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The birth and death of the Action Movie

Old 04-14-12, 04:42 PM
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Re: The birth and death of the Action Movie

The best action film is Bad Boys 2. So article is wrong.
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Re: The birth and death of the Action Movie

Originally Posted by NIMH Rat View Post
The Hollywood action film was definitely an 80s invention, with the rise of "high concept" and the expansion of foreign markets. That cycle is most definitely over. Now we've got adventure and fantasy. Tons of it.

I'll grant you that the action genre peaked in the '80s, but it certainly wasn't invented then. There have been action films since the birth of cinema in the late 1880's. And the modern Hollywood action film was probably born sometime in the mid-to-late '60s.

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