Classic Action Scene: JCVD Street Fights in Hard Target

Hard Target remains one of my very favourite Jean-Claude Van Damme movies; it’s essentially a 2 hour Levi’s commercial except with a huge bodycount. In this classic scene Natasha played by Yancy Butler is getting mu...
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Classic Action Scene: Cobra (1986) Supermarket Opening

If you don’t like this movie then frankly you suck; it is one of Stallone’s finest hours and what people tend not to understand is that Sly never takes himself seriously. He always has that twinkle in his eye and Co...
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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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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: Bullitt – Car Chase

Who can forget this legendary cop movie starring Steve McQueen? This is arguably the best car chase in cinema history; no cgi, no fast cuts, just sheer driving skill. Steve McQueen’s driving skill too as I believe he like...
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Classic Action Scene: The Matrix Lobby Shoot Out

This still stands up today as one of the greatest shoot outs of all time. It’s funny, I remember the first time I watched The Matrix I thought it was just OK, but when I watched it again I liked it more and now I consider...
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Rambo (2008) Final Battle

I don’t think any of us were expecting the return of Rambo to be quite THIS brutal; I remember in the cinema being really shocked (and delighted) by how violent it was. Unlike the other movies it wasn’t cartoonish, ...
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Classic Scenes: The Expendables Harbour Explosion

This is a new section of the site where we will go over some of our favourite scenes from some of the best (and maybe worst) action movies. What better way to start than the best scene of The Expendables series? It begins with ...
by Eoin Friel