What Makes Action Scenes Suck in Movies, and What Makes Them Good

VideosMovieby Joey Paur

Here's a really well-made video essay from Sam and Niko that discusses action scenes in movies. The video breaks down what makes a shitty action scene such as quick cuts, implied action, lack of reason, etc. Then in contrast, it shows us some action scenes that are actually done really well. These scenes involve actually showing the audience the action and reaction, the characters' emotions, etc. Action scenes are hard to do, but to get them right there has to be a good balance that actually implements plot points to move the story forward.

I think a lot of us movie fans are familiar with what makes a good action scene and what doesn't, but having it all presented to us in a video like this makes for an interesting watch that you should check out when you get a chance.