Action with a capital A. The story is somewhat a generic excuse to have action scene after action scene ('undercover cop caught in gang war relations' type deal), but it's well-constructed with some decently written, albeit stock characters.
But this is an action film, and the action is spectacular, varied, and never-ending. Roll on The Raid 3. We need more back-to-basics, gritty, practical effects-driven action films like this.
To mention or attempt to compare this film to the Hunger Games would be doing a huge disservice to it. One film is pre-occupied with turning the concept of child murder into entertainment: Into building a sci-fi world around that concept, developing a straight-forward commentary about gladiatorial reality television, making it clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are within 5 minutes of the story starting, then throwing in the melodramatic love story here or there. The other film…
No wonder this movie is always listed as one of the funniest ever made. It's completely random, it's stupid, it's irrelevant, it's got no character development whatsoever, and it's absolutely hilarious every step of the way.
You really can't keep up with the jokes in Airplane. There's one every 20 seconds and every one is ridiculously funny. They're all really inventive and unique and you'll be saying to yourself "..the Hell?" half of the time with their irrelevance as you…