Movies in the Action/Adventure genre

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Godzilla vs. Kong

This review contains spoilers, although if you have watched the trailers, you already know what the “spoilers” entail…If you experience a sense of déjà vu while watching Godzilla vs. Kong, it’s probably not because of a flashback to t...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Monster Mayhem)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Adam Wingard
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Demian Bichir, Kyle Chandler, ...
King Kong vs. Godzilla

When it comes to bad movies, King Kong lovers have a plethora of choices but only three merit true consideration: King Kong Escapes, the 1968 Japanese film with a Blofeld-style villain named after Britain’s most beloved Time Lord; King Kong ...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-03-25
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Ishiro Honda
Cast: Tadao Takashima, Keji Sahaka, Ichiro Arishama, ...
Zack Snyder's Justice League

Spoiler Alert for any live-action movie with the words “Justice League” in the title.It’s bigger and longer and features a lot more slo-mo, but is Zack Snyder’s Justice League better than the hybrid Snyder/JossWhedon version that Warner...

Run Time: 4:02
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Morton, ...
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. Home Release Date: 2021-03-30
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. Home Release Date: 2021-02-09
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, ...