What’s the best “rescue” moment in an action movie? The moment when the hero is absolutely fucked, completely about to get killed/ass-kicked/etc. by the villains in violent manner, and then suddenly his friend/ally shows up, fighting ensues, and the hero is (for the moment) saved?
My vote goes to The Crow, when Eric Draven is on his knees with his powers removed and Top Dollar is ranting in top-tier villain form and his smart henchman has the actual crow cornered and then all of a sudden Ernie Hudson shows up and starts shooting the fuck out of everything. I like it because it’s got a nice layer of believability after the unreal nature of the film thus far; Eric Draven dives for cover rather than immediately resume fighting and the gunfight isn’t ridiculous at all, and let’s be honest; you and I will never be rescued from baddies by Jason Statham or Robert Downey Jr., but we might if we are lucky get a last-minute save from a slightly overweight Ernie Hudson.
So what do you guys think?