Nicole's Top 10 Hell Yeah! MoviesSep 27, 2007 (Updated Feb 25, 2008) Write an essay on this topic.
The Bottom Line High Octane - or at least some really kickass explosions.
When I sought out films for this list, I wanted movies that had both that real element of This movie kicks major ass! without turning into something completely lame. I wanted good, solid action movies to make the cut. I have other categories for movies that are stupid but have a lot of action going on *coughFace/Offcough*. So I combed through my brain (and DVD list) for movies that are not only action packed, but provide a great That movie was totally worth seeing in the theaters feeling. And in some ways, its not even all action. Some movies can simply have that high adrenaline rush without the need for a punch to be thrown or for something to blow up (though that's not often the case - and not the case with any movies in this list, haha). I thought of adding in quotes, but most of them included profanity so I figured Id just leave it alone. Haha.
Originally, this was going to be the Top 10 Manly Man movies, but since some can mellow out in a few places, have a love story as a side plot, and other movies may be full of action but be totally brainless (no offense guys), I decided to switch the title so its something more for everyone to enjoy. Now, lets see what the girl who will give her nails a French manicure one day and go berserk during a UFC fight the next has to say.
If you think you know action and youve never seen this movie, then you have no right to say youre familiar with the genre. Aliens is, in my opinion, one of the best action movies ever. I love the special effects screw you computer graphics, we have awesome puppetry and people in totally sweet costumes and all sorts of other things that I dont even know about and Im glad for that. And these aliens, by the way, are the freakiest damn things Ive ever seen, and if you want to know, I find the freaking facehuggers freakier than the fully grown xenomorphs. The first movie was scary because you hardly saw the thing. This movie is scary because they are everywhere and theyd love to snatch you up and cocoon you to the wall. And you may not see some of the characters for too long, but youll get attached to them pretty quick. Vasquez was a particular favorite of mine. By the way, come and meet the queen of this alien outbreak...
Who hasnt heard the Arnold phrase, Ill be back? One advanced robot from the future sent to kill you, coming right up. And guess what? This movie is yet another James Cameron creation with, guess who? Michael Biehn (who was also Hicks from Aliens), our hero of the movie. Plenty of action, from crazy chase scenes to huge explosions, as long as Sara Connor stays alive, there is hope for the future. I cant help but say it; Michael is sexay in this movie, so ladies, you might be happy to know that theres a bit of a love story involved too. But for right now, no one cares about that. We just want to see some crap get blown up. (did I mention that another Cameron favorite, Bill Paxton aka Hudson from Aliens - is in this movie too? Haha, poor guy doesnt last very long).
3.) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
You cant say the first movie was awesome without brining up the second movie, because it was just as awesome, if not more so in some ways. This time Arnold is good, so now weve got a super-sweet cybernetic robot ready to destroy the bad guy. But if hes the good guy, who could possibly give him a hard time? Only the T-1000, liquid metal that will stab you in the face without thinking twice about it. This movie was almost as action packed as you could get, from dozens of police to a helicopter/van chase, a building blowing up, and a lot more. Sure, its got a few hokey parts, but its still a freakin good movie. (by the way, while we dont have Michael or Bill this time, we do have Jenette Goldstein, the badass Vasquez. Okay, well you do get Michael if you have the version with the original deleted scenes stuck back in).
Honestly, I cant believe I havent seen this movie in an action list yet. What is wrong with you people? Maybe its been listed in the alien movie list. Anyway, when you have a group of hardcore commandos traipsing around in the jungle and getting picked off one by one, its time for action-boy Arnold to do something. Except even Arnold, as tough as he is, has a rough time getting a handle on the situation. Hey, its hard to fight an invisible alien with more cool toys than the best of navy SEALs. And whats more, you gotta love the effects, makeup, sounds, and music. Package deal here.
Ill put this movie on just to have background noise. NEvermind that the background noise is the clang of swords and guys screaming as they get legs cut off and arrows in their faces. This is a great action flick, one you can definitely yell Hell yeah! to. Even if you dont like Mel Gibson, you cant deny the greatness of this movie. Youll root for the characters all the way, want to learn how to swing a sword when youre done, and the whole atmosphere combined with James Horners music is superb. If you want war, screw that trench crap get a sword and go one on one. Thats how its supposed to be done.
6.) Casino Royale
This was a tentative add, but when I watched this movie, I just really loved it. Okay, forget that boring crap in the middle where it slows down and James Bond is all hunky-dory with his new woman. Im talking about the poker playing, poisoned drink, car crash, and crazy chase scene from the beginning. Though we all miss Sean Connery (I also miss Roger Moore), after Goldeneye (I love you Sean Bean!), Bond movies pretty much went into the gutter. Brosnan was out Daniel Craig was in. And let me say, I think hes going to be a sweet Bond. Very pleased with his performance, and he made Bond a little more human than the rest of them, which I think gave the character a bit more strength. I cant believe I dont have this DVD on my shelf yet. That man takes a lickin and just keeps on tickin. (and in more ways than one, Im sure. ;) Heheh)
Yet another movie I am shocked to see missing from the lists of action movies. I guess its getting filed under Westerns. If not, you guys have some serious movie watching to do because Tombstone with Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, and Michael Biehn (those last two seem to pop up a lot in my movie going) is a treat. Well put together with a lot of gunslinging, great lines (most notably from Val as Doc Holiday and Stephen Lang as Ike Clanton), and good tension, this is a movie you can watch over and over and always enjoy. If its on TV, Ill end up watching it, end of story. Love the acting, good stuff; this movie puts all other Wyatt Earp movies to rest.
8.) Die Hard
Hahahaha, thats right boys and girls, here it is. The infamous Die Hard. Come on, how could I not put this movie in here? Its almost like the Hell Yeah! action flick! Bruce Willis as John McClane running around a building covered in blood as he shoots, fights, and otherwise kills the bad guys is impressive no matter how you look at it. Youll never know whats around the corner next. Theres some great trivia and quotes associated with this movie. Essentially, if you havent seen the movie yet, um, you need to. Seriously. No, you really do. Otherwise why are you even bothering with the action genre?
9.) Starship Troopers
Okay, this movie is one that I will admit has lameness and a few issues, but I do enjoy the movie and its not lame enough to be wiped off this list. Besides, those bugs are mean, mean, creatures and this movie is a helluva lot of fun. The aliens were all pretty original, which is always nice to see. And, though I do hate Denise Richards (hey, I guess this could have gone on the Love/Hate list ), its still a rockin movie. A lot of blood, a lot of dead aliens, and Im actually pretty good with the CGI here. Good music too, I might add, brought to you by the talented Basil Poledouris (who is sadly no longer with us). If anything, you can watch this movie just to have fun and find your way to the edge of your seat. And Dina Meyer as Diz is hot too isnt she boys? Hey, if I were a guy, Id hit that. ;D
Coupled with burly men and graphics that made this movie truly look like a graphic novel come to life, 300 is definitely a sweet, sweet movie. It made a friend of my sister come out wanting to stab something. Cripes, I walked out wanting to stab something. Preparing yourself for truckloads of violence combined with a few grotesqueries is something that you should automatically know to do considering 300 is brought to you by the creators of Sin City. Its great I love all the power this movie contains and I drank in the cinematography. Sure, Spartans didnt really look like that, but with creative license, who cares? They still have the basic plotline, and that in itself is a fantastic story. Another movie on my wish list and one Id be sure to watch if I ever had the need for bloodshed or the desire to get into a battle-ready mode. Yes sir.
Now then, get out there and get some action! (Shut up, you know what I mean.)
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