Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Wonder Woman 1984

The ability of superhero movies to maintain momentum from installment-to-installment has proven over the years to be difficult, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the sequel to 2017’s well-received Wonder Woman fails to live up to the standa...

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, ...
Greenland

Watching Greenland, I was reminded of how long it has been since a major studio has released an “old-school” disaster movie like this one. Perhaps the film might have worked better had it come out a year ago but this is an extraordinarily ...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2020-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disaster Sequences, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, ...
Spider-Man: Far From Home

This review contains significant spoilers for “Avengers: Endgame” and minor spoilers for “Spider-Man: Far from Home.”Spider-Man: Far from Home works best when viewed as an epilogue to Avengers: Endgame (and, by extension, the entire MCU...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon, ...
Dark Phoenix

For longtime fans of the X-Men comic books, “The Dark Phoenix Saga” has been the Holy Grail. As crafted by Chris Claremont and John Byrne (with an assist from Dave Cockrum), the epic narrative, which was a major element of The Uncanny X-Me...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, ...
Avengers: Endgame

Minimal spoilers. There are some references to things that happen and the usual discussion about plot elements available via trailers and pre-release clips, but I have tried to remain as “spoiler-lite” as possible. As always, however, if y...

Run Time: 3:01
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, ...
Shazam!

In Shazam!, the positives outweigh the negatives. The film’s fresh aspects are strong enough to keep the stale ones at bay. With this 2019 feature, one tiny corner of the DC Extended Universe has finally embraced the concept of “humor,” ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Comic book monstrosities, Santa Claus abuse)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: David F. Sandberg
Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, ...
Captain Marvel

With the introduction of Captain Marvel into an already crowded field, the MCU has become unbalanced. Ordinary villains might as well give up and conventional heroes can retire. For decades, Warner Brothers/DC has had trouble figuring out how ...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Cast: Brie Larson, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan, ...
Aquaman

Aquaman is a reminder of the meager pleasures that can be gained from a generic superhero movie. Devoid of the complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists that defined Marvel’s two big 2018 superhero movies, Black Pa...

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Wan
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, ...
Ant Man and the Wasp

Over the past couple of years, Marvel Studios has ridden the crest of an incredible wave, culminating in the 2018 one-two punch of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. A drop-off was perhaps inevitable but I doubt anyone expected it to be ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Peyton Reed
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, ...
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The only thing that separates Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom from the lamentable Jurassic Park III is that the filmmakers of the newest sequel didn’t opt for cheap production values the way they did back in 2001. Both films feel tired an unin...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Dino Carnage, Scenes of Peril, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Chris Pratt, BD Wong, Ted Levine, ...