Stupid Weapons and Jade Head Bracelets

Killer Meteors

[THE CHALK-OUTLINE]

The Killer Meteors (1976): Breakdown by Kain424

A rich and powerful man seeks the assistance of a powerful warrior to kill his wife and retrieve the antidote for the poison she’s fed him.  But all is not what it seems…

[THE EXECUTION]

After the somewhat lukewarm reception of New Fist Of Fury, director Lo Wei tried to go a different route in making Jackie Chan a star: setting him as a villain against current star Jimmy Wang Yu (of The One-Armed Swordsman films).  The film is ultimately Wang Yu’s vehicle, but Chan does get a couple fight scenes with the legendary Action star and more than holds his own.

You think anyone will remember this movie?

The movie is adapted from the serial novels by Gu Long, though compressed into a two hour time.  As such, it is littered with colorful characters, all of whom have their own unique weapon and fighting style.  With it’s complex and twisting plot, it all comes together to make for a rather interesting and fun experience.  And though Wang Yu is largely just going through the motions here, he remains believable as the movie’s resident bad-ass.

Ching-Kui Chan, the cinematographer from The Big Boss and Fist Of Fury, returns with about as much flair.  The visual style of The Killer Meteors is rather stale, but the editing works well in assisting the characters for their amazing feats.  Everyone can leap dozens of feet into the air or disappear as the angle changes.  All of this, of course, fits the style of the time and if you are a fan of this type of film you may end up enjoying this one.  It’s inclusion of a somewhat diverse cast adds to the fun, making every showdown have that extra bit of impact many fights in the genre seem to be missing.

WTF

For whatever reason, audiences at the time didn’t respond too much to this film.  It’s not great, but it’s not bad either.  Chan himself was not a fan of the film, however, stating in his biography that he wished it had never found its way to release.  I think it’s one of Jackie’s better early films by far, made only more interesting by the fact he plays a baddie.  Watch it and you’ll see what I mean.

[HOW BAD-ASS ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS?]

Jimmy Wang Yu

Jimmy Wang Yu is Mi Wei, The Killer Meteor

Wang Yu starts the movie as a near-mythic Man With No Name-type character.  Villains fear him so much they vow to him, as he sleeps, to give up their violent and evil ways.  Some even cut off their own fingers to make up for their past misdeeds.  It’s all very crazy, but it shows you at the start how much respect this man has earned.  This is all likely a play off of Jimmy Wang Yu’s image, earned over the course of the previous decade and a half, of being the ultimate bad-ass in films like The One-Armed Swordsman series.

Yes. That's The Killer Meteor

The Killer Meteor (which is also the name of his ridiculously awesome weapon) is one of those characters who, in retrospect, is rather uninteresting because he appears to have no true weakness and begins and ends the film as pretty much an unbeatable superhero we can neither relate to nor understand.  Still, he gets laid a couple times, indicating that he is, in fact, a human being after all.

Jackie Chan is a bad guy!

Jackie Chan is Hua Wa-bin, The Immortal

The Immortal is a rich, clever, but ultimately headstrong villain, somewhat typical in the kung fu genre.  He attempts to play the hero and several other characters through the long and convoluted plot, but ends up getting whats coming to him.  Skilled in martial arts, but arrogant, he makes for an interesting near-challenge for our protagonist, but his personality, like his true motivations, go pretty much unknown by the movie’s conclusion.

[THE BODY COUNT: 7]

Jimmy Wang Yu kills 5 of the baddies throughout the film, which is actually fairly violent when it wants to be.  Using his Killer Meteor weapon, Wang Yu causes explosions which either cause tremendous, incinerating deaths, or bloody mangling ones.  Still, there are so many switches and tricks played in the mystery thriller-ish plot, I had a hard time figuring out whether or not to count some deaths.  There is a poison fed to a couple people which seemed to melt them down and deflate them like balloons, but then that character would show up again later.

[MOST SATISFYING ASS-KICKING & DEATH]

The Killer Meteor vs. Lord Fung

Lord Fung fight the Killer Meteor

Lord Fung, a top ranking official and The Killer Meteor’s commanding officer, reveals himself to be a bad guy.  The two begin battling, kicking and punching at one another and showing tremendous skill.  Fung, even at his old age, proves to be quite the match for Mi Wei.

Lord Fung is fucked

But suddenly Wei pulls out the killer meteor, his super weapon, hidden away during the entire film, and unleashes it upon his foe.  Fung is blasted away, blood and chunks of flesh fall away.  His surprise is still evident on his face as he dies quickly and horribly.

[DUDESWEAT AND MACHISMO]

Despite the occasionally Village People-esque clothing choices of several minor characters, there’s not a lot of gay featured in this one.

[EXPLOITATION AND MISOGYNY]

The woman of The Killer Meteors are often duplicitous, husband-poisoning fiends, full of trickery and lies.  Still, Wang Yu ends the movie apparently running into the arms of one woman, so they can’t be all that bad.

[EPIC MOMENT AND BEST ONE-LINER]

Jimmy Wang Yu vs. Jackie Chan

Wang Yu and Chan square off in a colosseum, upright poles are all that provides their footing.  The Immortal thinks he has the upper hand as The Killer Meteor has already fired off his weapon to dispatch Lord Fung.  He locks Mi Wei’s feet to the poles and prepares to launch his final attack.

“You must be real sorry you used up your meteor on Lord Fung!”

But then The Killer Meteor reveals something to his overconfident opponent:

You, Jackie, Are A Dumb-ass

“Yes.  Sorry I didn’t tell you I had two!”

The Killer Meteor fires off his weapon into the air, which proceeds to assume a form more fitting to its name, raining down death upon Jackie.  Just before he’s killed, Chan gives a great “Oh, Shit!” look I find to be particularly priceless:

Not So Immortal

[THE MORAL OF THE STORY]

Don’t fuck with Jimmy Wang Yu, even if you are Jackie Chan.

[THE GIST OF JACKIE: 0 outta 5]

[  ] Breaks Into Someplace Or Escapes By Way Of Acrobatics
[  ] Has An Annoying Tag-Along Companion
[  ] Makes The ‘OW!’ Face And/Or Rubs A Soar Spot
[  ] Performs A Ridiculously Dangerous Stunt
[  ] Uses A Random Object To Defend Himself

[THE CHECKLIST: 10 outta 25]

[X] Athlete(s) Turned “Actor”
[  ] Clinging To The Outside Of A Moving Vehicle
[X] Crotch Attack
[X] Dialogue Telling Us How Bad-Ass The Main Character(s) Is/Are
[  ] Ending Featuring An Ambulance, A Blanket or A Towel
[  ] Factory/Warehouse
[X] Giant Explosion(s)
[X] Heavy Artillery [the "Killer Meteor"]
[  ] Improvised Weapon(s)
[  ] Macho Mode(s) Of Transportation
[X] Main Character Sports Facial Accessory(s)
[X] Manly Embrace(s)
[  ] Notorious Stunt-Man Sighting
[  ] Passage(s) Of Time Via Montage
[  ] Politically Fueled Plot Point(s)
[X] Senseless Destruction Of Property
[X] Shoot Out(s) and/or Sword Fight(s)
[X] Slow-Motion Finishing Move(s)/Death(s)
[  ] Stupid Authoritative Figure(s)
[  ] Substance Usage and/or Abuse
[  ] Tis The Season
[  ] Torture Sequence(s)
[  ] Unnecessary Sequel
[  ] Vehicle Chase(s)
[  ] Vigilante Justice

Pretty Jackie Chan

Jackie In Eyeliner. Yeah, It Happened.

The AOBG Podcast: Episode 0.5 – The Pilot, Part Deux

The AOBG Podcast

Episode 0.5 – The Pilot, Part Deux: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

The seeds of destruction planted, we reap what we sowed the previous week and learned from some of our mistakes. And found a bunch more… But you know what they say, HBO’s Rome wasn’t filmed in a day. A non-existent weekend for action in the theaters combined with freezing temperatures and the blizzards they bring, Kain and Rant spent most of the week indoors watching hours and hours of Bad-Ass Cinema. And this is what they had to say about it.

SEGMENTS INCLUDE: The Trailer Park and a WHOLELOTTA What The Fuck We’ve Been Watching

Truck Turner killcount

Truck Turner (1974)

Truck Turner (1974)

Starring Isaac Hayes

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Jackie Chan: The New Bruce Lee

New Fist Of Fury

[THE CHALK-OUTLINE]

New Fist Of Fury a.k.a. Xin jing wu men (1976): Breakdown by Kain424

Survivors of the first film escape to Taiwan to start a martial arts school, and a young thief helps them give rise to a rebellion against the Japanese.

[THE EXECUTION]

The genre that became known as Bruceploitation had gone into full swing by the time Lo Wei had the brilliant idea to make a direct sequel to one of Lee’s own films.  Jackie Chan, who had attempted to break out in films but ultimately failed, had to be lured back to the business to star.  Lo Wei had seen an early print of The Hand Of Death and was impressed by Chan’s skills.  Partly due to the cheap and fast production on New Fist Of Fury, but also due to the long studio interference and re-editing of The Hand Of Death, this film would end up being released a week before that one.

Bruce Lee could've eaten 101 Eggrolls!

Reprising their roles from the first film are Nora Miao and Han Ying-Chieh.  Miao actually gets more screentime than Jackie Chan, with the narrative mostly following her and her plight to return the Ching Wu school to its former glory.  The location has changed to Taiwan, but as it is also under the rule of the vile Japanese the plot mostly continues in the same vein this time around.  Miao is a surprisingly charismatic lead, but is stuck in an impressively limited role.  Still she does what she can and actually comes out looking probably better than anyone else in the cast, save for Jackie Chan.

Jackie Chan's Fists Of Fury aren't quite as fast...

Returning to films, Chan is a convincing actor even in limited roles like this one.  The movie itself leaves him little to no room to breathe up until near the very end.  But Jackie gives an intense performance, portraying his character not as a superhuman like Lee, but a regular man who learns his skills and uses them to rise up against his oppressors.  His fight scenes are not the greatest ever put to film, but he more than holds his own.  Later in his career, Jackie would attempt to emphasize his difference in style to Lee, but it’s clear he was attempting the same thing as early as this film.

You Remind Me Of Sammo For Some Reason...

That being said, the actual moments of combat are few and far between.  The fight scenes featuring actually skilled opponents only occur at the tail end of the film.  This means pretty much the entire movie drags, only picking up when Chan realizes he must learn kung fu to save the poor people living under the heel of the cruel foreign soldiers.  There is a series of battles towards the close of the picture that, while not on par with the bad-ass ones of the movie’s predecessor, are very well choreographed.  And even after that, immediately following the film’s high of sandwiched fight scenes and brutal killings, the movie is ended in a surprisingly abrupt and unsatisfying fashion.  It really has to be seen to be believed.

The cinematography isn’t bad here, and one wonders why so many of Lo Wei’s other films look so boring.  The zooms are kept to a minimum and the camera moves through hallways and around rooms fluidly, marking a change in style from the first film that is both welcome and interesting.  All of this is accompanied by a repetitive but fitting soundtrack that emphasizes heroic and horrific moments.  The only times it comes across as inappropriate are during Chan’s Fist Of Fury moment (where it sounds like something out of a sci-fi flick) and at the abrupt ending, where it seems a bit too cheery for what we’ve just witnessed.

Sorry Jackie, It Looks Like Surrounding Them Won't Work

Audiences at the time of New Fist Of Fury’s release were mostly unimpressed.  It was seen as yet another tiresome Bruceploitation flick.  And to be fair, there is a bit of that going on here.  Notably, the first half hour pretty much revolves around the surviving cast members from Fist Of Fury carrying around Bruce Lee’s nunchukus like they’re some sort of holy relic, and Jackie Chan stealing them.  I know it’s meant to be some sort of “passing the torch” kind of thing, but it’s quite a stretch. The plot would have been better served without that nonsense, and the film’s running time (currently clocking in at nearly two hours) might’ve been saved as well.

Perhaps ironically, it would be Jackie Chan’s later success that pretty much marked an end to the genre.  So this film is interesting if only for its mark in Jackie Chan’s career.  As he continued to work for Lo Wei, he was given more opportunities to choreograph his own fights, and even work with more talented directors.  Unfortunately, this film was not one of those.  As a sequel to the Bruce Lee movie Fist Of Fury, it fails on several levels.  But it’s worth watching at least once.

[HOW BAD-ASS ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS?]

Jackie Chan - A Lung

Jackie Chan is Ah Lung

Chan plays Lung as a naive pickpocket/no-good who possesses the ability to become a great kung fu fighter, but would rather not get involved.  Only after being nearly beaten to death, seeing multiple examples of the injustices incurred upon his fellow citizens, and the courage of Nora Miao and her crew, does he finally come around.  A nicely done montage and some ancient secrets later, and Jackie’s pretty much ready to kick some ass.  He’s not the best, but what’s important is that he stands up and fights as if he was.  So yeah, he’s quite bad-ass.

Nora Miao in Teeth Of Fury!

Nora Miao is Yuan Le-erh

No longer just a student, and certainly not a love interest, Miao shows up as something of a kung fu master in her own right.  She gets to kick ass quite a bit, but leaves most of the footwork to her students and friends.  Still Nora maintains a commanding presence here, and it’s easy to see why the others follow her and why Jackie Chan would fight for her.

[THE BODY COUNT: 37+]

There are a lot of kills in this one, with most of them scored by the bad guys.  The Japanese ambush and shoot around 20 people, while the main villain and his students kill several more.  Jackie Chan kills at least 3, but like the film’s antagonist, there are more beaten and possibly killed as well.  After Chan learns the Fist Of Fury, he may or may not be able to strike lethal blows at a whim.  As it is a kung fu flick, a lot of the deaths are from hand-to-hand combat, but other than the ones that get shot to death, there are also several that die from the slashing of samurai swords.  New Fist Of Fury is quite violent, with almost everyone dying with sprays of blood from their wounds or mouths.

[MOST SATISFYING ASS-KICKING & DEATH]

The final boss battle is rather brilliant.  Not in the sense that the choreography is stunning (though it is pretty good), but because of its utilization of multiple weapons in a small space.  Jackie Chan kills the Japanese karate master’s daughter, which sparks the fight.  They go hand to hand, with the villain clawing at Jackie’s face and shredding his clothes (apparently his nails are very sharp).  From there it goes to a battle between sais and a three sectional rattan staff.  After returning to hand-to-hand, Jackie is knocked down some stairs where he defeats several more guys waiting in ambush with samurai swords.

But as Jackie lays on the ground, the film’s antagonist attempts to land a killing blow with one of his fallen comrade’s weapons.  Chan quickly grabs a sword with his feet (!) and impales the baddie, who falls back to his death.  That was awesome.

[DUDESWEAT AND MACHISMO]

Jackie takes his shirt off quite a bit and seems like he couldn’t care less about the opposite sex, but that doesn’t necessarily make him gay.  The villain, however, hangs out in bath houses wearing nothing but a loincloth.  Still, the guy’s got a daughter, which proves he’s had sex with a woman at least once.

[EXPLOITATION AND MISOGYNY]

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

Continuing in the footsteps of the first movie, New Fist Of Fury has several strong female characters, two of which are martial arts masters in their own right.  Nora Miao, as I’ve mentioned previously, and also the lead bad guy’s daughter, who ends up being the sub-boss for the film.  With her crazy powerful legs and physics-defying leaping powers, she’s more than a worthy opponent.

Naturally, there’s a flipside to all of this.  Jackie Chan’s character’s mother is a whore.  Literally.  She remains loyal to her son and ex-husband, even warning the Ching Wu school of the approach of soldiers and paying for Jackie’s medical bills after he is beaten within an inch of his life and left in a ditch on the side of the road.  But she’s still a whore who sleeps not only with the evil Japanese, but it is insinuated that she lays with the main baddie as well.

[EPIC MOMENT AND BEST ONE-LINER]

With the Ching Wu’s school sign (and symbol of their individuality) destroyed and the locals left afraid and angry, it’s up to Jackie Chan to rouse the people to a fervor and partake in an uprising. After an impassioned speech, he has the sign remade.  Then he writes a symbol of his dedication on his bare chest in his own blood, hoists the new sign upon his shoulders like it was Jesus’s cross, and heads to the Ching Wu schoolgrounds finally ready to take his place in life and learn kung fu.  Nora Miao sees flashes of Bruce Lee, telling us she sees in Chan a new hero.

Jesus Chan

In an otherwise rather dull film, it’s a great scene and totally worth the price paid to see it.  At the time of the film’s release, it was seen as just another ploy to market off of the late superstar’s name, but in light of Jackie Chan’s further success in the genre I think it takes on another shape entirely.  Note the following dialog, which takes place between Nora and Jackie directly after this scene:

Miao: “Within you, I’ve found something.”

Chan: “Found something… in me?”

Miao: “The true spirit and meaning of the Ching Wu school.”

Chan then thanks Miao and attempts to kneel before her, but she presses him to stand up.  She then explains to everyone standing in awe at them that Jackie “is just like” Bruce Lee.

Still, Jackie Looks Slightly Chagrined

Miao: “His drive, his spirit.  So much like him.”  Then, to the late Lee she says: “Brother, you can rest in peace.  The school can carry on.  When there’s men like you, Ching Wu will live on!”

Leaving aside the fact that Lee’s character in the first film could probably care less about the school itself, this can only be seen as a metaphor.  In fact, his reckless Actions were the cause of the school’s destruction in the first place.  It’s clear the film makers weren’t talking about about the Ching Wu school, but rather the Hong Kong film industry and in particular the Kung Fu genre.  They weren’t placing Bruce Lee’s many imitators in high regard either.  No, they were almost outright announcing Jackie Chan’s arrival as the next Bruce Lee and true heir to his place as it’s most important star.  Seeing as how Chan would eventually become practically the biggest star in China, this speech actually kinda gives me chills.

So while the film ends up a lackluster drag, this moment is one of the most significant in all of Hong Kong cinema.  It’s certainly significant to Chan’s career.

[THE MORAL OF THE STORY]

Rising to the challenge of your rivals, accepting your place with destiny, and learning all kinds of awesome kung fu skills won’t stop you from dying when you get shot in the face.

Shot Through The Heart, Bruce Lee's To Blame!

[THE GIST OF JACKIE: 1 outta 5]

[  ] Breaks Into Someplace Or Escapes By Way Of Acrobatics
[  ] Has An Annoying Tag-Along Companion
[X] Makes The ‘OW!’ Face And/Or Rubs A Soar Spot
[  ] Performs A Ridiculously Dangerous Stunt
[  ] Uses A Random Object To Defend Himself

[THE CHECKLIST: 11 outta 25]

[X] Athlete(s) Turned “Actor”
[  ] Clinging To The Outside Of A Moving Vehicle
[X] Crotch Attack
[X] Dialogue Telling Us How Bad-Ass The Main Character(s) Is/Are
[  ] Ending Featuring An Ambulance, A Blanket or A Towel
[  ] Factory/Warehouse
[  ] Giant Explosion(s)
[  ] Heavy Artillery
[  ] Improvised Weapon(s)
[  ] Macho Mode(s) Of Transportation
[  ] Main Character Sports Facial Accessory(s)
[  ] Manly Embrace(s)
[  ] Notorious Stunt-Man Sighting
[X] Passage(s) Of Time Via Montage
[X] Politically Fueled Plot Point(s)
[X] Senseless Destruction Of Property
[X] Shoot Out(s) and/or Sword Fight(s)
[X] Slow-Motion Finishing Move(s)/Death(s)
[X] Stupid Authoritative Figure(s)
[  ] Substance Usage and/or Abuse
[  ] Tis The Season
[  ] Torture Sequence(s)
[X] Unnecessary Sequel [a semi-remake called Fist Of Fury II]
[  ] Vehicle Chase(s)
[X] Vigilante Justice

Jackie Chan Is Stunned!

Oh come on!  This should’ve made me a star!

Rambo (2008): Body Count Breakdown

Rambo (2008) Body Count Breakdown by ASHPD24

(previously done by Gregg)

[CHARACTER KILLS]

John J. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone): 92
School Boy (Matthew Marsden): 12
En-Joo (Tim Kang): 7
Myint (Supakorn Kitsuwon): 5
Lewis (Graham McTavish): 4
Diaz (Rey Gallegos): 4
Reese (Jake La Botz): 2
Michael Burnett (Paul Schulze): 1
Major Tint (Maung Maung Khin): 1

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Opening News Broadcast: 13
-12 dead bodies shown throughout video
-1 severed head shown

Fields: 7
-1 man is blown up by a landmine
-Burmese soldiers shoot 6 people

Night Raid: 4
-Soldiers shoot 4 villagers

River: 5
-Rambo shoots 5 Burmese pirates

Village: 102
-Soldiers blow up 17 villagers and 1 missionary with artillery
-Soldiers shoot 23 people
-1 child is gutted by a soldier
-Soldiers shoot 1 child
-Soldiers gut 3 villagers
-Soldiers blow up 1 missionary and 4 villagers
-1 child seen gutted on a soldier’s bayonet
-1 woman shot by a soldier
-Soldiers cut off 2 villagers’ arms and legs, surely bleeding them out
-1 villager shot by a soldier
-Soldiers burn 2 villagers with flamethrowers
-1 child is thrown into a burning pit
-Soldiers mow down (at least) 47 more villagers

Flashback: 6
-Rambo shoots Tay with an explosive arrow and blows him into bloody pieces
-Rambo shoots 2 Soviet soldiers
-Rambo hurls a knife into 1 Spetsnaz commando’s throat
-Rambo shoots 2 commandos with helicopter machine guns

“Who are you, boatman?”: 4
-Rambo shoots 4 Burmese soldiers with arrows

Camp: 9
-School Boy stabs 1 soldier in guard tower
-1 missionary seen eaten by pigs
-En-Joo stabs 1 soldier repeatedly
-School Boy snipes 3 soldiers
-Rambo rips out 1 soldier’s throat
-School Boy snipes 2 more soldiers

Trail: 9
-Rambo’s claymore trap set on the Tallboy bomb blows up 9 soldiers nearby

Final Battle: 113
-Rambo cuts off the truck gunner’s head
-Rambo blows the truck driver into bloody pieces with the heavy machine gun
-Rambo mows down 14 soldiers using the MG
-School Boy snipes 2 soldiers
-Rambo mows down 2 soldiers
-School Boy snipes 1 more soldier
-Rambo mows down 9 soldiers
-Rambo shoots 1 soldier’s leg off, which would definitely bleed him out
-En-Joo shoots 2 soldiers
-Lewis headbuts 1 soldier hard in the face and cracks his skull
-Rambo mows down 3 soldiers
-Diaz shoots 1 soldier
-Reese stabs 1 soldier
-School Boy snipes 1 soldier
-Lewis shoots 1 soldier
-Rambo mows down 2 soldiers
-En-Joo blows up 1 soldier with a grenade
-School Boy snipes 1 soldier
-Diaz shoots 1 soldier
-En-Joo breaks 1 soldier’s neck and then stabs him to finish him off
-Rambo mows down 1 soldier
-Lewis shoots 1 soldier
-Rambo mows down 1 more soldier
-En-Joo shoots 2 soldiers
-Lewis shoots 1 soldier
-En-Joo is blown up by a soldier’s grenade
-Major Tint shoots a missionary
-Michael beats 1 soldier to death with a rock
-Karen rebels blow up 6 soldiers with artillery
-Rambo mows down 9 soldiers
-Myint shoots 3 soldiers
-Rebels shoot 5 soldiers
-Rambo mows down 9 additional soldiers
-1 soldier shot by friendlies
-Reese shoots 1 soldier
-1 soldier blown up by friendlies
-Diaz shoots 2 soldiers
-Boat gunners burn 3 rebels with flamethrowers
-Rambo mows down 1 boat gunner
-Rambo mows down 11 soldiers in a truck
-Rambo mows down the 2 boat drivers
-School Boy blows 1 boat gunner’s head off
-Myint blows up the boat with an RPG, killing the remaining 2 gunners onboard

Woods: 1
-Rambo disebowels Major Tint and kicks him down the path

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

-There could’ve been more people killed in the village massacre, but its chaotic nature means that I only count the ones shown killed.
-There are also numerous animals shown dead at the village.
-During the flashback scene, several other kills from the previous 2 films are shown, but only in explosions with no body provided (ie, Podofsky and Zaysen’s deaths), offscreen shootings and knifings, and can’t be counted as no bodies were provided for the kills.
-There were possibly more soldiers killed by the exploding Tallboy, but only 9 are shown before the explosion.
-Also, several dogs were killed in the explosion.
-Diaz is set aflame by the boat flamethrowers, but he didn’t seem to be on fire too badly and could’ve easily cooled off.

[THE FINAL TALLY= 273]

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979): Body Count Breakdown

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979): Body Count by Rorschach94

[CHARACTER KILLS]

V’Ger (None): 12

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Opening: 5
-5 Klingons disintegrated by V’Ger on Bird of Prey (Shown)

Transporter Malfunction: 2
-Commander Sonak and another officer are killed in a transporter accident

V’Ger Attacks: 7

-6 people seen in the control room, and 1 officer in a thruster suit disintegrated by V’Ger when it destroys the base

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

Dekker and are absorbed by V’Ger, but aren’t really killed. Also, 3 Kilngon Birds of Prey and a Space Station are destroyed by V’Ger, with only 12 casualties shown.

[THE FINAL TALLY = 14]

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982): Body Count Breakdown

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982): Body Count by Rorschach94

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban): 5
Captain Clark Terrell (Paul Winfield): 2
Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy): 1

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

A Dish Best Served Cold: 2
-Peter Preston is mortally injured by an explosion
-One of Khan’s men is killed by an explosion on the Reliant’s bridge

Regula 1: 5

-5 Scientist’s throats are slit by Khan

Buried Alive: 2
-Captain Terrell shoots 1 Scientist
-Captain Terrell shoots himself

Nebula Battle: 16

-3 Enterprise Engineers killed by Khan’s attack
-11 of Khan’s crewmen are killed by the Enterprise attack
-Joahchim is killed by the Enterprise attack
-Khan dies from his wounds caused by an explosion

Sacrifice: 1
-Spock exposes himself to deadly radiation to save the Enterprise and dies

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

Possibly more Enterprise crewmembers are killed in the first attack, but only Peter in confirmed dead. Members of the crew of the Reliant are implied to have been killed by Khan and his followers, but the deaths are never shown. The rest of Khan’s crewmen are killed offscreen in the explosion, but only 13 deaths are shown onscreen.

[THE FINAL TALLY = 26]

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984): Body Count Breakdown

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984): Body Count by Rorschach94

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner): 8
Spock (Leonard Nimoy/Others): 2 (1 as Nimoy, 1 as Stephen Manley)
Commander Kruge (Christopher Lloyd): 1
Klingon Gunner (Bob Cummings): 13
Klingon Sergeant (David Cadiente): 1

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Flashback: 1
-Spock’s suicide from The Wrath of Khan shown

Genesis Plans: 7
-Valkris and 6 crewmen are blown up on the Merchantman by the Klingon Gunner on Kruge’s ship

Surprise Attack: 7

-Captain Esteban and 5 Officers on the USS Grissom blown up by the Klingon Gunner on Kruge’s ship
-Kruge shoots the Gunner

“Klingon Bastards”: 1

-Klingon Sergeant stabs David Marcus

Destruction of the USS Enterprise: 6

-The six members of the Klingon boarding party are blown up by the self-destruct set by Kirk

Collapse of the Genesis Planet: 3

-1 Klingon guard killed by young Spock
-1 Klingon guard shot by Kirk
-Kruge thrown into the fires of the collapsing Genesis Planet by Kirk

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

-More crewmen are present on the Merchantman and the USS Grissom, but are unseen and uncounted
-More members of the Klingon Bird of Prey are probably killed by the Enterprise attack, although this is not confirmed
-1 giant slug and 1 Klingon animal are killed but they aren’t counted

[THE FINAL TALLY = 25]

Kickboxer (1989): Body Count Breakdown

Kickboxer (1989) Body Count by Luvmetender009

(previously done by BodyCountMan)

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Winston Taylor (Haskell V. Anderson The 3rd) – 4 kills

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Warehouse/Rescuing Xian Chow – 4
-Winston shoots 2 thugs
-Winston blows up 2 thugs with a grenade launcher

[THE UNCONFIRMED AND UNCOUNTED]

-Xian Chow knocks a thug onto a hook and impales him, but he was still alive when the scene cuts and never confirmed to be dead.
-Sloane knocks out Tong Po, but didn’t kill him.

[THE FINAL TALLY= 04]

Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009): Body Count Breakdown

Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009): Body Count by Rorschach94

[CHARACTER KILLS]

Unnamed Series 7 NGU (Andrei Arlovski): 40
Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme): 39
Captain Kevin Burke (Mike Pyle): 6
Andrew Scott #2 (Dolph Lundgren): 4

[CORPSE BREAKDOWN]

Kidnapping: 15
-1 bodyguard run down by jeep
-3 bodyguards gunned down by NGU
-2 innocent people gunned down by NGU
-2 bodyguards in pursuing car shot by NGU
-2 police officers in a car gunned down by NGU
-Driver shot by police
-4 police officers gunned down by NGU

Message: 5

-5 Russian soldiers gunned down

Incident: 2

-2 innocent people stabbed by UniSols

First Assault: 18
-Burke shoots 2 thugs
-3 soldiers blown up by mines
-13 thugs gunned down by soldiers

UniSol Massacre: 4
-NGU stabs 1 UniSol in the face
-NGU stabs 1 UniSol in the stomach
-1 UniSol impaled on a hook by NGU
-NGU breaks 1 UniSol’s neck

Retreat: 38
-21 soldiers mowed down by NGU
-1 soldier beaten to death by NGU
-Bodies of 14 soldiers killed offscreen are shown
-1 soldier blows himself up
-1 soldier dies from his wounds

Recon: 4
-Burke stabs 3 thugs
-Burke shoots 1 thug

Losing Control: 4

-Andrew kills 1 thug
-Andrew beats Commander Topov to death
-Andrew crushes Dr. Colin’s skull in

Back in Action: 37
-Luc mows down 29 soldiers
-Luc stabs 4 soldiers
-Luc slices 2 soldier’s throats
-Luc stabs 1 soldier and uses him as a human shield (Shared kill)
-Luc beats 1 soldier to death

Burke’s Last Stand: 1
-Burke stabbed by NGU

Rematch: 2

-Andrew slices Dr. Colin’s Assistant’s throat
-Luc impales Andrew through the head with a pipe and then shoots him with a shotgun through the pipe

Final Showdown: 1
-Luc blows up the NGU with the bomb detonator

[THE FINAL TALLY = 131]