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When Did We Get Too Good For Action Flicks?


Ok, upon writing my little Predator sequel rant. I started to consider something. People decided their too good for action flicks? WTF? As a product of the 70's, 80's, early 90's. Action flicks were the cream of the cinema crop. Guys like Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Stallone, and Arnold ruled the theater landscape. And we fucking loved it. So what happened? I mean really. There were so many good action movies. Yes folks we loved Total Recall, Commando, Rambo, Universal Soldier, Under Siege, Hard To Kill. And to a little lesser extent Marked For Death, Raw Deal. And I realize. Seagal and Van Damme are sent to direct to dvd hell? Wait. Steven Seagal is direct to dvd. Guys long before Seagal was a punch line he was considered a bmf. Yes. Bad mutha fucka. We cheered when he killed. When he snapped fucking arms. Van Damme when he hit those kicks in Kickboxer and Bloodsport. And knew how good we had it to see Chuck Norris kill. Well, everybody. However, if your not 28-45 years old you have no idea what I am talking about. More so. You don't want to know. Instead people go see 17 Again before Crank 2? Really? Oh my gosh. Has everybody lost their damn mind. And let me flashback to my theater going youth. Tyler, Texas - Universal Soldier drops. And ALL showings are sold out. Under Siege and Under Siege 2 sold out. The greatness of Dolph Lundgren saying "I'm all ears" when holding up the cut off ears. Jesus. How about Van Damme's Hard Target. Yep you guess it. A full theater. Ass to Ass. What has happened that people no longer can sit down and enjoy a good action flick. Nobody ever thought these movies would be The English Patient or The Piano. And we were thanking god they weren't. We had no problem the movie was made on $15 million. Could've cared less. The words "Die Hard" meant something. And sequels were simply marked by "insert name 2!" And we were just fine with that. And people left the theater going "that was bad ass" instead of that acting was terrible. WTF? When you realized that fight between Bolo Yeung and Van Damme was finally about to fucking happen. And you got fired up. So? I beg the movie goers of today. Give action flicks a chance. They are pure entertainment. Don't expect Oscars. Expect explosions. Blood. F Bombs. So next time your bored. Go to the video store and ask for every American Ninja movie they got. Sit back and enjoy the greatness that was......

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