Wanna fight?

Posted on June 2, 2009



Fight scenes in movies are a dime a dozen. Most are typical, predictable, or just plain copies from other movies. It’s difficult these days for a director to come up with something original and innovative when choreographing a fight sequence. As more movies are produced in a given year, it will only get harder for a movie to stand out from the crowd. You have to be remarkable otherwise your movie turns invisible. I wanted to highlight my top 5 remarkable fight scenes of all time.

  1. The beach landing and opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan. It was the most riveting 17 minutes at a theater ever.
  2. The light saber duel at the end of Phantom Menace. Yea, the movie sucked but after waiting over 20 years, the fight scene between Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and Darth Maul made it worth it.
  3. The girl fight in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonbetween Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang in the temple. Lot’s a weapons and real stunts. No sissy sfx.
  4. Mutara Nebula space battle at the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. By today’s standards this is pretty mild but that was the first time ever you saw The Enterprise really dish out a butt kick’n. Good ol’ fashion models sfx too. While not the exact scene, you still get the idea.
  5. Pretty tough to leave out the building lobby sequence in the first Matrix. Neo and Trinity, flipping around shooting everything up. That scene changed Hollywood for the better and worse.

To read more of my movie lists, check out my “Babble-on 5′ movie review site.