Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Executive Decision is a classic 90’s action film – bombastic, silly and hugely over the top. It’s also massively fun and immensity re-watchable. But it’s also a film that takes some risks – killing off one of your more bankable stars in Act 1 was bold and putting the film on the shoulders of Russell in a period he was making more serious dramas was inspired. This really was a golden age for action – high concept films in a time before superhero would dominate. That said the seeds of today’s superhero movie sit very firmly in this era – proper actors in action roles are now common place. Executive Decision holds up well and is well worth a rewatch.
Best Bit: Seagal buys it!
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Con Air, The Rock, Under Siege
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…