The pinnacle of bad 80's action movies of big beefy men with big guns who stand in open air to shoot and shoot with badguys who can't hit the broadside of the barn. Arnie is John Matrix a former sooper dooper soldier who's cute little daughter has been kidnapped by the vile Dan Hedaya and Vernon Wells, a former parner of John's. All hell breaks loose in the finale that has to be seen to know how stupidly awesome it is.
See the full review, "Lacking 30% less nutrition then other action movies but has lots of high fructose syrup and sugar.".
Sly Stallone dusted off HIS 80's action star character for this blood letting movie about Rambo taking mercenaries into blood soaked Burma to save Missionaries. Violence is through the roof as well as the sadism of the Burmese army bad guys who in the final 10 minutes of the movie, when Rambo grabs his 50 caliber and shreds them like bloody wheat, you WILL be on your feet cheering him on.
See the full review, "The missionaries brought bibles and medicine, Rambo brought bullets.".
Arnold never made a better movie then this 91 juggernaut of an action film that explores the ideas of time travel and changing the future as Arnold returns to protect a young John Connor from the steely eyed, evil and unrelenting T-1000 who is played to perfection by Robert Patrick who makes for one of the most unbeatable and infamous villians in movie history. Lots of action and set the bar high for believable special effects that not only look good but aren't intrusive. As good as the first one.
See the full review, "I judge thee awesome".
No one can forget this movie. DIE HARD. Action, suspense and lots of asskicking and one liners from hero Bruce Willis. Alan Rickman is an awesome villain and if you haven't seen it in a while, you need to see it again.
It was nice to see Stallone play a "normal" guy who isn't a special forces guy, or a seal or maverick cop. He was a mountain climber who needs to use his wits to stop a hamtastic John Lithgow and his goons from stealing a large stack of cash that went missing in the Rockies. Some nice moments of tension really make the movie suspensful and seeing a "normal" guy fight the criminals was nice.
The other Seagal movie to make the list is often forgotten about cause it wasn't as lame as Out For Justice or as good as Under Siege. Seagal is a narcotics cop who tries retiring from a life of being a crooked cop but gets called back into action when a group of Jamaican gunslingers invade his neighborhood led by the wicked Screwface who uses voodoo and hard drugs to control his army. Corny but fun.
I'm cheating in putting a karate movie on the list but this one is phenominal. Put out in 94 but realeased many years later in the states with a hysterical dub, Jackie Chan again plays folk hero Wong Fe Hung who practices the eccentric, offbeat but powerful art of Drunken Boxing. Fantastic martial arts fighting that is breathtaking to watch and Jackie Chans fight with Ken Lo (The man with the crazy foot) at the end is gold. No Jackie Chan fan is a fan unless they've seen it.
See the full review, "If this movie merged with Beer Fest, it would be scary.".
The sequel to the original shocker about shape changing beasts from outerspace made of acid and fangs picks up the threads nearly 60 years later with Ellen Ripley suspended for questionable conduct from the previous movie and having nightmares from the creature she met. Accompaning a squad of marines, they find the Aliens. Proof that a directors cut CAN be better then the original and proof that women can kick ass in an action movie.
See the full review, "The other movies after this one mostly suck....mostly.".
A movie that tried to shake Keanu Reeves "whoa dude" image before the Matrix put it back in for him. It showed that action movies don't need to be full of blood and guns to be good, not to mention that not all hero cops have shouting matches with they're superiors. Reeves tries to keep a bus going over 50 mph lest a mad bomber's bomb go off and kill people. Needs to be seen at least once and it does have a brain, despite what Dennis Hopper, the movie's villian tells us.
See the full review, "My brain can beat your bomb.".
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more