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My Top 10 Action Scenes

  • Mar 16, 2009
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I have some diverse choices. It's difficult to pin down the absolutely top 10 of all time but here's what came to mind.  In no particular order and with some thought to psychological tension, especially in my first choice. Please note some of these are gorey and not safe for work consumption or very genteel sensibilities:

V for Vendetta - so much action in this film but  there is a climax!

Undiscovered Country - Star Trek IV only Klingons and Shakespeare can outshine William Shatner

Kill Bill Volume I - The Bride vs. Gogo Yubari

Chinese Connection - Bruce Lee versus the Japanese School

La Femme Nikita - the original femme fatale

Cradle 2 the Grave - Jet Li cage fighting MMA guys with a midget, but really it's pretty impressive

Aliens - so many good scenes, it's too bad this clip cuts the battle short

The Duellists
- Ridley Scott and Harvey Keitel! This is one of my favorite film scenes.

Bad Lieutenant -Harvey Keitel versus himself

Ong Bak - Tony Jaa fighting everyone, their mother, and somet batshiat crazy dude
Femme Nikita Jet Li, cage fight, cradle 2 the grave Duellists, Ridley Scott, Harvey Keitel Star Trek IV, sci-fi

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March 17, 2009
Loved your choice of the Japanese school scene from CHINESE CONNECTION/FIST OF FURY. I prefer that film to ENTER THE DRAGON for reason I explain in my first review for Lunch. I also liked ONG BAK more than THE PROTECTOR because the latter had far more stunt work than the former, although that final scene in PROTECTOR was certainly kick-ass. I don't think I've ever seen that many breaking techniques all in one place before. I'd have to throw in a few old school m/a flix myself, I just never got into all that wire work.
March 16, 2009
I'm also rather fond of some of Jackie Chan's fight scenes!
March 31, 2009
Have you seen the "Police Story" films. In my opinion those are Jackie Chan's finest films, both as far as the story and the action goes. They're much better in the original Chinese. When they're dubbed it often comes off as being quite silly because the voice over actors aren't very good.
March 16, 2009
Also a very nice list. I may have to weigh in on this and see what my top ten would be. Truthfully, I'm not entirely sure at the moment. It will take some careful deliberation.
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