Friday, June 25, 2010

Ac-shun! Now Brace for Impact (NY Times)

Action — as a genre, and also as a source of sensation — has, at best, a mixed critical reputation. It is often dismissed as mindless, stupid or empty, which is not always wrong but often beside the point. Action fans may crave the rush of noise, speed and hectic incident, but their appreciation is not necessarily indiscriminate.
A nice little "defense" of the action genre, which is - no lie - one of my favorites. Shocker, I know! And I'm not a 14-year-old boy! Somewhere, an exec's head is exploding.
Read the full article here.

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