An action film is based around either oneperson or a group facing challenges. Normally involving fights, chase scenes, life threatening situations, guns, explosions and an evil villain. Action is a genre that allows us to see the story through fights, explosions, car chases and fit, good looking heroes.
Fast & Furious 5 (Fast 5) is an 2011 action film directed by Justin Lin starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson. This film is the fifth instalment of the Fast and Furious film series. The film is about 3 people on the run from the police whilst trying to catch the villain
The Dark Knight is a fantasy action film made in 2008 and directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale alongside Heath ledger. This film is the 2nd instalment of the Batman films in the Christopher Nolan era and was hugely successful. In the film there is a new enemy in the city of Gotham named the joker who is trying to corrupt the city and batman saves the day
Die Hard is an 1988 action film starring BruceWillis and Alan Rickman. The film is the first in the Die Hard franchise, it is about a detective who encounters some terrorist and must take on the group during a heist whilst they hold his wife hostage.
There are different reasons why I like action, one of these factors is Star Theory.Star Theory is based around the actor that appears in the film. A bigger well known actor will attract a bigger and wider audience. Some actors are famous for being action heroes, stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham are typically action stars. Seeing these names attracts any action fan.
Jason Statham & Arnold SchwarzeneggerJason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger are to famous house hold names and are recognised for their action roles. They always play the tough guys who we instantly love due to their cocky and condescending ways and sometimes adding the comical factor.
Films are also full of special effects, technology has developed enabling us to view films ion bigger and better ways. Action films are notorious for special effects, with the many explosions, car chases and fights that occur all created with special and visual effects such as CGI, giving use an illusion we want to see again and again
Fandom is the fan community around films, whether is one specific actor, film, franchise or genre. Fans willdedicate time and even money to follow and support their favourites. There are many different fanwebsites, blogs, books and conventions for fans to view and follow.
Action Fans also have different websites and books they can view in order to keep up to date on the latest gossip, news and opinions of their favourites actions films. http://www.theactionfans.com/ Facebook and Twitter are also places where fans can talk and discuss their favourite action films, specific groups and pages can be formed for these discussions.
With the internet, today it is so easy to find out about a new film, with social networking sites and YouTube it is hard to not hear the latest gossip. I use both Facebook and YouTube, I find out about the latest Hollywood blockbuster easily. I also hear about films through my friends, word of mouth is one of the best methods of finding out about new films, especially if they are interested in the same genre
I enjoy action films because of the actors in them, they all have the hard exterior and portray the hero. The new young actors today such as Shia LaBeouf and are talented within action as well as the traditional stars like Will smith are all reason why I watch these films.These films can leave you feeling on the edge throughout, and leave you wanting more.