Marvel Studios have stated the standard for comic entertainment at the movie theater with fairly high quality of output that give audiences action scenes worth remembering. Since Iron Man 1 released in 2008, audiences have been treated to a number of great action sequences in Marvel Cinematic Universe. These sequences stood out for their logical direction, thrilling concepts, and clear sense of style. They’re all scenes that are hard to forget.
Here are The Best 15 Action Scenes in Marvel Movies that we have ranked.
15. THE ANCIENT ONE VS. KAECILIUS – DOCTOR STRANGE
That fighting scene gives us a sense that Doctor Strange is going to make the Marvel universe more mystical than it already was. We see the magic of this world, understand that there are more than one universe to fight and get a feel for the visual sensibility the movie will adopt. The movie’s opening sequence also introduces us to Kaecilius and The Ancient One, who are two important characters that form the core of Doctor Strange.
14. INTERDIMENSIONAL FIGHT – THOR THE DARK WORLD
Both Thor movies have a number of memorable action sequences, perhaps the most memorable is in Thor The Dark World. As Thor fight with Malekith, they travel through a variety of portals taking them to various places and times. The use of these portals gives this fight scene an edge, as it turns what initially seemed like a punchy fight between powerful beings into something much more interesting. Also, the fight adds a layer of comedy to the movie.
13. LEGION OF SUITS – IRON MAN 3
If you thought having one Iron Man suit in a fight would be great, Iron Man 3 certainly brings to you the awesomeness that’s you have never thought of. In the final fight sequence, we’re going to see an army of Iron Man suits that take on the Mandarin’s henchman. We get moments of the suits individually showcasing their special feature and moments that they cooperate so smoothly. It make we realize that Iron Man not only one suit, Iron Man is an incarnation of Tony’s intelligence, and his intelligence is Tony’s real power, and a lot of cash as well.
12. ANT MAN VS. YELLOWJACKET – ANT MAN
The climactic fight between Ant Man and Yellowjacket, which takes place inside of a model train set, is thrilling for sure. Then, the cutaways making clear just how small the scale of the fight really is provide a number of giggles for audiences. Knowing how small-scale the fight is reminds us of part of what makes Ant Man unique as a superhero. The fight also gets points for the way it ties into the tone of the rest of the film, and doesn’t abandon everything that made it great for a CGI punch fest.
11. HIGHWAY AMBUSH – CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER
The Winter Soldier’s introduction in the second Captain America movie is one of the best fight in the history of superhero movies. The fight is thrilling because of all of the moving parts involved. With the natural motion of the highway, this fight scene keep its momentum in every action. None of actions in the scene is a gimmick, and that makes every beat of the fight more thrilling, even without considering how strong an adversary the Winter Soldier proves to be.
10. CHASE THROUGH THE MIRROR DIMENSION – DOCTOR STRANGE
It may not make sense for Strange to capture Kaecilius after only a minimal amount of training, but the scene proves thrilling for the way it adds to our understanding of what the world of Doctor Strange entails. Things aren’t so straightforward here, but they’re not confusing either. Instead, the visuals give us an understanding of the fluidity of time and space, and an understanding of the way spirits can be separated from the bodies they inhabit. Strange’s first real fight shows us how he manage to fit into the world of magic.
9. YONDU’S PRISON BREAK – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Yondu gets quite a bit of focus in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, and it all pays off beautifully during his escape sequence, when we see him unleash his directional arrow. It is one of the most impressive sequences in the Marvel universe as Yondu moves his flying arrow through all of his former allies. While the scene is almost brutally violent, this violence is undercut somewhat by the gentle melodies coming over the soundtrack. It proves to be one of the odder pairings in the MCU, but it fits the scene perfectly.
It’s a lot for today. Catching up with us in Part 2 to see the rest of the list The Best 15 Action Scenes in Marvel Movies.
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