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Action Challenge; Official, September 2016
Topic Started: Aug 29 2016, 08:22:22 AM (3,466 Views)
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Action Challenge

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Goal:
Watch as many action movies as possible. :guns:

Rules:
- A feature film (Anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films count as one entry.
- For Mini-Series or tv shows (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series or tv shows with shorter episodes (25 minutes or so), the 60 minutes rule applies.
- Rewatches are welcome.
- For the purposes of this challenge, any film on one of the approved lists below counts as an Action film, as does any film tagged with the "Action" genre on IMDb/iCM

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Official
IMDb Action
Action! The Action Movie A-Z
100 Classic Martial Arts Films

Unofficial, general action
DigitalDreamDoor 100 Greatest Action Movies
Time Out's 100 Best Action Movies
101 Action Movies You Must See Before You Die
Saturn Award for Best Action / Adventure Film
Action Movie Freak
The Badass 100
AllOuttaBubbleGum Action 100 List

Unofficial, martial arts
Martial arts (previously official)
Furious Cinema's 50 Mad as Hell Martial Arts Movies
Essential Martial Arts Films
The Top 100 Kung Fu Movies

Unofficial, superheroes
Empire's The Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Superhero Movies (Live-Action, Theatrically Wide-Released)
Marvel Movies

Unofficial, miscellaneous
Disaster Movies: The Cinema of Catastrophe
Giant Monster All-Out Attack: The Kaiju List
Kickass Women

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flavo5000 - 101
PeacefulAnarchy - 75
ChrisReynolds - 36
albajos - 31
HVM - 26
VincentPrice - 25
maxwelldeux - 24
frbrown - 20
sheikofhyrule - 13
cinephage - 12
te18 - 12
3eyes - 11
Lammetje - 11
jgwr - 9
Lonewolf2003 - 7
edkrak - 7
sushantv10 - 4
allisoncm - 3
connordenney - 2
pjim - 2
Edited by ChrisReynolds, Oct 1 2016, 06:46:49 PM.
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glorious title pic chris. I'm in for a few martial arts films probably.
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Finally time to see City Hunter :)
(Sing si lip yan)
Edited by albajos, Aug 29 2016, 08:32:16 AM.
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I'm in.
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I'm in. Need 15 for bronze on the action list, so that's my minimum. I need 50 to get in the top 200 on the list, though, and I have no idea what to watch beyond all the James Bond ones and a couple of others I have bookmarked. Everything else I have left is unique to the list. If any one has suggestions I'd be interested in hearing them: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/actionexclamation+the+action+movie+a-z/?user=peacefulanarchy

I'll probably also watch a few from the Martial arts list.
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I'm in. Need 9 for "Tin" on A-Z list.
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Another list for OP:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/ric+meyers+the+top+100+kung+fu+movies/mjf314/
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Should the Western list be added to the OP?
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I'm not much for action for its own sake but I'll watch some swashbucklers and war films and like that if I'm allowed.
Edited by 3eyes, Aug 30 2016, 04:27:25 PM.
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Aug 30 2016, 04:13:46 PM
Should the Western list be added to the OP?
Should contain numerous scenes where action is spectacular and usually destructive. - IMDb

Some westerns probably qualify (like spaghetti), but I do know several that absolutely don't
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I love actions films so in for a few.
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Aug 30 2016, 04:34:46 PM
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Aug 30 2016, 04:13:46 PM
Should the Western list be added to the OP?
Should contain numerous scenes where action is spectacular and usually destructive. - IMDb

Some westerns probably qualify (like spaghetti), but I do know several that absolutely don't
Yeah, I guess not all of them qualify, but a fair number do. I want to watch some but I don't like reading up on films before watching, so I guess 'll watch and then decide if it should count.
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I'm am SO in!
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Aug 29 2016, 02:21:33 PM
I'm in. Need 15 for bronze on the action list, so that's my minimum. I need 50 to get in the top 200 on the list, though, and I have no idea what to watch beyond all the James Bond ones and a couple of others I have bookmarked. Everything else I have left is unique to the list. If any one has suggestions I'd be interested in hearing them: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/actionexclamation+the+action+movie+a-z/?user=peacefulanarchy

I'll probably also watch a few from the Martial arts list.
I'd recommend these:
Runaway Train: Really solid well-paced with some ridiculous over-acting from Eric Roberts Jon Voight.

Surviving the Game: Modern retelling of The Most Dangerous Game. Not amazing but very watchable.

The Chase: Because it's fueled with tiger blood?

Trespass: Another genuinely really good Walter Hill genre flick.

Robocop 2: Dunno how well this holds up nowadays, but I have nostalgia driving this recommendation.

It also never hurts to throw in some mindless stuff from the likes of Norris, Seagal, Lundgren and Van Damme (in the spirit of the challenge). Missing in Action isn't great but seems like the kind of thing you should probably watch.
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I'll watch a few.
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Aug 30 2016, 10:38:30 PM
albajos
Aug 30 2016, 04:34:46 PM
PeacefulAnarchy
Aug 30 2016, 04:13:46 PM
Should the Western list be added to the OP?
Should contain numerous scenes where action is spectacular and usually destructive. - IMDb

Some westerns probably qualify (like spaghetti), but I do know several that absolutely don't
Yeah, I guess not all of them qualify, but a fair number do. I want to watch some but I don't like reading up on films before watching, so I guess 'll watch and then decide if it should count.
The Western, Crime, Espionage and Adventure genres often feature action but not always. Just having scenes where people are shot isn't my understanding of action, rather it should be sustained kinetic scenes where editing, stuntwork and destructive effects are heavily featured. Anything with action as the genre will be fine, so use the Action genre filter to find them.

e.g. For our favourite westerns list:
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+forums+favourite+western+movies+complete+list/lonewolf2003/?tags=genre:action

If a Western (or similar) is not tagged with action but still appears on a dedicated Action list (e.g. The Good The Bad and the Ugly appears on several despite only being tagged as Western) it's also fine.

No coming on this thread to count something like The Ox-Bow Incident as action or Seagal will come round to destroy your house with a tank.
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In. I plan to (re)watch the Die Hard series.
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Anyone taking part here is required to watch this:

Edited by monty, Aug 31 2016, 11:54:05 AM.
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I think everyone should watch Weng Weng, regardless of challenges.


This challenge could also be the perfect time to take in the finest in Ugandan action! which tragically lies at only 30 checks. :mw_confused:

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This docu comes highly recommended:

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Yes I noticed that doco a while back, definitely worth checking out.
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Can anyone recommend me a Chuck Norris movie? I've seen only three: Meng long guo jiang (with Bruce Lee), The Delta Force and Invasion U.S.A. (7/10, 6/10 and 4/10).
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@lammetje: Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
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There is none I would recommend for quality, but for fun he has a movie called Sidekicks (1992) , which is his Karate Kid :)
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OK, here we go...

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My fav action hero.

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An essential check in this challenge:
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Aug 31 2016, 11:51:16 AM
Anyone taking part here is required to watch this:

Weng Weng kicks more ass than Bronson, Seagal and Van Damme combined. No hyperbole. Just fact.
Edited by flavo5000, Sep 1 2016, 02:30:38 AM.
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I'm in, got a lot of Shaw Bros shit recorded off of El Rey to go through.
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01, Sing si lip yan (1993) aka City Hunter - Action! The Action Movie A-Z
Any of the Jackie Chan Hong Kong movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. But this is actually the first time I got to see one in chinese. THey were always dubbed in english on video. The movie itself is more comedic than usual, but with enough stunts as you would expect. I bought it for the Street Fighter reference though.

I do have a bunch of old video tapes that I got when my local video renatl store stopped with VHS. (They sold them them 50 at the time in black plastic bags, so you had no idea what you got) Maybe I'll have to set up my VHS player, but I don't expect the quality to be worth it :p

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Aug 31 2016, 02:51:31 PM
I think everyone should watch Weng Weng, regardless of challenges.
This is correct and inarguable.
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1. The Buccaneer (1938).
Frederic March as Jean Lafitte, French privateer who helped Andrew Jackson win the Battle of New Orleans. Cecil B. DeMille in black and white (except for a night scene, which is tinted). You don't see a War of 1812 movie every day. 3 battle scenes, including naval, and a swordfight, plus lots of not-so-destructive busyness and not-so-action-packed skulduggery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swashbuckler_film
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Aug 31 2016, 01:47:24 AM
I'd recommend these:
Runaway Train: Really solid well-paced with some ridiculous over-acting from Eric Roberts Jon Voight.
Surviving the Game: Modern retelling of The Most Dangerous Game. Not amazing but very watchable.
The Chase: Because it's fueled with tiger blood?
Trespass: Another genuinely really good Walter Hill genre flick.
Robocop 2: Dunno how well this holds up nowadays, but I have nostalgia driving this recommendation.

It also never hurts to throw in some mindless stuff from the likes of Norris, Seagal, Lundgren and Van Damme (in the spirit of the challenge). Missing in Action isn't great but seems like the kind of thing you should probably watch.
Thanks. I had Runaway Train bookmarked, I'll add the others to my list for the month. I don't really like Norris or Seagal from what I've seen but I might give something a shot.


1. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 8/10
Yeah, it's no masterpiece, but it's on par with the previous films. Cool characters, entertaining action, so-so narrative that bites off a bit more than it can chew but at least maintains coherence. The build up is a little long, but I thought that was fine.

2. Blue Thunder (1983) 7/10
As far as 80s action movie premises this is pretty good, though still requires a huge amount of suspension of disbelief. The conspiracy seems both ridiculously quaint and ridiculously over-complicated, and the resolution is equally silly. But it's fun and has good action and the good acting helps raise it up a notch.

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1. John Wick (2014)
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02. Elektra (2005)
Oh Fox, many Marvel franchises thy have ruined...

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1. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 8/10
An 8/10 for a tacky superhero film translates as a 2/10 in the realm of proper films.
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1. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983): 5/10

They borrowed a little too much from Clint's movies in my opinion. The plot was meh, but that music at the start and end!

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1. The Condemned-2007: 9/10 (Rewatch)

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Vinnie Jones in a game of Battle Royale, it's violent and pretty goddamn entertaining.
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3. Immortals (2011) 7/10
Those visuals, holy shit. The narrative can be picked apart to the bone, but it's not that bad just a dumb. The action is entertaining and the cinematography is breathtaking and that's more than enough.

4. Broken Arrow (1996) 6/10
This lies in some limbo between campy and good. Woo is obviously talented, and that shows in a lot of places, but it's a silly film with a silly premise and silly acting and a narrative that makes no sense and stupidly big explosions. But all this silly stuff is done with genuine talent so it remains kind of effective.

5. Daai zek lou (2003) 8/10
Also silly fun done with talent, but this embraces the silliness more, while also using the talent more effectively with the material. The result is great entertainment with great fight scenes and some strong down moments.

Seen:5
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@Peaceful: Allow me to recommend Gods of Egypt (2016) - with its cheesy CGI wonder-visuals and hammy acting it's sure to hit your sweetspot. I predict you'll give it a pure 10/10.
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