The Fast franchise flipped from lingering modified car porn to full-on action flick for the fifth instalment, and the results were unexpectedly brilliant. Two hours of Rio violence, an oiled-up Dwayne Johnson shouting, swearing, glowering and punching Vin Diesel culminated in an audacious, ridiculous car chase where a gigantic safe full of cash is towed through city streets. If you love action films, you really must go and see The Raid. There follows a brilliant, extremely daft high-kicking fight between JCVD and Hong Kong legend Yeung, which concludes with the following unforgettable dramatic moment:.
Just when the James Bond series seemed to be running out of ideas, along came the Bourne films to remind us how a globe-trotting action film should really be made. The spectacular car chase in The Bourne Supremacy, in which our hero hurtles through the streets of Moscow in a stolen yellow Taxi, is a truly brilliant piece of action filmmaking — tense, immediate, and wisely opting for realism rather than the outlandish, improbable sort of CG-assisted seen in most modern action movies.
Forget special effects and Matrix -style wire-fu. For a truly great action scene, all you need is Jason Statham, a warehouse, a few stunt actors and a big bucket of oil. Outnumbered by the bad guys, a topless Statham evens his chances of survival by smothering both the floor and himself in engine oil.
Now unable to balance, the half-a-dozen or so goons get royally thrashed by our hero, who slips and skids about like a belligerent Fred Astaire. It may have taken the Bourne movies to show Bond where to head next, but the resulting Casino Royale was a fine reboot, and surely the best movie in years. At last, all those memories of invisible cars and silly speedboats jumping out of the MI6 building on the Thames can finally be put to rest. With Casino Royale, and new Bond Daniel Craig, the franchise took a much more grounded, visceral approach to its action, and the early set-piece where chases a bad guy through a Madagascar construction site, across rooftops and buildings was a convincing statement of intent.
This new Bond was more athletic, ruthless and daring than ever, and the entire sequence is an unforgettable one. In reality, Cruise is securely fastened by climbing ropes, later removed with the power of computers. Even with this in mind, the vertigo-inducing cinematography, the exotic location and the great use of IMAX cameras makes it an unforgettable, thrilling sequence. You would never see that in 35mm. The fact that the screen fills your vision and is super sharp seems more life-like. Even the mightiest men in the universe are no match for a riled Liam Neeson and his deadly karate chops to the throat.
Then, in , he did this. Totalling almost eleven minutes, Steve McQueen in a V8 Ford Mustang, fact fans is pursued by a pair of hitmen in a Dodge Charger, and the resulting sequence — cool, tense and thrilling — has been copied, referenced and lampooned ever since. For a recent example, compare this sequence to the opening of Drive , where Ryan Gosling coolly evades the cops in a benighted Los Angeles.
Bullitt is a lasting inspiration to filmmakers everywhere.
Of all the performers in martial arts cinema, Hwang Jang Lee is surely the most menacing. Although not exactly a household name, Lee appeared in some true Hong Kong classics, usually as the villain. For sheer audacity, in terms of both stunts and what was possible with CGI at the time, the sequence in Terminator 2 where the T commandeers a helicopter takes some beating. When said criminals make their escape in a bus, Chan continues the chase on foot, first hanging off the side of it using an umbrella as a hook.
The bus screeches to a halt, throwing two criminals standing on the top deck straight through both windows and crashing to the road below with bone-crunching force. You have ten seconds to comply RoboCop The second classic moment, then, has to be the spectacular introduction of ED, a new-fangled law enforcement droid that somehow manages to be both menacing and absurd — much like the film itself, in fact.
In this classic scene, executives at Omni Consumer Products are demonstrating the prowess of its newest invention, only for the hulking menace to malfunction and shoot a young executive for what feels like several minutes. Having already given us a film packed full of quotable lines, James Cameron tagged on a somewhat expected coda, and one final zinger for the audience to leave the theatre with. Shaken but with plenty of fight left in her, Ripley scuttles away and then re-emerges clad in a yellow power loader outfit.
More than a quarter of a century later, it remains a classic line, and an unforgettable final fight. Follow Den Of Geek on Twitter right here. And be our Facebook chum here.
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Pick it up! He regained consciousness underwater and made it to the surface. His left leg was fractured and his right hip dislocated. His helmet had been torn off. He fired two pen flares, then activated his rescue strobe. Scott was nearby and turned on his strobe, too. Another CH lifted off the carrier, and to those on the flight deck, it looked as if it might disappear, too.
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Its landing lights went under water. Moments later, the engines roared and it lifted into the air and back toward the ship, carrying the engines roared and it lifted into the air and back toward the ship, carrying the two survivors. The next day, on board the Hancock, they held a traditional burial at sea for the pilots. There were no bodies, so they put mock corpses under the American flags, and slid those into the ocean. Nobody wanted to be the last guy to die in Vietnam, and then it happened to two guys that we knew. The whole thing felt surreal. Saigon had fallen to the Viet Cong.
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Hello, I found your site about 6 months ago. I was a crew chief on a UH-1d slicks with the st Assault helming co. Your new email showed the Bounty Hunter patch which was our Gun ships. I have enclosed the slick patch which was the Boomerangs which had 2 flight white flight and yellow flight. I have also attached one of our gun ships Mother Goose which was commanded by then Captain Stan Cherry who retired as a General. Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. Casualty rates are suspect here.
Where are they from? Death rates were not similar to previous wars; they were much lower. This is largely true due to helicopters. Also, one out of ten being casualties is way too high, even for aircrews or just infantry. However, lots of good info on the site, with great photos.
Thanks for your work. I do know without the Choppers, the Troops could never have went to all the places, they went there. They may have been able to however, it would have taken much longer. And have no plans to, ever go in one.