Jay's List of Action Faves...(Updated For Your Pleasure)May 24, 2003 Write an essay on this topic.
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I er JiggyJay means JiggyJay has been talking to himself in third person for a while now and he thinks its cool, but people dont and he gets depressed never mind. Anyway, so you came to actually view MY list of favorite action flicks of all time? Thats out of this world that you would be coming to me for your film knack. Just note that in this list you wont find any crappy Jean Claude Van Damme, Sly Stallone, or Steven Seagal movies in my list since the movies those three make suck. The action films that I will choose are the ones that I could watch over and over and be thrilled by again and again and have great storylines along with heart pounding action scenes that will make you giddy. Im making myself slobber. Before I begin, though, let me tell you what an action movie is. An action movie consists of well done action scenes with stylized moves and awesome actors beating the crap out of each other. The movies that are on this list are the ones that you can watch a couple times and be satisfied with each watch and hold your attention with great scripts and cool actors. Lets start the list, oi oi!
10. They Live! -- Starring Rowdy, Roddy Piper Era: 1980s
I dont know why a lot of people disliked this film. I enjoyed it a bunch mainly because the gritty action scenes were awesome to watch especially the one with Rod and this one bald dude. They were battling it out with just knuckles actually they were sort of wrestling the whole scene and it looked realistic and totally cool. Okay, so heres the pie, you find sunglasses and when put on, it shows monster/aliens under a persons skin and later you find out that aliens are trying to take over the world with subliminal messages through billboards and stuff and its Rods job to stop them and unleash the conspiracy. The story sounds stupid, but it is in fact an awesome cheesy, sci-fi action movie with cool characters and classic lines like I came here to kick as s and chew bubblegum and Im all outta bubblegum and Whatsa matter, baby? Not all people will like this movie, but I think its awesome.
9. Top Gun -- Starring Tom Cruise Era: 1980s
You may be asking, Whyd you put this on your list? Well, I can answer that question easily: its a great film. This is, in my eyes, Tommys best movie. Maverick and Goose are the best in their flight class and get sent to Top Gun, the top flying academy with the best instructors where they goof around, fly with attitude, and sing Great Balls Of Fire. The plot is sort of weak but the characters and the flight action scenes are by far some of the best Ive ever come across in cinema. The relationship between Goose and Maverick is wonderfully played and the amounts of explosions that take place in the movie are awesome along with the sense of vertigo that you might get if you look down from those wicked camera angles. The humor is also good in this movie and fit for anyone along with one of the best soundtracks ever made.
Rated PG, but should have been rated PG-13 because the amount of swearing, sensuality, birdies (middle fingers), and thematic elements
8. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom -- Starring Harrison Ford Era: 1980s
Everyone agrees with me when I say that this is one of the best movies of all time and that Harrison Ford is very handsome (at least my mom and Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 think so). Indiana Jones teams up with a small Asian child and a prissy Hollywood actress to try and retrieve stones that could rise up an awful evil. Although this doesnt have the best storyline in the series, it does have some awesome action scenes involving Indianas whip and gun. One scene when they jump off of an airplane in a rubber raft and sled down an icy landscape is exciting and full of awesomeness and breakneck speeds. The sinister characters that are created in this movie are bar none great and all the acting is done exceptionally well except that creepy old Buddhist guy whos freaky
7. Star Wars: A New Hope -- Starring Mark Hamill Era: 1970s
Another classic movie is on your hands and a darn good one at it. This sci-fi epic shouldnt get confused with Star Trek since these movies are good (except the recent ones). Luke Skywalkers (Ham) family is killed so he has to go on with his life and learn more about his father Anakin AKA Darth Vader. In doing so, he learns he has a sister whos a princess (the still beautiful Carrie Fisher) and makes friends with a Wookie named Chewbakka and a funny dude named Han Solo (Harrison Ford). The scripts of the first three movies were good and the action sequences were all good, but I just love the first one because it introduced so many great characters and had great light-saber fights, spaceship battles, and laser gun fighting. This is a definite classic to watch if you havent already seen it yet.
6. Enemy At The Gates -- Starring Jude Law Era: 2000s
This sleeper hit remains one of the only war movies that I can watch (because I find those movies extremely depressing) and the acting roles in the movie went to the right actors. Jude Law who plays the sniper-whose-name-I-cant-say-but-can-pronounce does a wondrous job with his character, but with his relationship with the lady from The Mummy, he does an unbelievable (bad) job. The action scenes are very greatly done with blood and dirt flying everywhere with bullets entering and leaving peeps body parts and whatnot. The extreme panic and despair shoots right out of the screen and makes you feel everything the characters feel. The script is very truthful and informative and a must for fans of the genre and historians alike.
5. Mad Max -- Starring Mel Gibson Era: 1970s
This is the fantastic low-budget Australian film, which inspired two sequels and the now infamously crappy movie, Waterworld. This was Mel Gibsons breakthrough movie and a cult classic. The storyline was ravishing while the grim, dark vastness of realism was the theme. Mad Max revolves around a man whos job is to enforce the law and on his vacation a mean biker gang takes everything away from him in an instant so that hes a social outcast and has nothingwhich remains the same formula throughout all the movies in the series (The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome, and the upcoming fourth release in the series, Fury Road. Although this movie may be weak for some people, I think the action scenes that are in this are full of violence and fun.
4. Gladiator -- Starring Russell Crowe Era: 2000s
People will probably say that this is on my list solely for the reason because one of my family members wrote it, but thats not the case. This movie is spectacular and everyone agrees. Russell Crowes performance as an ex-Roman soldier rogue who should have been Emperor but was made into a Gladiator was fantastically performed and probably one the best movies ever made. The action sequences inside the coliseum were well choreographed and held an emotion of panic and adrenaline. The fastness of the action scenes makes the movie seem sort of like a war movie with dirt flying, people dying, and blood galore. Everyone whos a fan of the action genre should definitely see this movie.
3. Enter The Dragon -- Starring Bruce Lee Era: ?s-1980s?
Everyone knows about this movie because it is one of the best action movies of all time starring the king of action himself, Bruce Lee. The action scenes especially the last with the mirrors, weapons, and whatnot are extremely thrilling and well done by both of the actors. The sneakiness that Bruce Lee holds in the movie is reminiscent of Metal Gear Solid and his mysterious character who doesnt talk much is certainly full of charm. His hands have always remained the fastest and the fighting that he does in Enter The Dragon is phenomenal. His nun chucking in this movie is also brilliantly performed and his sense of emotion and likeness of the character is just short of awesome.
I dont remember the rating but it most likely is R
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- Starring Chow Yun Fat Era: 2000s?
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is certainly a milestone in film-making that has spawned many copycats, but this is the best. Not only are all the scenes full of adventure and flirtatious action, the storyline and script is one of the best Ive ever come across with memorable characters. The famous parts of the flick where people jump and float in mid-air while kicking someones booty is stunningly beautiful as they float with grace and style. The acting and action sequences performed by Chow Yun Fat are the best of his career. The subtitles might put off some people, but it doesnt bother me a bit because this is a quality action film, which everyone should see immediately.
1. Original Sin -- Starring Angelina Jolie Era: 2000s
This movie did have a lot of action if you know what I mean
Just kidding by the way; never seen it, just by the previews of the movie it looks like it
1. The Matrix -- Starring Keanu Reeves Era: 1990s
Is it really surprising that Ive put this on the top of my list? The now-everywhere bullet-time (You know, when an Agent shot Neo and he did his gymnastic thing and dodged the bullets ) is still breathtaking to see even though Ive seen it many times and the last fistfight finale in the movie between Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Agent Black is wonderful. There are in fact a lot of action and explosions in this movie but one that I remember the most is when Trinity and Neo are hanging on a wire from a helicopter and it looks so bad a s s. You also cant forget the scene where Morpheus and Neo are fighting Kung-Fu style. The realistic futuristic storyline also furthers the excitement of the movie. My final advice to you is to watch this movie as soon as you get done reading my review.
Well, thats it
Just kidding. I wouldnt want to leave you hanging like that.
Movies that sadly didnt make the list
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Starring Elijah Wood Era: 2000s
Black Mask Starring Jet Li Era: 1990s
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Starring Arnold S. Era: 1980s
Predator Starring Arnold S. Era: 1980s
Die Hard Starring Bruce Willis Era: 1990s
Mission: Impossible Starring Tom Cruise Era: 1990s
Thats my list. I had to do a lot of hardcore thinking on this list because there are a lot of really good action movies, but these five movies that I picked are the best of the best and the ones that a person can watch over and over again. I love all these movies on the list and I advise you to definitely check out all the movies. Look forward to my other reviews and READ MY BIRTHDAY REVIEWS FOR PETES SAKE!!!!Thanks for reading and sorry for the drama, but not that many people are rating my b-day reviews and Im sort of sad
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