Trains

IdleRich

IdleRich
But they aint though... at the start he throws those huge pieces of masonry and they bounce off him. Always the way in these kind of fights, it's spectacular but very empty. For me anyway.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
But they aint though... at the start he throws those huge pieces of masonry and they bounce off him. Always the way in these kind of fights, it's spectacular but very empty. For me anyway.
One of them literally dies at the end of the film.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
Fellas lets not forget about the trains in all this
I've had Emperor of the North on my watchlist for years now; Lee Marvin as a legendary trainhopper and Ernest Borgnine as a sadistic conductor.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Or more reasonably... in all films of a certain type there are battles between the good guy and the bad guy (in fact let's say goodie and baddie) and the final one normally has the moment where the hero at his lowest ebb somehow finds the key to defeating his hitherto invincible nemesis. Fine I understand that. But I think that good action films disguise this formula well. Often when it's superheroes and they hit each other for ages they just slam into buildings or whatever and it feels like it's just a minor slap to us. There is one blow better than another and they get really pounded and for a second you think "is that it?" but it can't be cos basically they need some special secret weapon or trick to undo them. Tell me when any super hero or super villain has ever been beaten just by being punched harder? I can't think of one example (I'm not saying there isn't one but I can't name one) and that's why I find it hard to care about these fights.
 

Linebaugh

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Green Room does that well. in the end two indestructible good guys are revealed, but thats after 4 of the 6 original good guys die very sudden deaths and keeps you on yr toes.
 
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