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What's your favorite action movie sequence?

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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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Howdy,

(The reason for this greeting will become apparent in a moment!)

So, I was just adding another videogame cutscene segement to one of my time waster threads about videogames being better than most movies...especially in the day and age of the "reboot".
I began to think about what action movies sequences ran on par with the drama and excitement of Crysis or Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
More than I could count but most of them were recent (in my case) with a handful of exceptions.
Another thing I noticed about my game thread was that it introduced me to many wonderful looking games I have missed in the past. While old OS's prevent me from playing some of those games, nothing prevents me from discovering what action movies I may have overlooked.
I am hoping to discover a few titles I have overlooked and maybe even show a few people about some great movies they have missed.
I only ask that y'all refrain from posting animated or anime movies.
(I intend to make a thread specifically for that if no one else has already!)
So, without further adieu let's draw the curtains, dim the lights and hold onto our scroggies because the show is about to begin...

CAUTION: VIOLENCE & MATURE SUBJECT MATTER AHEAD.

First up for mention is the movie "Assassins". Yeah, it's a Stallone flick...I'm not proud of that...but I liked it for the villain, "Miguelito". As far as action movies go it was only moderate for Sly's usual fare but the taxi cab stand-off and the movies climax were indeed truely remarkable sequences.
My favorite line from the whole movie:

Miguel: "Sniff-snfff...Jasmine?"
Electra: "Howdy."





For your second course of the evening, might I suggest a little more Banderas? I perfered the original El-Mariachi but Desperado remained pretty faithful to it's pregenator. Admitted...I hated Steve Buscemi in this one and still feel the movie would have been better without him in it but it didn't ruin the flick for me. The bar shoot out is as classic action as you're ever gonna get. It also introduced the world to one of the most heavenly bodies known on the planet...Salma Hayek.



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For dessert we have something french for your palate. Brotherhood of the Wolf is one of the best french action films ever made. It's eclectic blend of renaissance, myth, new world mystery and martial arts was a lethal combination. "Pacte des Loups" is as classic a werewolf story as one is bound to find and this one comes with a he77 of a twist. Sorry...no spoilers! Believe me when I say it's best to watch it in its mother tongue as the soul of the movie gets lost in the translation. All of Marc's fight scenes are breathtaking to watch but when the Chevalier goes out for revenge, the movie takes you by the throat and never let's go. No clips of the action sequences exist outside of fan-made tributes on youtube.



For your after dinner port, we have another french film up for grabs. This time the action movie sequel known as Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse. While Jean Reno (from Leon the Professional, soon to be posted here unless someone beats me to it!) is the movies big name, he's not the action star. That honor goes to Benoit Magimel. Being an atheist I don't normally watch movies like these but the ending was a pleasant suprise despite my reservations about the subject matter. I highly recommend it. As with Pacte des Loups, youtube clips of the action sequences are non-existant but the trailer should suffice till I find something better. Magimel's fight against the drug dealer in the opening scenes and against the faceless monks throughout the movie are spellbinding to watch.



And finally for your cigar with that port we have one final french action film up. This one is called "The Nest" and (as you've probably already guessed) being a french film, has no youtube clips of the action sequences. As I would suggest with all foreign films, they are best viewed in their original form so they retain the foreign flavour that makes them stand apart from the regular cookie-cutter Hollywierd fare.
Benoit Magimel makes a return as (IMO) the lead protagonist in the storyline but does NOT portray a martial arts expert as one might expect. There's no action sequence in this movie that isn't a treat to watch but the paramilitaries first push into the warehouse is almost a turkey shoot. Be sure to have LOTS of non-GMO popcorn for this one.



I shall be back with more soon enough but now that the question has been posed:

"What's your favorite action movie sequence?"

-Peace-
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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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In short, its the Aliens remote guns. At that moment i knew that drones and the like was reality. It would change warfare forever... and then the first gulf war came about - remember slant drilling?




The oher one is from my fav mov. This is old school. Two men meet again, one has a score to settle.... the good ole revenge thing. You'll have to google that yourself, coz i cannot find a proper clip. Better yet, watch the whole movie, and you will understand.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:24 PM
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Angry Indian Hompaaa..

SnF

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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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Drat.
Content is blocked on this website.
And it was one I haven't seen too.



Thank you for the heads up on this one.

@ Kloejen

You beat me to it sir!
It was almost a decade after Aliens 2 before I saw the Director's Cut version with the sequence you posted. Definitely one of the better moments of the film. Mind you, I'm still cussing out Ridley Scott for Prometheus.

-Peace-
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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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Hands down my all time favorite scene.



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Cameron at his best.
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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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No doubt about it. Kill Bill 1: House of Blue Leaves




posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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I almost started the thread with that sequence.
Wasn't a big fan of the second one but Part I was pretty epic.
Kinda hoped they would've gone with someone other than Uma for the Beatrix role but all in all...no complaints here.
Those poor restaurant owners...



-Peace-



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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Gratuitous violence.. warning warning... For those looking for blood and not bunnies, view.




posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:40 PM
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This one:



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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:40 PM
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The scene in Children of Men where he's running through the buildings. That continuous shot was done in like two takes. Amazing cinematography.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:41 PM
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I loved that movie! Marv is great.

Thanks for the reminder, now I have something soothing to watch tonight.



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:46 PM
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Bassago
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I loved that movie! Marv is great.

Thanks for the reminder, now I have something soothing to watch tonight.


Good movie


Dont forget.. Frodo Baggings is bad ass. Well, after Merv anyway...





posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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If I could star your post twice I would.
One of my all-time favorites.
The only actor I miss more than Brandon Lee is his father.
The scuttlebutt was Brandon was originally slated to play Neo in the Matrix franchize but I guess we all know how that one turned out.
One of the best possible choices.

R.I.P. Brandon Lee

"FIRE IT UP...FIRE IT UP!!!"

-Peace-


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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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Evening,

I have not seen that movie but are familar with it.
I shall put it on my list of movies to download.
You reminded me with your post that not all action sequences involve shooting or killing.
Some have Parkour...



-Peace-



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 10:11 PM
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I'm having trouble making the vid embed but

Sucker Punch - samurai fight scene
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And Kung Fu Hustle - casino fight scene
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posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 10:47 PM
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Greetings,

Ahhhh...Kung Fu Hustle.
Never fails to make me laugh but then again so did Shaolin Soccer.
I always loved the "Buddha Palm decending from Heaven" scene.
Like friggin' WOW.





(I couldn't resist!)

Suckerpunch however left me feeling flat.
I still can't sit through it without fast forwarding to the action scenes.
I will admit, the Samurai scene was the best one from the entire movie IMO but I'm not sure Bjork's "Army of Me" is the melody I'd have chosen for that particular sequence.
Fine addition nonetheless.

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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Eryiedes

Suckerpunch however left me feeling flat.
I still can't sit through it without fast forwarding to the action scenes.
I will admit, the Samurai scene was the best one from the entire movie IMO but I'm not sure Bjork's "Army of Me" is the melody I'd have chosen for that particular sequence.
Fine addition nonetheless.

-Peace-



But set to " I want to kill everybody" its entertaining. I couldnt watch suckerpunch.. ugh.



Speaking of action sequences in videos.. this one you have to watch the whole thing. Mike Diva is an interesting fella BTW.



Today we rely on Tech tools ( visual/cgi and auditory tech) to give you that feeling you get when watching action sequences. Some of your best action sequences are from silent film. The films of this era relied on intense real life, risk to life and limb, insane action. Probably overplayed, but Buster Keaton had some of the most amazing action sequences of any movie actor.. because he was mostly daredevil and cat with 9 lives! Camera men were ordered to keep filming until Buster yelled " CUT"... or was killed.
Makes for some of the most technically incredible and harrowing action sequences in movie history IMO.


Watching Harold Lloyd may have been the genesis of what we know today by the name of "ANXIETY".. heh..



posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 11:59 PM
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I love the vintage scenes.
Nothing like Buster.
Harold Lloyd is a name I haven't heard in a VERY long time.
I had an ex who was into old cinema that introduced me to b&w silent film.
Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Yakima Canutt, Harold Lloyd were my top four.
I may have to go and download a few of them right now.







(I hate how people add their own music to these clips. It's called silent film for a reason!)

-Peace-







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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 12:13 AM
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I hear you on the added dialog and music.. harder and harder to find original formats! LOL! There were 2 sequences I wanted to post of Keaton than the one I did.. but some moron added dialog in both! LOL!



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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I so hear that.
Makes me want to shudder that somewhere out there...right at this very moment...there's a guy sitting in front of his computer thinking:

"Wow...City Lights is good...but y'know what would make it REALLY pop? My own Lil' Wayne remix."

AAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!
MY EARS...THEY'RE BURNING!!!
MAKE IT STOP, MAKE IT STOP!!!

Ahem...where was I? Oh, yeah!
Please feel free to drop by and add more any time you like.
If the threads could have one, I'd give you a prefered posters card.

-Peace-



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