By: LD · January 27, 2009

It’s been far too long since we had a draft around these parts, but we’re coming out swinging. The idea is pretty simple:



1) JC – Cuba, Bad Boys II. The most needless, loudest and completely awesome action sequence I’ve ever seen.


The movie was clearly over by that point, but you can tell Bay was like “Hmm..what if we had Tapia kidnap Sydney so we could have the Bad Boys INVADE CUBA AND WIN?”

SN – Every movie should end with an invasion of Cuba — possibly even in
the closing credits, just for the hell of it. I need a moment to gather my thoughts now.

LD – The invasion of Cuba is among my favorite scenes in Pride & Prejudice.

E – SN, just go with your gut and pick “The Passion of the Christ”…you know you’ve watched that action movie at least 30 times.


2) N8 – All the action scenes in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Not only does this movie feature some of the violent action sequences you came to expect (after this movie) from Vinnie Jones, but it also involved some lighter action sequences like the BB-gun defense of the weed-stocked Alamo. The movie, really, is a series of interlaced action scenes that build to the final showdown, in the style of a Western. Except Lock Stock isn’t quite as predictable, and — unlike the fast-cut style that culminated in the shakey scenes in Quantum of Solace — all the action sequences in Lock Stock are followable with the human eye.


3) SN – Man, I’ve really been wrestling with this decision. I seriously thought about some other picks, but I’d just feel wrong if I didn’t pick a scene from Bad Boys 2. JC may have taken Cuba, but I’ll take the freeway chase scene. Nothing like shooting up Haitians, dodging cars being thrown at you off a truck, then avoiding corpses to boot. Oh, did I mention Mike Lowry was driving? Mike LOW-RY.


4) LD – Kill Bill vol. 1 – The House of Blue Leaves

I’m not sure there’s an action sequence better than this. It’s poetic, funny, and brutal, really anything and everything you could want from an action sequence. The final battle with O-Ren Ishii is just gorgeous. This is two masters (Tarantino, Woo Ping) at the pinnacle of their craft.


5) E – Shaun of the Dead – Winchester Fight through the end of the movie

Since the movie ends with one extended action sequence, I’m picking the sequence from the Winchester until they hole themselves up in the basement. Not only is there the awesome juke box scene, where the camera spins around the crew as they hit the old man in the head, but it also has Shaun firing the rifle at the zombies in the windows, the fire on the bar exploding the bullets into the heads of the zombies, and of course, the emotionally powerful scene with his mother. It’s a smorgasbord of awesomeness.


6) Grimbil – Opening scene to Blade 1. Meat locker, sexy chicks, loud techno, blood bath, then Wesley Snipes kicking some serious ass.

We’ll be back tomorrow with Round 2.

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3 Responses to “GP Draft: ACTION SEQUENCES! Round 1”
  1. e-roc says:

    Love the number 1 pick.. It’s like picking Peyton Manning… but there are no Ryan Leaf’s here.

    Also, Gabrielle Union is HOT.

  2. Marie says:

    I’d have to go with number 1. I think more cars were injured in that movie than any other.

    And Blade 1 messed me up. That first scene is cah-reepy! Blood? From the ceiling? Forget it.

  3. SN says:

    Gabrielle Union? You mean Syd?

    Shit just got real.

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