Over-the-top action has been greatly underappreciated over the past few years; sometimes we just want to switch off our brains and enjoy the visual spectacle of a ludicrously explosive action film. Hunter Killer is one of these movies as it tells the story of American Captain Joe Glass’s (Gerard Butler) mission to save the Russian President and prevent an all-out war between the two nations, all from the confines of his hunter-killer submarine.
Hunter Killer is available on digital download on 18th February and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on 25th February, and to celebrate we’ve pulled together a list of the most ridiculously fun action films to get you in the mood.
Following years without natural disaster, a system of climate-controlling satellites malfunction, threatening a catastrophic global ‘geostorm’ capable of ravaging the planet. Geostorm stars Gerard Butler as Jake Lawson, the man sent to space to single handedly prevent a devastating cataclysm. Featuring spectacular disaster sequences such as a tsunami in Dubai, frozen beaches in Rio and a heatwave in Moscow, Geostorm is as ridiculously fun as it sounds.
Keanu Reeves stars as John Wick, a former assassin pulled out of retirement after Russian gangsters slaughter his pet dog. Motivated by revenge, John Wick is a fearsome one man army as he attempts to systematically take out the entire Russian mob. Directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski ensure that the rigorous choreography and clear camera work produce some of the most impressive fight sequences of the decade.
Fast And Furious 8
If you’re looking for an over-the-top, explosively fun action film, The Fate of the Furious fits the bill perfectly. The eighth entry into the Fast and the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious continues the story of Dom Toretto’s family, and features unexpected twists and turns as their bond is tested unlike ever before. The film also features some astonishing action sequences, such as a car chase across an unstable frozen lake and a spectacular pursuit through the streets of New York City involving hundreds of autonomous cars. The Fate of the Furious is as ridiculously fun as they come.
Featuring big names such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lundgren, the expendables gathers some of the world’s biggest action movie heroes to star in this explosive team-up flick. The Expendables are a team of elite mercenaries who get tasked with overthrowing General Garza, a dictator from ‘Vilena’. Along the way the team’s strength is tested, as they face difficulties from both General Garza’s forces and from friction within the group. The star-studded cast and impressive action ensure that this is film is tremendously fun and wholly entertaining.
Olympus Has Fallen
Gerard Butler stars as Mike Banning, an ex-US Army Ranger called into action after the White House is taken over, and its residents taken hostage by North Korean terrorists. Banning must infiltrate the White House, rescue the President and put a stop to the terrorist’s greater motives, without any assistance. This thrilling adventure combines high tension and electrifying action to produce a thoroughly captivating spectacle.
Deep within the harsh Arctic Ocean, Gerard Butler stars as Captain Joe Glass who must lead his crew of submariners, tasked with rescuing a fellow US Submarine that’s disappeared in foreign waters. However, their mission takes an action-packed turn when Glass discovers a secret coup brewing within enemy territory. With the world on the brink of WWIII, Captain Glass must assemble an elite group of Navy SEALS and start a battle to win a war.
HUNTER KILLER IS AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON 18TH FEBRUARY AND 4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ON 25TH FEBRUARY.