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100 thoughts on “A Year of Action Films – 2018 Review

  1. It's not an ordered list, but these would probably be my favourite action films of 2018: The Night Comes For Us, Manhunt, Avengers: Infinity War, Upgrade, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Braven, Accident Man, Operation Red Sea, Overlord, Mandy.

  2. As always, a superb review and masterfully edited video. I was long suspecting it, but now I really know I suffer from confirmation bias when watching Rossatron videos. We almost 100% agree on this list and every other video. And when it comes to mainstream and low budget action or horror movies, I pretty much share your sentiments. I am grateful you opened my eyes to those little movies I might miss or the big budget behemoths I wrongfully ignored. And ofc, my fave of 2018, Upgrade, made the list again.

    I hope producers and directors won't get discouraged by low turnouts to their masterpieces. Despite no widespread critical acclaim, Upgrade and The Night Comes For Us are every action fan's wet dream. Here's to 2018 and hoping for more visionaries like Whannell and Tjahjanto 🍷

  3. Hey Ross, have you seen "Brawl in Cell Block 99"? It's from 2017 and it's not straight action film (lot of drama in there) but I really loved it and I think it's very underrated. Can fully recommend. It starts slow but is very engaging imo.

  4. I'm gonna have to wath a lot of these. The chinese bay style film looked alright. Anyone seen it that can tell me if it is good?

  5. ''TLJ had one of the best action sequences of the franchise.''
    Are you smocking crack?
    That throne-room fight scene,sucked ass. You can actually see the stuntguys,missing their timing and falling too early,the whole thing looks like a piss poor dance routine.

  6. Lol…that clip of Black Panther in the beginning was hilarious. I could barely tell what it was it's so shitty.

    But sorry…Deadpool 2 is way better than the first.

  7. The Night Comes For Us was such a huge surprise. I wanted to watch it as soon as I saw who the two leads were and, due to my love of The Raid films, I had to give it a watch. To my surprise, it's my favourite film of 2018 and it comes pretty damn close to surpassing The Raid 2 for me in regards to being my favourite action film ever. I think The Night Comes For Us actually has better action sequences than The Raid films, but the story is kind of generic at certain points with the action really being the best vehicle for telling it well enough. The scene in the apartment complex alone was both amazingly fun and genuinely terrifying (I don't recall ever going "HOLY SHIT!" so many times while watching a movie, it just had me on-edge almost every second). Speaking of The Raid films, Gareth Evans ended up directing Apostle this year as well. While I didn't quite love it like I was hoping to, it was quite atmospheric and unnerving at times (especially in the latter half). Dan Stevens is great in the film, along with Michael Sheen, and it has some bursts of brutal violence and action that Evans is so skilled at delivering. Plus, it's further proof, to me, that Gareth Evans would be the perfect man to break the video-game movie curse with making a film adaptation of either Silent Hill, Resident Evil or Mortal Kombat.

  8. Operation Red Sea is one of the most notable action movies of the year (both in terms of the film itself and box office), but it didn’t seem like many people, even among critics and movie fans, talked about it. I think you deserve a lot of credit for actually highlighting the film. The same could be said of your analysis for The Night Comes for Us. Although that film has received some good attention online and many great foreign action films only find niche audiences, I still don’t think Netflix did the best job of promoting it.

  9. You lost me at Fallout being the best action movie…. awful mess with painful bad CGI overlaying over the amazing stunts!

  10. Mile 22 was god-awful! I completely agree that this film vandalised Iko’s career, and The Night Comes For Us more than made up for this atrocity of action cinema.

  11. Great video man, as usual!

    I would like to add season 2 of Iron Fist to the list, if I may, as it improved greatly on all fronts: storytelling, acting, writing, and specially stuntwork; man, there's some amazing fights this season.

    I think you'll highly enjoy it, give it a go and let me know.

    MI: Fallout and Daredevil season 3 were the highlights of my year actionwise. Pure perfection.

  12. I think best action of 2018 was Ready Player One ( IK it's CGI, but what a well directed CGI it is ( I made my own CGI movie at 2018, Spielberg is nearly un-matchable with his direction))

  13. The Villainess copied Hardcore Henry and was worse and somehow, boring. Plus Hardcore Henry was a passion project. There are so many more films from asia that destroy it.

  14. i agree with you man, Venom is not a gopd movie, but strangely…im having a good time watching it, its forgetable but in the same time feel so nostalgic, thank you for recognizing this

    oh and, your video is getting better and better, keep up man 👍

  15. Avengers Infinity War, was the most epic theater experience I've ever had.

    Overlord was similar to Kingsman, it was a really awesome surprise that represented peak blockbuster fun, and I loved every single minute of it.

    The Night Comes for Us was by far the best hand to hand action movie of the year and I'm surprised that Rossatron managed to find some shots that aren't filled with blood spraying everywhere. The story wasn't quite there for me, but if you love the Raid 1 and 2, this is the most similar experience except they turn it to eleven. That appartement fight is so awesome fucking hell, I love this movie even though the writing is poor it just shows how good action direction can elevate a film's quality.

    Mission Impossible Fallout… Best, action, movie of all time for me. And let me explain why, the movies often regarded as the best action films of all time are all amazing but if we take Mad Max Fury Road, that movie only has car chases and hand to hand action. Both are amazingly done but still they only produce two types of action scenes. The Raid Redemption was my favorite action film of all time before Fallout, but they only have gun or hand to hand action. Terminator 2 has shooting action chase scenes and hand to hand. Aliens 2 has shooting action and hand to hand.
    All these movies execute their respective action scenes with perfection, HOWEVER, Mission Impossible Fallout has, shooting action scenes, hand to hand combat, car chase scenes, bike chase scenes, helicopter chase scenes, on foot chase scenes, halo jumps etc… oh and everything I just said was pratical.

    And every type of action scene is executed with perfection. Also the story is awesome, the writing is amazing and Tom Cruise is Bae.

  16. I like videos like these it gives me a list to go check out without sitting through a channel or a trailer channel with google tab opened to check every single action movie that came out each year. Next year is looking good for action movies.

  17. Upgrade, Mandy, and The Night Comes For Us are the most visceral and impactful. Fallout is old school decadence turned to volume 11. I still need to check out Accident Man, and the HK cinema films you recommended. Good list.

  18. It's not a film, but Daredevil stands tall up there with the rest. Such amazing choreography and jaw dropping visuals

  19. I bet Aquaman will have the best quarterstaff fight scenes in cinema history.

    I know I know thay called Triton's but it's the same fighting style.

  20. I didn't realize China made movies like "Red Sea" and I was surprised to see "middle eastern terrorists". In American movies they tend to be pc now and have undefined Europeans bad guys

  21. You should watch Hold the Dark on Netflix if you haven’t already. Not really an action film, but has a super intense shootout that you might appreciate.

  22. I am likely by far not the first person to mention this, but I just have to say: dude, the editing in this video is top notch! Great work!

  23. I was pleasantly surprised by Upgrade. I really expected it to be intentionally bad-good, almost like trying to capture the datedness of og Robocop. Instead I found it to be genuinely good, good..

  24. This is one epic video. Mission Impossible: Fallout and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol are a couple of the greatest action films ever.

  25. I'm glad you mentioned Mile 22! Some of the worst editing and shaky cam I have ever seen in a movie! However, your editing is amazing!

  26. Here is the right way to watch this video and enjoy top tier editing skills.

    Step 1: Mute the video
    Step 2: Play your nu metal of choice (Mine was P.O.D. – Boom)
    Step 3: Fullscreen
    Step 4: Sit back and relax

  27. I love your videos but mandy and its slow buildup was overtly…… well…… stupid. I mean that movie thought its own shit didn't stink for at least a good hour and I left my family room before any action happened. I mean the camera literally stares at a guys face do nothing for good while.(example good enough for me) Deadpool 2 was genus in its over the top humorous story and the action from former john wick director was fantastic; how could you not like it?! bloated?!!??!!?!? bah humbug lol. But I do love watching your videos string together clips of action from different films while listening to good use of terminology to describe everything going on. A+ meanwhile im the master of quick run on sentence comments.

  28. I want to try to move away from being too negative and I like the majority of your stuff including this video, but it feels really odd seeing Mandy on your list here, particularly in regards to action and just had to mention it. Maybe I'm crazy, but I felt like most of the action was near incomprehensible to the point the Taken directors would have done a better job. The chainsaw battle was especially disappointing. Other than them locking 'saws and the bad guy falling on top of it, I really couldn't tell you how it went from that one moment to the other. I more or less enjoyed the movie otherwise, but the action was a huge let down for me, bloody or not.

  29. Turn on Captions to see the title of the movie of the current scene being played.

    Also, Rossatron, the edited transitions here were exquisite .

  30. 2018 has some of my absolute favorite movies of the year in terms of action.

    Even some of the lesser-known movies I can find some enjoyment out of them.

  31. I would certainly count Upgrade as an Aussie film… filmed in Australia, Aussie director, Aussie crew and lots of Aussie actors.

  32. Wait… what action scenes are good in The Last Jedi exactly? Because the room scene is shit, guards fighting with the air and making movements that made no sense. But it is hard to realize that because there was so much going on in the place (ironically, nothing was happening),

  33. 0:06 which film is that ?

    While I Ofc added full assortment to my watchlist I would like to start with this particular one since I haven't seen a good female led action film in years

  34. I love you admin rossatron. You gave me experience of sharing rather than teaching. Despite your knowledge of action movie. I hope you get better everyday. Sorry my bad english.

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