No 5 – Wolverine vs Lady Deathstrike
From “X -Men 2” (Bryan Singer)
This is just one long, bad ass showdown, gang.
No 4 – The Avengers vs Loki
From Marvel’s The Avengers (Joss Whedon)
Stupendous, long and elaborate. Just incredible to watch and the replay value is endless. The Hulk and gang do what it takes to stop Loki and his death army. Even if it means destroying all of Manhattan.
No. 3 – Superman vs General Zod
From Superman II (Richard Lester and Richard Donner (Donner Cut))
Over the top and a lot of fun. This fight has stayed with me for all these years since I first watched in awe as Superman (Christopher Reeve) gives Zod and his cronies a run for their money. Some of the best staged fights ever. All done with-out CGI as well.
Superman gets a bus thrown at him. Superman gets a manhole cover thrown at him and Zod gets thrown like a baseball into a huge neon sign . Oh and lets not forget that great kick from Superman that sends Nom into an antenna array on top of a skyscraper. Great shit. I love it. Even though it looks a bit dated and phoney it still rocks.
No 2 – The Hulk vs The Abomination
From The Incredible Hulk (Patrick Lussier)
Holy Shit. Is this fight ever BRUTAL. First Banner falls from a helicopter and hits the concrete at like a gazillion miles an hour and changes just in time to come out from under the street roaring and ready for battle. The Abomination, though, give The Hulk a run for his money. (I keep saying that don’t I?) They cause huge destruction and mayhem with this fight in (where else?) Manhattan.
Each one gets a turn in being pounded into ground beef. At one point the Hulk uses 2 halves of a car as boxing gloves. Just epic. The Abomination batters, bites and pounds just a good as he gets. It’s a satisfying and robust fight that is realistically brutal. Hulk Smash!
No 1 – Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus
From Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)
Wow. Where do I begin? A completely bad ass, awesomely choreographed super fight scene. Flawless and brutal. From start to finish the action is fast, realistically rendered using CGI and the train sequence is astounding. It felt so much like I was reading a live Spider Man comic. I was breathless the first time I watched it. Definitely a fantastic highlight of the series. Watch it soon if you never have or if you want to refresh your memory.
Honorable Mention –
Batman vs Bane – The Dark Knight Rises
The Joker vs Batman – The Dark Knight
The X-Men vs Sebastian Shaw – X-Men First Class
Spider Man vs The Green Goblin – Spider-Man
Captain America vs The Red Skull – Captain America: The First Avenger
Sound off, gang, with your favorite Super Hero fights! I’m sure I’ve missed some…