Category Archives: Action

Why Mirror Mirror Is a Unique Snow White Movie: What You Need to Know

Why Mirror Mirror Is a Unique Snow White Movie: What You Need to Know

The 2012 film Mirror Mirror is a retelling of the classic Snow White tale, but unlike many reboots in recent years, it’s not a dark, gritty, or bleak take on the original fairy tale. Instead, the film goes for charm and whimsy; it’s designed to appeal to families and children. Thus, it would make sense… Read More…

This Is Why The Fighter Was an Extremely Personal Film

This Is Why The Fighter Was an Extremely Personal Film

Great movies must appeal to wide audiences. At the same time, it’s often important for the creative people involved in making the movie (both in front of and behind the camera) to have some degree of personal connection to the material. That personal interest in the story simply makes it easier to make a more… Read More…

This Is Why The Woman in Black 2 Is an Amazing Horror Sequel

This Is Why The Woman in Black 2 Is an Amazing Horror Sequel

Many factors impact how successful a horror film will be. Even a strong script can result in a less-than-impressive finished product if the director doesn’t make the right choices throughout every step of the filmmaking process. Thus, hiring someone who understands the nuances of the genre is always vital when choosing someone to direct a… Read More…

What You Need to Know about David Belle, Parkour & Brick Mansions

What You Need to Know about David Belle, Parkour & Brick Mansions

Brick Mansions, released in 2014, is an American remake of French action film Banlieue 13. Brick Mansions stands out for its use of parkour, the sport also known as “free-running,” in the film’s action scenes. Of course, the stunt coordinators and choreographers always play an important role in the production of an action film. However,… Read More…

This Is How the Team behind Immortals Made a Visually Amazing Epic

This Is How the Team behind Immortals Made a Visually Amazing Epic

Immortals, released in 2011, is a sword-and-sandals epic that’s noteworthy for many reasons. One is the film’s striking visual style. Director Tarsem Singh made it clear from the early stages of the film’s development that he wanted the images to resemble Renaissance paintings. Some may believe this would be relatively easy to achieve thanks to… Read More…

This Is Why Haywire Is a Thrilling Action Movie

This Is Why Haywire Is a Thrilling Action Movie

Making a major motion picture has never been an easy process. You need to find the right story, assemble the right team both in front of and behind the camera, and manage a production consisting of dozens—if not hundreds—of people all while working under a tight deadline. That said, it’s possible to argue that the… Read More…

This Is How The House at the End of the Street Shocked Audiences

This Is How The House at the End of the Street Shocked Audiences

Making a major Hollywood film is difficult for many reasons. A key one is the simple fact that most Hollywood films must fit into established genres with which viewers are familiar. Obviously, there are benefits to genre conventions. They give filmmakers a basic roadmap for making a successful picture. That said, when viewers are already… Read More…

This Is Why the Strangers Sequel Had the Best Director for the Job

This Is Why the Strangers Sequel Had the Best Director for the Job

Horror films are very difficult to make. Like comedies, they rely on precise timing. In a comedy, a filmmaker must maintain tension and release it at the right moment in order to make viewers laugh. Horror is similar. The goal is simply to make viewers scream instead. Comedy movies also tend to succeed when the… Read More…

Why Land of the Lost Was Unique for Will Ferrell: What You Need to Know

Why Land of the Lost Was Unique for Will Ferrell: What You Need to Know

Will Ferrell long ago earned a reputation as one of the most consistently funny actors in Hollywood. However, his role in 2009’s Land of the Lost gave the actor an opportunity to try out some of his comedic habits in a setting he wasn’t entirely used to. In interviews during production, Ferrell indicated that the… Read More…