Watch the ending of the Bride of Frankenstein, again. It was the monster (Karloff), who pulled the lever that destroyed the labortory. All the bride did was hiss and scream. You call THAT "bad ass" ? How about Sarah Conner, Ellen Ripley, Neytiri (Avatar), the women from Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon, Michele Yoeh in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (007), and dozens more. Those are my choices for "bad-assed" ladies.