Archive for the Action Category

KONG: SKULL ISLAND

There’s something about watching people and cities getting decimated by giant monsters that strikes a primal chord with me. King Kong, Godzilla, and all of his wonderful friends. I love ’em all. While the performances, filmmaking techniques, and especially the effects haven’t aged well over time, there’s a […]

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LOGAN

Comic book films are just fine. I’m not a huge fan of them, but I don’t have a problem with them, either. There’s a lot of really good ones, as well as plenty of terrible ones. My main issue is that they’re mostly all the same. They often […]

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

It’s not a little known fact that sequels are rarely better, or even nearly as good, as the original. Original films are so fresh, exciting, and take you to new worlds you’ve never seen before. Sequels usually just tread old ground, sometimes even shamelessly remaking the first […]

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JOHN WICK

John Wick was the sleeper hit nobody saw coming. Some random, no-name action movie headlined by Keanu Reeves? Isn’t he washed up, or something? Oh, how foolish we were. Who knew this would end being one of the best action films of the 21st century? With John […]

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xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

I’ve never seen either of the previous xXx films. I used to not like absurd action films like that. I used to write them off as cheap and stupid, because most of the time, they are. However, times and tastes change, and now, when I see silly […]

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Star Wars was a special thing. Yes, was. Some people cheer at the prospect of a new Star Wars film every year. Others, such as myself, somewhat lament the fact. I don’t have a problem with Star Wars itself. I just love good films and with this series, […]

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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

I love Tom Cruise. I think he’s an absolute crazy person, but as an actor and movie star, he’s always a treat to watch. Sure, he may be somewhat typecast as “Tom Cruise action man”, but the guy oozes so much charisma and charm, you can’t take […]

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)

I’m ashamed to admit that I have not seen the original 1960 The Magnificent Seven. I’m even more ashamed to admit that I have also not seen Seven Samurai, the 1953 Japanese film the old Western is based off. I understand that they’re both iconic films, each […]

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