The Problem with Action Movies Today Video. Chris Stuckmann‘s The Problem with Action Movies Today visual essay on today’s action movies is an unapologetic eye-opener. To some, this video simply enumerates the problems they already knew existed. Stuckmann not only lists the problems one by one, he also lists the solutions to them, openly hoping that Hollywood screenwriters take note of them. He is a fan of the genre and wants to see it improved, using benchmark films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark as examples of how to do an action film right.
The definition of an action film:
Action film is a film genre in which one or more heroes are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include physical feats, extended fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which generally concludes in victory for the hero.
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