In the "supporting actors" thread, the movie "Shoot 'Em Up" was mentioned, and I replied:
Oh man, "Shoot 'Em Up" was pretty much the most perfect movie ever made. Hot leading man, unexpected wit, more bullets per minute than any other movie in existence. And Paul Giamatti!
Action has always been my favorite genre, ever since I discovered the Die Hard movies in high school. I can't stomach the realistic violence that seems to be fodder for horror movies, but gratuitous action-violence is right up my alley. I'm always looking for a few good recommendations!
Among my favorites:
"Mr and Mrs Smith" - If "Shoot 'Em Up" is ALMOST perfect, this one is
The "Die Hard" series - Deities wept when "Die Hard 4" was released as PG-13. Thank goodness for DVD.
The "Transporter" movies - Okay, they weren't that great. But Jason Statham was. And always is.
"The Matrix" - The second and third weren't nearly as good as the first. Rather wish they hadn't made 'em.
"Kill Bill" - Stylized and slick, with a fair bit of humor. I'm not a Tarantino fan, but I liked this.
And a nod for a new release, "Death Race". Another Jason Statham flick that doesn't pretend to be what it isn't. It's an action flick about post-apocalyptic car racing, a sort of futuristic Mario Kart to the death. The plot is skimpy, but it has car racing, big guns, and muscle-bound Statham doing pull-ups while shirtless. All of this makes it okay with me.
(When the movie started, I think I lasted about ten minutes before I declared "Less talking! Time for Jason to take off his shirt!" My husband laughed... and laughed harder when Statham's shirt came about off thirty seconds later. Can I call 'em or what?
Oh, my thrills are so few and far between. I am but a simple woman...
Anyone else with some favorites? Post away!