Action Breakdown #18: PG-13 Action Movies

You want to know how to make an action junkie mad? Mention a PG-13 action movie and watch them devolve into insanity just at the mere mention of that phrase. It’s a trigger word that should not be taken lightly. However...
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Action Breakdown #15: Action Movie Marketing

All movies have a certain style of marketing in order to get butts in the seats of the cineplex. Horror movies emphasize on scares and gore, comedies focus on the comedians and the wacky antics, and dramas focus on great acto...
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Action Breakdown #17: Action Horror

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve loved the horror genre before the action genre. My first real exposure to movies (aside from kid’s films) were horror followed by action movies. These two genres se...
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Action Breakdown #20: Action Movie Titles

Nothing beats a great title for a movie. Double Impact. Die Hard. The Terminator. Sudden Death. What do these movies have in common? A killer movie title that commands your attention and gives you a look into what can you expec...
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Action Breakdown #7: Action Movie Scores

Action movies can be a very visual experience, but it can be quite the audio experience as well. As much as action scenes can help create excitement and tension, action movies need a great score to accompany them to help build ...
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Action Breakdown #16: Action Hero Families

Action heroes aren’t always lone wolf types who drink their pain away. They are sometimes normal everyday fathers and husbands just living day by day with the usual family troubles. It seems every action movie hero has a ...
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Action Breakdown #19: Quiet Moments

Hey guys! I have returned after a long hiatus to bring you another edition of the Action Breakdown because of high demand. Well, not really, but I’m still back for more detailed deconstructions of the action genre. This w...
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Action Breakdown #12: Sad/Upsetting Moments

We mostly know action movies as wild and fun rides. A good hour and a half to two hours of explosions, one liners, and gunfire. It’s a genre that depends on entertainment and having a good time. However, there are scenes ...
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Action Breakdown #11: Police Chiefs

Everyone knows how crazy our action hero has to be in order to catch the bad guys. They need to cause an indescribable amount of damage that would give any politician a stroke and a heart attack at the same time. Of course, the...
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Action Breakdown #21: Film Techniques

A director is probably as important to the action movie as the actor or the effects are. He is the man responsible for bringing the action to life and delivering that spectacle to us when we enter the movie theater. The directo...
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