The Appeal of Action Movies

Action movies have been around for a long time and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact, they’re getting better all the time! More intense, more realistic and they are drawing more people to the theater and rental boxes than ever before. Why the appeal to these types of movies? Young and old alike, men and even a good number of women, genuinely enjoy action movies. Here are just a few reasons why that is;

 Unrealistic Realness

There is little realism to modern action movies. The fights are choreographed to perfection, the sound effects are booming, the visual effects are stimulating and it’s all so real – only, it isn’t real. In fact, some of the events that take place and stunts performed in action movies are near impossible. However, they look real and that makes them fun to watch. In the past, action movies were less realistic and though no one took much notice to the lack of simple effects that could have improved the films, today you can watch those films and at least get a good laugh at an actor “flying” across a room being pulled along by obvious strings. That’s far more real than we want to see our action movies to get. Today they may present the unrealistic, but it’s done in a totally realistic way.

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What the Best Action Movies Have in Common

Action movies are one of the most popular genres for studios in Hollywood. Although sometimes expensive to make, if done well, they all but guarantee big numbers at the box office. I still find it amazing that so many bad action movies still get green-lit when the recipe for a good action movie is pretty easy to come by. Let’s discuss, shall we?

With the word “action” right in the name of the genre, it’s pretty obvious that this is the number one element of the best action movies. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can just throw a bunch of car chases and gun battles into the movie and call it a day. No no, audiences are a little pickier than that.

Seeing as the modern day action movie has been around since the 70’s, audiences have seen it all before. What they are looking for now is something original, or at least an idea that is taken to the next level. In a nutshell, action now has to be well thought out and orchestrated in such a way that audiences will be wowed.

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The 5 Essential Qualities of Any Great Action Movie

Action movies are the type of movie we try to keep to ourselves when someone asks about our favorite type of film genre. There is an element of the absurd involved in these movies that no one really wants to admit to because we want others to take us seriously. Still, there is something about these blockbusters that draws so many of us to theaters all over the world, so there has to be something that causes us to almost drool when a new action movie hits the big screen.

It’s time that we readily admit that we love these movies and that there is nothing wrong with feeling that way. They touch on a very elemental part of our being, and it’s about time we acknowledge this genre. It must be said, though, that the real shame has to do with so many bad action movies that exist. These tend to be the ones that draw the ire of movie buffs.

Well, movie buff or not, we like our action movies, but there have to be some standards met so as to not hurt the genre anymore. As such, here are five qualities that are essential:

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Every Movie Has a Meaning

Movie fanatics all know about how movies make a specific point or have messages hidden within them. Each on is usually base on the good verses evil. However, there are other important messages hidden within the movies as well.

Things such as a boy struggling with the fact he survived an attack on himself and his mother and father when he was but a toddler. He also deals with the fact that he may in turn have been, corrupted in part by the villain who attacked them. Yes, Harry Potter has many moral standards he deals with in his movies.

Narnia teaches lessons as well such as learning all there is to know about growing up. In addition, did you ever notice the lion went through the same things as Jesus did before the crucifixion? The lion also has powers to make things move and he can restore body parts as well. These are all messages for people to discover. Lewis was a brilliant Christian writer therefore, it makes since that he would base his books toward the correct morals humans should follow.

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Movie Action Figures

Movie action figures are easier to find than any other types of adult toy that most people consider for their collection. Collecting these items is actually not just a kid thing anymore. In fact, most adults are into collecting characters from their favorite movies that have been made into small replicas. Movie character figurines are an extended marketing strategy of movie outfits and/or movie producers.

Some of the best-selling movie action figures these days are those from movies such as Avatars, Twilight, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the most commonly known collections, along with superheroes namely Superman, Batman and Robin, and Spiderman. Today, you can find an array of action figures replicating the characters from the latest adventure, action, sci-fi, and even thriller movies.

The popularity of the movie determines the price range of the items featuring its characters. For example, a 6-inch Star Wars figure may be bought for less than $10. You can get cheaper movie action figures though, but these are often made from cheaper materials and are not in close similarity to the the original characters in terms of physical attributes.

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