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Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by Skippman » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:55 am

I was just thinking about a couple of my favorite action movies and was wondering what action movies everyone here considers to be thier favorites. Here's my top 3 and why.

1.) Rambo - First Blood Part One

I know you're thinking, Rambo is very cliched. But the first movie, watched 20 years later, really holds up. The abandoned Vietnam vet looking for his friends only to find they all were killed in a war no one wanted to fight. The unbalanced fight between an expert in gurella warfare vs. a lazy and power corrupt sherif. The fact that Rambo AVOIDS killing people as much as possible even when relentlessly pursued. The breakdown at the end of the film where you really identify with John Rambo, Vietnam Vet, Congressional Medal of Honor winner, and homeless drifter abandoned by his country when it was no longer convient to have him around.

2.) Aliens

Many people love James Camerons Magnum Opus Terminator 2 much better than Aliens but I have to convess I find Aliens to be a much better film. Each character in the film is a fully fleshed out person. From the super badass-ness of Vasquez to the smart assed one liners of Hudson to the cool collectedness of Hicks. This movie is in the top 10 movies for one liners.

The things that make this film great are it's approch, it's "used future" look, and the believability. You have a military unit that doesn't have any concept of the enemy they're about to fight. A unit that in many ways doesn't even believe there IS an enemy to fight. You have an untested military leader who quickly gets his people in trouble. You have believable technology, faliable characters, and some of the best and most realistic special effects ever made. Sam Winston was a genius...

Speaking of Sam Winston

3.) Predator

Probably the greatest Sci-Fi/Horror action movie ever made. Definatly one of Arnolds best. Again, every character is believable. From Jessie Ventura's Blane to Bill Dukes Mac. Who can forget the first time they saw the Predator as he uncloked. Trying to pick him out in the dense jungle and point him out in scenes to your friends. The climactic battle between a battered Dutch and a blinded alien creature. Definatly one of the greatest action films ever.


How about you guys? What's your favorites?

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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by InspectahACE » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:07 pm

Old Painless :) Predator rules..even looks good on Blu-Ray...Honestly I like alot of Action movies..Actually(on the verge of being called weird) I have every Van Damme movie. I can truthfully say he's gotten better as an actor(would've helped back then). I do have the Alien Quadrilogy though..so I'm not all kicks and spins
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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by Skippman » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:15 pm

I wish they'd hurry up and release Aliens on BluRay.

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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by InspectahACE » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:34 pm

I would imagine sometime this year they would(if they want bailout money from the customer not the government that is lol). I'm still waitin on Star Wars for BR..
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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by Alathald » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:18 pm

Reservoir Dogs...though it's kinda more a suspense/thriller and definitely a twist bit of fun :mrgreen:
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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by FZ1 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:41 pm

Helloooo...The Matrix anyone?
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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by Skippman » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:58 am

FZ1 wrote:Helloooo...The Matrix anyone?

Get out of my thread. :lol:

The first Matrix was pretty good.

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Re: Favorite Action Movie Of All Time?

Post by vicaphit » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:19 am

Out of recent movies I like V for Vendetta, and 300.
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