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Flag of Iron - Butcher Fight Good Bad And Ugly Finale Duel
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Pick any shootout from Bruce Willis' underated classic Last Man Standing. ;)
Really depends if you are referring to the visual aspect of the "fight" or the internal conflict leading up to it. Characters who can kick ass are boring in fight scenes to me, as the result is not in question. So give me, Misery, where Paul Sheldon has no options left to him but to literally fight for his life, with two broken ankles, against a mad woman holding a gun. No grace, no style just pure grit, passion and need for survival. Cant compare that to one guy vs 5 and he shoots them all in the head.
Sean that was off the hook man! Never forget that! Those visuals are the reason you fight to get your seat and popcorn before the theatre goes dim!
Oh! Arnold vs the baddie in TRUE LIES in the bathroom? Crazy! Jet Li vs Jackie Chan in
One great fight scene that I always find riveting is in The Bourne Ultimatum. Bourne fights Desh in Tangiers from rooftop to eventually the tight enclosure of a bathroom. I love the tension built, the quiet surrounding their physicality. You hear the beautiful tiles break and breath, and the suspense is palpable. It was beautifully shot, expertly written and executed. Bourne ultimately strangles Desh with a towel.
Absolutely Dayna! It's a classic in our action geek circles! If story is conflict, nothing consummated conflict like a one on one fight! Ripley vs The Alien Queen!
This is a pretty difficult question to answer. Mostly because what defines action takes on so many different incarnations worldwide. I would say for me it would have to be; The final 10 minute action sequence in Donnie Yen's "Flashpoint", pretty much every single minute of "The Raid II", the opening chase sequence from "Casino Royale", the opening chase in "Banlieue 13", the final action sequence in "Drunken Master II", the assault on the Deathstar at the end of "Return of the Jedi" (Sans BS Ewok scenes), Donnie Yen vs. Jet Li in "Hero", the attack on Hong Kong in "Pacific Rim", the car chase from "Ronin", the chariot race from "Ben Hur", I could go on...Oh! And even though it's super cheesy, it's still one of my favorite scenes, the tokusatsu action sequences from "Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla" 74', especially the scene with MechaGodzilla just pounding the crap out of Godzilla and King Shisa with every weapon in his arsenal, like the worst video game boss of all time, lol. Incidentally Jela, the film we are nearing pre-production on was inspired by "Flag of Iron" and "Five Venoms" ;)