Before we start I want to place a stipulation on my choice of action films. These are movies which involve a hero against villain (usually European terrorist) and aren’t necessarily set in Science Fiction. This would rule out The Matrix, … Continue reading Why the 90s is the best decade for Action Movies
John McClane is the greatest action hero. He is the everyman, the best person to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has taken on terrorists in buildings, an airport, around a city, through the internet and recently … Continue reading 5 Action Movies made better by adding John McClane
Today is the third anniversary of Views of the Sofa and to commemorate the birthday of the blog, I take a look back at the previous year in film with my Views from the Sofa Awards. These awards are slightly … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards – 2015
Speed shouldn’t work! It’s a movie about a bus that can’t slow below 50mph. If you told anyone that it would keep them entertained for two hours, would laugh in your face. Somehow though, Speed is one of the best action movies … Continue reading Speed (1994) Review
Peas, cards that mark occasions (birthdays, anniversaries etc), Daniel Bedingfield, Liverpool Football Club and Unnecessary Sequels – I hate them all! Before I can go any further, I need to clarify what an unnecessary sequel is. In my opinion, an unnecessary sequel is any sequel to a film that is originally self-contained with a story that is finished. Usually the film is much more story or event-driven than character driven so superhero films and horror films don’t have unnecessary sequels but an event-driven film like Speed does! These sequels are usually straight to DVD rubbish that is clearly some studio executive seeing the popularity of … Continue reading Stop making unnecessary sequels!
I’m in two minds about Keanu Reeves. He has a somewhat deserved reputation as being someone who can’t act. He can come across in roles as wooden, repeating his lines with little or no emotion, regardless of what is going on in the scene. On the flipside of this, he has starred in some of the coolest films of all time. You can’t argue with what he does in The Matrix and before that he was even holding his own as a fully fledged action hero in the incredible Speed. Granted, neither of these films require him to pull out the … Continue reading Street Kings (2008) Review