Tag Archives: action

Rambo: First Blood (1982)


From what I heard about Sylvester Stallone’s iconic film I was looking forward to a wall-to-wall action flick with tons of gunplay, ambushes and half naked men yelling in the middle of the woods. After all, this is supposed to be the ultimate man movie with the kind of stuff that makes the testosterone flow and the call of the wild all the stronger. Continue reading Rambo: First Blood (1982)

Crank: High Voltage (2009)


To fully understand Crank: High Voltage a film history lesson is in order. Arguably, the most influential film movement is The French New Wave and its greatest director is Jean-Luc Godard. While he created a number of critically and commercially popular films, one of his most controversial films, “Week End,” is a film that intentionally tries to incite the rage of its audience. Crank: High Voltage takes on the same mentality. Continue reading Crank: High Voltage (2009)

Street Figher: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)


Adapted from the popular 2D fighter competitive video game franchise, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li continues the trend of horrible video games films. The Street Fighter franchise is an odd choice for a film adaptation because the game has no real story. Most of Street Fighter’s appeal is in the complexity of its combat, not narrative. Continue reading Street Figher: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)