Archive for the Action Category

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Here we go again, folks. Another Michael Bay Transformers film has come crashing back onto the big screen. “But Hunter, you hate these movies. Why do you continue to watch them?” Well, I do hate these movies. I never even saw the previous film with the dinosaur […]

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THE MUMMY

Thanks to Disney and Marvel, cinematic universes are all the rage now! Ever since The Avengers made a billion dollars and proved huge, expansive universes could be successful, every other movie studio scrounged up whatever properties they could in order to have their own interconnected franchises. It’s gone […]

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WONDER WOMAN

Regardless of what most people thought about Man of Steel, it’s one of my favorite superhero films. One of the reasons why is that it set out to tell an interesting story surrounding Superman and his journey for acceptance and understanding, making him a compelling character for […]

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

I have a confession to make: I can’t stand the character Captain Jack Sparrow. He’s obnoxious, irritating, bumbling, obscene, and all around just frustrating to watch. Yes, I realize I just described his entire character and that’s the point of him, but I could just never bring myself […]

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ALIEN: COVENANT

Alien is one of the greatest horror films of all time. Aliens is one of the greatest action films of all time. Decades ago, Ridley Scott and James Cameron both struck gold with their respective creepy alien features. Gold that 20th Century Fox has been trying to find more […]

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

Hollywood is no stranger to pumping out endless iterations of iconic heroes. Robin Hood (2010), The Lone Ranger (2013), The Legend of Tarzan. All of these films feel like they follow the exact same formula: being a bold and gritty retelling of the classic tale in an […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

I’m gonna admit it. I only think Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty good. It’s a very fun film with a colorful cast of characters, a but a lot of people try to talk about it like it’s something much more. Many like to cite it as the […]

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FREE FIRE

Films that only take place in a single location are instantly intriguing to me, because it’s a way for the filmmakers to show the full extent of their creativity. Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds, is a perfect example of the format. The entire film is Ryan Reynolds trapped in a […]

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HEADSHOT

It somewhat annoys me when people only watch movies because “of the stars that are in it”, because there are loads of movies with “stars” that are terrible. A good screenplay, director, and many other collaborators are what makes, or breaks, a film. That’s not to discredit actors who can elevate […]

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THE RAID: REDEMPTION/THE RAID 2: BERANDAL

Action films, especially of the martial arts variety, are primarily about one thing: display. The entire point is to watch people perform insane stunts and choreography, while also realistically portraying brutal fights to the death. As filmmaking technology, especially editing, has improved, action filmmaking has only improved […]

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