There were three that wanted to know if I hated action films because I really don't cover them. (One, Paul, noted his favorite action film was "Cliffhanger" and his dream is to climb mountains when he retires. I liked "Cliffhanger" a lot. That is a film, in fact, that would benefit from an IMAX showing.)
If I were to see "Die Hard" for the first time, I'd write about it. But most action films -- my opinion -- just are not worth writing about.
This week, for example, I finally watched "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra."
The fight scenes (and chase scenes) were incredible -- ballet like even. And they held my attention but that was it. The cheesy storyline was so embarrassing a five-year-old would have booed it.
Along with "Cliffhanger" and "Die Hard," I enjoyed the first "Mission Impossible" film. I wanted to love the X-Men films but they so betrayed the comics that I was screaming through the second one and disgusted with the third one. I did, however, like both of the Hulk films -- both the Edward Norton one and the Eric Banna one. They were very different films but I thought they were both really effective.
I actually plan to write about an action film. My local grocery store had a thing in the shopper last week about how they'd be selling a DVD December 23rd (tomorrow) and I told myself that would be my gift to myself for Christmas and I'd write about it this week.
(You may already know what film I'm planning to write about.)
I generally love of all of Arnold's films starting with the first Terminator. They're better written than a lot and my three favorite are "Terminator II," "Eraser" with Vanessa Williams and "True Lies" with Jamie Lee Curtis.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot"