After the uproar of approval following the release of "Zack Snyder's Justice League," this fan-fav director is back at it again with a new zombie thriller titled "Army of the Dead." This new Netflix original is already running in select theaters and it's being received very well. Critics are saying that Zack Snyder has succeeded in creating a worthy addition to the library of zombie genre movies. They're also saying that lead actor Dave Bautista steals the show! And that's exactly what we were hoping. So, in preparation for this newly imagined apocalypse, we want you to check out five Dave Bautista movies that illustrate why he's such a force to be reckoned with.
First on our list of Dave Bautista movies features Bautista as a ruthless assassin named Mr. Hinx who's hellbent on killing James Bond (Daniel Craig). We don't want to give too much away about Bautista's performance but all we'll say is if he wants your chair, your best course of action would be to give it to him and run away quickly. Otherwise, you probably won't see what's coming next.
With this next film we get to see Bautista as the leading man. He kills it along with killing every bad guy that gets in his way. He plays the role of former US military soldier Michael Knox who goes to watch a professional soccer game and instead ends up in the middle of a terrorist plot. These terrorists are trying to find a man's location by a certain time, otherwise they'll blow up a stadium. Not only that but Knox's niece ends up getting taken hostage as well, so it'll be up to him to navigate this difficult situation.
3Blade Runner 2049
Continuing to move down on the list, we land on another one of Bautista's action-packed roles. He plays a rogue Nexus-8 replicant named Sapper Morton. Bautista doesn't hold back any punches in this flick because for most of the film he's either farming or fighting. The most impactful scene in the film for his character is when he takes on an LAPD Nexus-9 replicant named K (Ryan Gosling) who tries to "retire" him (and retire means kill). At one point, Sapper Morton even begins slamming K into the wall so hard that they both fall through.
4Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
For this flick, we can almost guarantee (unless you've seen it) that you didn't know Bautista was in it. Well, there's a trivia tip you can use to impress your friends. Anyways, Bautista fits in with this crew perfectly. Pretty much the entire film, everyone is fighting. Fists are flying, bodies are being slammed, and Bautista is throwing haymakers left and right. It won't be a fair fight for him or for them. He's so big and bulky that he can't move as quickly or dodge as well. But if you let one of his punches lands or if he gets ahold of you, it's game over.
5Guardians of the Galaxy
Finally, we've made it to Bautista's star-defining, breakout role. The unapologetic brut whose strength is nearly unmatched and whose ability to understand metaphors is non-existent. Nothing goes over Drax's head. His reflexes are too fast, so he'd catch whatever it was. There's no denying that this is his best performance we've seen, and the fans absolutely love his character. Though this was the film that we chose, his character has appeared in the sequel to this film as well as various Avengers films. No one will ever forget his iconic line from "Avengers: Infinity War" when he said, "... I'll do you one better, why is Gamora?" Only Bautista would be able to pull off the beautifully comedic delivery of that side-splitting line. Thank you for that Drax.
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