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Action films are a film genre where one or more heroes are thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and crazy chases. Occasionally there is a character struggling against incredible odds along with life-threatening situations, an evil villain and being chased in several ways, The Story and character development are generally secondary to explosions, fist fights, gunplay and car chases.
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While action films have traditionally been a reliable source of income for most movie studios, relatively few action films are really any good or get critical praise, mainly because of their two-dimensional heroes or villains. Nevertheless, Hollywood has been making more action films than ever, mainly because the advancement in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required professional stunt crews and dangerous staging in the past. However, action audiences’ expectations have been mixed with the high level of computer generated imagery, and films where computer animation is not believable are often met with criticism. There has to be the right mix of real life and CGI, transformers is a good example of how some really cool effective CGI is mixed with the real world. The results are simply amazing to say the least.