Don't you just hate it when a perfectly good action story is ruined by an romantic interlude. And I don't just mean a quick kiss and "I love you honey" type of thing. I'm talking full out romance, the drawn out looks, the long speech, the whole package.
I mean come on... we've got time to declare our undying love for each other while people are shooting at us and the world is generally going to hell with a handgun.
Somehow I don't think so.
And it's kind of sad that writers think that the only way a woman can enjoy a action story is to have some romance thrown in. Personally I enjoy nothing more than a shoot them up, blow them up kind of movie where the romance is minimal or even better non existent.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm a big believer in romance - of all varieties. Whether it's true love, soul mates, love at first sight, I'm there. I just don't need romance for the sake of romance or because I'm a chick.
I'd much rather have an action story be what it is: gripping, exciting with the odd touch of humour and filled with explosions, kick ass fighting, baddies to cheer for and men who don't take no for an answer.
How can you go wrong with a James Bond movie and the latest is definitely one of the best. There's a baddie whose a little bit psycho, explosions, shoot outs and kick ass fighting.
God this is so my kind of movie and the perfect movie to watch on Valentine's Day.
After all nothing says romance like 'Honey pass me the gun so I can kill some bad guys'
I've been a fan of Joss Whedon for years. After all he created one of the best shows ever in the form of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and he is just brilliant at creating and writing well rounded characters, flaws and all.
So hearing that he wrote and directed The Avengers was more than reason enough to see it and of course it doesn't disappoint. The characters aren't quite as fleshed out but then again this is a movie not a TV series so time is limited. There is though enough of his usual touches with some great one liners and moments of humour plus some serious ass kicking.
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Now this is my kind of movie.
A heroine who doesn't need rescuing but who can quite easily rescue herself and take out a few bad guys along the way.
Even better she gives the ultimate pay back to a lover gone bad. Yes!
Another kick ass heroine and one of the best action sci-fi movies ever made. This is the ultimate movie. And one where fans know the words line by line (trust me - having witness a cinema full of guys quoting the lines at an anniversary screening was one of the funniest thing... EVER!)
This time the baddies aren't CIA or criminals on the run but aliens who are out to make your life hell.
Don't you just hate it when the world needs rescuing from suck face aliens.
Die Hard is not only my go to movie for Christmas but is also a perfect Valentine's Day movie.
There's the divinely wonderful baddie in the form of Alan Rickman (be still my beating heart...), explosions galore and one liners that make the heart flutter.
Who needs romance when you've got terrorists to cheer for.
A boy who wants to be a super-hero meets a girl who kind of is.
Kick Ass the movie might be called but Hit Girl is the star of this all out bloody, funny, action movie.
With her purple hair, cool cape and black eye mask Hit Girl is the idol of many a girl (and women).
Even better Kick Ass 2 is due for release later this year and Hit Girl is back, older and badassier than ever.
Person of Interest
There is no romance in this show except for the bromance (and those out there know what I mean) between the characters of Reese and Finch, and it's perfect because of that.
Finch is the brains and Reese... well he's the muscle. A stealthy, deadlier, shoot-first-ask-questions-later kind of guy and between them their out to help 'The Machine' save the lives of people who find themselves in bad situations.
It's a perfect blend of conspiracy, corruption, crime and ... comrade-a-ship.
All I can say is... bring on the mayhem!
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