Jet Li vs. Mark Dacascos: Cradle 2 the Grave

Plot: a jewel thief’s daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren’t at all what they seem. Sure, this movie is incredibly silly but I just can’t resist watching thes...
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
 

 
 

Brandon Lee vs. Toshirô Obata: Showdown In Little Tokyo

There are no words for how much I love this movie; it is over the top in every way and the chemistry between Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee was immediately appealing. You’ve got quality villains, gratuitous violence and n...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Scott Adkins vs. Andrei Arlovski in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is certainly one of the most surreal action movies I’ve ever seen and it’s very much an acquired taste. Some people hate it because it strays so far from the original formula but that’s...
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Tony Jaa vs. Marrese Crump: The Protector 2

The film may have been disappointing but this fight scene was the best part of it. Personally I could have done without the twins and just kept it as Jaa vs. Crump but it’s still a cool fight. Marrese designed the CMA sty...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Donnie Yen vs. Collin Chou: Flashpoint (2007)

I think most of us can agree that Flashpoint is one of Donnie Yen’s very best movies; this is an incredible fight scene that hurts just by watching it. The choreography is jaw-dropping and apparently Donnie wanted to make...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Chuck Norris vs. David Carradine (Lone Wolf McQuade)

Lone Wolf McQuade has always been one of my favourite Chuck Norris movies; dammit all, he’s just so manly in this. He doesn’t like his women cleaning up his place, he can escape from being buried alive and more. The...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Mano-A-Mano: Donnie Yen vs. Wu Jing from SPL (2005)

SPL AKA Kill Zone is a bit of an odd one; the first half of the film is frankly a little dull with far too much talking and not enough neck snapping. Thankfully the final half hour more than makes up for it; first of all with t...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Mano-A-Mano: Bruce Lee vs. Kien Shih (Enter the Dragon)

Enter the Dragon remains one of the most important and iconic martial arts movies of all time and it really introduced Bruce Lee to Western audiences in a major way. Han (Kien Shih) is such a great villain and this final fight...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Mano-A-Mano: Agent Smith vs. Neo – The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix has so many iconic moments and remains one of the most innovative action movies of all time. In this climactic scene Agent Smith, (played to perfection by Hugo Weaving) has an epic martial arts fight with Neo (Keanu ...
by Eoin Friel