Classic Action Scene: Ip Man Final Fight

I remember the first time I saw this movie, I was blown away by the fight scenes, but not just that; I actually cared about the characters and I really think this is Donnie Yen’s most iconic role. He makes Yip Man look to...
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H.A.L.O. Jump Scene from Godzilla (2014)

Like many of you I found the 2014 Godzilla film to be a bit of a disappointment; I just wanted more of Godzilla and Bryan Cranston but instead we got Aaron Taylor Johnson being bland and forgettable. The film builds up the tens...
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Classic Action Scene: Bar Fight from Above the Law (1988)

“You’ll never be the man!” Note to self. If Steven Seagal walks into a bar, everyone should leave immediately. This is one of his most bad ass scenes as his character Nico Toscani searches for a girl. For some...
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Classic Action Scene: Robocop (1987) Drug House Raid

This is one of the best action scenes of any of the RoboCop movies; you’ve got one of the all-time great villains in Clarence Boddicker going up against a titanium clad resurrected Alex Murphy. As one of the commenters on You...
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Classic Action Scene: Police Station Shoot-out from The Terminator

This is the first (but certainly not the last) time we hear Arnold Schwarzenegger say his iconic “I’ll Be Back!” line. I think this might be his best delivery of the line too as it’s totally without emot...
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Classic Action Scene: Hospital Shootout – Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled is easily one of the greatest action movies of all time, that’s just a fact. I remember the first time I watched it I was (literally) blown away by the boldness of the action scenes but also how shockingly vio...
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Classic Action Scene: Anybody Seen Richie? – Out For Justice

This is the best scene Steven Seagal ever has done or ever will do; everything about it is pure badass. The sheer ballsiness of his character Gino, walking into a bar and pretty much beating up everyone is beyond cool. I love h...
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Classic Action Scenes: Street Shootout from Heat

I think this may arguably be the greatest shootout of all time; the sound design is incredible and notice that there isn’t any music once the action begins. It works so much better and makes it more real. It’s almos...
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Stick Fight from Rambo III

While watching the first teaser trailer to Jason Bourne the other night I was reminded of Rambo III. I’m sure the Bourne movie won’t be anything like it but it reminded me of this sequence where John Rambo has his h...
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Classic Action Scenes – Battle In The Courthouse “Stone Cold”

Just like most popular songs in the 80’s, this is Brian Bosworth’s one hit wonder. The film is among the best actioners of the 90’s and was supposed to make Bosworth a house hold name in action films, but unfo...
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