During a recent viewing of the Super Sentai/Kamen Rider crossover movie (which, by the way, is a bit mystifying as an introduction to the Kamen Rider franchise), I was saddened to find that my kid’s favorite ranger wasn’t being played by his original actor. This was doubly sad in that said actor was notable in previous appearances for being the quintessential cool old guy, fighting alongside kids 40 years his junior and just generally being kind of an old-school badass. The idea of still being able to be effective and awesome in your twilight years is an compelling one, and it’s a concept we see again and again, from Obi-Wan Kenobi to Gran’ma Ben. It’s even cooler when the badass in question is a real person, as in the case with Christopher Lee, who did stunts as Count Dooku when he was EIGHTY-FIVE!
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) hopes to never be too old for this $#!+, asking: What character, real or fictional, do you want to be like when you’re old?