A comet the scale of Texas is hurtling in direction of Earth, and solely a plucky band of redneck oil drillers can save the day. Extremely implausible, however we won’t assist however root for Bruce Willis and his roughnecks each time. We might do with out the sappy love story and the earworm-y Aerosmith music, nevertheless.
‘Unhealthy Boys II’ (2003)
Like the unique, “Unhealthy Boys II” is just about precisely what you’d count on from the pairing of director Michael Bay and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It is dumb as a brick, however the two leads’ chemistry and Bay’s penchant for large explosions is sufficient to preserve us coming again.
‘Con Air’ (1997)
Simply gaze upon that wonderful mullet and attempt to inform us “Con Air” is not a movie to be treasured for generations to come back. Nic Cage is in full Nic Cage mode right here, hamming it up with an atrocious Southern accent as he protects a stuffed bunny from a airplane stuffed with crooks. Excessive barely covers the action right here.
‘Demolition Man’ (1993)
Sylvester Stallone made just a few questionable decisions within the ’90s, however starring on this lovably goofy, futuristic action movie wasn’t one in all them. We’re all the time up for a wholesome mixture of social satire and explosions, notably when it revolves round Stallone and Wesley Snipes. Oh, and lengthy stay the Three Seashells.
It is ironic that Nic Cage and John Travolta each delivered one in all their greatest performances by imitating the opposite. The premise is legit ridiculous, however between that switcheroo and John Woo‘s hyper-stylized course, “Face/Off” by no means fails to entertain.
The ‘Quick & Livid’ Motion pictures
The “Quick & Livid” franchise is the reward that retains on giving. Every sequel is extra wacky and over-the-top than the one earlier than it. At this level, Vin Diesel and his buddies have turn into indestructible bouncy balls that always leap from one unimaginable stunt to the following.
‘Final Motion Hero’ (1993)
We’re not going to argue that “Final Motion Hero” touches Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s higher action movies, and it is not almost as intelligent a satire because it thinks it’s. However we would be mendacity if we stated we weren’t amused by this story of a Hollywood action hero acclimating to the actual world. We’ll gladly take it over most of Schwarzenegger’s newer work.
‘Marked for Loss of life’ (1990)
Steven Seagal movies are the textbook definition of “responsible pleasure,” and they do not get extra responsible than this 1990 gem. Right here, Seagal performs a retired DEA agent compelled to defend his hometown from (naturally) evil, voodoo-wielding Jamaican drug sellers. It is the type of dorky setup that solely an “in his prime” Seagal might pull off.
‘RoboCop 2’ (1990)
“RoboCop 2” may be very a lot the “Jaws 2” of the franchise. It is nowhere close to nearly as good as the unique, nevertheless it’s nonetheless endlessly preferable to what got here later. At the very least it nonetheless tapped into the trademark mix of maximum gore and social satire that made the primary “RoboCop” such a success.
‘Tango & Money’ (1989)
So far as buddy cop movies go, “Tango & Money” isn’t any “Deadly Weapon.” But it surely greater than delivers on the promise of extreme violence. And actually, you’ll be able to’t go unsuitable with a movie that options Kurt Russell in drag.
“xXx” blatantly billed Vin Diesel‘s Xander Cage because the anti-James Bond. He had perspective and a love of maximum sports activities, each of which gave him a leg-up over the frankly atrocious state of the Bond franchise on the time. The shortage of Diesel within the sequel harm it immensely, however the third movie hopes to rectify that mistake.
‘The Lengthy Kiss Goodnight’ (1996)
Author Shane Black‘s funniest and most-underrated Christmas-set action fest has every thing: An amnesiac murderer, a hilarious Samuel L. Jackson, explosions on the Canadian border, ice skate-powered shootouts, and plenty of humorous.
Cue the Limp Bizkit! And doves flying by means of flames. John Woo directs this loopy (and horrible) sequel, Tom Cruise’s first ever, with slow-mo glee. And sure, that is two males hug-punching one another in mid-air.
*gradual clap. Come for the Arnuld feeding comfortable serve to a deer earlier than killing every thing with each weapon ever, keep for the uh-mah-zing