Oh hell yeah! A mashup of various 80s action movie tropes that totally worked on me. The film really benefited from relaxed editing, even had a couple of oners, a rarity in Tamil action cinema.
Added to my Siege! list.
A prosecutor goes on the run after being framed for a couple of (actually very minor) crimes. I mean, it was just a ring and a camera that he was accused of stealing. That's the level of crime that warrants a nationwide manhunt in Japan, I guess. Anyway, nothing particularly interesting happens over the course of the movie's unconscionable two and a half hours, aside from a hilarious bear attack and an utterly bonkers score. If you've seen the Fugitive then there's no need to see this, unless you want to see the inspiration for John Woo's also underwhelming remake from a few years ago
A retired bodyguard kicks so much ass searching for his kidnapped wife. 67-minute low budget action flick, with pretty much non-stop action for the last 60 minutes. So much action, in fact, that there was no room for stuff like characters or plot logic or any of those nerdy things. The action isn't great, but it is relentless, and that's worth 4 stars in my book.
A blinded former cop teams up with his enemy to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Action is pretty good and plentiful, but the movie has other issues that kept bothering me. Like how the protagonist's fighting ability doesn't seem to be affected at all by losing his sight (a couple of rubber balls appear to be a functional replacement for vision). And how three overly annoying characters occupy so much screen time. But anyway, decent overall.
A PTSD-striken girl at an arts school deals with shitty classmates and authority figures. And then shit gets wild at the end. Three-quarters of this movie is way over my head, filled with symbols and metaphors that easily elude me, but action finales I can understand, and this was a good one. Cross another Kensuke Sonomura action sequence of my list .