Greatest Action Movies of the 80’s

The 80s were a time for action films. This was the decade when volatile and gritty action sequences entered films giving rise to stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis with international followings. There were Westerns, war films, science fiction, James Bond and Dirty Harry but they were all what we could call ‘actions’. No large scale damages and destructions, and no sweating brows no muscles, no bruised and bloodied faces, no death-defying stunts that we see in the modern action movies. Granted there were gunfights, fistfights charges and car chases even and people did get murdered in scores, but there were no blood, not any aggressiveness and gore, no collateral damages, and no destructions of infrastructures.

All that changed. The silver screen exploded with deafening noises of explosions, automobile crashes, and firefights. Not-so-good and nice tough guys with shot guns and machine guns in their arms were now common-place. The girls and their men fought side by side. The action films’ growth was a consequence of three factors: development of computer graphics,  competition from television progress in filming technology, as well as the filmgoers’ appetite for hardcore action. The 80s were a period of innovation in computers and electronics. Filming equipment and camera together with the development of computer images made it possible for filmmakers to take on action sequences and add special effects which were hitherto.

John Rambo

Back in 1982, Sylvester Stallone as Rambo killed the sheriff that had tormented him for no reason and returned to the town after eluding the local police force from the woods to blow up the town. This was the ‘First Blood’ ever. Rambo became a household name in areas of the world where people understood just a few words not just North America.

The Terminator

A cybernetic organism place the screen, and with flesh tissue on metal endoskeleton came back from the future to avoid the arrival of John Connor, the future leader of humanity. This emotionless and ruthless machine set muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger on the path. Terminator 2: Judgment Day – its sequel gave a new meaning to the phrase ‘sci-fi activity’.

Die Hard Logo

In 1988, an NYPD cop named John McClane became trapped in a building inhabited by a group of terrorists while he was at a Christmas party with his wife. Single-handedly, with brawn and his brain, he was able to kill of the terrorists and rescue the hostages, including his spouse. Bruce Willis, who began his career as one of the action heroes of this century, has developed into a well-rounded actor.

Films That Are About Travel

Many of us watch many travel movies only to realize that we do this inadvertently because we are passionately fond of travel adventures. Here are a few movies on Travel that have proved popular through the ages. It is possible to watch such classics over and over without getting bored. Many of us may even be inspired to set off to one of these destinations.

Into the Wild

This is a true story of Christopher McCandless, who has just graduated from a college and wishes to hitchhike his way to Alaska. He parts with his life savings, meets various people on the way and is regaled with stories. He lives in the wilderness in Alaska on his own and the movie is about the experiences and adventures that he faces as he approaches “The Last Frontier.” It makes sense to go on such expeditions and learn to live life to the hilt gaining experience as you go along.

Last Stop for Paul

This is a low budget movie worth watching. The movie has been shot without using a script and the actors are not really doing a great job. However the message that is relayed is humorous. The move is spontaneously shot like most travel deals are sought. The movie focuses on two men who set off for two weeks round the world and spread the ashes of their friends in every country they stop.

Seven Years in Tibet

This movie is about an Austrian mountaineer who is hell-bent on conquering a Himalayan mountain in 1939. He gets caught and is sent to prison camp where he escapes with another person and sneaks into Lhasa, the holy city of Tibet. The Chinese invade Tibet by force when he meets the young Dalai Lama and befriends him. They have much to learn from the other. The mountaineer changes his whole attitude as he is faced with many new experiences in a foreign country.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Vicky and Christina are two friends who go on a vacation to Barcelona. They meet Juan Antonio, a mysterious painter, who invites them to spend the summer with him. Christina is the more daring of the two while Vicky is reserved and engaged to be married. The movie is about the three getting involved in a sex relationship and there is high drama. The movie reaches a climax when Juans’ ex-wife, who is mentally disturbed, turns up. The movie is set in Barcelona, Spain and the landscapes are beautifully depicted along with cityscapes. This movie lets you experience the various thrills that can await you when you travel to a foreign country and enlightens you on various aspects of life. You feel a strong urge to visit Spain when you see the beautiful landscapes and scenes in the movie.

Encounters at the end of the World

This movie is an enthralling movie about Antarctica and the animals and people who live there. Werner Herzog is the director and he has lived up to his reputation in making the movie funny and interesting. You find world travelers living and working at the National Science Foundation research station. This is more refreshing than watching Discovery Channel takes on Antarctica. You will feel like packing and heading to this beautiful destination when you see the breathtaking views of this place. Movies inspire and thrill you into action or make you want to head to exotic destinations.

When you watch movies, you are motivated into setting off to some unknown place in search of adventure and thrills. You can enjoy a movie by sitting back and watching it with a friend or alone. Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a bowl of popcorn and be transported to an exciting new world for a few hours!

A lot people watch many traveling movies only to realize that we do so inadvertently as we are passionately fond of traveling adventures. Here are a couple of movies on Traveling that have proved popular throughout the ages. It’s possible to watch such classics over and over without getting bored. A lot people may even be motivated to set off to these destinations.

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