The players' powers mean everybody gets knocked around like tackling dummies, ricocheting off or breaking through walls, poles, and any nearby object. Soo-hyun is a true ass-kicking hero, but he's also a compromised one. The film was a blockbuster and led way to successful sequels. Hallyday plays Costello, a stoic, brain-damaged chef who hires a trio of assassins Anthony Wong, Lam Suet, and Lam Ka-Tung to help him avenge the murder of his daughter Sylvie Testud. Year of Release: 2005 Overall Rating: 3. Sigourney Weaver netted an Oscar nom reprising her role of Ellen Ripley, the first of many action heroines, and holds together the film's ensemble cast, which includes Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser and Lance Henriksen. Also the year saw the release of Fifth Harry Potter film and First Narnia film.
T2 is host to some truly epic action and chase sequences. The fights, choreographed by the great J. Movie tradition causes us to assume Timmy is a rat. Year of Release: 2005 Overall Rating: 3. The action-packed first part achronologically details the roaring rampage of revenge undertaken by the Bride Uma Thurman , a trained assassin out to slay the former associates who left her and her unborn child for dead. Drug War 2012 This complex police procedural plays almost like The Wire or The Departed meets Mission: Impossible. While the setup is basic neo-noir stuff, the execution here is top-notch, from the direction and writing to the performances and the fights, which are brutal and quick.
The set-up is familiar, riffing on similar heists you've seen in noir films and in crime novels, but Zahler's staging of the major sequences, like a prolonged gun battle near the end, can be gripping and his writing, particularly in the drawn-out stake-out scenes, can be pleasing to the ear. Released: March 13 Cast: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund Director: J. Cameron ratchets up both the suspense and the action elevating a scuffle between humans and their seemingly indestructible adversaries into an all-out war and climaxes the film with a battle so epic that no sequel could satisfy its ambitious promise. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman and ofcourse the great Morgan Freeman. But there was still something missing in the superhero genre. Released July, 1986 Stepping into a film series that didn't yet know it was a franchise, James Cameron revived the terror of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien seven years later and transformed a contained thriller into an expansive, take-no-prisoners pulse-pounder. He shows you what makes them tick.
The film is a non-stop action-fest from beginning to end, and the climactic chase features some of the most amazing driving and stunt work ever captured on film. Overlong and undercooked, is not in the same league as The Commuter or Non-Stop, Neeson's recent collaborations with director Jaume Collet-Serra, but it has a droll quality that shines through the piles of snow. Here is a list of best movies released in 2005: 50. It's easy to balk at Chocolate's somewhat problematic treatment of neuro-developmental disorder as superpower, and its extreme tonal shifts from over-the-top action to tearful melodrama, but it's one of the best examples I've ever seen of an action film structured so that each fight is bigger and more elaborate than the last. Which film do you think is the best? Yen has unsurprisingly continued the role through two very enjoyable sequels, but this first one has the best balance of martial arts and drama.
Rolling with the punches Are these not the most euphoric opening 12 minutes of any movie, forget the action ones? Fighting 2009 Before Channing Tatum was a household name, he re-teamed with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints director Dito Montiel for this idiosyncratic take on the underground-fight formula. Year of Release: 2005 Overall Rating: 3. Cameron was a relative newbie at the time, having previously only directed , but he took to big-budget work with gusto. Not all of the provocations are effective -- for example, the opening scene with Johnny Knoxville getting assassinated mid-blowjob will likely send squeamish viewers back to the Netflix homepage -- but Mikkelsen gives a moving, soulful performance. Masterfully directed by John McTiernan, Die Hard is the perfect action movie, with great set-pieces, humor, character development, a brilliant and nasty bad guy, and a plot that actually makes you care about the characters.
Even the supporting actors are superstars: Jim Kelly supplies effortless cool as a take-no-shit competitor who won't tolerate racist cops, and John Saxon delivers his typical hangdog charm. Fallico, Amie Huguenard Plot: Timothy Treadwell spent 13 summers in the Alaskan wilderness in what he saw as a quest to understand and protect grizzly bears but he would find out his good intentions could not tame the wild animals. Thank You For Smoking 29. Director George Miller has the innate ability to shoot and cut the scene in such a way that the viewer really feels like they're a part of the wonderfully bone-crushing action, and it all builds to a crescendo where Max and his chief opponents — the Mohawked villain Wez and the muscle-bound Lord Humungus — meet head-to-head, quite literally. Tequila, meanwhile, blazes his way through the bad guys, putting a bloody end to one gangster with a gunshot to the face.
Hero has been accused of being propaganda, because it seems to glorify Jet Li's character for accepting a dictator's logic which may be the result of an iffy English translation. And I wish to God I was with them. Triple Frontier started life as another tactics-obsessed Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal project -- one that in Hollywood was rumored to star in at some point -- but it was eventually taken over by Chandor, the helmer of the macho finance drama Margin Call and the sleepy '70s crime riff A Most Violent Year, and he gives the material an occasionally ponderous touch. Directed by James Wan Saw, Furious 7 , the film's most memorable set-piece is a carefully orchestrated one-take foot chase through multiple levels of a parking garage, ending with a car rolling over the side, and a final shootout captured by a nimble camera that floats down hallways, around corners, and through bullet holes. Though it largely abandons the gestures towards actual history that defined the original Ip Man entries and doesn't feature Donnie Yen, the stoic face of the series, Master Z has a welcome sense of humor, a winsome tone, and a mustache-sporting Dave Bautista wearing suits that struggle to contain his giant frame. Released: March 22 Cast: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White Director: S.
Ip Man 2008 Ip Man is a period biopic that won top prize at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Instead, these are films with thrilling, kinetic, and objectively badass set-pieces, preferably joined with characters and stories that capture our imaginations, or even have something to say. Instead, he puts a tracker on the guy, lets him go, and torments the hell out of him. Where to see it: Rent on Amazon, iTunes, and YouTube 2. Here, To mostly keeps the action on a very low flame, favoring an engagingly talky and involved first two acts in which lines of betrayal and loyalty criss-cross between a criminal and a cop, who form an uneasy alliance to bring down an organized crime ring. I might be making it sound too upbeat.