Manly Movies

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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 ...