Action Breakdown #22: Revenge Films

Revenge is one of the most natural forms of emotions that we experience as people. We can be really attached to our family, boyfriend or girlfriend, kids, and even our pets that we wouldn’t want anything to happen to them...
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Action Breakdown #1: Car Chases

Note: This will be a recurring series of blogs where I analyze and break down key elements to what makes a great action movie. It will range from the smallest details like camera angles to the biggies like heroes and villains. ...
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Action Breakdown #5: Violence

If there is one thing that we love in our action movies more than explosions is violence. Bodily harm. Gore. Gunshot wounds. Dismemberments and just overall death and destruction. Aside from horror movies, action movies tend to...
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Action Breakdown #8: Cop Buddies

We know them. We love them and tolerate them at the same time. The yin to the yang. The peanut butter to the jelly. The Powell to his McClane. The action buddy. The duo who will stop at nothing to stop the bad guy from getting ...
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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 #3: Wardrobe

You know that saying “Clothes make the man”? Well, that statement is fact. Clothes definitely leave a first impression and that quote is never truer than with our lead action protagonist. Nothing screams out ACTION!...
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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 #14: Action Movie Kids

It seems like action movies need a few things in order to be made. A badass action lead, an evil villain, lots of explosions, and a kid. One of these things is not like the other, doesn’t it? Well, like them or hate them,...
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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 #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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