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Lusi
May 7th, 2010, 03:35 AM
What is your favorite ACTION movie of all time and who is your favorite action hero. My favorite AC MOVIE is "Konan the Barbarian", "Terminator 2", "ENTER THE DRAGON ". You can guess who are my favorite heroes.

I watched these movies again and again in my dish tv (http://www.theamericandishtv.com/)
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KatG
May 7th, 2010, 12:57 PM
I'd probably have to say Die Hard.

Seak
May 7th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Christian Bale as John Preston in Equilibrium. So cool. I can't tell you how many times I've seen this movie. Probably too many.

saintjon
May 7th, 2010, 06:08 PM
I have too many to name, I feel like Tony Jaa deserves massive accolades though. Ong-Bak and the Protector were just incredibly good action movies. No wire-fu, no stunt doubles and flat out brutal Muay Thai skull-crushing instead of kung fu (which is fun and awesome too but it's nice to see something else, the new Karate Kid even looks like it's more of a kung fu movie)

Favourite of ALL TIME is probably Clint Eastwood though. Often imitated, never duplicated flat out meanest I-WILL-SHOOT-YOU-DEAD-PUNK-GIVE-ME-A-REASON face ever in cinema. Favourite action movie is very hard though, so many good ones. Terminator 2 is pretty much the perfected shooty-blasty "80's" style action movie. Without going to martial arts this movie has never been outdone, and quite possibly never will. My favourite martial arts movie is probably Ong-Bak.

Props to Seak for bringing up Equilibrium, excellent action movie.

A good one that I think flew under the radar somewhat a few years ago was Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon, check it out if you haven't.

Seak
May 7th, 2010, 06:40 PM
I have too many to name, I feel like Tony Jaa deserves massive accolades though. Ong-Bak and the Protector were just incredibly good action movies. No wire-fu, no stunt doubles and flat out brutal Muay Thai skull-crushing instead of kung fu (which is fun and awesome too but it's nice to see something else, the new Karate Kid even looks like it's more of a kung fu movie)

Favourite of ALL TIME is probably Clint Eastwood though. Often imitated, never duplicated flat out meanest I-WILL-SHOOT-YOU-DEAD-PUNK-GIVE-ME-A-REASON face ever in cinema. Favourite action movie is very hard though, so many good ones. Terminator 2 is pretty much the perfected shooty-blasty "80's" style action movie. Without going to martial arts this movie has never been outdone, and quite possibly never will. My favourite martial arts movie is probably Ong-Bak.

Props to Seak for bringing up Equilibrium, excellent action movie.

A good one that I think flew under the radar somewhat a few years ago was Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon, check it out if you haven't.

Good point. Ong Bak (really Tony Jaa in general) is the best martial arts movie I've ever seen. Terrible plot, but who watches martial arts for plot? I don't own many movies, but I own Ong Bak and Equilibrium.

Chuffalump
May 8th, 2010, 07:18 AM
What about 300?

Still one of my favourite films of all time. TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!!!!!!!

saintjon
May 8th, 2010, 08:36 AM
A guy dressed like that screaming "PREPARE FOR GLORY!!!" could be so funny in different contexts too.

DurzoBlint
May 10th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Three are a lot of great action heroes to list but I think I will go in another direction and hope that the new Sly Stallone movie, The Expedables, gives us a few new heroes:

The expendables (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/) looks to be a good old fashion 1980's film:
THE EXPENDABLES is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things arent quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers.

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is a man with nothing to lose. Fearless and void of emotion, he is the leader, the sage and the strategist of this tight-knit band of men who live on the fringe. His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors. His is a true cynic who describes what he does as removing those hard to get at stains. The team behind him is made up of Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), former SAS and a savant with anything that has a blade; Yin Yang (Jet Li), a master at close-quarter combat; Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who has known Barney for ten years and is a long-barrel weapons specialist; Toll Road (Randy Couture), a skilled demolitions expert and considered the intellect of the group; and Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran and an expert in precision sniping who struggles with his own demons.

When the mysterious Church offers Barney a job no one else would take, Barney and his team embark on what appears to be a routine mission: overthrow General Gaza (David Zayas), the murderous dictator of the small island country of Vilena and end the years of death and destruction inflicted on its people. On a reconnaissance mission to Vilena, Barney and Christmas meet their contact Sandra (Giselle Itie), a local freedom-fighter with a dark secret. They also come to learn who their true enemy is: rogue ex-CIA operative James Monroe (Eric Roberts) and his henchman Paine (Steve Austin). When things go terribly wrong, Barney and Christmas are forced to leave Sandra behind, essentially giving her a death sentence. Haunted by this failure, Barney convinces the team to return to Vilena to rescue the hostage and finish the job he started. And to perhaps save a soul: his own.

A short cast list:
Cast

Sylvester Stallone ... Barney 'The Schizo' Ross

Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas

Jet Li ... Yin Yang

Dolph Lundgren ... Gunnar Jensen

Eric Roberts ... James Monroe
Randy Couture ... Toll Road

Steve Austin ... Dan Paine

David Zayas ... General Garza

Giselle Itiť ... Sandra

Terry Crews ... Hale Caesar

Mickey Rourke ... Tool


Looks good to me, only problem is that it will not be shown in my country, which sucks.

DailyRich
May 10th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Raiders. Indy. Thread over.

Quimby
May 12th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Jack Burton- Big Trouble in Little China