In the genre of over-the-top action flicks, many are trashy, but some are created with a heightened sense of style. Take into account many of the films by Quentin Tarantino. Kill Bill is excessively violent, as is Reservoir Dogs or Death Proof. All of these are written brilliantly and are directed with confidence and originality, acting as individual exercises on stylistic filmmaking. Another example would be the excellent cinematography and style of Robert Rodriquez’s Sin City. However, for each stylistic and violent movie, there are hundreds of cheesy movies made. Some of these films are actually quite good; take into account guilty pleasures like the Jason Statham-starring Crank.