The genre action began in the 1920s.
The movies would include sword fights
and action of a heroic character.
Douglas Fairbanks was one of the
biggest featured actors during this time
period .He was most well known from
his swashbuckling productions and
being the main roles in Robin Hood
and The Mark of Zorro .
During this time period it was very
early stages of the action genre. Most
plots would consist of a damsel in
distress, overall having a romantic
element to the movie. The movies
would generally be based on western
During the 1940s action saw a new light
of war and cowboy movies. Resulting
in action movies growing in popularity.
The war theme was very popular
weather it was fictional or not. Popular
movies during this time period were
The wooden Horse ( 1950 ) and Red
River ( 1948 ).
Action in the 1960s changed
dramatically with the introduction to
James Bond . James Bond evolved
the action genre once again to a spy
adventure theme. These James Bond
films took over action films throughout
the 1960s. These Films included Fast
intense car chases, fist fights and
weapon and gadget fights .
After the huge Bond films uprising , it
found competition as detective stories
and crime started fusing together into
Action films. Clint Eastwood , Bruce
Lee and chuck Norris became the new
faces of Action. Clint Eastwood staring
in a hero film Dirty Harry . Bruce lee
staring in martial arts action pact Enter
the Dragon. Chuck Norris However
blended martial arts with cops and
robber in Good Guys Wear Black.
This was a huge beginning for Action
Films as it was where the films started
taking over in Hollywood . This was
the Action Era. New actors were
becoming popular such as Arnold
Schwarzenegger , Bruce Willis,
Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford.
Huge action Films were released
during this decade including :
Raiders of the lost ark (1981)
Rambo ( 1982 )
Die Hard ( 1988)
As technology increased the themes of
Western, spy and urban started to
parody themselves. However with CGI
developing it saw larger budgets that
hadn't been seen before creating
exciting and intense films. In 1989 Tim
Burtons , Batman was released which
led to sequels of the comic Book
It is finally clear that Action is one of
the most popular and loved genres.
Most Action films having budgets of
$100,000,000s , allowing to produce
unbelievable breath taking films. Also
due to Technology increasing it allows
action films to be more life like during
Fictional Stories. CGI nowadays plays
one of the biggest parts in Action films
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