Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pop Culture Obsessions: How “Extreme Prejudice” Taught Me What an Action Film Should Be



Twenty three years ago on this very day, I saw what I thought at the time to be the grittiest and most violent action film ever made.  I also thought it to be the first of its kind in terms of tone and style.  Age, maturity and a growing knowledge of film would eventually prove me wrong.  However, I still hold a special place in my heart for that film.  While it might not be as monumental as it first appeared to me at the tender age of eleven, it is a solid example of 80’s action.