Also, just in case someone comes along with the old “Dude, it’s an action movie! It’s supposed to be dumb with explosions!”…well we do need to be a little discerning, right? I mean you can’t just say with any action movie that someone thinks is bad in all ways (writing, dialog, acting, effects etc.) that it’s all OK because action movies are supposed to be big and dumb.
Yeah its actually that notion that is exactly why we have such an influx of terrible action movies these days. The idea that you can discard the principles of good movie making/story telling at the expense of just having more shit blow up is why we havent seen a good action movie since the 90s.