When thinking of action heroes, the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger always come to mind. A name that does not strike this moniker is actor and comedian Bob Odenkirk. Among his versatile resume, Odenkirk’s most notable role is on the hit television series Breaking Bad as well as its the series spin-off Better […]
Liam Neeson has certainly had a notable career. From playing a Jedi Master to a Lego with a split personality, the Irish actor has had many noteworthy roles over the years and tends to stand out no matter what part he plays. One genre that Neeson continues to make a name for himself in is that of action movies. Neeson is no stranger to blockbusters but his presence does not give off the vibe of that of an action star. However, the actor has managed to make the leap into the genre as the likes of the Taken trilogy have proven to be successful. Now Neeson is at it again with a new action thriller called Honest Thief. Directed by Mark Williams, Honest Thief takes a different turn for Neeson’s action tenure as the actor plays a former criminal. Seeing the trailer this new movie looked to be just another action flick starring Liam Neeson, and after seeing this crime thriller for myself I can that Honest Thief is indeed just that-though that was not that it was a bad thing.
When thinking about action movies there are several iconic characters that have defined the genre. Among these heroes is none other than the grizzled soldier Rambo. The character debuted in 1982’s Rambo: First Blood and the film became an instant classic. Since then the character has been featured in four sequels where the action continued to get more intense and sometimes a little ridiculous. It has been sometime since the action hero has graced the silver screen; so naturally one would think that Rambo’s war has come to an end. However that is not the case as now in theaters is the fifth installment in the action franchise-Rambo:Last Blood. Directed by Adrian Grunberg, Last Blood sees the seasoned hero return in what appears to be one final time. That prospect alone was enough to see this sequel, and if nothing else it could be an exciting action film.The end result was a movie that lived up to the name Rambo-albeit in a subtle fashion.