2012 was an excellent year for action films, one of my favorite genres, and it got me to the theatre more than I’ve been in a long time. Here’s my list highlighting some of the best moments from these movies.
10. THE AVENGERS
The fight between Captain America and Iron Man provided not only some joyous moments of action and special effects but a nice twist of comedy as well.
9. RED DAWN
8. 21 JUMP STREET
The chase scene may not have been incredibly exciting but it’s mix of creativity and humor makes it on my list.
7. THE EXPENDABLES 2
When “The Lone Wolf” our Texas Ranger Chuck Norris blow shit to oblivion and then claims he works alone it’s not only an epic moment for the film but for the pop culture adoration of Chuck Norrisms.
When the storm comes in and there is a race to get back to the ship to survive it’s not only intense but the sounds mixed with the amazing effects is epic.6.
4. THE DARK KNIGHT
The fight between Bane and Batman is where shit gets pretty epically real. His brute force versus Batman’s gadgets and super technical awesomeness was glory.
3. THE HOBBIT
The chase through the Goblin kingdom was creative, and some massive ingenuity and made it seem completely plausible that such magnanimous feat could actually be accomplished by the dwarf heroes and Gandalf the bad mother fucker.
2. THE AVENGERS
The finale where the good guys are on the ground facing imminent doom and Iron Man is the sky evading the big bads who are coming.
1. THE EXPENDABLES 2
Yeah, it’s on the list twice because it was biggest movie of the summer! Arnie, Brucie, and Sly. together. Boom. Nuff said.
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