Watch: How to Create an Unforgettable Action Hero

By Max Winter

A new video essay shows how to make your action heroes both realistic and kickass.

“To strive, and not to yield.”

“No pain, no gain.”

These sayings have their root in the same basic truth: perfection is not necessarily always interesting. The same goes for action films. If you want to make a memorable action hero—one that viewers will idolize, lionize, talk about, love, or despise—make the hero human.

A new video essay from Film Science gives a few basic tips on how to create realistic and memorable action heroes. (The essayist focuses on female action heroes, but the points made here rise above gender.)

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From:: No Film School