Get the Gringo vs. Blood Father

Get the Gringo and Blood Father are two of my personal favourite action movies from the past few years and both star the always watchable Mel Gibson doing what he does best: kicking ass and taking names. So for today I thought I’d pit these two movies against each other and see which one is ..

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Death Warrant (1990) vs. In Hell (2003)

Jean-Claude Van Damme has had a varied career and made interesting choices in terms of the projects he has chosen. They may not always be successful but he’s never afraid to try something different. Two movies he has done have both been set in prison (Death Warrant and In Hell) but are both contrasting in ..

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No Retreat No Surrender Part 2 vs. Part 3

No Retreat No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder turns 30 this year so what better time to compare it with the third entry in the series? I go into some spoilers in this article so if you’ve never seen the movies then best move along. No Retreat No Surrender 2: Raging Thunder (1987) I never really ..

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Martial Law (1990) vs. Martial Law II (1991)

I love the Martial Law movies; both of them have Cynthia Rothrock kicking plenty of ass and are entertaining in their own right. But which is the better movie? Let’s take a look, shall we? Martial Law Martial Law is a straightforward action movie that delivers the goods with Karate-expert police-partner lovers (Chad McQueen, Cynthia ..

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Half Past Dead vs Half Past Dead 2

Just when we thought Steven Seagal was going to have a big theatrical comeback after the success of Exit Wounds, he starred in this very silly actioner which is far too similar to Michael Bay’s The Rock but nowhere near as good. Then in 2007 we got a sequel… not starring Steven Seagal. Instead we ..

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Double Impact vs. Twin Dragons

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jackie Chan; two of the greatest action stars of all time and yet we’ve never seen them in a movie together? Why not? It could have been awesome when both were in their prime. Anyway, that’s a question for another day. Today it’s beatdown time; both action stars have played twins ..

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John Wick vs. John Wick: Chapter 2

A genuinely decent, nicely shot, R rated actioner with first rate characters is pretty rare these days but there have been a select few. I’d say the best series would have to be John Wick which not only reinvigorated Keanu Reeves’ career but also demonstrated that an action movie could have oodles of style and ..

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Shanghai Noon vs. Shanghai Knights

It was announced a few months back that a third entry in the ‘Shanghai” series was in development with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess in line to helm it; there is no word on whether the two leads (Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson) would return but it would be a pointless venture without them. Anyway, ..

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Ong-Bak vs. The Protector

Tony Jaa made a name for himself as an exciting new force in martial arts movies with the action packed Ong-Bak & The Protector. We’ll ignore the sequels to both movies as none of them were particularly good but the originals are awesome. So today I thought I would take a look at both movies ..

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Casino Royale (1967) vs. Casino Royale (2006)

Seeing as everything from The Crow to Commando is being lined up for the remake treatment in the coming months, it seems like a good time to have a look back over how other cinematic revamps have fared. In particular, it’s the two Casino Royale movies that show how differently a similar story can play ..

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SPL vs. SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

With the recent theatrical and VOD release of SPL 2: A Time for Consequences or Kill Zone 2 as it’s known in North America, I thought it would be the perfect time to compare them both and see which is the better movie. The movies aren’t related and work as stand alone features with quite ..

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