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Watch Every 2011 Action Movie at Once in This Awesome Mashup Montage

By Christopher Campbell | Spout June 30, 2011 at 5:25AM

First off, congrats to "Another Earth" and "Bellflower" for making the cut as two of the more obscure films to be featured in this primarily Hollywood blockbuster-centric mashup. More kudos to the former, actually, for kicking it off. Foreign martial arts flicks are to be expected, even those not well known at the multiplex, in a montage of the year's action movies (set to "This is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars), but these Sundance favorites should feel they've made it now that they're being spliced up against stuff like "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Fast Five." Of course, indie or studio, these films do pretty much come from similar influences. Don't be mislead negatively by their inclusion, though. While this montage pieces together a kind of generic blockbuster-friendly narrative from the parts of 45 similar-minded movies, reminding us how formulaic the genre currently is, neither "Another Earth" nor "Bellflower" is as familiar or predictable as the majority of these titles.
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First off, congrats to "Another Earth" and "Bellflower" for making the cut as two of the more obscure films to be featured in this primarily Hollywood blockbuster-centric mashup. More kudos to the former, actually, for kicking it off. Foreign martial arts flicks are to be expected, even those not well known at the multiplex, in a montage of the year's action movies (set to "This is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars), but these Sundance favorites should feel they've made it now that they're being spliced up against stuff like "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Fast Five." Of course, indie or studio, these films do pretty much come from similar influences. Don't be mislead negatively by their inclusion, though. While this montage pieces together a kind of generic blockbuster-friendly narrative from the parts of 45 similar-minded movies, reminding us how formulaic the genre currently is, neither "Another Earth" nor "Bellflower" is as familiar or predictable as the majority of these titles.

The video is titled "Movies in Action 2011," and it was compiled/edited by a guy named Luke, who goes by "thefauxcreative" on YouTube. It might remind you of last year's "best montage" (as I called it), genrocks' "Filmography 2010." Well, Luke immediately acknowledges that video as his inspiration here (no credit to the also great year-end video essay from Matt Zoller Seitz means Seitz must now make his own 2011 action montage). Luke has a lengthy introductory set up on YouTube where he also explains reasons for excluding certain films, such as "Sherlock Holmes 2" (no clips yet available) and "Attack the Block" (it just didn't fit the flow). Can you think of anything else missing?

Check out the video after the jump, followed by a list of all the films employed.


Movie List - "Movie In Action 2011"

1. Another Earth
2. Priest
3. Super 8
4. Captain America
5. Green Lantern
6. Season of the Witch
7. Stakeland
8. Harry Potter - Deathy Hallows 2
9. Transformers 3
10. Dylan Dog
11. We Are The Night
12. Cowboys & Aliens
13. Battle: Los Angeles
14. X Men - First Class
15. The Three Musketeers
16. Your Highness
17. Warrior
18. True Legend
19. Thor
20. Green Hornet
21. The Eagle
22. Sucker Punch
23. Real Steel
24. Pirates of the Caribbean
25. Ong Bak 3
26. Legend of the Fist - The Return of Chen Zhen
27. Kung Fu Panda 2
28. Ip Man 2
29. Immortals
30. I Am Number 4
31. Hobo With a Shotgun
32. Hanna
33. Fast Five
34. Evangelion 2.0 - You Can (Not) Advance
35. Drive Angry 3D
36. Conan the Barbarian
37. Colombiana
38. Abduction
39. 13 Assassins
40. Spy Kids 4
41. Killer Elite
42. Bellflower
43. Fright Night
44. Mission Impossible 4
45. Ironclad


[via The Trailer Mash]


And now a bonus video, which is making the rounds today and is somewhat relevant: "Every Michael Bay Movie in Under a Minute"


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