Is the Action Pack Opening Characteristic of Action/Adventure Films or Is It a Worn Out Formula That No Longer Delivers?

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Is the action pack opening characteristic of action/adventure films or is it a worn out formula that no longer delivers? My opinion that I have based around all action/adventure openings is that I feel that the openings are conveyed well and have not lost their originality throughout time. This is because I think that they still have the element of surprise. They grab your attention straight away by not giving everything away too easily, making you pay attention trying to uncover who, what, and why. I have looked at Pirates of the Caribbean- The Curse of the Black Pearl directed by Gore Verbinski. I thought the opening for this movie was very captivating. It starts of in at sea and camera looks as if it was floating on the water slowing zooming towards a ship. In the background you can hear a gentle angelic voice singing about becoming a pirate, who is then found out to be a little girl on the ship. I thought the opening was well directed as you didn’t know who or where the voice was coming from. And it was also a contrast since you wouldn’t expect a little girl to be singing about a pirate life is for her. You are then startled by a man with an aggressive tone talking in a pirate accent, which would make some people jump. This is when it started to become on what was happening. Also when the girl finds out that the boy overboard is a pirate draws people’s attention as they can then make the link between the boy and the girl. The dark knight directed by Christopher Nolon was another film I has observed. The opening started off typically a group breaking into a bank, which seemed like such a predictable opening to an action film; even though they had clown masks which sort of made you question why? But I think as it began to develop it became more interesting as the group of clowns slowly began to kill each other. Until there was only one person left who slowly

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