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The Genre Of Action Films

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  • 1. The genre of Action Films
  • 2. Conventions
    • Action films have tremendous impact, continuous high energy, lots of physical stunts and activity, extended chase scenes, races, rescues, battle, martial arts, mountains and mountaineering, destructive disasters (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires e.t.c), fights, escapes, non-stop motion, rhythm and pacing and adventurous heroes.
  • 3. Sub-genres
    • Action films have a Varity of forms of genre including;
    • sci-fi or space
    • thrillers
    • crime drama
    • War
    • Horror
    • westerns
  • 4. Characters
    • 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.
  • 5. 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’.
  • 6. Arnold Schwarzenegger Starred in the terminator.
  • 7. Matt Damon Matt Damon is a more recent example of an action protagonist. He has been in the oceans and the Bourne trilogy