Some men believe being a part of a team is better than being on your own. And in the case of the recent "Justice League," they'd be right. They might also say it's necessary to accomplish something great. Other men don't have a choice. They have to be alone because they have trouble playing nice with others. Or they're anti-social. Or just extremely shy. For those who operate on their own, and still handle their business, we applaud them. We call them the one-man armies.
A great example of this type of person, coming this week to theaters in a movie called "Nobody," is Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk). He follows a long-honored tradition in movies. He's a mild-mannered man who just wants to live a simple life with his family. But when his house is broken into...it's time to come out of retirement. Hell hath no fury like an underestimated movie guy. They look scrawny. They act geeky. But somewhere within is the heart of a lion.
You would think this seemingly ordinary dad would want to call for backup. Heck, he himself might have considered it. After all, it's not like he's a DC Comics Movie superhero. But he'd much prefer to handle it himself, while his family hides in the basement. He's a protector. He's got skills. Plus, gosh darn it, he's just not going to take it from the bad men any more.
We always love a good underdog, and a good underdog story. No matter the shape or the size, there's just something about their pluck. So, in all honor, respect, cheers and tribute to them, we've picked the 25 best one-man armies on film. Just like Bob Odenkirk's Hutch Mansell, all of them are anything but a "Nobody."
Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.