Best of Action Part 2: The Raid 2

I remember walking out of The Raid 2 in cinema feeling sore, as if I had just had my ass handed to me, just like the countless thugs our hero has to go up against in what has to be one of the best action films ever made, and certainly one of the best in the 21st century.

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Best of Action: Mad Max Fury Road

Here comes my first entry in a series that looks  into the very best of the action genre! Up first, Mad Max: Fury Road! 

What a day! What a lovely day! That sums up Nux’s feelings as he drives through a sandstorm, looking for his death to reach the gates of Valhalla. It’s also how I feel when I decide to rewatch Fury Road, the 2015 action masterpiece that racked up 11 Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and winning six of them, the most for the year. Sitting at a handsome 97% on the Tomato Meter, Fury Road is a relentless, chrome filled action extravaganza that also offered up a unique commentary on gender studies.

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