Archive for the Action Category

MANDY

“Style over substance.” It’s a catchy criticism often attributed to more artsy, avant-garde films that like to focus more on visuals, mood, and atmosphere, as opposed to conventional story and characterization. While I find the criticism a bit too simplistic and unfair when it comes to judging films, […]

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THE PREDATOR

The Predator is probably the coolest movie monster ever made. Designed by the legendary Stan Winston and his company, it’s a marvel in prosthetic special effects and alien design. The dreadlocks, the armor, the “vagina mouth”. Everything about it oozes with disgusting creativity. It’s not just the design either, […]

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PEPPERMINT

When I watch a revenge movie, I simply want one thing: the protagonist to get their revenge. Seems like a pretty simple thing for the filmmaker to accomplish, right? Well, not lately. Over the past few years, I’ve felt a little bit blue balled by genre. They […]

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MILE 22

I admit that I can be a bit of a hypocrite sometimes. One of my biggest annoyances with a vast majority of the general movie going audience is that they want to see a movie because of “all the stars that are in it.” I’m a big […]

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THE MEG

I love me a good killer shark movie. It’s one of those specific, very limited subgenres that I love. That doesn’t mean I love over the top trash like Sharknado. I just want some good, classic schlock of sharks munchin’ on people. Jaws is of course the best. A masterclass in […]

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TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES

I’m sure I’m not alone (although still in the minority) in that I’m sick of comic book films. There’s just too many of them each year and with some rare exceptions, they all feel pretty much exactly the same: superhero(es) need to defeat the bad guy(s) and […]

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

Action films seem to get a bad rap from some people. They’re often criticized for being light on plot, characterization, and thematic depth, which they often are. However, people seem to forget that terrible films exist in every genre. Drama films are usually the most lauded, but you don’t […]

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

The first Ant-Man was the perfect definition of a “fine” movie. It wasn’t great, and it wasn’t bad. It was just fine, and while it was just fine, it ended up being one of the more enjoyable films in the MCU for me. The fact that it was rather irreverent and […]

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SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

Sicario was one of those types of films that kind of came out of nowhere and ended up being one of the best films of the year. It was also one of those films that told a complete story. Does that stop Hollywood, though? Never! So, here we […]

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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

I honestly believe Jurassic World is one of the worst blockbuster films of this decade. The plot and premise are amazingly stupid. The characters are bland and poorly developed. The effects and action sequences are mediocre and unimaginative. The amount of fan service and meta commentary is unbearable. Worst of […]

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