Mano-A-Mano: Yuri Boyka vs. George ‘Iceman’ Chambers: Undisputed 2

The Undisputed sequels (2 & 3) are two of the best martial arts movies of recent times; the characters are well developed and Boyka especially has become a true icon of action. I’m kinda cheating for this one because ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Mano-A-Mano: Iron Man vs. Whiplash (Iron Man 2)

This is arguably the best scene of the movie; I mean how do you get Mickey Rourke to play an awesome villain like this and then totally under use him? Anyway, the scene takes place at the Monaco Grand Prix where Tony Stark is e...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Cobra vs. The Night Slasher: Cobra (1986)

“Let’s Bleed, Pig!” Brian Thompson always terrified me when I was a kid with his portrayal of The Nightslasher in Sylvester Stallone’s Cobra.  I don’t think anyone can say “PIG!” w...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Warehouse Fight from Chocolate (2008)

Jeeja Yanin is one of the best martial arts stars in movies and Chocolate remains a classic of the genre. I can’t wait to see what she does in Never Back Down 3 and I hope it’s more than just a cameo. It’s hard to cho...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Mano-A-Mano: Roddy Piper vs. Keith David: They Live

This is the best scene of the John Carpenter classic They Live; a classic punch up between Keith David and Roddy Piper. The two men are friends and the fight is over the stupidest thing of all time. Keith David refuses to put o...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Mano-A-Mano: Jason Statham vs. Daniel Bernhardt – Parker (2013)

This was easily the best scene in this otherwise pretty average Statham move; don’t get me wrong, the movie is a lot of fun but in terms of action this scene is fantastic. When I was speaking with Daniel a few weeks back ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Ethan Hunt vs. Sean Ambrose – Mission: Impossible II

I’ve always loved this fight scene, simply for the fact that both Tom Cruise and Dougray Scott would clearly be very dead after jumping off the motorbikes, crashing into each other and falling off what looks like a pretty...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

JCVD vs. Mickey Rourke: Double Team

Double Team is one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s lamer films but it didn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying it in the cinema when it was first released and I still watch it every so often. The highlight of course was Mickey...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Mano-A-Mano: Burke vs. The Sandman (Death Warrant)

Death Warrant doesn’t get nearly enough love in my opinion; it’s one of my favourite Jean-Claude Van Damme movies and I think The Sandman played by Patrick Kilpatrick is a classic villain. He’s creepy as hell ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

James Bond vs. Grant: From Russia with Love

This is arguably the best fight scene of the entire James Bond franchise; even today it’s pretty brutal with these two men literally tearing strips off each other. No flashy judo or martial arts, just a desperate struggle...
by Eoin Friel