the freaky Wheelers.
Chance of Success… 7% - This is just too bloody terrifying to go well, even if she does succeed I fear for Dorothy’s sanity after this.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 8/8/2010 10:19:14 AM   
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43. WAR PREVENTION!

The Film: Hellboy II - The Golden Army (2008)
The Hero: Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his band of misfits including his pyrokinetic wife Liz (Selma Blair)
The Mission: Prevent a supernatural war on humanity from the Golden Army.
The Villain: Luke Goss! - In a surprisingly good performance as the power-mad Prince Nuada.
Chance of Success… 69% - Things look good when you’ve got Hellboy on your side so long as they can keep the Golden Army out of the picture they are in with a good chance here.


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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 8/8/2010 6:41:03 PM   
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42. FIND THE CRYSTAL!

Film: The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Hero: Jen, the last (?) of the Gelflings.
The Mission: Restore the shards of the Dark Crystal or evil will take over the world
The Villain: The creepy Skeksis.
Chance of Success… 36% - Although it’s a children’s tale of good v evil, there’s no mercy given to characters and anyone can be killed off at an alarming rate. “It’s just a PUPPET!!!”

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 14/8/2010 8:46:25 PM   
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41. SAVE NEW YORK!

The Film: Ghostbusters (1984)
The Hero: "Who ya gonna call?"
The Mission: Having successfully trapped many of NYC's spooks, the ghostbusters face a tremendous force as the Demon Gozer threatens the end of the world.
The Villain: Well, Ray decides - the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man!?!
Chance of Success… 50% - Although being very successful at what they do, there is that sneaking feeling that they don't actually know what they are doing.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 14/8/2010 8:57:47 PM   
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40. ESCAPE THE FARM!

The Film: Chicken Run (2000)
The Hero: Determined chick Ginger (Julia Sawalha) and her hen-friends.
The Mission: With the help of new rooster on the block, Rocky (Mel Gibson) escape their doomed fates of the British barnyard they are trapped in.
The Villain: The Tweedys, the farm owners who have devised a money-making plan of making chicken pies.
Chance of Success… 73% - As soon as the girls have discovered Rocky isn't all he's cracked up to be then they'll be fine - after all it's not Watership Down.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 14/8/2010 9:06:51 PM   
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39. ESCAPE FROM TERRORISTS!

Film: Iron Man (2008)
The Hero: Cocky weapons manufacturer, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.)
The Mission: Having been kidnapped by terrorists in Afghanistan and forced to make a weapon of destruction, Stark devises a plan to escape.
The Villain: Although the terrorists initially, there may be an enemy a lot closer to home.
Chance of Success… 66% - Stark is a genius and he comes up with a master plan involving the first Iron Man suit, let's hope he can control it.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 16/8/2010 7:59:24 PM   
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38. PREVENT MUTANT WIPEOUT!

Film: X2 (2003)
The Hero: Once again Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and his band of mutant heroes, including new recruit Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming - excellent) and unlikely allies in old enemies.
The Mission: To prevent a complete destruction of all mutants on the Earth.
The Villain: The power mad Colonel Stryker (Brian Cox - superb)
Chance of Success… 78% - More of a challenge this time round for the mutants but there's no stopping this lot. Trusting the Brotherhood is just asking for trouble though.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 16/8/2010 8:21:51 PM   
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37. RESCUE THE PRINCESS!

Film: The Princess Bride (1987)
The Hero: Farm boy turned swashbuckling hero, Westley (Cary Elwes)
The Mission: To save his one true love, Buttercup (Robin Wright)
The Villain: The slimy Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) who is forcing Buttercup to marry him.
Chance of Success… 63% - Westley has become a tad handy with a sword, but there's many perilous vignettes ahead before he can get the girl. Love conquers all though. Aww.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 16/8/2010 11:51:54 PM   
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36. RETURN THE ALIEN HOME!

Film: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Hero: 10 year old kid, Elliott (Henry Thomas)
The Mission: Find a way to return his new friend, E.T. back to his family before he becomes a science experiment.
The Villain: The scientists, headed by Peter Coyote's not unsympathetic government agent.
Chance of Success… 86% - Oh, come on. It's a Spielberg family film, even the bad guys are quite nice. However they may be a few tears shed before the heroes succeed.


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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 17/8/2010 9:31:35 AM   
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Chance of Success… 86% - Oh, come on. It's a Spielberg family film, even the bad guys are quite nice. However they may be a few tears shed before the heroes succeed.



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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 17/8/2010 4:34:49 PM   
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35. FOIL A POKER GAME!

Film: Casino Royale (2006)
The Hero: Bond, James Bond (Daniel Craig - best one yet?)
The Mission: Foil a high-stakes poker tournament to prevent funding of worldwide terrorist groups.
The Villain: The suave and very clever Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen)
Chance of Success… 46% - As it's a reboot, Bond is less experienced and more vulnerable than ever before, plus he isn't really that good at poker.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 17/8/2010 4:53:35 PM   
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34. FIND THE HOLY GRAIL!

Film: Excalibur (1981)
The Hero: King Arthur (Nigel Terry) and his knights of the round table.
The Mission: Find the Holy Grail to save the land.
The Villain: The sultry Morgana Le Fay (Helen Mirren -hot!)
Chance of Success… 35% - Morgana and her son are pretty ruthless in preventing the Knights from finding the mysterious object, many meeting very grisly ends.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 17/8/2010 5:10:58 PM   
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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 17/8/2010 5:11:50 PM   
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33. PROVE SANTA EXISTS!

Film: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Hero: Hot shot lawyer Frederick M. Gailey (John Payne)
The Mission: To prove that Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is in fact Santa Claus and not a loony.
The Villain: All those non-believers. Tut tut.
Chance of Success… 67% - Well, despite the fact he doesn't really exist, Hollywood makes a good shot at proving he does.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 17/8/2010 5:55:01 PM   
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32. STOP WESTERN CULTURE TAKE-OVER!

Film: Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
The Hero: 19th Century Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-Hung (Jet Li - all kinds of awesomeness!)
The Mission: Stop Western culture from taking over and changing Chinese traditions, whilst clashing with local gangs on the side.
The Villain: Westerners as represented by cartoony villains. Yeesh.
Chance of Success… 31% - Whilst our hero can kick-ass like the best of them and does good against the town's local gangs. He's fighting a losing battle with the invasion of the Western folk.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 18/8/2010 8:30:45 PM   
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31. BECOME A SUPERHERO!

Film: Unbreakable (2000)
The Hero: A sullen security guard (Bruce Willis)
The Mission: Accept that he is an extrordinary being and use his powers to do good.
The Villain: Every superhero has an arch nemesis...
Chance of Success… 41% - It just seems to crazy for our hero to accept. 

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 18/8/2010 8:55:37 PM   
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30. SAVE THE JEWS!

Film: The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Hero: Moses (Charlton Heston - iconic!)
The Mission: Lead the Jews out of Eypt and away from slavery.
The Villain: The stubborn Egyptian pharoah and brother to Moses, Ramessus (Yul Brynner)
Chance of Success… 99% - Well with God on your side, the odds really are in your favour. Might need some rules though before the once slaves get carried away with decadence.


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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 18/8/2010 9:13:52 PM   
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29. FIGHT THE AMERICANS!

Film: Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
The Hero: Army Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (an excellent performance as always from Ken Watanabe)
The Mission: To shore up defenses against the incoming American army on the desolate island, Iwo Jima. 
The Villain: Is there ever really a villain in war? Or just people fighting for their country.
Chance of Success… 13% - Not good. The Japanese are fighting a losing battle here. Eastwood does a good job representing the battle from both sides with this film and the companion piece, Flags of Our Fathers.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 18/8/2010 9:32:11 PM   
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28. VENGEANCE!

Film: Gladiator (2000)
The Hero: The wronged Maximus (Russell Crowe), a once great Roman general reduced to slavery as a gladiator.
The Mission: To seek vengeance for the killing of his family.
The Villain: The slimy new emperor, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix)
Chance of Success… 51% - Maximus is practically fighting against Rome itself in order in trying to get to Commodus. If only there was a way to get him one-on-one.

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RE: The 50 Greatest Heroic Missions - 18/8/2010 9:44:28 PM   
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27. FOIL ZE GERMANS!

Film: The Dirty Dozen (1967)
The Hero: Maj. John Reisman (Lee Marvin) trains 12 prisoners to redeem themselves in WWII
The Mission: To attack a German base.
The Villain: The prisoners face just as much opposition from the American as they do from the Germans.
Chance of Success… 94% - These are a bunch of hard-as-nails fellas who become an unstoppable team after their strict training.

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