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28th July 2005 6:05  #1

E. Costigan Senior Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 1,026
The Mindless Action Genre.
So Stealth didn't seem all that mindless from the first looks of it but I already know the result's somehow gonna end up with yet another mindless action film. I'm still seeing it this weekend.

So in honour of Stealth, name some of the mindless action films you ended up watching or heard of from the past few years.

To me, the mindless action genre is that one film genre you turn to when you want to take a break from the most intelligent films, or when you just want to turn off your brain. Also, instead of turning to a comedy or if you need something to watch with buds on a Friday night, the mindless action film is there for you.

They are definitely guilty pleasures to me. Some I've seen are Half Past Dead, xXx, xXx: State of the Union and people even consider The Transporter under that category (would you?). If The Transporter's a mindless action film, screw everyone cause I'm seeing the sequel and nobody's gonna stop me. Very Happy

28th July 2005 13:46  #2

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The 1998 version of Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick was a movie that I anticipated a lot before it came out, and when I finally saw it, I was really disapointed.  I was expecting a lot and Hollywood made me realize that I shouldn't get my hopes high.  The only thing that left me screaming was the Puff Daddy song at the end of the credits.  
  Spawn was another movie that I was disapointed.  I love the Spawn character and the special effect, but I just didn't like the direction of the story.

28th July 2005 18:32  #3

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Deep Blue Sea and Dante's Peak are the best pointless action movies. I call them "Oh No!" movies. "Oh no, the shark got in the room. Oh, he made it into the oven, he's safe. Oh no, the shark turned on the oven.." etc.

30th July 2005 18:48  #4

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Those are just family friendly bullshite, that I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.

For cool mindless action, check out the cool action flicks of the 80s.

At least you feel the pain when someone gets their neck snapped or have their spine removed by a shotgun.

17th August 2005 0:28  #5

Elizabeth Hoff Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 11
I mostly get MY mindless action on cable. Wink

I've seen Steven Seagal ( Marked for Death, Hard to Kill), Roadhouse, and Jean-Claude Van Damme ( Universal Soldier, Lionheart, Bloodsport).

17th August 2005 1:32  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Bad Boys 2 and Assault On Precinct 13 were mindless action

17th August 2005 1:54  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
It took me three sittings to make it thru BB2. AOP13 did not need to be remade IMHO, but I will reserve judgement untill I get a chance to actually see the remake.

In response to Elizabeth, I've been going thru a Seagal phase myself. I realize I haven't actually seen most of them uncut though, which can be pretty important in the mindless action genre.

17th August 2005 3:46  #8

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
The kingdaddy of high concept, ultra cool action flicks is the John Woo movie Face/Off. Can anyone from Paramount care to explain why there isnt a special edition of it? I mean, duh, stick it in the same cool ass box that Castor Troy had chicklets. Throw in one of those crazy gold dragon money clips and I'm sold! Very Happy

17th August 2005 3:56  #9

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Does anybody knows anything about The Curse of the Maya?  Is it going straight to DVD, and if so, when?

17th August 2005 12:38  #10

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
National Treasure and Sahara were some recent ones....

17th August 2005 16:16  #11

kenny wong Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 141
Anything by Michael Bay is a mindless action summer flick.  Man, he's such a hack director!  I can't believe they're making him do Transformers.  You know that will turn out to be mindless action crap!  Even with Steven Spielberg producing.  Oh yeah, anything produced by Jerry Bruckheimer too!

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