Star Wars (1977).
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
Jurassic Park (1993; got you covered, Tyler).
A war, an ark and a park.
We dare you. Name three action and adventure thrillers that can match that trio of groundbreaking cinema-making.
From the humble Opinionator ó a strange bald guy who pens three Press editorials a week ó putting together a Top 10 list for Steve Cameronís calculations proved to be fun and fairly easy. Cameron, whose first poll with The Press was music to hundreds of readersí ears, is back at it with a summer movie survey. He wants you to name your Top 10 all-time action and adventure flicks, and his deadline is almost here: 5 p.m. today. Your poll must be emailed to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press readersí Top 10 will be announced this Sunday, then Cameron can give his abacus a break.
Shall we continue?
The Terminator (1984).
The Matrix (1999).
Oh, weíre good.
And weíre just gettiní warmed up.
Iron Man (2008), because one comic book hero is enough.
Goldfinger (1964), because Bond belongs.
Braveheart (1995), because men in skirts kick arse.
But now that weíve got nine, and thereís only room for one more star in the action/adventure galaxy, the collar does feel a bit snug. The Ritz for uno mas. Eternal oatmeal for all the rest.
Well then: Number 10.
Jaws (1975). And no, we donít give a sharkís tooth that many consider Jaws a mystery or horror. Itís action from the skinny dip scene to the depths of the grinding great white pursuit, and after watching it 18 times, it still makes us jump off the couch when that head suddenly appears in the gaping boat hole.
Beat that for action.
Just do it by 5.