Action films are great box office hits but lack critical appeal because of their two-dimensional heroes of villains.
The main action normally centres on a male action hero or protagonist – portrayed by prominent actors.
Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone is a good character to have in action films because the main protagonist needs to be able to deal with the convention of a thriller such as; fighting and experiences aggressive situations. He is well-known because he starred in ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Starred in the terminator.
Matt Damon Matt Damon is a more recent example of an action protagonist. He has been in the oceans and the Bourne trilogy