A Very Uncool EW Ranks Top 20 Coolest Heroes In Pop Culture


Okay, we all know how this works.  Entertainment Weekly puts out a list ranking something… anything… Best Movies, Funniest Titles, Best Use Of A Vagina… and the denizens of the web work themselves into a frothy frenzy over the errors, mistakes, omissions, insults, and travesties within.  Lists in general, and EW’s ridiculously inept lists in particular are nothing more than virtual chum used to draw in the page views and comments.  It’s a cheap ploy and legitimate journalists should know better than to stoop to such artificial means to increase traffic.

Which brings us to the first of two new EW lists… 20 All Time Coolest Heroes In Pop Culture… which we’re happy to reprint in all it’s glory for our readers.  Say what you will about EW and the shmucks who compile these things, but said shmucks do have a knack for making each list more hilariously inexplicable than the last.   Take a look at what is and isn’t there then sound off in the comments section below!

  1. James Bond
  2. Indiana Jones
  3. Superman
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Ellen Ripley
  6. John McClane
  7. Han Solo
  8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  9. Robin Hood
  10. Spider Man
  11. Mad Max
  12. Captain Kirk
  13. Foxy Brown
  14. Will Kane
  15. Dirty Harry
  16. Jack Bauer
  17. Nancy Drew
  18. Batman
  19. Atticus Finch
  20. Sydney Bristow

So… first impressions?  Superman is the least cool superhero ever.  Harry Potter cooler than anyone on this list?  It took the kid four books to get his first kiss (although it was with an Asian).  Dirty Harry and Jack Bauer should both be in the top ten at least.  Robin Hood?  Robin Hood?  Seriously?  And Han Solo should be number one with a laser beam (that he fired first).

Your thoughts?

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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