5 Great Action Scenes

Introduction

Action scenes in modern films are often poor with many filmmakers opting for the now stereotypical and “easy” shaky-cam technique to hide how poor the action really is. I and many other film buffs would much rather see a well crafted action sequence than one hidden behind cheap filmmaking. This is why I present to you five great action scenes. Not my favourites because there are too many but five which I believe are great (hence the title). So, in no particular order, enjoy…

Opening Chase (Casino Royale)

Hallway Fight (Inception)

Warehouse Fight (Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice)

Forest Chase (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows)

John Wick vs Assassins (John Wick: Chapter 2)

Conclusion

I could have made a longer list as there are many I could mention and many that I may consider better but I’m here to supply small entertainment in moments of boredom not dominate your life and have you staring at a light six inches away from your face for hours on end. Go out! Have a walk! Take some pictures of some pretty trees and watch the sun set. Trees are awesome by the way. Look up at them, they’re pretty cool. What am I talking about again?

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Josh Hammond says:

    Great list – the hallway fight in Inception still blows me away. And while I haven’t seen John Wick 2 yet, the bathhouse scene in the original was amazing. Too few action movies these days have great sequences like this.
    My one addition would be the motorcycle chase from Mad Max: Fury Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HClM8YvNljo.

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    1. dajawrreview says:

      Totally agree with both additions. Like I said I didn’t want to list too many. Good to know there are people out there who still appreciate good action. Inception is my favourite film of all time btw

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      1. Josh Hammond says:

        I hesitate to share this with you then, but this kind of changed my opinion about Christopher Nolan:

        I still really enjoy his movies, including The Dark Knight specifically, but after watching this I find I think more critically about action scenes. As much as I loved some parts of Dunkirk, I found it had similar flaws.

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