Action movies have several subcategories, one of which is the Slow Motion Action Movie. You know the ones I mean. The ones that were based off a video game or a graphic novel and want to appear as cool as humanly possible. More often than not they end up being corny and mediocre. They have one liners that are the epitome of cliche. However, despite this, many of my favorite action movies are Slow Motion.
Priest, for example, is an excellent Slow Motion movie. The dialogue is a little dramatic, but the plot isn’t too bad. It’s a movie about how vampires and men have been at war since the beginning of time. To save mankind the Church trains Priests, who destroy the vamps and bring peace to a world that’s been destroyed by war. Paul Bettany, Lilly Collins, Karl Urban, Maggie Q, Stephen Moyer, and Christopher Plummer star in this awesome movie.
Another excellent Slow Motion movie is Prince of Persia. Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Kingsley couldn’t make up for the bad plot, but the slow motion. Oh my, the slow motion. The story is about a young thief who is taken in by the king. It revolves around a dagger that can turn back time and I’m pretty sure there’s an ostrich race involved. Tragically, I don’t remember the whole plot, just the fact that slow motion was used every ten minutes or so throughout the movie without fail.
And finally, The Three Musketeers. Each time a new one comes out they get better and worse at the same time. Logan Lerman and Orlando Bloom rocked this movie. And the slow motion was exquisite.
Any corny movies that you really enjoy? Let me know in the comments!