I recently watched Conan the Barbarian and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the lost Ark, and somehow.... today's action movies are different, or is that only my feeling because I grew up with them? And I looked back, and the 80s were the decade for action movies: Terminator, Rambo, Predator, Lethal Weapon, Mad Max, Indiana Jones, Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop, Conan, Rocky, etc. And they created all the big action heroes: Schwarzenegger, Stalone, Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Eddy Murphy, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Jean Claude van Damme, Kurt Russel. And what came in the 90s? Mostly more of these. The 90s also had good action movies (Speed, Matrix, Blade, Mission Impossible), but many of the franchises started in the 80s continued in the 90s. And today, or in the last 20 years, what do we have? Besides Marvel? The Bourne series maybe, but anything else? EDIT: Fast & Furious, how could I have forgotten. I also have the feeling that the overall ... I don't know... feel (?) is different. Maybe simpler. The 80s action movies were simple, the characters were not too complicated, the story more straight forward. Maybe it's me, but it gives the movies a different feeling. Or maybe it's just nostalgia? Discuss!