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Neil McNeil

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« on: 06-19-2004 22:26 »

the best movie death & Action Sequence? 

I thought of a poll or two seperate threads for this but i don't think it would work cuz there is too many good ones to think of.

Plus many of them are a result of the other - i,e action sequence leads to a good movie death.

my fav movie death's

- Chow Yun Fat - The Killer
- An Alien (underwater)- Alien Resurrection

my fav movie action sequence's

- Church shootout - The Killer (best action movie ever)
- Church Shootout - Face Off
- Underwater Chase - Alien Resurrection
- d-day landing - Saving Private Ryan
- opening battle Seq - Enemy @ the Gates

thats just of the top of my head, but i'll think of some more as they come to hand.

What do u think is the best movie death and Action Sequence?
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« Reply #1 on: 06-19-2004 22:52 »

How can you make a "Best Church Shootout" category??

That's like making a "Best Use of a Frisbee" in a Bollywood Vampire Rom-Com.

Best Deaths: Jango Fett, Grocer (from Grosse Pointe Blank), Norman Stansfield (from Leon) and The Black Knight (from Holy Grail).  big grin
Blackadder11

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« Reply #2 on: 06-19-2004 22:53 »

The Black Knight never actually died, you know.
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« Reply #3 on: 06-19-2004 22:59 »

The best death ever is when the guy gets hit in the head with the bear trap in Straw Dogs.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-19-2004 23:17 »

Vin Diesel killing a prison guard with a teacup in "Chronicles of Riddick." A huge metaphor for the whole movie: absurd and kinda stupid, but oddly intriguing...

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« Reply #5 on: 06-19-2004 23:30 »

Death: The prostitute in Se7en.

Action: The Battle at Guadacanal in The Thin Red Line.
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« Reply #6 on: 06-20-2004 00:19 »

Death: Kruge, Star Trek 3

Action: They Live (also see Cripple Fight from South Park)
EvilLunch

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« Reply #7 on: 06-20-2004 00:21 »

Death: Mister Orange and Mr. White, Reservoir Dogs
Action: The House of Blue Leaves, Kill Bill.

Tarantino rocks.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-20-2004 00:30 »

Action: In Tomb Raider 1, where Lara is turning the knife around while time i frozen it's so cool!

Death:?????
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #9 on: 06-20-2004 08:35 »

Action: any Hong Kong Chow Yun Fat flick.

Death: er... I'm rather fond of those kids getting wasted in Pulp Fiction... nothing particularly spectacular, but the whole scene is groovy.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-20-2004 09:14 »

Some favourites have already been mentioned, such as Shootout at the House of the Blue Leaves and the church scene in The Killer, others that come to mind:

Angel Eyes out in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The lighthouse scene in Battle Royal.
The death of Professor Dent in Dr No: "That's a Smith and Wesson - and you've had your six."

I'll post a few more when I've given it a bit more thought  smile
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« Reply #11 on: 06-20-2004 20:35 »

Deaths:
-Boromir defending the hobbits in "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

Action Sequences:
-Any action scene from "The Matrix"

-Burly Brawl and Chateau/Car Chase in "Matrix Reloaded"

-Defense of Zion/Super Burly Brawl in "Matrix Revolutions"

-Any Jackie Chan movie

-Any Jet Li movie

-Elvis battles an egyptian scarab in "Bubba Ho-Tep"

-Any battle sequence from any of the three "Lord of the Rings" movies

-The car chase in "Ronin"

-Any action scene from "Equilibrium"

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« Reply #12 on: 06-20-2004 21:04 »

Action - The grave yard scene in Peter Jackson's Braindead. "I kick arse for the Lord!"
Death - Roy Batty in Blade Runner.
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« Reply #13 on: 06-20-2004 22:05 »

Lemme change my death scene list to "Any Sean Bean death scene," after having watched Equilibrium" last night.

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« Reply #14 on: 06-21-2004 17:10 »

Death: Paul McCrane in acid/car interface, in Robocop.

Action: Bank shoot-out in Heat.
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« Reply #15 on: 06-21-2004 17:19 »

Action: Terminator 2 building blowout

Death: dunno...
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« Reply #16 on: 06-21-2004 17:20 »
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Anyone who gets mauled by Arnie gets my vote.

"See you at the party Richter"

Or it could be Clint Eastwood's final shootout at the end of Unforgiven when he kills the owner of the bar.

"Who here owns this shithole?"

As for the action scene, I don't think much can  top Saving Ryans Privates* first half hour, its the only film I've watched five minutes of and then rewound to start again, I then begged the question "Why can't all war films be like this..."

"...all two hours of it?"


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« Reply #17 on: 06-21-2004 17:39 »
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Death: Palpatine, "Return of The Jedi"

Action: Battle for Helms Deep, "The Two Towers"

Yes I am a dork   tongue.

*Edit* Action: Battle in the belfry, "Batman"
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« Reply #18 on: 06-21-2004 18:12 »

Deaths: Don't remember a name, but when that guy stuck his head out of the hole in the ground in "The Prophecy" and the giant mutated Bear swatted it off like he was playing whack-a-mole was pretty damn good for me. smile

Boromir in TFOTR was pretty good too since somebody else mentioned it.

ANY death with the scarabs in either of the 2 Mummy remakes with Brendan Frasier were pretty neat...I loathe bugs. :P

Best in Show though has to go to Samuel L. Jackson 'getting his bite on' in Deep Blue Sea.

Action Sequence: Damn! Mellvar beat me to it, that bank robbery scene in Heat was surprisingly intense, LOUD too...I wasn't expecting it.

It probably doesn't really fit this category but the Charge of the Rohirrim in TROTK really had my juices flowing, I can't remember the last time a movie had me on the edge of my seat for real.

For all that it was not all that as a movie, the defense of Zion battles were what salvaged the 3rd Matrix movie for me.

The final defense/kitchen scene in Dog Soldiers was great;gory,funny,hyper... I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it.

Still the best for me is Bruce Willis in the first Die Hard movie kicking butt & taking names while getting pounded to snot himself, just classic.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-21-2004 19:51 »

Yes, some good ones mentioned so far: Heat bank job, Ronins car chases, The charge of the Rohirrim.

Others: The K-Mart shootout in Grosse Pointe Blank (and the final shoot out), most of the fights in Kill Bill, the various action scenes in Leon and the Jedi duel in Episode I (only the duel, screw the rest).
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« Reply #20 on: 06-21-2004 20:15 »
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Some of the best action set pieces in kung fu movies are the "sea of fire" fight in Iron Monkey, the foundry fight in Drunken Master II, the alley fight in Fong Sai Yuk II, the ladder fight in Wong Fei Hung, the fight between Jackie Chan and Benny Urquidez in Wheels on Meals, the final fight in Instructors of Death, and pretty much all of Fist of Legend, Challenge of the Ninja, and Legendary Weapons of Shaolin.

Kill Bill didn't have much in it kung-fu wise that actually lived up to the Shaw Brothers movies it ripped off, like Shaolin Martial Arts and Executioners from Shaolin, or the new wave stuff it copied staging from.  Still rocked.
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« Reply #21 on: 06-22-2004 00:24 »

The death towards the end of Paycheck was friggin halarious!

One of the bad dudes looks into his future and sees that he is going to get blown up. So, he begins to run and surprise, surprise, he blows up.

Anyway, for best action sequences:

About everything in the Matrix movies.

The Yoda Vs. Dooku scene in Star Wars II.

The Minis Tirith Battle in LOTR: ROTK.

Um.... that's all I could think of.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-22-2004 01:55 »

 
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
-Elvis battles an egyptian scarab in "Bubba Ho-Tep"

Thank god!  I thought I was the only one tricked into seeing that movie.

Just to expand though, any Bruce Campbell fight scene is worth watching...with a grain of salt, of course.

 
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-The car chase in "Ronin"


Yes!  Plus, Sam is a 1911-fan.

The Heat shootout was absolutely stunning.  Even the tapes from the life-mimmics-art North Hollywood Bank of America shootout didn't look so rough after that.

Two of my favorite action-oriented scenes from cinema are the T-Rex/main road attack in Jurassic Park, the lobby shootout in The Matrix, and the entire third act of Terminator 2: Judgement Day (from the lab through the factory).

Best deaths would have to be Gennaro and Muldoon in Jurassic Park, Katagiri in Godzilla 2000, that guy "Eddie" from Twister, and Captains Frye and Darrow in The Rock.  I know there are other good ones, but those stick out in my mind.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-22-2004 03:26 »

Friday the 13th always had some good scenes with teenagers getting killed in grotesque ways. Most of them get sliced with Jason's machete, but some are more grotesque. My favorite at the moment is the one where someone gets killed in his/her sleeping bag. Jason takes the bag and slams it into a tree repeatedly.

The scene in Braindead where Lionel "kills" zombies with a lawnmower is also hilarious.

Best action scenes: The Matrix and LOTR.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #24 on: 07-14-2004 18:19 »

I thought of a death! In Spider-Man 1, Norman Osborn killed by his own glider it was great!  big grin
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« Reply #25 on: 07-16-2004 19:36 »

Another great death scene: Matthew Broderick near the end of "Glory." God, what an awesome movie that was.

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« Reply #26 on: 07-16-2004 19:49 »

oh I got one that guy in Mortal Kombat Annihilation that got the acid net on him as a mistake by cyrax  laff it was a good one


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« Reply #27 on: 07-16-2004 22:02 »

Fight sequence: 1-against-80 in "Samurai II"

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« Reply #28 on: 07-16-2004 22:32 »

 
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Fight sequence: 1-against-80 in "Samurai II"

That is a real gem.  Incredibly sophisticated choreography, but totally hidden by the lack of pretense Mifune always brings to fights. 

I always like fights where the guys don't strike elaborate poses and say "now I shall use the thousand lobster fist on you to avenge my brother," and instead they capture the mania of a real brawl.  One of my other favourites in this regard is the gang battle at the beginning of "Bullet in the Head," with the cheesy sax version of "I'm a Believer."

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« Reply #29 on: 07-16-2004 23:18 »

I'm trying remember one martial arts film where there was a guy who was beating up loads of people and he was doing great stunts like jumping along rooftops, balancing on ladders and huge stacks of boxes.
He was bald and was wearing white and had one of this little skullcap type hats, the story was pretty simple, guy avenging a girl or something.

I've been trying to find the name of it but I realise I've probably described half of the martial arts movies in existence!  hmpf
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« Reply #30 on: 07-17-2004 04:10 »

More like two thirds.  Be more specific.  But rest assured, if anyone can help you with kung fu movies, I can.
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« Reply #31 on: 07-17-2004 11:21 »

Eh..... it was in colour?
I don't think it was a samurai movie, just some guy who could kick ass, no swords or knives, maybe a big stick or two.
I think he was avenging his sister.... maybe.

I'm afraid thats all I got, it was about 7 years ago and it was on around 2 in the morning when I saw it.  hmpf
Meh, it's not that important, just name a few cool  kung fu movies and I'll watch them!  smile
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« Reply #32 on: 07-18-2004 02:00 »
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anybody seen "The Duel?" It's been playing on the showtime movie channels sometimes...it's so funny, but it's also a great martial arts movie...I'm surprised it wasn't released in theaters...

 http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0243876/
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« Reply #33 on: 07-18-2004 05:35 »
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I have it on DVD.  It's not Andrew Lau's best work.  See Stormriders or A Man Called Hero.  They even have almost the same cast.

Edit: Faze, you're retarded.  If you want to see what you just described, watch any kung fu film ever made.  But you could take a hint about Stormriders.  It rocks.  I don't know if that's the R2 title, though.  Also, see the kung fu films I mentioned above.  Iron Monkey,Drunken Master II,Fong Sai Yuk I & II, Wong Fei Hung, Wheels on Meals, Instructors of Death, Fist of Legend, Challenge of the Ninja, and Legendary Weapons of Shaolin.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-18-2004 06:20 »
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Anyone mentioned the Pram bit in "The Untouchables?"  No?
I am, then.


EDIT: Really, Tweek? Hmph, never seen it.   hmpf
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« Reply #35 on: 07-18-2004 07:00 »
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Anyone mentioned the Pram bit in "The Untouchables?"  No?
I am, then.
That is just a rip off from Battleship Potemkin though.
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« Reply #36 on: 07-18-2004 15:06 »

Well if we  have never SEEN Battleship Potemkin we would think it was great, huh Tweek?  wink Almost everything can be considered a rip off of something else these days, and I personally don't think just because it is 'original' doesn't automatically make it good. How old is Battleship Potemkin? Ins't that one of those early russian films by Sergei Eisenstein???

Canned eggs: I was going to agree with most of what you were saying but then I see Wheels on Meals in your list... Was the ending spectacular or sumething??? I could not sit through it, it was one of the most awful kung-fu movies I've ever seen. This, coming from a person who doesn't have much in the way of high expectations from any form of entertainment. That movie was just sad. Now Kung Pow!!! That was funny!
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« Reply #37 on: 07-18-2004 15:26 »
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« Reply #38 on: 07-18-2004 15:55 »

 
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How old is Battleship Potemkin? Ins't that one of those early russian films by Sergei Eisenstein???
It is hardly an old film it was only made in 1925  tongue

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« Reply #39 on: 07-18-2004 17:51 »

 
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Canned eggs: I was going to agree with most of what you were saying but then I see Wheels on Meals in your list... Was the ending spectacular or sumething??? I could not sit through it, it was one of the most awful kung-fu movies I've ever seen. This, coming from a person who doesn't have much in the way of high expectations from any form of entertainment. That movie was just sad. Now Kung Pow!!! That was funny!

Yeah, you have to stick around to the end.  the finale is four or five different fights, all awesome.  One of them, between Jackie Chan and Benny Urquidez, which would be rematched in Dragons Forever, is one of the all time top ten kung fu fights ever.

I can see why you would think the comic stuff sucked, especially if you saw it poorly dubbed, but the stunt work was absolutely revolutionary for the time.  Remember this movie is from the mid '80s.  And the car chases rock.

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