Classic Action Scene: Blood & Bone Fight

If ever there’s an underrated martial arts flick from the past few years it’s this gem from Michael Jai White where he is just unbelievably badass. Blood & Bone is directed by Ben Ramsey and the fight scenes are...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Parkour Chase from Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale turns 10 years old in a few months and watching this clip reminds me how blown away I was by this scene when it first came out; this was a James Bond we had never seen before with Daniel Craig running, jumping, sh...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Gas Station Fight from Homefront (2013)

“Whatever you’re thinking… rethink it!” You see, Ed Skrein? This is called a badass with screen presence and Homefront remains one of my favourite Jason Statham movies. In this short yet awesome sequence...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Bar Fight from Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear

This is one of my favourite fight scenes from the past few years and was easily the highlight of the movie Ninja II: Shadow of a Tear starring Scott Adkins. In this scene Casey (Adkins) is sitting at the bar minding his own bus...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

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...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Dock Fight from Redeemer (2015)

This is one of my favourite fight scenes of recent years which just so happens to be in one of my favourite movies too. The Latin Dragon AKA Marko Zaror stars in Redeemer where he plays a former hit man named Pardo who dishes ...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Classic Action Scene: Bar Shoot-out from Last Man Standing

Remember when Bruce Willis was one of the coolest action stars in the business? Well, for me this was his absolute prime. Last Man Standing doesn’t get talked about too much but it’s my third favourite film of his a...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

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...
by Eoin Friel
 

 
 

Stairwell Fight from Firestorm (2013)

Andy Lau stars in this underrated actioner where he plays a cop who battles robbers in the streets of Hong Kong as a typhoon hits the city. The action scenes are really well done for the most part but there is the odd noticeabl...
by Eoin Friel
 

 

 

Classic Action Scene: Club Shootout from Collateral

About the film: Collateral is a 2004 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds him...
by Eoin Friel