The Best Action Movie You’ve Ever Seen
Action movies usually hit some pretty familiar beats: there’s running, maybe some purposeful walking, fist fights, explosions, driving cars into things…. We’re not complaining, but for a busy man sitting through 90 minutes of film for a few adrenaline jolts can be downright inefficient.
Fortunately, a gentleman named Jacob Bricca has done a little condensing. The resulting video (hat tip) is three and a half minutes of the action genre at its most pure, soundtracked by eighties punk stalwarts The Jesus Lizard. The clips come from forty-seven different flicks of varying awesomeness—including The Last Temptation of Christ, improbably enough—but it’s less about spotting the influence than basking in the pyrotechnic excess of it all. To be played at maximum volume…
- — Russell Brandom