“Action Flick Chick” Katrina Hill knows her action movies and she’s compiled a fantastic guide to the most butt-kicking, gun-toting, over-the-top action films ever. From Bruce Willis to Chuck Norris to Sylvester Stallone, if it’s action then Katrina’s got you covered.
The book is divided into chapters that focus on different aspects of the action movie genere. It starts off with classics like The Magnificent Seven and Dirty Harry and then moves on to buddy cop films, sequels and parodies.
There’s release information and details about who wrote, directed and starred in each movie, but the really fun part is reading Katrina’s take on why a given movie is worthy of glory. She gives you the fan perspective on just what makes an action movie go from meh to OMG.
It’s also loaded with full-color pictures that capture memorable moments from your favorite action films. There are cops and soldiers and cowboys and ninjas, all in their most action-filled glory.
Katrina also devotes full chapters to sci-fi, martial arts and video games so she really covers all the bases when it comes to action. You even get a little DVD treat in the back of the book with the martial arts spy spoof The Impossible Kid.
If you’re a fan of action films, then pick up a copy of Action Movie Freak ($22.99) for a trip down movie memory lane. It’ll have you filling your rental queue with your favorite action films and lining up to see A Good Day to Die Hard with the rest of the action movie freaks this weekend.
I received this book for review purposes.