Since the film Expendables is coming out soon which is going to feature the new action heroes of today and a few old ones I thought I would do an article on the action heroes of yesterday.
To begin with chuck Norris. I haven't seen loads of his films just clips. He was your typical action hero of the 80's. He was a great fighter and starred in a film with the legend Bruce Lee.
I haven't really seen many of Jackie Chan films either. Hes a great fighter and stunt man but I preferred more serious films. To me his films were more fun for an audience that just wanted to have a laugh while watching him kick ass which doesn't really appeal to me.
Since I put some martial heroes in the list I couldn't forget Bruce Lee and Bandon so Ive put them together. Both could have gone onto make more great films and a real shame they died young but they still made a big impact!
Mel Gibson hasn't starred in loads of action films and was most well known for his Mad Max and Lethal Weapon films which kicked ass. It would be nice if he made a fourth film which was going to be called Fury Road but got canceled.
Wesley Snipes was a great villain in Demolition Man and made a great hero in the first blade film. The second one was ok and third was awful in my opinion. He made some pretty good action films during the 90's.
Steven Segal films have grown on me I've always been a big Van Damme fan but I have to say he has that cool presence on screen and knows how to kick ass. Ive seen a few of his films and they were pretty good. Under siege 1 would have to be his best film and those earlier ones he did up to the mid 90's. He starred with Kurt Russel in Executive Decision which was a good action film but he died early in it.
Its a shame hes put on weight becuase he doesn't seem as threatening on screen now but obviously that's down to his age and everything. I think he could make a come back but in the odd film since hes older now and I think he prefers playing music which is fair enough.