There are dozens of action movie cliches that we never want to give up, no matter how many times we’ve seen them done. There’s the Villain Explains His Evil Plan Monologue, the Cool Guy Walking Stoically Away from the Explosion, and of course, the Blow Up a Car By Shooting The Gas Tank Even Though That’s Not How That Actually Works. Then, looming above perhaps all of them, there’s the one-armed save.
This supercut brought to us by Lucky Treehouse takes a loving look at some of the best one-armed saves throughout action movie history, from Die Hard to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to Batman Begins. There’s even a shout-out to the often-overlooked Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Watch this video and see if it doesn’t send you rampaging through a marathon of explosion-filled goodness.