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 #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 #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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Disaster Movies: The Unsung Heroes of the Action Genre

What’s the first thing we think about when someone says “action film”? Explosions, guns, fights, cop and robbers and the list goes on and on. However, where does that fit disaster movies? Are they considered t...
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The Little Things: Flipping Cars

Sometimes it is the little things in action movies that I enjoy the most. Case in point, flipping cars. You know whenever you get a car chase or an action scene involving cars that there is a strong chance of them flipping unco...
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Why Mess With Action Hero Daughters?

One of my favorite clichés is the kidnapping of the main hero’s daughter by the villain to make the hero do his bidding. That is pretty much a death warrant right there. Look at Taken, Live Free or Die Hard, The Last Boy...
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My Life and Action Movies

Action movies are some of those highly influential aspects on a person’s life. Especially my life. While I love horror much more than action, action movies have a close spot in my heart. My father and I would bond through...
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Riggs & Murtaugh: Action Bromance

After watching all the Lethal Weapon movies, it is very obvious that the team of Riggs and Murtaugh has to be one of the best matchups ever. There have been plenty of duos where they seem like polar opposites from each other, b...
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Rambo 5: A Necessary Venture?

Recently, Stallone raised the idea of going forward with Rambo 5 and either making it an “Unforgiven” style movie as a last hurrah so to speak or a “passing of the torch” style movie. Rambo (the fourth e...
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