Good old London town is the greatest city on Earth. I realise that many of you out there will immediately disagree with me, but I don’t care. I don’t want to alienate you from these pages, but this is a fact. I’ve lived in a small town in the northern part of the Cotswolds in the UK for a large part of my life, and seven years ago this winter, this big beautiful place became my home. Since living here however, I’ve often thought that there was something seriously lacking, and now after sitting through the glorious SPECTRE, the 24th official James Bond film, which features some magnificent action sequences set in the capital is that ‘that thing that be lacking’ is a kick-ass $300 + million action movie… SPECTRE might have delivered that…
Why have we not had many kick-ass action movies set in our big beautiful city? Well, a couple of notable mentions could be this year’s Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation and Fast 6 a couple of years ago, but I’ve tracked down some more.
Here’s my ten of the best! Yes, there are at least ten.
Here’s number ten, but click through pages 1-10 for the rest.
10. EASTERN PROMISES – dir. David Cronenberg
Not an action film, but I’ll bet yo ass its the best film you’ve seen with a naked gun fight between Viggo Mortensen and one Tamer Hussan in a dirty spa.
I Love It Because: It’s features a naked bloody gun fight!
It Kicks Ass Because: It’s features a naked bloody gun fight!