Asinine, ridiculous, and infinitely fun, G.I. Joe Retaliation better gets the brand than the previous film.
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Lost between paying tribute to a toy line and playing to modern military action, Rise of Cobra never finds its tone.
While not memorable, Mortal Kombat successfully channels the videogame series and its violence, along with a movie-stealing performance by Josh Lawson.
Nobody is utter nonsense and better for it, mocking the masculine fantasy of middle class dads turning into death-dealing home protectors.
While whiffing its message, Last Action Hero has a blast sending up action movie tropes and Schwarzenegger runs with the material that mocks his own career.
A piece of American cinematic folk art, Smokey and the Bandit celebrates reckless freedom, booze, and running from a law that disallows old-fashioned fun.
Insultingly stupid and completely out of step with the previous two films, Godzilla vs Kong is among the worst movies either franchise, Japanese or American-produced.
Raiders of the Lost Ark doesn't avoid its simple but rousing fantasy storytelling while keeping a focus on characters.
Temple of Doom gets lucky in being confined between two genuine classics, offsetting its pitifully uneven story.
The Last Crusade is the best of the Indiana Jones series thanks to its entertaining humanization of Indy himself and Sean Connery's hilarious calm.
While indefensible in its action design, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at least provides a solid character base to tell this story.
Speed perfectly stands for what mega-budget action movies should aim to be, turning into a winking metaphor for the entire genre and dwindling attention spans.