Action Movies 2010 – Guide14.02.10 # Movie Releases # 94 Comments
Kaboom. Nothing does it like a rocket launcher blowing up an fuel tanker on a freeway.
Here are the biggest and best action movies of 2010.
Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan
Director: Paul Greengrass
Release Date: 12th March 2010
Matt Damon and Bourne director Greengrass re-team for this thriller set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War. Damon is sent to look for WMDs, but discovers an elaborate cover-up. The trailer made it appear very Bourne-esque, with Damon going rogue and talking tough, let’s hope the movie has something fresh to say on an old topic.
Clash Of The Titans
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton
Director: Louis Leterrier
Release Date: 2nd April 2010
Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, he volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. With the other Sam Worthington-starrer Avatar doing quite well it was decided to push this back a week to give it the 3-D treatment. Louis Leterrier (Incredible Hulk) is a capable action director, so expect this to be a solid effort. A remake of the 1981 minor classic, famous for its stop-motion creature fx.
Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten
Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Release Date: 2nd April 2010
In the near future artificial organs can be bought on credit. If you can’t pay, they’re repossessed by force. When Jude Law, a repo man himself, can’t make the payments on the
hair transplant heart he has purchased he goes on the run, pursued by his former colleagues. Bizarrely this is the same plot as Repo The Genetic Opera from two years ago, but without the singing. This has a first time director and great actors known for slumming it, so it’s hard to say which way this will go.
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Release Date: 16th April 2010
A high school nerd decides to become a superhero even though he has no special powers or even any athletic ability. Despite getting serious hurt, his antics soon inspire others youngsters to follow in his footsteps. This is one of the hottest tickets this Spring, with its energetic, risky tone (including child assassins blowing off legs). Adapted from the Mark Millar graphic novel, Brits might be interested to know the screenplay was written by Jonathan Ross’s wife. It’s already got excellent advance reviews.
Starring: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal
Director: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez
16th April 2010 Update – Moved To 3rd September
The not-as-funny-as-it-should-have-been fake trailer from Grindhouse gets its own movie. Danny Trejo is leading man for once as a Mexican mercenary on US soil who takes the murder contracts the locals won’t. Double-crossed on a job and left for dead, he sets out bring vengeance to those who betrayed him. Robert De Niro plays a corrupt senator. Steven Seagal plays a drug lord. Should be good fun.