Tag Archives: Action Movies

Peppermint (2018) Review

GARNER SHINES, PEPPERMINT DOES NOT   In the category of the action film genre, there exist a certain style of cinematic narrative that has been proven to work…. the story of revenge. While this storyline premise / plot device has always been around and has done multiple other genres (drama, thriller, comedy, fantasy, etc.), it’s been a somewhat fan-favorite (i.e.

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Skyscraper (2018) Review

A SEMI-DECENT (IF NOT GENERIC) ACTION ENDEAVOR   Over the past several years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has proven himself to a very “bankable” star in Hollywood. With a failed prospect of playing for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League back in 1995, Johnson joined the ranks of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and became a professional wrestler.

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Atomic Blonde (2017) Review

JANE WICK   In 2014, the action genre of the movie world had an intriguing newest addition with the motion picture John Wick. The movie, which starred Keanu Reeves and was directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, followed the story of John Wick as a one-man army against the Russian mob for stealing his car and killing his dog. Surprisingly,

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

JOHN WICK 2.0 (FASTER, HARDER, STRONGER)   In the world of cinematic movies, the year of 2014 saw a lot of big hits, which includes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. In amidst these box office juggernauts, was a film that

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XXX: Return of Xander Cage Review

THE GOOD, THE EXTREME, AND THE COMPLETELY INSANE   Before The Fast and the Furious movies took off and became super popular film franchise that it is currently, actor Vin Diesel tried to his hand at another potential franchise. Yes, I’m talking about the thrill-seeking action XXX movies. Created back in 2002, the first movie that was simply titled XXX

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

A FAILED REACH OF A BANAL SEQUEL   The literary world, the character of the renegade alpha male character (i.e no-nonsense, brash, loose-cannon, etc.) has become a fix point in fascination, with several authors producing their own series built around that persona protagonist. The late Vince Flynn as the character of Mitch Rapp, Brad Thor as the character of Scott

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