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Best fight scenes in TV or movies *POW* *SMACK*

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:50 AM

CHRISISALL


My list could go on for pages, so I'll merely list a few...

1)Final fight in Defiance, with Jan-Michael Vincent. It don't get much more real than that.

2)Luke vs. Vader in Empire.

3)Over and under the truck in Raiders.

4)Jackie's final fight in either Drunken Master 2, or Who Am I?.

5)Brandon Lee vs. assorted trash under and over the table in The Crow.

6)Spike vs. Angel and/or puppet Angel in Angel season 5.

7)Buffy vs. demons in Buffy season 3 premiere, Anne, and season 4, Primeval.

8)Bruce, in the restored Game of Death.

9)Deckard cat and mouse in the Blade Runner final confrontation.

10)Jet Lee, Black Mask, pick a fight, any fight.

11)Max vs. the Red series, in the Rising ep of Dark Angel, first season.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 3:58 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Best fight scene ever is the robot mime fight in EuroTrip.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:11 AM

MONKSDAD


i dont know if they are the best but there my fav

1. Final (all really) fight scene from Equilibrium
2. Final scene Bruce Lee in Enter the dragon
3. Luke Vs. Vader Jedi
4. Luke Vs. Vader Empire
5. Mal Vs. Ath Shindig :)
6. Ramirez Vs. Kergan Highlander
7. Rocky Vs. apolo (rocky)
8. Rocky Vs. Clubber Lang (rocky 3)
9. Jack black Vs. Baxter (anchorman) thats how i roll
10. Shrek Vs. Guards (shrek 1)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:49 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by monksdad:

6. Ramirez Vs. Kergan Highlander

Ahhh, Highlander. I thought Kurgan vs. Castigator was pretty intense...

Hey Moscow! Chrisisall

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:03 AM

TRISTAN


Always liked the train station shootout in The Untouchables.

The beginning fight in Pacte des Loups(Brotherhood of the Wolf).

Just about any of the fights in Ring of Steel.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:22 AM

HERO


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:

Put up your dukes Chrisisall



My favorite classic fistfight is probably from John Wayne's 'The Quiet Man'. They come out swinging and come home singing...that's a good wholesome fight the way God intended.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:22 AM

SHEPHERD2BE


First thing that came to mind was John Carpenter's "They Live"

No weapons, no wires, no computer animation, just two guys and a pair of sunglasses.

The movie is a guilty pleasure, but oh so good on so many levels.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:35 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Shepherd2be:
First thing that came to John Carpenter's "They Live"

No weapons, no wires, no computer animation, just two guys and a pair of sunglasses.


ABSOLUTLY!!LOL!!!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:38 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Hero:

My favorite classic fistfight is probably from John Wayne's 'The Quiet Man'. They come out swinging and come home singing...that's a good wholesome fight the way God intended.


Two Nancy-boys in the sticks. If you want classic, go for Bad Day at Black Rock.

Chrisisall, with the picks

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:48 AM

GIXXER


"Mirror in the Bathroom" John Cusack v. Benny Urquidez

Bruce Willis. "Hit me again, and I'll kill you."

G



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:50 AM

SHEPHERD2BE




Two Nancy-boys in the sticks? .

The Duke ( ok, he was named marion ) a nancy boy? Maybe a little in the Quiet Man but what about the Duke vs. Lee Marvin in Donovan's Reef? You
are not going to say Lee was a nancy boy too, are you?

It was decent bar brawl to say the least.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:52 AM

MONKSDAD


I cant belive i forgot they live, I am such a tard. They live best ever. hot rod vs. keith david, what was that like a 15 minute fight scene done with no cuts. it made fight scenes into art

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:55 AM

ZISKER


Kill Bill Vol 2. The Bride v. Bill.

The anticipation of two movies, the music swells, the tension builds, the sweat beads your upper lip and then - BAM - women effin' rule.

Not that the other fight scenes were too shabby.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:58 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Shepherd2be:


You
are not going to say Lee was a nancy boy too, are you?


Just a bit of a goof on my pal Hero. He's the Angel to my Spike, and I've got to have a go at him once in a while.

He puts in so much time at Wolfram & Hart Chrisisall

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:10 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Pages indeed Big C :D

Well toughie this one. You mentioned three I would also have considered amoung the best. Glad you included The Crow table scene - I love that too!

Ok

1. Scaramouche - Has about the best sword fight ever committed to film. Lucas should really have watched this one - Absolutely spectacular!!!!

2. Dodge City - The old one with Errol Flynn. Best bar fight ever. Goes on for about ten minutes and spills over from where it orignates in a newpaper office I think, into the saloon, by means of a stuntman going through the wall!!! Incredible stuff. Hilariously lampooned in Blazzing Saddles.

3.Public Enemy Ok not really a fight scene as it all takes place behind closed doors, yet the impact is just as good. When Cagney storms in full of purpose it really gets the hair on the back of the neck up.

4. Operation Condor Jackie Chan to my mind wonderfully weaves humour and circumstance in the last 20 mins of this brilliant action adventure. The scene in the wind tunnel is sublime and balletic, but it's perhaps the five minute fight sequence prior, that takes place on those flipping ramps that stands out. Takes your breath away.

5. Police Story The scene in the mall near the end! This was my first intro into Jackie Chan, and what a nightmare being a stuntman on one of his films must be! Can't take your eyes away though!

6. Predator Arnie vs Predator. Sorry but this really had my heart pounding back when I was a youngster! Whack! Whack! Whack!! Across Arnies chops - wait is Arnie getting his arsed kicked!!!! Awesome!

7 Zu Warriors Acrobatics in the Air! Incredible

8 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Gotta be the fight where we first see Chow Yun Fat unleash the sword. Although the one with Michelle Yeo and Zying Zyani (sp) choosing all those weapons is awesome too.

9 Mal and the Operative The scene where he's at Inara's place. Felt the punches on that one!

10 The Bourne Supremacy Kickass fight in the house. Loved the pacing of this one. Extremely well choreographed.

Ok that's all for now Big C there are more I'm sure but they're the ones that leap to mind.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:18 AM

SHEPHERD2BE


No worries. If I had been unable to pick up the sarcasm, I would be forced to return my paisley belt (4th degree) back to the ru br chi ken dojo.

Ok, what about Gladiator? In the very beginning in Germania when they try to execute Maximus?
3(?) on 1 with one centurion was on horseback. Set the tone for the whole movie.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:24 AM

MMMWIFESOUP


A few of my personal faves:

Neo Vs The Merovingian's vamp henchmen with sword, staffs etc in The Matrix Reloaded. It's just poetic and beautiful.

Qui-gon & Obi-wan Vs Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. It's still awesome.

John Cusack vs Benny Urquidez in Grosse Pointe Blank (good to see I'm not the only one!). A fight where they really look like they're kicking the crap out of each other.

Blade Vs Nomak in Blade II - in fact, any of the fight scenes in that movie, they're superb.

The Terminator Vs the T-1000. I haven't seen it in so long, either, much check that out.

More films should have swordfighting in them. I watched the Korean movie Arahan last night, some fantastic swordplay there.

Anybody recommend some good swordplay fight scenes/movies?

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:33 AM

EST120


Not really the *best* but I enjoyed them:

Princess Fiona vs the Robin Hood and his Merry Men (Shrek)
Al Bundy vs Ed "Too Tall" Jones (Married with Children)
Colin Firth vs Hugh Grant (Bridget Jones' Diary)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:46 AM

JMB9039


What a great thread. Hmmm...

I'd have to go with (in no particular order):

1. The Spy Who Loved Me: The fight on the train between Bond and Jaws is a classic.

2. The Transporter - when he spills the oil on the ground and uses the bike pedals... totally sweet.

3. The Godfather - Sonny beats the crap out of Carlo - don't mess with a made man's sister.

4. Equilibrium - previously mentioned and for good reason.

5. Godzilla v. Mothra - need I say more...

6. Enter the Dragon - this is a toss up between the final battle and the "fighting without fighting" scene. Both appealing for different reasons.

7. Raiders of the Lost Ark - fight between Indy and bald Nazi.

8. Army of Darkness - who can argue with a fight between the Good Ash and Evil Ash? Or, actually the battle with the mini-Ashes is pretty good too.

9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - the black night... come on!

10. X2 - Wolverine in the Mansion was pretty sweet.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:53 AM

22CLAWS

Entirely pointy.


in no order:
Massacre at the tea room--Kill Bill vol.1
River at The MaidenHead
The invincible Sword Goddess--Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Honerable Mention:
The fight at the begining of Highlander( in the parking garage ).
No fancy stunts or wires, those guys just look like they're trying to kill each other.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:10 AM

NOSADSEVEN


Timmy and the other crippled kid in South Park! (I know it was based on a bad movie fight scene, but I don't actually know which.)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:14 AM

SINGATE


Just about any fight scence in Hero will do but the one between Nameless and Sky is my favorite.

The already mentioned fight in They Live is a classic.

Jackie Chan vs. the two guys on the roof in Who Am I?

The Princess Bride, Westley vs. Inigo(sp?) is one of the most entertaining sword fights ever.

Any lightsaber duel except for the one in A New Hope.

Ripley vs. the Queen in Aliens.

Anytime the Hanson brothers take the ice in Slapshot.

Rocky vs. Thunderlips in Rocky III. Come on, that was just plain fun.

Honorable mention to Adrian Paul from the Highlander series. Can't remember a specific fight but he did a great job on that show.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:18 AM

SICKDUDE


I intensely despise the Hollywood standard blow-to-the-back-of-the-head or punch-to-the-jaw and they fall unconscious garbage. As such, I think one of the best TV fights has got to be Jayne's fight against the guard in Ariel. So brutal and also believable!!!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 8:44 AM

MMMWIFESOUP


The Timmy Vs Jimmy fight was an homage to the They Live fight between Roddy Piper and Keith David. Which I forgot to put on my earlier list, despite the already vocal support for it!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:10 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


Hmmm, lets see. Can anyone say Jet Li in Fist of Legend? Yeah, I know . Wire work, blah blah blah. I must say that movie featured the best wire work I'd ever seen. Kong really kicked ass against the dinosaurs. Anything with Lee Marvin beating someone down. I wish I could be that cool.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:07 AM

SHEPHERD2BE


It's hard to pick out favorite fights when they all have different variables. Wires, weapons, realism, setting, characters... all of these can set a fight apart.

e.g.:
Favorite Fights in a Double Wide

Kill Bill vol. 2: The Bride vs. Elle Driver
Raising Arizona : Hi vs. the Snoat Bros.

Favorite Gun Fights:
Hard Boiled: Opening gun fight in the restaurant, Chow Yun-Fat is the man
Tombstone: Curly Bill vs. Wyatt at the creek
Desperado: In the bar they use everything but a grenade launcher.

Favorite Sword Fights:
Errol Flynn vs. Basil Rathbone: any movie
Princess Bride: of course
Highlander: to me there are no sequels
Anakin vs. Kenobi: IMHO I think you should be disqualified if you use the force to throw stuff at people.

Favorite Wire Work/ Comp animation assisted fights:

The Musketeer (2001): Ladder/barrel sequence
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Duh.
Matrix: See above


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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 12:25 PM

GIXXER


Final Biggie in Roman Polanski's "MacBeth"

Broadswords and dragging around tons of armour; it'll always be an exhausting slugging match.

Silliest fight is from "Under Seige". Our Man in the Ponytail is normally cool in such circumstances, and it's one of my favourite films, but the knife fight with Tommy Lee Jones is a bit like two nancies handbagging.

Legolas anywhere. I'm convinced he got his stairs / skateboard gag off Chow-Yun Fat in "Hard Boiled".

A mention for the mayhem in the Church at the end of "The Killer". Danny Lee was even cooler than Fat in that film.

River.

And Book. The way he just flattened Laurence.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:49 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


Don't forget Jason Statham in either of The Transporter movies. And he does his own stunts!

Sam & Shelob in LOTR: The Return of the King.

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid: when Butch has to fight the mutinous member of his crew. "Somebody say 1-2-3." "1-2-3!" Bam!

Jackie Chan: almost any fight scene, as long as you can skip the rest of the movie.

Indiana Jones (the original): the guy with the sword. Who can forget it?

James Bond (Roger Moore): so help me, I can't remember which movie it was, but he tries to protect the two young Japanese girls, who push him aside & proceed to kick all the bad guys' butts.


This is very fun! I'd better stop now but I'll keep thinking about it.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 5:17 PM

GEEKUSA


Just cause no one's mentioned them...

Buddy vs Death in Six-String Samurai...well, actually, there's a lot in Six-String Samurai.

TV? All those repetative endings to Abarenbo Shogun where Shinnosuke/Yoshimune always takes down that large group of bad guys. My favorite being the 800th episode special where Shinnosuke/Yoshimune actually has to ascend Edo castle (dueling different people on each level) to stop the ronin who've taken it over...just cause it was so different for the series.

Honorable mention... Red vs Blue Haha.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:23 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Gixxer wrote:
Legolas anywhere.
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Meaning Orlando?
Someone on the thread mentioned sword-fighting.
"Swash, swash, buckle, buckle" -- an Orlando comment re "Pirates."
Great wacky-fun sword-fighting in "Pirates," coached by Errol Flynn's old sword coach.

Some of the older movies had great sword scenes.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:21 PM

FALLENANGEL


Funny you should mention sword-fighting scenes. I just saw Shanghi Knights earlier today, it was almost over but I jumped right in the movie before Jackie Chan's character and this british guy with two swords, sword fighting inside Big Ben. I thought that it was a very cool fight scene. Wicked fast and lot of "Shing!" noises from the swords. I was thinking "How could these guys not get hurt from this fight?" cause they were wicked fast and looked real.

Anyway, favortite fight scenes:

Duh. Shanghi Knights Big Ben fight.

River in the bar fight in Serenity.

All the fight scenes in The Transporter.

Charlie's Angels2 Warehouse fight scene.

Ugh. There are more but I can't remember any. I'll back once I remember.



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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:44 PM

22CLAWS

Entirely pointy.


Quote:

Originally posted by Shepherd2be:
It's hard to pick out favorite fights when they all have different variables. Wires, weapons, realism, setting, characters... all of these can set a fight apart.

e.g.:
Favorite Fights in a Double Wide

Kill Bill vol. 2: The Bride vs. Elle Driver
Raising Arizona : Hi vs. the Snoat Bros.

Favorite Gun Fights:
Hard Boiled: Opening gun fight in the restaurant, Chow Yun-Fat is the man
Tombstone: Curly Bill vs. Wyatt at the creek
Desperado: In the bar they use everything but a grenade launcher.

Favorite Sword Fights:
Errol Flynn vs. Basil Rathbone: any movie
Princess Bride: of course
Highlander: to me there are no sequels
Anakin vs. Kenobi: IMHO I think you should be disqualified if you use the force to throw stuff at people.

Favorite Wire Work/ Comp animation assisted fights:

The Musketeer (2001): Ladder/barrel sequence
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Duh.
Matrix: See above


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The gun fight in Hard Boiled is great. Have you seen the gunfight in A Better Tomorrow where Chow Yun-Fat stashes the pistols in the flowerpots?

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:59 PM

SPACEANJL


Ong Bak. Have you guys seen Tony Jaa? Makes Jet Li look slow, and Jacky Chan look like a wuss.

Gladiator - I was entertained.

That totally mad Shanghai thing with the Axe Gang.

Elle Driver vs the Bride

Props to Princess Bride and Blade Runner.

Can I put in a graphic novel smackdown?

Jesse Custer vs anybody, but especially the scene in the graveyard

Mr Hyde vs the Martians LXG2

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:58 PM

CALHOUN


I like most of Jackie Chans fights, most of Bruce Lee's fights, most of Brandon Lee's fights.. erm i'm sure theres more but i'm having a moment..

I know a lot of people are going to "boo" me but I like a lot of Neo's fights in the first two matrix movies especially the second movie where Neo fights one hundred or so agent Smiths..

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:04 AM

JOHNBOY


Quote:

Originally posted by Tristan:
Always liked the train station shootout in The Untouchables.

The beginning fight in Pacte des Loups(Brotherhood of the Wolf).

Just about any of the fights in Ring of Steel.



Holding until you get back, Captain.



Can you rate a shootout as a "fight scene"? If so, then you have to include "Battleship Potemkin", since The Untouchables scene you refer to is a homeage to the big shootout in that silent classic.

Cheers,
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:16 AM

JOHNBOY


As Mal would say "Why are we still arguing over this"?

They Live. Hands down. Best. Fight. Scene. Ever. All 5 minutes and 20 second of it.

And if you don't agree, well, "Put the glasses on! PUT 'EM ON!" and see the world as it really is.

Cheers,
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 3:19 AM

EST120


Quote:

Originally posted by Johnboy:
Can you rate a shootout as a "fight scene"?



If we can include gunfights, then I think the shootout at the Victory Motel near the end of LA Confidential should be up there. Great scene, I loved it.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:01 AM

LETOV


I have to put in a mention to Jeff Speakman in The Perfect Weapon.

I took Kenpo for a while largely due to that movie. Course, most every time he kicked it was more like Tae Kwon Do but his hand and weapon work makes me smile.


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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:49 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by LetoV:
I have to put in a mention to Jeff Speakman in The Perfect Weapon.

The 3 on 1 at the gym was a blast.


Yeah, it was very direct and effective stuff. Not many remember that one...

Remember James Ryan in Kill and Kill Again?

Chrisisall, into the Arts

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Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:47 AM

LETOV


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:



Remember James Ryan in Kill and Kill Again?

Chrisisall, into the Arts





Not familiar with James Ryan. Although looking him up on IMDB I'm amused to see he's writing and directing movies now. I have "The Young Girl and the Monsoon" in my netflix queue due to the Dead Like Me connection.


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Saturday, June 3, 2006 10:17 AM

NUCLEARDAY


I'd forgot about some the fight scenes mentioned here:

Equilibrium: I loved those shootout scenes in there where he's just standing still, blowing everyone away :P

Opening fight in Highlander is always a classic.

Just about any fight in Kung Fu Hustle. Hilarious movie.

One I always thought was interesting was Way of the Gun. I'm far from an expert in gunfights outside of gaming, but those shootouts always seemed pretty realistic. Especially the way the two cover each other.

And of course: River vs the Reavers at the end of the BDM. I'm usually just starting to dry my eyes at that point, and it's just so emotional seeing her still up and fighting at that point for some reason. Never fails to bring that waterworks again :P

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Saturday, June 3, 2006 4:17 PM

CHRISMOORHEAD


Jet Li vs. Jet Li final fight scene in "The One". Not a good movie in general, but allow me to point out all the factors that makes the final fight scene superior to any other.

1)Legitimate and Identifiable Technique: Everyone knows Jet Li is a professional martial artist, not like Jackie Chan who studied Kung Fu at opera school. The two styles displayed in "The One" are two of main three Taoist fists, Pa Kua Zhang and Ching I Chuan. The third and most famous, of course, is Tai Chi Chuan.

2)Philosophical Diametrics: The end fight scene is a classic black and white battle of good vs. evil. Obviously, it's quite stylish to have a person fighting themselves, as it brings about the whole "inner conflict" issue. What makes this fight so very unique is that each character is using a style that represents his alignment. Gabe Law, the hero, is the one using Pa Kua, a very flowing and open style with absolutely no closed fists and emphasizing circular and evasive movements. Gabriel Yulaw, the villain, is the one using Ching I, of which the opening form taught to practitioners is known as "Splitting Fist". It emphasizes simplicity and directness, nearly all steps involving sliding strait forward with a protruding knuckle.

3)Cinematography: Ok, so it's a movie, it can have all the legitimacy and good story in the world and still suck if the cinematography is off. So, final fight scene, two very powerful guys who's powers are so strong that they're moving too fast for normal people to conceive. So, the camera speeds up to their perception level, and everything else slows down. It was done several times earlier in the movie, but this time it was made spectacular by virtue of the environment. Sparks were shooting off all around them, and while these two characters duke it out in real time, all the sparks are falling slowly, almost like a light snow around them. A few times, the characters go into slow motion, and the sparks nearly stop, suspended in the air.

You can say what you want about realism and what not. If you're looking for the best MOVIE fight scene, this was it.

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Saturday, June 3, 2006 4:38 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by ChrisMoorhead:


Gabe Law, the hero, is the one using Pa Kua, a very flowing and open style with absolutely no closed fists and emphasizing circular and evasive movements. Gabriel Yulaw, the villain, is the one using Ching I, of which the opening form taught to practitioners is known as "Splitting Fist". It emphasizes simplicity and directness, nearly all steps involving sliding strait forward with a protruding knuckle.


A most excellent analysis of a most excellent fight scene!
I own The One, and love it. It was one of Jet's best fights, no doubt. I should have put it on my list, too.
Good call, ChrisMoorhead!

Chrisisall, a Wing Chun dude

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Saturday, June 3, 2006 6:16 PM

GUNRUNNER


1: VK Red October, USS Dallas, USS Reuben James Vs. VK Konavalov in The Hunt For Red October: Greatest thinking mans battle ever, and the good guys win with out every firing a shot at the enemy. That’s skill

2: USS Enterprise Vs. USS Reliant in The Wrath of Kahn: 2nd greatest thinking mans battle ever.

3: Running gun battle with Iraqis in Bravo Two Zero: "Your dead anyways, so anything you do is a bonus."

4: Captain Taggart Vs. the Rock Monster in Galaxy Quest: "Its a rock it dosn't have any weak spots!"

5: Lt. Col McQueen Vs. "Chiggy Von Richoven" in Space: Above and Beyond: Nothing better than a mano-a-mano dogfight especially if its in space!

6: Kirk Vs. Spock in Amok Time: Best fight song ever!

7: Kirk Vs. Gorn in Arena: Grrrr Hisss...

8: Picard, Worf and Hawk Vs. the Borg on the hull of the Enterprise in Star Trek: First Contact: Most unique fight in Star Trek history. Assimilate THIS!

9: 58th Vs. Chig foot patrol in "If they lay us down to rest..." from Space: Above and Beyond: Quick, clean, no rounds fired- totally professional.

10: USS San Pablo Vs. Chinese Junks in The Sand Pebbles: Never sneak up on Steve McQueen when hes swinging an Axe!

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Saturday, June 3, 2006 6:28 PM

JUSTSHINY


Peter Griffin v.s. the Giant chicken.


...that is all.

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Saturday, June 3, 2006 7:22 PM

ADAMWANKENOBI


When River kicks some serious ass in Serenity.

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Saturday, June 3, 2006 7:50 PM

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Always was partial to Johnny and Geoffrey (Captain Jack and Barbossa) in Pirates..

"THEY LIVE" still is the best!

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Sunday, June 4, 2006 6:11 AM

GIXXER


Legolas / Band of Brothers stuff.

Shifty Powers. Such eyes.

Quote goes something like "...Easy Company would get held up / pinned down by a sniper now and then. We'd call Shifty up, then continue the advance..."

And the bit where he points out that there's an extra tree over there. In a forest. About a mile off.

Lieutenant Spiers' Run.

Wow.

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Sunday, June 4, 2006 6:53 AM

THENEXTMRSREYNOLDS


Most of my choices have already been mentioned, but I don't think anyone said the part in the 1st Matrix where Neo and Trinity are going to rescue Morpheus. That whole fight where they are just cool and calm blasting away at the lobby of the building is GREAT!!
on a side note...I can't believe some one else out there has seen Six-String Samurai!

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Sunday, June 4, 2006 7:02 AM

NEWBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

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I have to put in a mention to Jeff Speakman in The Perfect Weapon.

The 3 on 1 at the gym was a blast.


Yeah, it was very direct and effective stuff. Not many remember that one...

Remember James Ryan in Kill and Kill Again?

Chrisisall, into the Arts



Jeff Speakman (and Ed Parker, the founder of American Kenpo who arranged the fight scenes) really created something special with Perfect Weapon. I have probably watched that movie 20 times, just for the fight scenes. Of course, as a Kenpo student at the time that movie came out, and later a Kenpo instructor, it has special significance. Anyway, I'm glad to see it mentioned.

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