The Triumph of “Niceness”


Guest post by Joel Kurtinitis

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Growing up, I was as much a fan of action films as probably any guy in America. I loved the stories, the villains, the heroes, the gunfights and explosions, the rousing speeches, and the unlikely comebacks. I can still appreciate a good action movie, but unfortunately, in spite of mind-blowing special effects advancements, action movies are dying a horrible death in my lifetime.

Gone are the rough, swaggering heroes of days past, replaced with lanky emo vampires and tormented superhero Hamlets more interested in analyzing their love lives than in preserving truth, justice, and the American way. Heck, we’re so thin on real action stars that Hollywood practically had to dig Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone out of retirement to produce a couple worthwhile blockbusters in The Expendables movies.

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