In the summer blockbuster season, no CGI beast or shape-shifting robot could possibly have the fearsome durability of this Cork hurling team. In fact the cinematic creation the Red Monster most resembles is the old T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Much like the Connor family's bother with the terrifying sentient machine played by Robert Patrick in the 1991 movie, Waterford are finding that the Leesiders die hard, to borrow from elsewhere in the action genre.
Having frozen Cork in liquid nitrogen in the Munster semi-final and shattered them into little pieces, imagine their dismay as the Rebels reconstituted themselves into an an even more formidable form of red liquid metal for Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-final.
Like any good actioner, the big, explosive set piece was saved till the end, and - crucially - the sequel is nicely set up. Unlike most box office franchises, however, the formula these two have reworked repeatedly over recent seasons shows no sign of becoming tired.
In fact, given that box office stars like Messrs ó hAilpín, Cusack and O'Sullivan missed out on the last instalment, and in the case of the first two, returned to take starring roles on Sunday, expect queues round the block for the next big release this Sunday.
Who knows, perhaps Sunday could even end up like The Godfather Part 2 - a sequel which many believe to be better than the original.