Thursday, December 27, 2012
Thor's Day Hero: Police Chief Martin Brody
One might cry "foul" at the induction of lead characters from my personal favorite movies into the Thor's Day Heroes. Well, I don't think anyone would actually do that, but if they did I'd have to respond with a hearty "Neener-neener!"
I would put Jaws in my top five favorite movies of all time. I like a lot of things about the movie, chief (no pun intended!) of those however is the character Chief Brody. Tough New York City cop opts out and takes his family to island resort in New England. Handles small town affairs and misdemeanors until the mother of all great white sharks shows up and turns the small town into an all-you-can-eat buffet. Brody can't even swim, but he straps on his revolver and heads out to sea with an über-nerd oceanographer and a grizzled sociopath in a boat much too small. The rest is history, and with that history we welcome Chief Brody into the Thor's Day Heroes.