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This Video Explains Why So Many Action Scenes in Movies are Terrible

There’s a reason that so many action scenes wind up as frantic, chaotic messes, and it’s that, all too often, directors forget there’s more to action than…well, action.

There’s a craft to it that requires time, space, and emotion. You need to have context. You want someone to root for. You have every desire to watch it unfold like a beautiful, bloody, explosive flower.

Instead, directors limit it to quick close-ups of arms blocking karate shops and way-too-wide shots of hollow destruction. To break it down, so you understand why you like what you do and hate what you don’t, Corridor Digital co-founders and film junkies Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer broke it down to answer the eternal question, “Why do action scenes suck?”*

*And it’s a YouTube video, so you don’t even have to climb a mountain to ask a shaman!

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