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Player Affinity | A History of Historical Action Movies

Player Affinity writes: Action movies are a dime a dozen, and because they typically follow a proven formula, filmmakers aren't afforded a lot of room to play. You could argue there's no such thing as an artistic studio action movie anymore, and I'd have a hard time debating you. But one recent trend in action movies—one that we'll be seeing in full force this weekend with the release of Captain America: The First Avenger—is to transport the viewer to a different time and place. Period action films are all the rage, and in the last ten years or so, no major historical event has gone unrepresented in the genre. Here are some of our favorites.

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