October 2, 2020
Action movies have undergone many changes since the genre debuted…
When I was a kid, I would load up on VHS tapes when we hit Blockbuster. I was obsessed with Jackie Chan and had to see all of his high octane adventures. Eventually, I moved on to Van Damme, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Jet Li. Never was a Seagal guy.
As I got older, action movies changed. I think part of that was due to the Tom Clancy-esque military realism popularity. There also was a shift in Hollywood toward intellectual property, and while there were books that had more action, I think there were more elegant, grounded takes on what was out there.
But you don’t want to hear me wax poetic about the action genre. Instead, listen to comedian Bill Burr recap it and let’s talk more after the jump.