Manly Movies

Mary Frances Eglin

Wild Card (2015)

Wild Card (2015)

Wild Card    14 Jan 2015

R 92 minReleased

5.6
IMDB: 5.6/10 437 votes

Who doesn’t like movies about bodyguards pummeling pissant rapist gangsters half to death? Burt Reynolds was the first to do this almost 30 years ago in the original version of this movie in ‘Heat’. It wasn’t received well and was the subject of some legal controversy. So maybe little-known movies that weren’t blowing away audiences on their first release are prime for remake status. Step up Jason Statham and Con Air/Expendables 2 director Simon West to ...

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen    22 Mar 2013

R 119 minReleased

6.5
IMDB: 6.5/10 233 votes

There was a term that circulated around in the 90’s when real action movies were still in hot demand – ‘Die Hard Clone’. The term was used to describe Die Hard ripoffs where a one man army would take on a crew of specialist killers. The ingredients all remained the same: Articulated swearing, copious machine gun fire, a villain just in it for the money and a closely confined environment. The locale was the only real ...

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan (2013)

Escape Plan    18 Oct 2013

R 115 minReleased

6.7
IMDB: 6.7/10 743 votes

We declared Escape Plan to be the Manliest Movie of 2013. None of this ‘it should’ve came 20 years ago’ bullshit. It came at a time when we needed it most. In the midst of a girlie-man takeover of movies, where everything up there on the screen looks like the celluloid equivalent of a bag of Skittles, comes some respite. The big guns have been brought up, this is a beer and steak movie. A genre favorite – the prison ...