Episode 80: “They’re Too Old for This Shit”
Where have all the action stars gone? Most of them bow out of the spotlight gracefully, like Adrian Paul. But others just can’t let a day pass without walking a red carpet. The truth is that the modern day action flick has taken a new form: Superheroes. With CGI bearing the yolk of the hero’s brawn, the action stars of our generation need only be charismatic.
If anything, we’ve cycled back to the generation of action films before the gun shows of the 80s and 90s… Back to the era of Bond; where ladies want him and men want to be him. Many of them are even British.