5 Best Action Movies List Of 2008
If you are looking for a fun way to pass an afternoon, consider renting all of the films on the 5 best action movies list of 2008. 2008 was a great year for action movies. Three different comic book movies made it to the screen and they were, amazingly, all good. James Bond was back at his morally ambiguous best. From a year that was undeniably good for action movies, these are our picks for the best action movies of 2008:
- "Iron Man." While purists might complain that the jolly playboy Tony Stark of the movie does not resemble the comic book character, the rest of us were too busy enjoying the crazy inventions, high speed chases, and Robert Downey Jr.'s impish performance. There are plenty of humorous lines to keep you giggling. The special effects in this great action movie are impressive, but manage to never get in the way of a good story.
- "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." The second Hellboy film picks up where the first left off, and supplies even more fantastical creatures for our cat-loving, cigar-smoking hero to vanquish. In this excellent action movie, director Guillermo del Toro delivers the dreamy, other worldy visuals that he has become known for. The story is as good as the action, with a lot of development of the characters introduced in the first Hellboy film.
- "The Dark Knight." Chris Nolan's take on Batman is a dark departure from the cartoonish feel of earlier Batman movies, and it works well. Even without his tragic death overshadowing the film, Heath Ledger's performance still would have stolen the show. In a year of great action movies, this is clearly one of the best.
- "Quantum of Solace." Twenty-two films into the Bond series, the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. Quantum of Solace continues the more action-oriented feel delivered by the first Daniel Craig edition. An eco-terror plotline gives your brain something to chew on between explosions and gun fights, while Judy Dench delivers another great supporting performance as the most amusing and authoritative "M" in the series' history.
- "Doomsday." Few action movies can deliver Medieval castles, punk rock cannibals, and a sexy, leather-clad one-eyed heroine all in the same package. Doomsday begins with generally straight storytelling, and increases the level of camp so slowly that you aren't quite sure whether you are supposed to be laughing with it or at it. Either way, the spectacles of mohawk-clad cult leaders, gladiatorial combat and high speed chases in top of the line luxury sport cars will keep you entertained.