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What's Buzzworthy: Action Movies

What's Buzzworthy: Action Movies

As I mentioned last week when I challenged you to Buzzworthy your favorite action movies, summertime feels like the best season to grab the popcorn, find some air-conditioning and get swept away by the blockbustery goodness of a high-octane flick. I can't wait to update my Netflix queue, since I forgot all about some of these oldies but greats.

The Rock
One of my personal favorites, Linda McP has this to say about her pick: "Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, and Ed Harris are perfectly cast in this film about domestic terrorism (all of San Francisco is held hostage by a deranged war hero played by Harris). Parts of the film are unrealistic, for sure, but the interplay between and among the characters makes this film a worthwhile pick. Connery just gets better as he ages!"

Kill Bill, Volume I
Another favorite of mine, this was chosen by tdamji who writes, "It's great to see a woman in a starring role in an action movie. There don't seem to be very many like that. Lucy Liu is great in this, as is Uma Thurman."

Several more if you

Top Gun
Sweet Tea picked this lovable oldie starring a young, hot Tom Cruise. She writes, "A classic action flick — never gets old."

Speed
Buzzworthied by both Hmorris and missyosigirl, who can forget Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves' collaborating to save a bus full of people from a fiery death?


The Seven Samurai
I should really check out this classic action movie from 1954, which was suggested by Fab_Kitty. Samurai movies often make fantastic action films with quality plots and characterization, what with all that courage and honor. Fab_Kitty says, "Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece Seven Samurai has enough training and fighting to satisfy action film enthusiasts. It's also a film with lovely cinematography, a thoughtful pace, and a moving narrative."

Check out the widget I made that includes all the bookmarked action movies!

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tubetalker tubetalker 8 years
Just want to say Party Girl is the best movie ever! I musted of watched it like 100 times.
lady-T lady-T 8 years
i LOVE the rock ..i remeber watching it with my dad in the middle of the night when i couldnt slp one time...
swwonder swwonder 8 years
I love action films, but I honestly couldn't think of any that I've seen that weren't just a load of sweaty people running around and blowing things up. And Kill Bill just doesn't interest me at all.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
thanks for the mention. :) I'm glad at least one movie with a female lead made it! There really aren't all that many out there, unfortunately. Oh! I should've mentioned the Charlie's Angels movies too...i forgot!
ayumi ayumi 8 years
kill bill is definitely one of my favs.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
oh kill bill vol 1 is my NO. 1 action flick. glad that it got recognition here in buzz simply for being such a bad*ss movie.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 8 years
Thanks for the selection, Buzz, but I think I need to clarify. Seven Samurai is long, for the most part has a very slow, contemplative pacing, and the climactic battle btw the villagers and samurai against the roving barbarians is not filled w/ impressive kung fu. It IS an amazing film, though. And a lot of it focuses on what a true samurai (or really any true hero) ought to focus on. I really think you'll like it, but the film's not a popcorn fight fest. Sorry I wasn't more explanatory in the bookmark!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 8 years
Haha, I thought Keanu Reeves was so hot in Speed! This was back when I was in like, 5th grade.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thanks for the mention, Buzz. And thanks for posting all of the picks. This always helps me build my Netflix queue each week! Happy viewing.
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