1980s, 3/4, Action, Horror, John McTiernan, Review

Predator

#5 in my Ranking of John McTiernan films. What I find most interesting about Predator from a narrative perspective is the fact that it changes genres after half an hour. It quickly runs through the conventions of a big budget 80s action movie with a huge action set piece led by the muscle bound lead… Continue reading Predator

1990s, 3.5/4, Action, Michael Bay, Review

The Rock

One of the reasons this movie works so well is the complete commitment to the reality of the film from the actors. From the main three actors to every marine, SEAL, and FBI agent, every actor is 100% committed to the story of a deranged marine general stealing chemical weapons and threatening San Francisco. The… Continue reading The Rock