Genre Analysis

The genre analysis I chose was action/disaster films. What I can pull from just choosing this genre is that all action films that I have ever seen have a hero and a villain. Most of the time, the hero is battling the villain through-out the entire film. The films have a bunch of physical activities going on as well, explosions, gun fights, car chases, I mean name it action films in my eyes have the whole package when it comes to a certain genre. A great example of this is “Terminator 2 Judgment Day” Arnold Schwarzenegger plays as a cyborg robot “the hero” that is sent back in time to protect John Connor (main character) from being killed by the T-1000 (the villain) that was also sent back to kill him. Another cool thing to notice is that mostly all of the main-stream action films in today’s society have a decent budget to work with. Then, is creating a more visually stimulating experience for the audience so in my opinion action movies are awesome! Action films also I noticed the main character who is the hero of the film is usually a male actor which I find really interesting. So I decided to look up a film that’s classified as action where a female is the hero. “The article focuses on Pixar movie studio’s success with computer-animated films and on the making of “Brave” which features the company’s first female protagonist. Pixar’s 13th feature film “Brave” is a fairy tale and action film about a medieval Scottish princess and rebellious heroine named Merida.” The setting of action films can be anywhere it seems like. I have noticed though that a ton of action movies use sky scrapers as props because maybe the bigger things are the better the experience is for everyone. In action films the imagery is displayed by the hero as being a hard working individual who is surrounded by people that look up to him and or support him. Whereas the villain usually has people working for them because they want nothing more than destruction for the other party or to ultimately reach their goal which unenviably leads to failure. At its root action films are mainly aimed at a more boy to young man audience I remember reviewing that stat in class throughout school. The underlying factor is throughout the film selections that I have seen in the past the action film genre puts off a sense of power that the producers have when it comes to what they exactly want to show their audiences. I will always be attracted to action films because they give not only me the courage to see and feel stuff I have never experienced before. other people as a whole that are similarly attracted  as well will make the genre of action films thrive and keep thriving until people run out of ideas or run out of a budget because no one is interested anymore. There is probably more to action films I just felt I should cover the main basic things I have noticed.

Stein, Joel (2012, March 5) Vol. 179 Issue 9, p36-41, 6p, 4 Color Photographs. Retrieved from:

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