Top Three: Awesome Fight Scenes

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Concluding our two-part special on cinematic combat! Drawing from their experience as film lovers and martial artists, Samuel and Dimitri each list their top three picks for awesome fight scenes in cinema. Also, they wax rhapsodic about Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Jaa. For a discussion of the worst fight sequences in cinema, check out part one of our conversation. Then come back next time as Pamela returns to talk about the worst moments of 2014.

  • 00:00     Introduction
  • 01:10     The Work of Tony Jaa and Other Honorable Mentions
  • 04:53     John Preston Versus a Flurry Bullets in Equilibrium
  • 08:35     Shu Lien Versus Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 11:24     The Bride Versus the Crazy 88 in Kill Bill Volume 1
  • 15:10     Darth Maul Versus the Jedi Knights in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • 19:31     Neo Versus More Bulllets in The Matrix
  • 24:43     A Digression about Jackie Chan
  • 28:15     Wong Fei Hung Versus the Final Henchman in Drunken Master II

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Editor in Chief / Movie Critic: When he started this site, Dimitri never thought he'd be writing blurbs about himself in the third person. In his other life, he works as a writer, translator, and editor for various publications in print and online. His motto is, "Have pen, will travel."