Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Top 5 Greatest Fight Scenes

I'm not quite sure what got me thinking about this topic, but I've decided to put together the Top Five Greatest Fight Scenes. Fight scenes are an integral part of any action movie and often are the reason people go to see a movie in the first place. Honestly, what would some movies be without them?

Now, I'm not going to get into the decision process and the underlying criteria for these choices because they are what they are, the greatest fight scenes ever:

5. Nada versus Frank (They Live 1988): This is just an all out street brawl between 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and Keith David. The fantastic wrestling moves are what put this scene over the top. You'll have to watch it to appreciate it.

4. John Matrix versus Bennett (Commando 1985): Not only is this one of the greatest fight scenes of all time, Arnold delivers one of best lines at the conclusion.

3. Frank Dux versus Chong Li (Bloodsport 1988): This has all the elements of a great fight scene. Great martial arts screams, an emotional flashback, the Chong Li cheer, it's all included.

2. The Transporter (2002): I thought about this one for a while, and I'm not able to narrow it down to one scene. It's just too good. The double punch, the bike pedals, and who could forget the transporter move on the 18 wheeler.

1. Mr. Miyagi vs. the Kobra Kai (Karate Kid III 1989): I think my favorite part of this scene is the strategic turning off of the lights. It really sets the mood.


limeade said...

I am shocked that no one has commented on this post... shocked.

nghiupo said...

i disagree with your number one pick. in my opinion, arnold schwarzenegger should be prominently involved in each of the top 5 choices.

Macedonian Babes said...

Arnold is the best!