Classic Action Scene: Face/Off (1997) Speedboat Chase

If ever there’s proof that John Woo is one of the best action directors in the business, it’s this scene; this speedboat chase is in my top 10 action scenes of all time. It has amazing stunt work and the shot of the...
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Classic Action Scene: Bad Boys II Freeway Chase

Say what you will about Michael Bay but the man knows how to shoot a car chase; this scene is arguably the highlight of the entire film with cars falling off trucks onto the freeway and plenty of smashy smashy for all the famil...
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Classic Action Scene: ‘Safe’ Club Shoot-out

I don’t care what anyone else says, Safe is f**king awesome; Statham is totally badass and watching him destroy bad guys in this movie is incredibly satisfying. In this scene, The Stath and a bunch of corrupt cops infiltr...
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Classic Action Scene: The Gauntlet from ‘Mission of Justice’ (1992)

Mission of Justice is arguably Jeff Wincott’s best movie with some stunning action scenes; this one is the stand-out and features Wincott taking on several men at once. Before this movie, apparently Wincott had not receiv...
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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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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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Classic Action Scene: Warehouse Shoot-Out From Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree AKA Army of One is one of my favourite Dolph Lundgren movies; mainly for this scene alone where Dolph kills about 20,000 people. It’s funny that I only ever saw the cut version of this movie when I lived in th...
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Classic Action Scene: Equilibrium Final Shoot Out

If ever there’s a movie that deserves a lot more love it’s this frankly classic sci-fi actioner starring Christian Bale and Taye Diggs. The concept is fabulously out there, but the execution is so expertly done that...
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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 Scene: Bus Fight from The Specialist (1994)

I know this movie gets a lot of hate from everyone but I’ve always really enjoyed it; I think I find it hard not to enjoy any movie that’s set in Miami. It’s sunny, it has hot women but more importantly it has...
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