Thursday, May 04, 2006
The Best Fight Scene In A Movie
This one's for the Boy, who came up with this category. Although he hasn't yet told me what he wants to nominate, so I'm entering my own nomination.
There was really only one good thing about the sequels to The Matrix, and that one good thing came in Matrix: Reloaded. That one good thing was the fight between Neo and the many Agent Smiths. (And Agent Smith made a great villain, probably in the top 10, so maybe Best Villain should be the next category?)
But the Agent Smiths fight was great because it not only was a great fight with martial arts and street fighting, and overwhelming odds, but those odds were all made up of the same guy and it didn't look fake in the least. I think the Many Smiths fight led to the use of one guy as the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton's remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so it also was a groundbreaking piece of filmwork. But besides that, there is just something so cool about the wave of Smiths ebbing and flowing at Neo and him trying to fight them off, their skill and their numbers, until he has to flee. So that's my nomination for the Best Fight Scene In a Movie: Neo vs. Many Smiths.
(And some people agree with me!)
And Thanks To IFilm for the Video!