We talk about superheroes, but how can we ignore those who do not have any special powers, but are willing to sacrifice for the sake of their loved ones or simply for the general good, throwing themselves into battle with a lot of villains? Here they are some of the most interesting human heroes of 2014. Which one would you want to have close in a life and death struggle?
1. The art-saving men in The Monuments Men
They are well past their prime and are more accustomed art albums than with fighting. But they are afraid of anything that might stand in their way in their initiative to prevent Adolf Hitler from destroying priceless works of art. Played by George Clooney (also a director), Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett, Monuments Men will prove that the desire to do good and courage are more important than combat experience.
2. Milo (Kit Harington) in Pompeii
Will Kit Harington manage to cement his popularity in Hollywood? He has a chance in this visual surge from Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil series), which starts with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to surround with visuals the agony of Pompeii. Harington is Milo, a slave who dreams of freedom and especially of Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of his master. Milo will take advantage of the situation to fulfill his dreams.
3. Ethan Runner (Kevin Costner) in 3 Days to Kill
Action heroes in their almost sixties are fashionable. Costner returns to the spotlight with 3 Days to Kill interpreting a secret agent at the end of his career obliged to carry out one last mission. Runner will have to thwart a terrorist plot to save his own life, but also his former wife (Connie Nielsen) and their daughter (Hailee Steinfield).
4. Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) in Non-Stop
What we love about this action film with Liam Neeson is that you don’t know at all what kind of character is Bill Marks. Is he a hero? Is he actually the villain? We’ll find out soon. Marks is a former U.S. Marshall who boarded a plane, being threatened by SMS that passengers will die one by one every 20 minutes if U.S. authorities do not transfer 150 million dollars in a bank account. Things get complicated when the airplane staff finds that the account is actually on Marks’ name.
5. Tobey (Aaron Paul) in Need for Speed
Could the screening of the popular game be the beginning of a true franchise ready to compete successfully with the series Fast and the Furious? We’ll know for sure when Aaron Paul, star of the series Breaking Bad, will appear on the screen. Actor Tobey plays a race car driver who enters a dangerous competition with races across the entire United States. His goal? Revenge against his former partner, due to which he was sentenced to prison.
6. Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in Godzilla
Aaron Taylor-Johnson changed a lot of genres so far and became close with action films with Kick-Ass. In Godzilla, he will have his fist exam with a Hollywood blockbuster and in 2015 we will see him in the role of a superhero in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. In Godzilla, the actor is Ford, a soldier sent on a reconnaissance mission to assess the danger from a giant lizard. In the latest trailer of the film we see him throwing himself out of a plane flying over Manhattan to go to a face to face meeting with the creature.
7. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) in Edge of Tomorrow
After last year he appeared in Oblivion, Tom Cruise returns to action SF in Edge of Tomorrow, a very demanding role. After directing in 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Doug Liman has a new chance at a box office success with the story of Cage, an ordinary man caught in a fight for the future, when Earth is attacked by aliens. After touching an alien, the hero wakes up a prisoner in temporal loops: day after day, reliving the same experiences that resulted in his own death. Will he managed to escape?
8. Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) in 22 Jump Street
We do not we look at Jonah Hill as an action hero, but Channing Tatum is easily able to convince in this kind of production. The two actors will try to repeat the performance in June 2012, when they impressed with their adventures in high school. Now, the two undercover cops go to college, where they will get in a lot of trouble to integrate among their younger colleagues and solve a new case.
9. Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and Shane (Jack Reyna) in Transformers: Age of Extinction
The new adventure of the Transformers arrive on screens with heroes played by Mark Wahlberg and rookie Jack Hollywood Reyna. Wahlberg will be Cade Yeager, a mechanic whose discovery, four years after the events of Dark of the Moon, will bring back the aliens on Cybertron to Earth. Reyna is Shane, a race car driver and his daughter’s boyfriend, unwittingly caught in the middle of things.
10. Expendables in The Expendables 3
A new reunion of the heaviest names of the genre. Sylvester Stallone , Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford with Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes , Kellan Lutz and Mel Gibson. A lot of big names and plenty of battles