Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Action movies

I always enjoy a good action/suspense type movie. I like chase scenes and gun fights and explosions. I like good guy vs bad guy. And I like the adrenaline rush I get watching somebody else running for their life or fighting for their life or being cleverer than the bad guy.

I like that.

I don't care a whole lot for psychological thrillers or scary supernatural movies, in fact, I hate supernatural movies, but I don't seem to have a problem with guns and fighting and blood...as long as the blood isn't super bloody. :p

So here are a couple of my favorites in no particular order. I know that everyone has different tastes and all that, so please, use your own discretion if you decide to watch any of these. 

The Fugitive. 

Come on, people, it's Harrison Ford playing a wrongly convicted man, on the run to prove that he's innocent. That means it's awesome!

Plus, Tommy Lee Jones is the U.S. Marshal that is after him.

This is definitely a adult movie. It's intense, there is some swearing and there are at least three rather brutal fights. Also there is one brief scene where Richard has a dream about his late wife. It's very short and mostly suggested, but we always fast forward through it. ;) 
There is also a short scene where Richard is tending his own wound and you see his side pretty exposed. You could also fast forward through that if you'd like--it is very brief.
In my opinion, the beginning is the scariest part of this movie. Most of it is just a chase. And I do so love a good chase! And did I mention that it's Harrison Ford? *Grin*

Now that I made that movie sound terrifying and awful, let's move on to the next one, eh?

Executive Decision.

This is kind of my go-to intense movie. When terrorist take over a plane and threaten to blow it up on American soil, a group of special ops sneak on to the plain in mid-air (Yeah, it's pretty epic) and try to take back the plan and defuse a bomb before the military shoots the plan down.

This movie is fun. It's very clean except for violence and swearing and the characters are pretty cool. The most violent part of this movie is at the very beginning as well, so if you're squeamish, don't look. ;) This movie deals quite a bit with terrorist attacks in general and military violence. 

My favorite character is this guy
Who just so happens to be the voice of Sid in Ice Age. 

I think the ending is particularly good. 


A woman is kidnapped. Using the shattered remains of a phone, she taps wires together until she dials a number.

This guy answers his phone and now he's stuck trying to help a women he doesn't even know.
Yes, my friends, that is Captain America. *Smirk*

Again, violence, swearing--one particular word over and over again. There's a beach scene near the beginning that we fast forward (it might be two scenes, I can't remember) and an off-color conversation that we mute. Other than than, I think it's clean.

This movie is a nice mix of really intense stuff with some comic relief thrown in. Once it gets going it's non-stop action. This poor guy is so out of his depth. ;)

Mission Impossible--Ghost Protocol.

I am not really into any of the other mission impossible movies, but I must say, I love Ghost Protocol. It's not scary, really, but it's fun, crazy and completely...impossible. 

Jeremy Renner is so cool in it.

I think that the unbelievable, over-the-top action movies might be some of my favorite. The humor in this movie is great and the characters work well off each other. 
There is a little bit of innuendo and the girl wears a slinky dress, but that's it. I even like Tom Cruse  in this one and that doesn't usually happen. Though I still feel he should have his hair shorter.

Simon Pegg? Awesome.

The Bourne Movies
All of them.

A man is pulled from the ocean by a fishing crew.  He has no memory of who he is or what he does. He can just do things. Things that scare him. 
On top of all that, there are people trying to kill him and he has no idea why. 

The Bourne movies sort of have everything I want in an action movie. There is a lot of fighting, but  for the most part it's pretty bloodless and more just cool martial arts type fighting. That's the very best kind of fighting, I think.
There is loads of chase scenes--both rooftop leaping, building scaling, and car chases. Love it.
I love the way Jason Bourne's character  develops through the movies. He is so awesome in the last one. The end was perfect.

There is one kissing scene in the first movie that gets carried away, but after that there isn't anything else in the rest of the series. Which is awesome. I don't like romance in my action movies. :D
If I were to warn about anything it would just be swearing an intense action/violence.

This scene is from the first movie and it's one of my very favorite scenes. It's near the beginning and he hasn't discovered anything about himself yet. This is the first time he fights and it freaks him  out a bit.


Bourne Legacy.

Not as good as the other Bourne movies, Bourne Legacy is still fun to watch. I can't say that Aaron Cross is quite as likable or well-written a character as Jason Bourne, but he can jump from rooftop to rooftop, scale buildings and fight really well, so I still love him. ;) Oh, and he's Jeremy Renner and that helps. *Grin.*    

So there they are: a few of my favorite action movies. Please do your own rating checks and all that. But if you do watch any of these, let me know how you like it! 

How many of you like action movies? Do you have any suggestions for me? I'd love to hear what movies you guys enjoy. Action or not. ;)

And to finish up, does this movie look awesome to anyone else?


God Bless!


  1. At the moment, Cait and I are doing an Ocean's 11 marathon. Those are fun. :) And Sherlock Holmes! The new ones! They're amazing. And The Prestige! But that one's not so much action as illusion and creepiness, though definitely not horror. I love action movies that are super fast and have great plots.

  2. I LOVE action movies. SO much awesome. We should watch Executive Decision again. It's been a while.


  3. GHOST PROTOCOL!!! Sorry, that is like my all time favourite action movie. I really need to watch it again.

    I grew up watching action movies, but I've never been a fan of them. I like one or two, but mostly I like sword fighting movies with kings and knights and castles and such. But...throw Harrison Ford into an action movie, and it gets better. *Smirk*

  4. You know, I've never seen the Ocean's 11 movies. I should. I've heard a lot of really good things about them. :)

    Yeah, Treskie, we should watch that one again. I can't even remember the last time we watched it! Golly.

    Hey, Jack! *Waves*
    I love Ghost Protocol so much! Seriously, we have to get together sometime and just watch good movies, have chocolate and talk! That would be EPIC! :D
    Hey, have you ever seen RED, with Bruce Willis? It's a really funny action movie. In some ways it reminds me of Ghost Protocol. Only will old people. It's a good one.;)