Monthly Archives: July 2012

Welcome to the ABCs of Action

I’m your host, Erica, and I’ll be posting my thoughts on action movies to demonstrate to the world that women like action movies just as much as men.  A lot of people know that, but as made evident on a certain morning radio program recently, not everyone does.

My goal with this site will be to explore action movies using the same 26 criteria, as follows:

Accents
Bad Guys
Chases
Damsels
Explosives
Flashbacks
Guns
Helicopters
Improvisation
Jumping Through Solid Objects
Kill Count
Limitations
Motivation
Negotiations
One liners
Profession
Quagmire
Reality/Suspension of Disbelief
Sidekicks
Technology
Unexpected Romance
Vehicles As Weapons
Winning
X-rays, or Maybe You Should See A Doctor
Yesterday’s Problem Becomes Today’s   Problem
Zone, In The

My initial list of action movies A-to-Z includes the following, with a review dependent upon me finding a way to watch the movie:

Assassins
Bad Boys
Commando
Die Hard
Expendables
Face/Off
GI Joe
Hard Target
Interceptor
The Jackal
Killer Elite
Lethal Weapon
Machete
The Negotiator
On Deadly Ground
Predator
The Quest
Rambo
Sudden Death
True Lies
Under Seige
Vantage Point
Wake of Death
XXX
Year of the Dragon
The Zone/Dogfighters

Obviously if I can’t get my hands on a movie, I’ll have to swap it out.  I’ll also take requests!

With this initial list of movies, my goal was to pick movies from a certain timeframe (1980s to current), that mostly fit the lone wolf type of hero, and that also can’t be easily fit into another genre (for example: sci-fi, western, comedy, historical, etc).

As I haven’t yet seen all of these movies–though I’m looking forward to reviewing the classics–not all of the movies I’ve chosen may fit quite well.  Regardless, there will be movies, and discussion, and with any luck, some enlightenment!

Archive

V is for… Vehicle 19

U is for… Under Siege

T is for… True Lies

S is for… Sudden Death

R is for… Rambo: First Blood

P is for… Predator

O is for… On Deadly Ground

N is for… The Negotiator

M is for… Machete

L is for… Lethal Weapon

K is for… Killer Elite

J is for… The Jackal

I is for… I Don’t Have an “I” Movie

H is for… Hard Target

G is for… G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

F is for… Face/Off

E is for… Executive Decision

D is for… Die Hard

C is for… Commando

B is for… Bad Boys

A is for… Assassins

26 Criteria

Welcome to the ABCs of Action

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