The first Jack Reacher was better than it had any right to be. Steeped in generic action tropes that were more at home in a Dolph Lundgren film, Jack Reacher had no right being a $60 million Tom Cruise film. But in the hands of writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, Reacher toyed with those tropes on its
It’s been nine years since Matt Damon last wore the all-black ensemble of Jason Bourne, the assassin-turned-amnesiac who only wants to be left alone. Sure, there was 2011’s rotten Bourne Legacy, but we haven’t gotten a true Bourne film since the fantastic trilogy-capper The Bourne Ultimatum. It seemed the franchise couldn’t go any further,
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. has no idea what it’s nostalgic for, beyond the early ’60s.
The second half of the Warner Brother panel brought us some clips and fun stories about another summer blockbuster: San Andreas! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was not in attendance, but we did see Brad Payton, the director, as well as co-stars Carla Gungino and Alexandra Daddario! Below you will find
Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are arguably the two biggest action stars on the planet right now. That title doesn’t carry the weight it did in the ’80s, when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone ruled the action domain, but such is life in 2015. Both were anointed the
Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills. Since 2008’s Taken, that set has been mostly limited to kicking ass and taking names. There’s nothing wrong with that, though he’s done it enough to create his own sub-genre, the “Liam Neeson action movie.” Like any other actor whose created their own
In John Wick, Keanu Reeves moves seamlessly around bad guys, combining martial arts with gun play. Without missing a beat, he weaves through a wave of people, dancing around them while putting two in their chest and one in their head. It’s a ballet of action that would make ’80s-era
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is swinging back into theaters with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and we’re on hand to dissect it. There is just so much going on in this movie that Paul and AJ have recruited another villain for their burgeoning franchise: Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point and Project Batman. The
Romancing the Stone is a quintessential eighties action/adventure movie. The factors that were required for such a film were that it either had to be set in the future, space, deal with time travel or have a treasure hunting theme. This story became the adventure film alternative to the much
Arnold Schwarzenegger is probably the quintessential action star. The former weight lifter got his start as a thug in Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973) and never looked back, entertaining fans for over forty years. Yes, forty. With the release of Sabotage, Schwarzenegger is out to prove that after all
Listen all of y’all, it’s a Sabotage. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and looking better than ever.
Action-thrillers don’t get more rote, routine, and derivative than Homefront, the Jason Statham-starring, Sylvester Stallone-scripted, Gary Fleder-directed adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel, the first in a series, but most likely the last on the big screen. With Statham doing his Action Hero thing, Homefront promises, but fails to deliver on
Rating: 2 out of 5. Though G.I. Joe’s 1980s heyday coincided with the very real military brinksmanship of the Cold War, the evil Cobra organization always felt like it was populated with an old-fashioned breed of villain – characters whose idiosyncrasies and nefarious world-domination plots were borrowed from vintage Bond