Manly Movies

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San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas    29 May 2015

PG-13 114 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 193 votes

I miss the old disaster flicks where manly men like John Wayne and Steve McQueen would handle their fucking business. Nevermind those flames or impending disaster, adopt the stern face and get on with it. I had stupidly hoped for at least some of that with San Andreas, especially since The Rock is now Hollywood’s leading action man. Fool. This is a sappy girlie man movie, where the lead hero sits up front in a stationary ...

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7    03 Apr 2015

PG-13 137 minReleased

7.2
IMDB: 7.2/10 335 votes

I reckon Walter Hill put it best, when he said that action sequences must be at least somewhat realistic, in order for them to be effective as entertainment. When a movie like Furious 7 flagrantly doesn’t bother with any sort of plot, we’re at the mercy of its action sequences to entertain us. And the action sequences in Furious 7 for the most part, are just at a toe-curling level of shittiness. Which is a pity, because ...

Hercules (2014)

Hercules (2014)

Hercules    25 Jul 2014

PG-13 98 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 136 votes

Sword and sandals time here, a go-to manly movie genre. This is the second Hercules movie to see a release this year. The first was The Legend Of Hercules, directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2) and starring Scott Adkins. But I wouldn’t recommend that movie. Come to think of it, I wouldn’t recommend this one, directed by Brett Ratner (Tower Heist) and starring The Rock, either. The first movie was savaged by ...

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain    26 Apr 2013

R 129 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 187 votes

Michael Bay hasn’t made a good movie since the 90’s. Pain and Gain, with it’s relaxed budget looked set to change that. The idea being that Bay would be forced to actually prove his mettle as a film creator and present something with a bit more torque and substance. Well, Bay, the hour cometh, and your movie is not funny. You’re a poor director, and it’s clear now you’re skilled in collecting percentages in business deals ...

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6    24 May 2013

PG-13 130 minReleased

7.1
IMDB: 7.1/10 344 votes

The word empathy is derided from the Greek word empatheia, which literally translated means passion. To empathise with something, thus feel passionately about it, you must identify with it on a personal level. And I cannot empathise with shark jumping, I don’t care if it is well directed shark jumping. Flying tanks, WMD and badly written espionage, what has become of this series? I blogged about this a while back, when things get too stupid, they ...

Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper    13 Jul 2018

PG-13 102 minReleased

5.8
IMDB: 5.8/10 421 votes

30 years ago in the summer of 1988 on this very day actually , The Manly-Biblical -Epic-Masterful-Brilliant-Opus “Die Hard” was released. As a young boy in the cinema I was mesmerized by what I was watching on screen. I knew along with everybody else in that theater that we were watching something special. 30 years ago as a kid I had a life-changing experience in a cinema watching “Die Hard”, fast forward 30 years and as an adult I’m watching ...