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Filmmaking of this breadth and depth takes courage, wisdom and the formal skills to put your ambitions on the screen. The action sequences — several of which, like the opening parkour set-piece, must be seen to be believed — are breathtaking and returned Bond to his down and dirty roots. What more could you want from a kiddie movie? Crank 2006 In The Transporter series, Jason Statham proved that he could knock dudes out with watermelons on his hands. They're also completely focused on that quintessential automotive activity: the road trip. On the run - a journey including the spectacular set piece of Ford flinging himself down a storm drain - he has to deal with the formidable tenacity of pursuing agent. There are dozens of memorable cars in film, but to crack the top, a vehicle must influence a generation, inspire car culture, and become the stuff of every kid's dreams. Now tainted by endless, far dumber sequels, this original had just the right amount of far-fetchedness to make it a fun-packed ride.
He thrashes around in a world he no longer recognizes. That still left an awful lot of movies to choose from when compiling this list. Hell Drivers British grit from 1957, with a rambunctious crew of hard men competing to drive dangerous loads along dangerous roads in as fast a time possible. Strong performances all round too, from , , and particularly in his breakout role. Can we just get back to the cars, please? An homage to anime, comic books, and kung fu, the Wachowskis' story of a caped hero named Neo facing off against a race of computer-programmed machines dedicated to wiping out humankind is immeasurably influential in its own right. In his final face-off, Van Damme, blinded by arena dust, rage-screams his way to victory.
Wipe any memory you may have of the Hollywood remake starring Queen Latifah; this French original is the real deal. You hereby warrant that you are 16 years of age or older or are visiting the Website under parental supervision. But those cars and thespians can only become legendary through the context of their roles. In other words, they didn't even care enough to make a good lousy movie. These companies may use information not including your name, address, email address or telephone number about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Truth be told, no one can live solely on or alone. But it's exquisitely executed, packing a jaw-dropping train attack and what can only be described as the Lawrence of Arabia of town-square shootouts.
Case in point: this scene, where Matt Damon fights an assassin with a magazine, chokes him out with an electrical cord, and then blows up a house by sticking said magazine into a toaster. Yet the moment that sticks in everyone's mind is when the car transforms into a submarine after Bond jumps the car into the water. On the run from dirty cop Rosie Perez, wanted deviants James Franco and Seth Rogen find themselves up to their space-cadet heads in hurt, particularly when Franco tries to kick out the windscreen and gets his foot stuck. So in the 1960s and 1970s, the Australian arms of American car companies created some fairly brutal muscle machines—cars we never saw in the States. The after effects of electrocution, burned hands and damaged vertebrae have long dissipated Jackie says , but the flying three-story fall has since become celluloid legend.
Despite them pootling along at little more than walking pace, it all gets a bit competitive and, before you know it, they've made a wager that the last one to Brighton hands over their car. From its vampiric rave aesthetic to the icky effects, Guillermo del Toro's bloodbath of a sequel has only grown more impressive with the passage of time. The long-shots of Lloyd climbing the building actually are of a double, but the mid-shots and close-ups are all Lloyd, as are the clock-dangle and all the dicking about on the top of the building — and it is genuinely the top of a building and not a studio mock-up. And you'll so want a whaletail 911 by the end. Here is everything you could ever require from an action scene distilled into one easy package: speed, intensity, noise, competitiveness, swearing, gunfire, shiny surfaces and things blowing up. It's no surprise that the Fast and Furious series lifted the film's most essential quality to kick-start a billion-dollar franchise -- everyone wants to spend time with a close-knit family.
The middle section is the principal one, of course: is on a bus with a bomb on it, which will explode and kill all its passengers if its speed drops below 50mph. A James Bond mission masquerading as a tournament slugfest, Dragon is best known for being Hollywood's foray into kung fu, but not known enough for how Robert Clouse and Lee himself choreograph fight scenes around the martial artist's indelible charisma. Tom Cruise took on the starring role of Cole Trickle, a young racer from Eagle Rock, California with something to prove. Mad Max 2 The original had its share of awesome vehicular chase sequences, but nothing that quite prepared audiences for what was to follow. Gone In 60 Seconds Original Forget the Nick Cage remake - if you're a car lover, you'll be able to look past the lack of narrative and embrace the sheer mayhem of the original movie. The grand finale is a glimmer of pure blockbuster heroism.
He didn't just get it right the first time -- Verhoeven was the Clarence Boddicker to his Alex Murphy of a movie, shooting until it was a bloody pulp. After being mistreated and left to the elements on a Sony backlot, both cars were refurbished. Bullitt is a movie where everyone is sweating from beginning to end. But the car's unique, retro-futurist design has earned it a cult following today. All of which is precisely the point. But if you want something that will go down in movie history, you have to try a little harder.