What are your favourite fight scenes of all time and why? Post the name, movie and details here. Mine are: Innovation- Blood Chinois Fight in Ultraviolet (aka the no touch fight - Violet makes 22 gangsters kill each other) Duel- Neo vs Smith in The Matrix Revolutions (Never have I seen aerial combat done so well, plus the rain effects were great) Gunfight- The Lobby scene from the original Matrix (Neo and Trinity vs. many guards) Humour- Jacky Chan vs The Unicorn in Fearless Hyena (Happy style, Sad style and Angry style kung fu - hilarious) Melee- Pistol beat down in Equilibrium (Preston flips his guns backwards, extends rivets from the handles and proceeds to beat a group of sweepers to death) Gun Kata- The Mortal Sciences Library fight in Ultraviolet (Violet blasts her way through 62+ soldiers with guns that have knives on the bottom. I love her coup de grace in the extended version) Epic- The battle of the Pellenor Fields in LotR: Return of The King Overall[/u]- The showdown at the House of Blue Leaves in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (The Bride slices her way through huge amounts of yakuza, in an extremely stylish brawl, then scalps O-Ren Ishii)
Duel in the Dark, Pitch Black, but thats a given when it comes to me
Indiana Jones has some of my favourites. Paticularly, the tank battle in TLC. I enjoyed Fearlesses fights a bit, but there are plenty of better ones. Once again, I have trouble thinking of this ish off the top of my head.
Hoo Boy, I could go on forever about this, and some of these aren't even movies.
Sword/Lightsaber Fights Luke Whales on Vader in ROTJ - Passionate and well scored General Grievous' First Scene in Clone Wars - He's a psycho Battle of the Heroes (ROTS) - Passionate, well scored, choreography Knives and Bullets (V for Vendetta) The Chateau Scene (Matrix Reloaded) Luke and Vader in ESB The Kill Bill I Finale Peter vs. White Witch in Narnia Church Fight - (UltraViolet)
Gunfights Hall of Mirrors (Equilibrium) Madness Combat Depredation Lobby Fight (Matrix) The Warehouse Raid - Hard Boiled Mortal Sciences Library (UltraViolet)-hosecutting/Daxus'funny in extended cut GRU Breakout (GoldenEye) Visceral as they come despite PG13 and bloodlessness. Puppy Fight (Equilibrium) Shuttle Takedown (Transformers Movie) - animated with robots but one of the most intense shootouts Blood Chinois (UltraViolet) - good score too Escalator Shootout - Total Recall Strip Club Shootout - Total Recall - midget prostitute with machine gun! The Long Shot - Hard Boiled Pretty much any shootout in "Planet Terror" Bar Shootout - Desperado Trouble (RoboCop)
Melee Familiar Fight (Blade II) - Guillermo del Toro had fun with this one. Blue Room Fight (UltraViolet) - imperfect editing, but still good
Unarmed Combat The Naked Fight (Borat) Optimus vs. Megatron - (TransFormers the Movie) Super Brawl - Matrix Revolutions Karl Vs. John in Die Hard Runway Fight - Raiders of the Lost Ark Clone Wars - Durge gives ObiWan a good roughing up Belltower - Batman
Car Chases Children of Men - Forest Raid "Death Proof" - Great finale UltraViolet Ronin
Breakouts Andy (Shawshank Redemption) Owen Davian (M:I-III) Magneto (X2)
Breakins Die Hard With A Vengeance
All Out Battles -Saving Private Ryan (Normandy) -Children of Men -Black Hawk Down -Lord of the Rings -Gladiator -Matrix Revolutions -Pearl Harbor (the rest of the movie sucked though) -Narnia