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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANALYSING ACTION/ADVENTURE MOVIES

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CONVENTIONS

 
There are many conventions that you would usually see in an action/adventure movie. Not all of the conventions tend to be in all movies, but tend to be in the majority of them.

Here are a list of examples of conventions that you would find in an action/adventure movie:

- Usually involve straightforward story of good guy versus bad guy, where usually the disputes are resolved by physical force.

- Usually heroes in Hollywood films are patriotic Americans.

- Bad guys in Hollywood films tend to be drug lords, terrorists or some other sort of criminal rather than a Nazi or a Communist like in the past.

- Usually requires big budget special effects and stunt work.

- Damsel in distress tends to be used but in recent movies female characters have become stronger in action/adventure movies and even work alongside the strong male characters.

- It is more than likely that a chase scene will feature somewhere in the movie, whether it is by foot, car, boat etc.

- The good guys always win.




Colin Pike - Wednesday 19th October 2005