Contemporary action movies nowadays rely on choreographic skills and CG-rendering, a once amazing but now tiresome and gratuitous feat and skill in cinema. Actions done by actors lose importance and story as the focus shifts to the grand visuals; but great action films need no expensive equipment or green screens.
Staying natural and true to life is what makes the acclaimed filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" timeless and golden. Without advanced technology, it can still carry itself on its own. Watch this insightful comparative study of today's action films and "Seven Samurai" here.
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