Action Breakdown #13: Action Stuntmen

We all love our action heroes and the crazy stunts that they pull in their movies. Jumping off of buildings, driving cars over cliffs, flipping cars over, smashing through walls, and many more insane acts of adrenaline. As much...
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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 #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 #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 #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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Action Breakdown #4: Explosions

Explosions. One of the Holy Grails of action movies. Every action movie needs them even if they aren’t relevant. Explosions and action are practically conjoined by the hip with one another. On this edition of the Action B...
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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 #6: Love Interests

You know them and you love them. The love interest. The womanly touch that every action movie has. The one to give that other kind of “action”. The lady that needs rescuing or maybe does some of the rescuing. Every ...
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Action Breakdown #2: Facial Hair

The Action Breakdown this week is going to take a look into a very minor, but yet important detail regarding the action hero. Facial hair. Whether it’s a beard, moustache, handle-bar, or stubble, facial hair is always ind...
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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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