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Action movies are these little gems in cinema that are gifts to movie fans who are just looking for fun on the big screen. Sure, there are some naysayers who think that action movies are nothing more than mindless operation that is meant to do something more than attract base emotions. So, what's wrong with that?
Going to the movies should be fun, and action movies provide just that. In addition, action movie nodes will say that if you are quick to judge an action tab that is beneath you, the actual problem is yours, and you really have not been aware of the latest action-packed movie offers. Big explosions aside, the action movie has seen a bit of a renaissance, and if you're a movie buff, you owe it to yourself to check out the latest releases.
That said, it must be noted that the best place to watch one of these amazing films is in a real theater. Yes, the home theater experience has become more refined and improved over the years, but it does not just compare the bombastic sound system and the massive screen you find in your local movie house. Also, something about the whole theater experience makes it more enjoyable to watch a movie. You want to look around at everyone else just to confirm that you just saw the same amount of amazing.
If you are looking for the ultimate pairing of really good action movies and the big screen, you must watch these seven movies in a theater of speed:
seriously - While some might argue that this movie is more philosophical than action-packed, look at the ending, you understand what it means to be on the edge of your place.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The first movie was quite epic, but this sequel took things to a whole new level. From start to finish, this movie lets you just enjoy the excitement rather than focus on the film's real apocalyptic message.
Speed - Yes, it is embarrassing and grainy by many people's estimations, but it is difficult to argue with the action knives that the film delivers.
RoboCop - At a time in our history where we wonder about our security, it's pretty sweet to see that there is a hybrid law enforcement man machine that will clean up crimes effectively.
The matrix - The filmmakers behind this classic were not sure if the film's message was too deep for the audience to understand. Not only did they understand it, they were also interested in some of the most impressive action sequences ever made on film.
Raiders of the Lost Ark - An entire franchise rested on the shoulders of this gemstone in the early 1980s. Not only was the excitement in place for a really entertaining time, but it also announced that the cementing of Harrison Ford was a bonafide movie star.
Watchmen - "Who's watching the guards?" We love superhero movies and the idea of a group of superhuman individuals keeping us safe, but what happens when this is not the case? Based on one of the most famous graphic novels of all time, it deserves to be shown only in theaters.
Full disclosure: all of these action movies have now passed their theater viewing time and have made it home. That said, there are still some really good theaters out there that not only provide first-rate movie releases, but they also go so far as hosting themed movie nights that screen celluloid classics for fans who just need to see their favorite movies back where they belong - on the big screen.