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Action films are formulaic given this why are they still so popular?

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Action films are formulaic given this why are they still so popular? In this essay I am going to explore the conventions of action films and their popularity. People love action films, and when they go to see one there are conventions you would expect to see in the film All plots of action films are based on the same outline, Hero and villain meet, there's a disruption of order, and mission, then everything is sorted out when the villain dies and everything returns to normal. There are Stock characters that you expect to see in this genre of film, the hero, the villain and two attractive ladies. The main action is around a male hero, however, modern films have featured female heroines for example Angelina Jolie in 'Tomb Raider'. If the hero is male he is always good looking, intelligent, brave, chauvinistic, and manages to escape from life threatening situations, however the hero will always have a weakness, and if the hero is male the weakness is normally women. If it is a female heroine then she will be really attractive, big breasted, and quite feminine. ...read more.


Bill, and Jo and there team of workers tend to get their first, and Bill has a skill of being able to sense if the tornado is going to change direction. They are trying to find out how the tornado works so they can predict tornados and give people more warning so they have more time to get to safety. The film started with a scene where Jo's dad is killed by a tornado. Near the end of the film the Jonas is killed. This is typical of an action film because the villain ends up dead. And like in typical action films Jo and Bill escape unharmed. Jo, the hero, is attractive, and is facing near death experiences quite often, the job Jo has is thought typically a males job, but she is extremely good at her job, there is a scene where she is in the shower, this scene is to show her femininity. There are quite a few stunts involving the tornado, for example the tornado changes direction, to come towards them. The music and sound effects improve the film, and are very important to the film. ...read more.


There were also lots of quick camera angle changes in this clip. When Jo ands Bill are trying to escape from the tornado a tracking shot is used, as if the tornado is following them. There is a few close ups of their faces to show their emotions, these shots show the fear they are feeling. When the scene is about the tornado the camera is shaky to make the tornado seem more realistic. The camera shot is of either Bill or Jo's view when they are in the tornado, which makes the viewer feel as if it is them in the tornado. When the car goes into the fire it feels as if your there. The lighting is low-key (dark and shadowy); the darkness makes the tornado more realistic, because it is dark in and around tornados. The lighting goes bright suddenly when the tornado is over. There are whistling sounds, and the music changes with the direction change of the tornado. When Bill and Jo are in the middle of the tornado there is soft music, which makes us believe they're going to die, although we know they wont. Out of twister and Mission Impossible 2 I think Mission Impossible 2 is a better action Film, and Fits more of the expected action film characteristics. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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