Critics often take their step back from praising a big-budget action film, but sometimes, they cannot deny how adventurous it was.
Various genres fight to get their legacy in the film industry. But action films have always been an essential component that helps businesses keep running. There is yet a tendency of critics to dismiss action films like an empty popcorn bucket because they are more concerned about the spectacle than the story.
However, since so many action films hit the box office every year, the efforts to elevate them into products that could connect both in a critical and commercial sense have increased. This genre still prioritizes bewildering set-pieces over anything. This is because there is now a greater appreciation for the crafts that are aimed to become classics.
With that said, these are the 5 out of many spectacle films that critics truly loved –
Mad Max: Fury Road
This movie was an absolute reinvention that revived the action genre in the film industry. Directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road is an indication of how the filmmaker has evolved in the last couple of years. The action sequence of the film is remarkable and pretty much unbelievable.
John Wick: Chapter 3
John Wick: Chapter 3 is a non-stop entertaining attack that does not gets tired at all. All the John Wick films have been spectacular in terms of action that they brought on screen but this part, with the latest entry of Parabellum, made critics love the film more sensationally.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Mission: Impossible –Fallout proved the world why Tom Cruise is an action superstar. It is very inspiring to discover how Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible series has evolved all these years, this one (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) being the most dangerous. Critics praised all the incredible scenes of the film that made it become the most successful hit of the franchise.
Fast and the Furious 7
In a world full of superhero films, the Fast and the Furious franchise managed to grow as an original intellectual property that has its own set of audience and some remarkable box office performances. Out of all the parts, Furious 7 managed to get into critics’ brains and pull the praising out of their desk. Especially for the last fight sequel between Shaw and Toretto.
Skyfall undoubtedly brought out the heightened nature of James Bond. There are very few films that get an opportunity to get compared with the legacy and reputation of James Bond movies. But Skyfall has some of the most astonishing forms of Craig’s tenure in the role. The reason behind the action, putting MI6 in danger, and the reflexive scenes were something unpredictable for the critics to experience.