They don't make fight scenes like they used to


#1

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Seriously.
Compared to fight scenes today this has so much more personality and flair.


#2

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That one’s my favorite.


#3

hmmm, i agree in some cases but not all

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#4

“Ah, the capitn’s blade is not so firm!”

“I am rubber, you are glue!”

:u: Edit: I couldn’t watch that shit. Too much slo-mo is exactly what’s wrong with most modern fight scenes.


#5

no camera angle bullshit, just raw skill.


#6

you guys are really hating on 300??? i dont know if i can post in this thread anymore in hopes of maintaining my image as a man.


#7

um, that fencing looked real dangerous


#8

That’s because Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone are genuine Fencing Masters.


#9

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Had to share this one.


#10

AH!! I’m glad I’m not the only who feels the same way. Everything I see the slow mo effect in a movie for no fucking reason it pisses me off. That shit is so overused that the movie industry killed it. Sometimes I think the matrix should not have been made :shake:


#11

Awesome videogame-style special effects


#12

Yeah, the scene would’ve been 10x better WITHOUT the slo-mo. All it does is lengthen it unnecessarily and really doesn’t do anything beneficial except SHOW OFF THE COOL THINGS THEY DID WITH CG. :lame:


#13

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#14

That first fight/fencing scene was too dope. I don’t think they allow actors to do that anymore.
Here’s three of my favorites.
Jakie Chan vs Benny The Jet:
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Jet Li vs M. Bison:
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Col. Kane vs Bar:
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Most of these are my favorites on how they tie into the movies. If you’ve never seen The 9th Configuration check it out, it’s a perfect movie about being human :china:


#15

Somewhat a perfect fight scene?
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#16

Far from it.

While they are great martial artists it’s ruined by the editing.


#17

ya lik

man this is awesome

when you have real actors in action scenes

and not “action stars” or “stunt doubles”


#18

Yeah, it’s so cool that it keeps going fast, then slow, then fast, then slow.
It’s also cool how the slow motion shows the guy in the background at 1:06 react before he gets stabbed. (Yes, he’s in the background, but he is pretty much the center of attention in that part)

The Ip Man thing, I don’t think it’s really the editing, I just think the camera positions in some shots were somtimes weird and unnecessary. Bad directing > bad editing.


#19

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man fight.

@Op i understand your reasoning for why you think yours is better, but imo the different styles of fight scenes is what makes all of them unique.


#20

Oh shit, it’s the dude from Men in Tights!:rofl::rofl:

These old movies had much less cuts and the sound effects were from the swords actually hitting eachother, not overdubbed on top.

Not like all these lame slow-mo, overdubbed, highly edited, shaky-cam, cg, fighting scenes of modern times.