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KURT RUSSELL’S SEVEN MOST FURIOUS ACTION MOVIES
Written by our Shawn Gordon,
(this will be archived in the Action Highlights section)
Kurt Russell is not only a great action movie hero, but also one of the coolest movie stars of all-time. Now after a long time away from the big screen, Russell returns in “Furious 7”. From starring alongside Charles Bronson in “Guns of Diablo” (1964) as a boy to Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming “The Hateful Eight”, Russell has left a string of bad ass movies in his wake. Here is a look at seven of his best.
“Call me Snake”. Obviously Russell’s best and baddest most iconic character of all. Writer-director-composer John Carpenter’s bleak and violent vision of the future is exactly why we love Russell, he’s cool, charismatic and dangerous.
One of the best westerns to come out of the 90’s western movie revival with Russell giving the definitive performance of Wyatt Earp. From the director of “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Cobra”, this is an action-packed violence fuelled revenge saga.
John Carpenter’s 80’s remake of a 50’s sci-fi classic is the rare movie that proves remakes can be as good as their originals and even on occasion better them. Russell leads a team of scientists in Antarctica who must wage battle with a deadly alien who can assume the identity of anyone who it comes into contact with.
Cheesy, cheeky macho fun, a gloriously brainless action send-up that doesn’t stop with the kitchen sink. Teaming with Sylvester Stallone as a pair of cops framed by baddie Jack Palance. These two can’t stand each other, but they wont let that get in the way of bringing down the bad in this glorious over-the-top buddy cop 80’s action classic.
Action movies don’t come funnier and fantasy films don’t come sillier than this 80’s cheese-fest with tons of dated f/x, bad jokes, martial arts and Russell’s John Wayne impersonation. Teaming once again with director John Carpenter, all it’s quirks and blemishes are actually great benefits, this is a great time of a fun movie.
An excellent suspenseful action disaster picture with a terrific all-star cast that also includes Halle Berry and Steven Seagal. A thrill ride if ever there was one. Much of Russell’s 90’s output seems to be forgotten, but this is one that deserves to be rediscovered.
It seems like Paul W.S. Anderson’s movies never get any love and his version of “Shane” set in space is mo exception. Actually this is one of Anderson’s very best in large part thanks to the bad ass performance from a stoic Russell and a script from the co-writer of “Blade Runner” Full of furious action and a good pace all the way through. Another good Russell movie that deserves to be rediscovered.