The action cinema and punching business of 1980 was highly cultured and continues with its loyal legion of fans. All the brilliance of the genre at the time was concentrated on the great personalities behind each film, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and so on. Here, we tried to bring the best of the subject at the time, with the fantastic and unforgettable options that understood the genre. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Best of the Best (Robert Radler, 1989)We will be following the preparation of an American Tae Kwon Do team for a martial arts tournament in South Korea. The film gains its substance by exploring the uncertainties, ghosts of the past, and an exacerbated behavioral model of the team’s lives. ‘Best of the Best’ is a film about martial arts that moves in a different direction from most, bringing a story that prefers to work with the construction of the characters’ psyche rather than an intermittent sense of action. Lost pearl of the 1980s. The punctual soundtrack with a super-motivational aura that fits the film perfectly is still worth mentioning.
9º – Cyborg (Albert Pyun, 1989)Placed in an apocalyptic future, the plot is simple, showing the journey of a man in an attempt to bring a cyborg capable of saving humanity to a certain place. Little known, ‘Cyborg ‘ is short, has few dialogues and a shallow plot. However, the execution of the scenes, as well as the dynamism given to the work, manages to capture the spectator’s attention from beginning to end.
8º – Above the Law (Andrew Davis, 1988)A policeman has to deal with a corrupt corporation, deciding to face a big criminal conspiracy alone, breaking all the rules of his profession. The first film in the career of actor Steven Seagal is, in fact, the best of his entire career. Today hidden and forgotten, ‘Above the Law’ is a great film, showing the struggle of a man for justice in the midst of a corrupt society by its citizens.
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