What makes a great action film? Especially, what makes a great one in the 25 years since Die Hard, which is widely regarded as the quintessential action film, which spawned countless ripoffs, which has become the one against which most modern action films have been judged? Those were the questions the folks at Vulture attempted to answer a few months back, posting a list of the 25 best actions films since John McTiernan’s 1988 classic. It was an eclectic, somewhat controversial list that I not only really dug – even if I didn’t agree with all of the choices – but thought would make for a solid jumping-off point for a discussion on…another episode of Film Don’t Hurt.
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