If you want to see an action star age gracefully, you could do a lot worse than \"Police Story: Lockdown,\" an uneven but satisfying hostage crisis thriller that is also a perfect example of the type of late-period films martial arts star Jackie Chan has decided to make after entering middle age. Now 61 years old, Chan is simply too old to chase his youth by sustaining numerous life-threatening injuries while making consecutive roles (see my primer on the \"Police Story\" films for some more). Chan's recent films are fearless since they do something most Western movie idols either don't know, or don't care to do: make an age-appropriate action film.
The \"Mad Max\" franchise really comes into its own with the sequel. What makes it so memorable is the chase scene in the climax. Max (Mel Gibson) is driving the tanker presumably full of gasoline to get Lord Humungus and his crew to follow him while the people Humungus has been tormenting are free to escape. 1e1e36bf2d