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Is The Golden Age Of Action Movies Over?

Retrospect Realm: Think about your favorite action movies. They're all from the 60s-90s right? Basically, pre-2000s. With so many action movies still being released today to little praise, we start to wonder if the golden age of action movies is over.

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Yi-Long1395d ago

Nope.

"Think about your favorite action movies. They're all from the 60s-90s right? Basically, pre-2000s."

Wrong again.

No offense, but there's more cinema than just Hollywood. And there's a whole lot of better action-movies being made than the crap you just listed in your articles when you were giving Jason Statham and Kill Bill as examples.

Have you seen Ong-Bak!? Have you watched The Raid!? Have you seen the Ip Man movies? Have you checked out Born to Fight!?

Or, if you're afraid of reading subtitles and/or rightfully dread horrible english dubs, there's still the Undisputed series, with an outstanding Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins, both of whom also made a bunch of other worthy action flicks.

Just because you're apparently very narrow minded in your movie-watching habits, you can't go around claiming 'action movies are gone. In fact, I might even argue the complete opposite. We see great action movies now coming from all around the globe, many taking their inspiration from the very best action-cinema has/had to offer, and upgrading it.

Not to mention the countless fan-made action-movies being made and uploaded to sites like Youtube.

RetrospectRealm1395d ago

Even so, the action movies made today do not compare to how good the ones from decades ago were or how well they did commercially.

Yi-Long1395d ago

... I don't care how much money they make at the box-office. Which, btw, seems more a case of marketing (or lack of) to me, than an indication of actual quality.

Yes, we had some nice action-movies in the 80's and 90's, Terminator 2 possibly the biggest and baddest of them all as far as big-budget Hollywood action-star vehicles go (and Hard Boiled and Fist of Legend (uncut) being the best non-western action movies), but like I said, I disagree that we now have worse action in movies or a lack of action movies in general. You just have to know where to look for them.

Haven't seen Dredd yet, but supposedly that's pretty good as well.

Kevin ButIer1394d ago

Have you seen Ong-Bak!? Have you watched The Raid!? Have you seen the Ip Man movies? Have you checked out Born to Fight!?

Yes Ong bak is sick! I'll check out the others, thank you for the hint... bubbles for u

arukas1395d ago

I think that action movies are just evolving... we are not going to see epic movies like Bruce Lee or Chhuck - god of mortals and inmortals - Norris but we have this jewels like House of knives of Tiger / Dragon so we just got to be open to all new pieces of action we have