Superheroes, Check. Spies, Check. These Are The Best Action Films of 2012

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Though the year began, as all years do, with the unceremonious secretion of studio afterbirth (Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Wrath Of The Titans), 2012 ended up with some clearwinners in the action department. A year that brought us James Bond, Batman, Marvel’s premiere non-mutant super-team making their debut, and the rebirth of Spider-Man in a younger, sleeker package was bound to bring some hair-raising beatdowns, explosions, vehicular chases and firefights for the ages, as big budget spectacle continues to raise the stakes each passing blockbuster season. Let’s see which movies brought us the most bang for our box office bucks in the year of the Apocalypse:
Superheroes, Check. Spies, Check. These Are The Best Action Films of 2012
Image Credit: Movieposterdb.com
Though the year began, as all years do, with the unceremonious secretion of studio afterbirth (Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Wrath Of The Titans), 2012 ended up with some clearwinners in the action department. A year that brought us James Bond, Batman, Marvel’s premiere non-mutant super-team making their debut, and the rebirth of Spider-Man in a younger, sleeker package was bound to bring some hair-raising beatdowns, explosions, vehicular chases and firefights for the ages, as big budget spectacle continues to raise the stakes each passing blockbuster season. Let’s see which movies brought us the most bang for our box office bucks in the year of the Apocalypse:
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Honorable Mention

Haywire – Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike) turns his sly, low-key approach on the spy action genre, with MMA star Gina Carano quite forcefully and convincingly kicking male ass all over the screen as a Blackwater-type operative wading through the usual shadowy intrigue. First rate cast incudes Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor.

The Amazing Spider-Man – Though not quite perfect, this film shows promise by establishing a darker, more real tone than the Raimi films, and employing more practical effects in its depiction of the wall-crawler’s acrobatics. It also contains two of the year’s greatest action sequences : Spider-Man’s fight with the Lizard at Peter Parker’s high school, and the final confrontation between the hero, the villain, and Dennis Leary’s shotgun-wielding police captain high above Manhattan.

Those are 2012’s prime action movie cuts. Expendables 2 fans will no doubt mount an offensive in the comments section. It may have been better than the first, but that still doesn’t make it good, guys.


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