I know what you’re thinking: What the heck does that stand for?  Well, Faithful Spoilerites, the BAPW or “Bad A$$ Power Walk” is that moment where our hero does the slow-motion walk towards the camera/reader, with bonus points awarded if the background features fire or explosions.  It’s perhaps my favorite recent cinematic cliché, especially with an ensemble  cast, even if you worry that they’re in a hallway that’s been cursed by a witch, leading to today’s slo-mo query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would like to point out that Kaneda from ‘Akira’ did his while the world literally ended, which has gotta be worth extra points, asking: What character performed the greatest BAPW in all the worlds?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Snake Plissken in Escape from L.A. Screws over totalitarian U.S. government and shuts down power from all of North America, walks away, lights his cigarette, looks straight at camera and blows off his match. Fade to black, credits.

  2. Iron Man vs the tank in the first Iron Man movie. Fires the micro missile, then turns and walks away from the tank without making sure its destroyed.

    Runner up is Heath Ledger’s ad libbed scene from the Dark Knight with the botched hospital demolition.

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