John Wick – The New Direction for Action Cinema?

Fandango Groovers Movie Blog

There is a trend in filmmaking to jump on a popular bandwagon.  Every successful film or idea has countless imitators.  Think of all the films that followed The Matrix or the current glut of comic book movies.  One of the trends that has dominated the last decade of action films is the hand held camera and staccato editing perfected by Paul Greengrass in The Bourne Supremacy.  While it worked in that film it has been used countless times to less success.  Done well clever and quick editing has the ability to make any actor appear to be able to fight like Bruce Lee but taken the balletic beauty away from action films.  We started to see a return to a more traditional action in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire (2011) .  He was able to do this having built a film around former MMA fighter Gina Carano, he could stand back…

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By J. Catherine Andrew Posted in Blog

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