1. Obi Wan Kenobi vs Anikan Skywalker (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the
The most remarkable duel to date! So epic, so intense, so emotional, so magnificent. The quickness
and speed of both Kenobi and Anikan is amazing. What makes it even more amazing is that these two were the best
of friends, and then as things turn badly they fight each other basically to the death. Another aspect is the music,
it so brilliant and adds more emotion to the duel. Also, believe it or not the length is a good aspect. The duel clocks
in around 12 minutes, and that is the record for the longest fight in cenima history. The fight is unbelivably epic and
climactic. Its the fastest movement with lightsabers out of any of the Star Wars films, and they fight on like three enviroments...awesome!
All in all, its the most amazing fight yet to cross the silver screen.
The Bad- not much, but there is one thing. in the first half of the fight,
they are fighting extremely fast, then in the second half they start to slow down. Could be cause they are getting tired or
something, which would make it more realistic, but if they kept the same speed the entire time it would have
been a little better.
2. Achilles vs. Hector (Troy)
A pure and brilliant masterpiece of swordplay. Unmatched by any other fight of its kind. In
the making of the film they talk about how every attack was a kill hit, and when you watch the fight, each blow truly
is just that, making the duel even more authentic. The Intensity is also very heavy. With Achilles coming off the
death of his cousin, he is enraged, and it works perfectly in this. An awesome Spectacle of perfection.
Yet another fight that falls victim to length. It does not fall hard, but more of it would
have greatly increased its quality. But hey its #2 on the list, it cant get much better than it already is.
3. The Bride vs. The Crazy 88 (Kill Bill Vol. 1)
While the film is a little off the track, this fight can not be denied. A stunning and masterful portrayal
of death, violence, blood, gore, swordsmanship, and intensity. One ferocious woman takes on nearly 88 men; and she mercilessly
tears them apart. The sequence where you can just see there sihllouettes against a blue background is breathtaking.
There were a few things that were illogical. When she impales the guy with her sword and lifts
him up with her arms...yeah right. And a few more minor instances of the same illogical issues. Otherwise this would be #1,
or close to it.
4. C.N. Chan vs. Alan (Gorgeous)
The martial arts and speed displayed in this fight is the greatest of any fight in the history
of cenima. Jackie Chan and Brad Allen achieve each move with such quickness and such perfection that its too fascinating to
describe, just see this fight. Many people havent even heard of this film, and it was by chance that I stumbled upon it, otherwise
I would not have seen a masterpiece of martial arts.
Despite the fact that it has the best martial arts in a movie it lacks in emotion and the
dialouge is weak. There is one instance where Chan spins Alan around on his shoulders, ya know that wrestling move that makes
them dizzy, yeah that was pretty dumb.
5. Jin vs. Leo (House of Flying Daggers)
The emotion and inensity of this fight is off the charts. The entire movie builds up to this
dramatic duel. Then as we witness the amazing sowrdplay of the two men it begins to snow. As they are ripping each other apart
the snow gently falls around them creating a picture so captivating one can not witness it without their jaw dropping. So
spectacular and so emotional! Simply amazing!
Needed more sowrdplay. The stuff in the fight was fantastic but more of it would have made
this fight near the top.
6. Neo vs. Smith (The Matrix Revolutions)
So far this list has been dominated by The Matrix and Star Wars, and for good reason, but
you need not worry. Everything comes down to this. The entire trilogy builds up to this final climactic showdown between
Neo and Smith, and boy was it a douzey. When there running at each other in tha rain accompanied by the fantastic score
it gives me chills. So intense, and the fighting on the ground and in the building are brilliant. The rain
is what makes this fight what it is, adds so much power.
Once they got off the ground and strted to fly it went downhill. If they had stayed where
the fight started this would no doubt be the greatest fight ever! Sure the flying thing was an interesting idea, but it didnt
work they way it should have. It just became cheesy at moments they were in the air. Once again, if they had fought on the
ground it would have easily be on the top of this list. They should have had them fight on the side of a building if
they wanted to display each's power.
7. The Chateau (The Matrix Reloaded)
The Chateau as its called really excells not only because of the brilliant choreography and
brutal martial arts thats in all of the Matrix movies, but also beacuse it involves the use of weapons. Beautiful swordplay
and use of weaponary. And the music during this scene was awesome!
Not much bad in this one. There were some parts where I thought Neo's use of the sword could
have been improved. there was also that high pitched sound as they were flinging around the weapons. Is it just me or do weapons
flying through the air not sound like whistles.
8. Obi Wan Kenobi & Qui Gon Jin vs Darth Maul (Star Wars Episode I: The
An outstanding fight in a very horrible movie. The agility of all combatants and the moves
displayed are very good. Darth Maul is easily the coolest Star Wars villain, and his double-eged lightsaber adds to the fights
superiority over other duels. Another cool aspect is that it is 2 on 1, not many duels in cenima like that. And once Qui Gon
is kille the intensity picks up quite nicely. An absolutely amazing spectacle of fighting.
Way WAY too short. I think total its like 4min and 30sec. It seems that the coolest fights
are always too short. Just think, and addition ofanother 4 monutes and we could have seen some really cool stuff. The cool
stuff that was there however, was not enough to escalate it higher on this list.
9. Neo vs Smith (The Matrix)
The fight between Neo and Smith in the first Matrix film is tremendous. The build-up is what
really escalates this fight. Morpheus mentioning that everyone who has fought an agent has died really intensifies the moment
when Neo turns and fights instead of flees. Also the acrobatics and choreography is well done, and the anger on Smith's face
is brutally excellent.
It definately needed to be faster paced. Both needed to move quicker and the fight in genreal
needed to be fought faster. In the sequals to this film, they fights if you noticed were much much faster in choreography
and skill. A bit more length would have helped too.
10. Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back)
This duel that climaxed the film of The Empire Strikes Back was indeed remarkable. The standouts
are the setting of the fight. The inner depths of the cloud city, Bespin. Its just awesome to look at, wonderful scenery.
The dialouge during the fighting is also superb, then we get that famous line, "I am your Father!" Another aspect that excels
the fight to be on this list is the dramatic power it carries, and the intensity that it portrays.
The fighting could have definately been better. Too slow and not enough of it. The part where
Vader was using the force to throw stuff at Luke was kinda stupid. Along the fighting lines again, they needed more of it
on the railing at the end. Give this duel more time and it could have been much better.