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We’re back with The Best 15 Action Scenes in Marvel Movies. I won’t make you wait any longer, here are the rest of the list.
8. BLACK WIDOW HALLWAY FIGHT – IRON MAN 2
Black Widow’s infiltration of Vanko’s headquarters and the rapid dispatching his guards is Iron Man 2’s best fight sequence. The action is directed with high levels of coherence, and it plays as an introduction to the incredible lethality of Black Widow. The sequence doesn’t feature any superpowers at all. It’s remarkable for how grounded it is in the logic of actual combat.
7. CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE WINTER SOLDIER VS. IRON MAN – CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR
The fight feels like it comes with real stakes, and it’s also remarkable for the emotion behind it. Most fights in the Marvel universe have some element of fun inside of them. In this fight, there are no fun but depression. The scene represents a fracturing of the Avengers, and it’s a crucial moment in the Marvel canon moving forward. As we see Tony’s suit try to compensate for the raw power of Captain America and the Winter Soldier, we also begin to understand that this is a fight that neither side will come out of unscarred.
6. TONY STARK’S ESCAPE – IRON MAN
When Tony unveils his primitive Iron Man suit, it leads to one of the very best action scenes in the entire MCU. This scene is so remarkable by showing how dirty and gritty but still effective the primitive suit is. As Stark takes down the terrorists, we see what his technology can really do, and also understand what he’s going to use it for from now on.
5. THE PRISON BREAK – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
The first time the Guardians team up is for breaking out of the prison they’ve all been stored in. As they begin working together, we get to see how each of them functions as a member of the Guardians. Rocket provides the brains for the operation, while the rest of the team offers a variety of different support mechanisms. The breakout represents the perfect combination of the humor and thrills of the Guardians franchise.
4. HULK VS. HULK-BUSTER – AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON
Hulk-Buster exists to stop Hulk from destroying things he shouldn’t. It’s a suit that Tony Stark dreamed up alongside Bruce Banner, and it’s one that’s used to marvelous effect in Avengers Age of Ultron. When Hulk loses control, Tony is forced to employ the suit, which doesn’t completely stop Hulk, but certainly helps. It’s one of the few times we’ve seen the Hulk meet a genuinely interesting challenger, and this fight also gives us a sense of how dangerous the uncontrollable green monster may really be.
3. THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK – THE AVENGERS
The Battle for New York in The Avengers is among the more coherent battles inside of the MCU. As the team unites for the first time to take on the Chitauri, we see how they can work together, and how this can make them better as a team than any of them could be individually. This fight scene gives us a perfect combination of character and action, and manages to keep the whole thing logical even as it sprawls around the city of New York. We never lose sight of any of our heroes, and that’s remarkable in and of itself.
2. THE ELEVATOR FIGHT – CAPTAIN AMERICA THE WINTER SOLDIER
The sequence comes with Captain America finds himself trapped in an elevator with members of S.H.I.E.L.D. who have been instructed to bring him in. The sequence gives a sense of a Hong Kong action flick as the Captain manages to take down agents in a crowded elevator in one way or another. The sequence is remarkable not just for its ideas, but also for its execution. We never lose sight of the logic of the fight, even as we understand that it takes place in a claustrophobic elevator.
1. THE AIRPORT BATTLE – CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR
It’s an exciting fight because of the many combinations it gives us, but it’s also thrilling because of the way it juggles so many different characters. In such huge fight, it is easy to lose sight of individual pieces in the midst of this mob of battles, but it isn’t the case this time. In the scene, not only every already-known characters have their chance to come to the stage but also the new comers such as Spiderman and Black Panther.