As an "intellectual" I guess I'm supposed to watch incomprehensible Antonioni movies. But when I do decide to watch a movie on the tv, I have to admit they're tend to be productions made for pure entertainment purposes. Such as action thrillers.
Now, I'm not really a great fan of this genre. Often they just seem like an orgy of spectacular effects, with no contents or substance whatsoever. Sometimes I also think the loss of life is a bit too big. That's why I didn't like a movie like Face/Off. It came across as a bit too cynical for my taste.
But of course, there are some exceptions. The other day The Bourne Identity was rolling across the screen, and I decided to kill a few hours in its company. This is what I'd call a good action thriller, with both suspense and brains, and where the drama isn't primarily based on slaughtering as many people as possible. Besides, they've got a rather cool car chase scene. (Car chases always look good in European cites, done with iconic cars like the DS. Or at a pinch, a Mini.)