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Action! The Killing Kind.

by Dav I.D.
Amid the dense allegories and thematic metaphorical pro-feminist existential spiritual journeys of the flawed hero we see in dramas and other newspaper genres, sometimes setting aside the tea and crumpets to open a can of whoop ass keeps it exciting. Y’know, on the practical, get-your-hands-dirty-in-a-badass-way level. Limiting such a list to films that are MOSTLY about the action isn’t fair, after all we want quality over quantity when it comes to punching a man square in the jaw, right? Good stunt work allows warriors to be fired from catapults into enemy castles. And there’s fine, fine pleasure in a fragmentation grenade cutting a… Read more

Amid the dense allegories and thematic metaphorical pro-feminist existential spiritual journeys of the flawed hero we see in dramas and other newspaper genres, sometimes setting aside the tea and crumpets to open a can of whoop ass keeps it exciting. Y’know, on the practical, get-your-hands-dirty-in-a-badass-way level. Limiting such a list to films that are MOSTLY about the action isn’t fair, after all we want quality over quantity when it comes to punching a man square in the jaw, right? Good stunt work allows warriors to be fired from catapults into enemy castles. And there’s fine, fine pleasure in a fragmentation grenade cutting a character or 2 from the screenplay.

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