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For me, DH3 & T2 ace CR in the action stakes. Both immense films as well.
T2 certainly contains some great action scenes that still hold up...even if the rest is rather cheesy.
DH3 I'm not sure if I can agree. I like that film but the writing is pretty ropey and I can't think of a single action scene that genuinely sticks out.
I'm in the group that love both the Madagascar action sequence and the Miami airport sequence in CR.
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... are all better action films than CR.
For me MI4 & MI5 trump Cr on the action front. They are really good actioners.
Best action movies since Die Hard: Leon The Professional,, Die Hard 3 Terminator 2, Con Air, The Rock, Face Off, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Taken, The Raid, The Raid 2, The Man From Nowhere, Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum, Mission Impossible 4, Mission Impossible 5, Mad Max Fury Road, John Wick, Man on Fire, Non Stop, The A Team (a favorite of mine), 13 assassins, Rambo 4, Hardcore Henry, Dredd, Ronin.
If you want to compare the Parkour chase with the action scenes features in Die Hard, then yes. But it's not possible to compare a film that only aims to be an action film and one that aims to be a spy/thriller/adventure film on top of having great action sequences. It's like comparing 'Star Wars' and 'Criminal' as science fiction films, because one is 100% sci fi, and the other aims to be an action film with a tiny bit of sci fi elements.
Amen. CR was fantastic. Show me a film that has fights in the air, fights on airport runways and fights in a collapsing building. Makes any Tommy Cruise film look like a toddler riding a tricycle.
And yes, the Parkour chase from CR is in my top 3 action sequences in the last decade in mainstream hollywood.
But if we broaden our search, it has some serious competition.
That doesn't make them better films, but their action is definitely better.
CR has one standout sequence imho, and that is Madagascar.
DH3 has an epic feel to some sequences (like the car chase through the park, or the train crash) that's missing from later films with similar sequences (like SF for instance). It all seems like it's done for real.
In fact, all this talk has made me want to watch a DH film tonight.
MI2? Was that the one where Tommy throws his purse at the baddie? Yawn.
You don't think having a house coming down on top of you and you must dispatch the bad guys and save Vesper better than having Tommy growing his hair long. I know I do.
:Let's see how truthful that is from an expert stuntman-Randy Butcher. A man who does this kind of stuff for a living. Here's what he said about Tommy jumping around:
Butcher: When Tom starts his run, and then jumps off, with that city in the background, that is one of the most beautiful plate shots I’ve ever seen — somebody shot that from the roof of the building in the movie. But Tom jumps off a build in a studio, with a green-screen. He falls about 25 feet or so, and then it cuts to the side view. Tom Cruise may have fallen towards an air bag, and then that shot was married to the plate shots of the city. Then we cut to a wide profile shot: This is not Tom Cruise. But at the same time, this stunt is not being done from those buildings. They went out and got plate shots. Then they actually built models of this city, projected the plate shots on 3-D models.
Watch the stunt guy closely in this side shot, after the shot of Cruise jumping off the building — you see him start to fall to the ground, and ever so slightly, he moves forward, which is gravitationally impossible. So, I would guess that he’s on what we call a highline.
Then, when he falls on the building, they may have had Tom Cruise falling against a green-screen, on a cable, for maybe 30 or 40 feet, to get those shots with the camera running beside him — but that was not done here at this location. Good stuff, though.
So THE EXPERT says Tommy DID NOT do this stunt. And of course everyone admits that Tommy hanging by his fingertips to an Airbus is fake. Two for two Creasy47.
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Here is randy butchers filmography I am noticing something surprisingly interesting films he claims he knows how the stunts were completed he did NOT work on... At all in any way.. That is like me saying the batmobile in batman begins was all 110% cgi and was never built. Unless you work on a film you can't say for certain what is real and what isn't you can just go based on bts and the film itself. Claiming bts stuff is wrong or "staged" wether your a fan or in the Industry is wrong and by all means ridiculous unless you worked on the film but since he didn't he isn't in expert in anything regarding those films..