number 1) the bad guy has to die in a ridiculously bad way.
number 2) before he dies he's gotta have a cool quote; (who is the ******** now?)
number 3) the hero has to have an equally quotable on liner (He'll live.)
number 4) the hero has more one liners than anyone else.
number 5) there has to be a reason for the hero to do what he/she is doing.
number 6) and this is paramount, he/she must be wearing skivvies by the end of the movie.
number 7) almost forgot, the hero has to be all cut up and bleeding, but not dead, so there can be a franchise of at least 3 movies.