But given the hyperkinetic demands of the modern-day action movie, drastic measures are needed to weld hero and villain together.
But we needed to take care of business—and so back to the drastic solution.
There may well be cases where mental illness has set in and become so drastic that hugs alone would be comically insufficient.
1690s, originally medical, "forceful, vigorous, especially in effect on bowels," from Greek drastikos "effective, efficacious; active, violent," from drasteon "(thing) to be done," from dran "to do, act, perform." Sense of "extreme, severe" is first recorded 1808. Related: Drastically.