Action Films Essay Examples and Topics

Similarities and differences between film and articles

“The pirates of Caribbean: dead man’s chest” is an intriguing film that highlights the theme of supernatural. Directed by Gore Verbinski, the film describes the struggles that people undergo to achieve a personal goal. While Julia Kristeva’s essay, “something to be scared of”, highlights desire as a major anticipation of human beings. Kristeva uses three […]

The concept of place in the movie “Safe”

The concept of place can be used in different areas of art such as literature and cinema though space is explained in the literature with the help of appropriate clusters and stylistic devices while cinema enables the audience to see the space and better comprehend the situation. Sometimes, movies are filmed in a single room […]

“Coffy” by Jack Hill

Introduction The film, Coffy, intended on defying stereotypes about depictions of African American women as sapphires; however, it ended up creating a new stereotype. Pam Grier was a refined version of the whore stereotype. Coffy played a sexy woman who used her attractiveness to get what she wanted. This portrayal hypersexualized black women and reduced […]

Movie Review: “Commando” by Mark L. Lester

Chances are, you’ve heard about a movie called Commando, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Mark L. Lester, because it is, in my view, the greatest classical movie of all time. Released in 1985, the film to a large extent exemplifies the stereotypical 1980’s action movie, which packaged top-of-the-range violence, sharp and humorous one liners, […]

Baudrillard’s Notion of Hyperrealism and Simulation in “Inglourious Basterds”

Baudrillard is a French philosopher who advanced the notion of Hyperrealism and simulation. His concept, in regard to simulation, involves creation of real things through models, which are mythological, and which are not connected in anyway or have no reality concerning their origin. It is through these models that our perception of the definition of […]

Critical Aspects of Film Die Hard

Introduction Apart from the fact that John McTiernan’s 1988 film Die Hard is being packed with action, there is another aspect to this particular movie that explains its popularity with movie-going audiences in Western countries – the fact that the themes and motifs, explored in it, correlate rather well with rationale-driven workings of Westerners’ mentality. […]

The Wind and the Lion 1975

Introduction Directed by John Mulius, the film The Wind and the Lion is a masterpiece that tackles both social and political historical issues in a dramatic way. This movie explores real life events that took place in Morocco in 1904 when Raisuli, a Berber chieftain kidnapped Ion Perdicaris, an American. Interestingly, the kidnapping resulted to […]

The Film “Transporter 3” and Its Narrative Structure

Introduction Film like all other forms of art employs the usage of different elements of narrative to tell a particular story. No two film plots are exactly the same and each director has his/her own way of ensuring that each piece of work he/she is involved in has unique features that link the final product […]

Analysis of the movie ‘Olympus has fallen’

The movie ‘Olympus has fallen’ is an action film that depicts the terrorist attack on the White House. The main idea of the film is that it is no matter how secured the white house is yet it is the most sought after by terrorists. It is the heart of the United States and most […]

Film critique: Die Hard

Introduction Film like all other forms of art employs the usage of different elements of narrative to tell a particular story. No two film plots are exactly the same and each director has his/her own way of ensuring that each piece of work he/she is involved in has unique features that link the final product […]

Rhetorical Analysis: Chinese Zodiac Movie Poster

This rhetoric analysis is based on a poster of the Chinese Zodiac movie. The movie was released on 20th December, 2012. The art used in the design was full of graphic enhancements. These enhancements made Jackie Chan to appear larger in size than the plane and the buildings behind him. This represents a typical use […]