Enjoy some kickass action with ‘Project Wolf Hunting’, ‘The Lair’ and ‘Preman: Silent Fury’

Nov. 19 — Out is the new Tom Cruise movie or a new movie from one of the directors of the first film John Wick Movie, the major Hollywood studios don’t seem to be very interested in making action movies these days.

Yes, some well-choreographed fight scenes may be smuggled into some superhero movies (like the one directed by the Russo brothers), but in general, action films have more or less moved into the realm of B movie nowadays, or relatively big budget film industries. Smaller in Asia, which when compared to Hollywood budgets would still technically make them B movies.

You can always trust the ever-reliable Scott Adkins in one of these films, somewhat like his last film Accident Man 2: Holiday Killerand is one of those rare (especially low-budget!) sequels that improve upon the original movie.

He’s funny enough with the comedy parts (a bit like the “boy” Guy Ritchie movies) but pretty cool when it comes to the choreography.

Everyone already knows Scott Adkins as a B-movie star nowadays, so it would be fun to dive in and hunt for the most mysterious gems available out there.

So, if you’re feeling more adventurous, hunt down and give these titles a try.

Screenshot of a scene from “Project Wolf Hunting”. – Image via YouTube

Wolf Hunting Project

At the moment it is known that the crown for the most amazing film of the year will most likely go Terrifying 2but if you’re a fan of action movies, this bloody little gem from South Korea is probably a close second.

Imagine the kind of violent killings and limb-destroying that led up to the 2008 reboot Rambo An unforgettable viewing experience, turn 11, and you’ll likely get close to the insane violence on display.

With the plot of this basically Con Air on the ship, which you then add in predator In the mix is ​​a group of South Korean criminals who are extradited from the Philippines on a ship, because a previous attempt to do so on a flight yielded bloody consequences.

So, there are a lot of characters to get to know on both sides of the fence, but the real hook of the movie is in the many ways it thinks about killing and destroying body parts from all involved.

Battles of course are not as precisely designed as in Raid movies, but The Killing is truly unforgettable, and that’s more than enough to make anyone sit up and take notice. The Great Guignol Massacre.

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Back in the 2000s, British director Neil Marshall was a pretty popular name in genre film circles, thanks to early successes like dog soldiersAnd the The descent And the Doomsday But since he spent most of the 2000s directing TV shows, I think people are starting to forget what sense he was and still can be today.

His reboot of Hellboy in 2019 was a nice surprise, but it looks like he’s still looking for that “comeback” song.

Although playing like a mix in between dog soldiers And the The descentbut in Afghanistan, there are not so many cache It will attract new fans.

Overall, it’s an agreeable creature feature flick. It is the story of a group of soldiers who are attacked by creatures that are the result of human experiments conducted by the Russians deep in a cave in Afghanistan.

This is a strong enough setup to showcase a series of set pieces that could fit both a horror movie and a military action movie.

But there’s a sense – done – to the whole procedure that makes this feel like one of those killers when there’s nothing else on TV other than a must-see genre movie gem.

Brian: Silent Fury

A low budget Indonesian action movie that took some time to reach the international market (it was released in 2021 in Indonesia and only released in the US in late 2022), if you are expecting another piece of Indonesian fast and furious action like Raid or Night comes to usI think you’ll be in for a disappointment because there aren’t a lot of fights in this fight.

But if you adjust your expectations a bit, and view this as more of an action drama rather than an all-out flick, you’ll find a lot to enjoy.

Playing almost like a Western homage, the film centers on Sandy, a deaf gangster (“Braiman” is Indonesian from thugs/gangster) who is part of a gang that started out as a social justice group before a new leader turns them into gangsters pay-for-hire.

It becomes a bit of a flick when a new gang leader kills Sandy’s mentor, but director Randolph’s zany, daring creative choices (like a recurring dream involving men in bunny suits that become poetically “real” during the film’s action climax) make the movie an absolutely fantastic movie. An unforgettable visual experience.

The film’s many contrasting stylistic elements don’t hold together well, but it’s unquestionably a “youth movie,” the kind in which the director is so excited about making a film that he throws all of his artistic imagination into a reckless mix, and that’s something to note when this is bold.

*This is the columnist’s personal opinion.

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