FILMS - Versus movies/Great fight scenes

  1. SirPant
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Films I've seen only, ongoing list... - Alien vs Elephant - 20 million miles to Earth
Superman vs Bad Superman - Superman III
Ripley vs Xenomorph Queen Alien - Aliens
Zombie vs Shark - Zombie Flesh Eaters (or Zombi 2)

Channel 4 news team vs Evening news team vs Channel 2 news team vs Spanish language news - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Ash vs Bad Ash - Army of Darkness
THe Bride vs The Crazy 88 - Kill BIll The Bride vs Elle Driver - Kill Bill Vol 2
Roddy Piper vs Keith David - They Live

Scott Pilgrim vs 7 ex-Boyfriends - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Steve Wiebe vs Billy Mitchell - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

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20 Million Miles to Earth 1957,  PG)
20 Million Miles to Earth
Apart from the many unanswered questions, the awkward, forced and frankly unnecessary romantic scenes and the fact it feels like the film starts half way through the story, it is absolutely brilliant. Nathan Juran deserves big credit, not only because his directional skills are second to none but because Ray Harryhausen always seems to steal his thunder. Both deserve praise for their work here. Alien vs. Elephant, what's not to love about that!? As is custom in all my Ray Harryhausen related reviews I will again point out that I met him once and he was an interesting character.
Superman III 1983,  PG)
Superman III
Come on guys, It was the 80's, films did this kind of thing then. It's a silly film and not as good as the first two but as far as I'm concerned its got Reeve, Pryor and Vaughn in it so it must be great and I love it!
Aliens 1986,  R)
Good sequel but it lacks the intelligence of the first. It makes up for it in cheesy action though!
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009,  PG)
Monsters vs. Aliens
Good fun, not quite as good as Bee Movie or Kung Fu Panda due to there being less laughs but I thought they spoofed the classic 1950's Alien-attack type B-Movie rather well. Give me this over Shrek any day of the week!
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) 2007,  R)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2)
I'm being generous by giving it 2 stars really. It was good as far as an action/Gore film goes but hard core fans of the franchise/franchises will be disappointed. There is no sense of suspense and Its nothing like the comics, which was always this franchises problem in my opinion. I wish filmmakers would think about the original audience before taking on these types of projects. Now, lets join the storeys together over a couple more films and end on a high with Alien vs. Predator vs. Terminator!
And now for a bold statement: Special effects people should not direct films! Also, can anyone answer this question: Why does an Alien that's used a Predator as a host come out as a cross between the species when an alien that uses a human or a dog's body comes out a plain old Alien? Answers on a postcard. Take it or leave it or just stick it up your Strause , your choice!
AVP - Alien Vs. Predator 2004,  PG-13)
AVP - Alien Vs. Predator
Paul W.S. Anderson really missed the mark here, this could have worked! I'm guessing he never read the comics, a faithful adaptation would have been ace!
Zombi 2 1979,  R)
Zombi 2
Call it what you will, Zombi, Zombi 2, Zombie Flesh Eaters. I call it the latter personally, because as cheeky as Lucio Fulci was by proclaiming it as the sequel to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, it really stands on it own two feet as a fantastic Zombie film. The opening scene of a crew-less ship sailing into New York harbour is unforgettable, need I mention the Zombie vs. Shark scene? Absolute brilliance.
Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy 2004,  PG-13)
Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
A very funny film with some brilliant lines. Ferrell has never been better (I hate most of his other films) but it's Carell who steals the show.
Army of Darkness 1993,  R)
Army of Darkness
With out a doubt Bruce Campbell's best film. It's probably Sam Raimi's best too! (But only just in front of Crimewave). It's very quotable, very funny and loads of fun. Definitely in my top 10 favourite films of all time!
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003,  R)
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Very stylish but it suffers from QT's usual annoying dialogue. Enjoyable plagiarism.
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004,  R)
Kill Bill: Volume 2
A far more impressive film that deals less with the violence and revenge and more with the characters and the realisations of their actions. This is a more mature film than the first with far more originality and credibility.
They Live 1988,  R)
They Live
What lets They Live down is the ending. It feels rushed and unfinished. A sequel would have been good but its too late now. The other thing is the unfortunate recycling of props from other, more successful films (Ghostbusters being one). It's not a big problem though as the rest of the film makes up for it. A brilliantly realised original idea, with great comedy and the best fight scene ever filmed!! Brilliant and very quotable!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010,  PG-13)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Bloody hell, Ritalin anyone? Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has got to be the most original, fast-paced and successful adaptation of a comic in recent years. Wow. It was hard to keep up at times but as much as this film made me feel old, it was a real kick to the retinas - and I mean that in the best possible way. Edgar Wright very much doing what he does best, with a brilliant cast of young talent - I enjoyed it very much and is probably one of my top favourites of 2010.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007,  PG-13)
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
This is a great documentary! It?s got drama, comedy, corruption! It?s a classic tale of good vs. evil. It?s like starwars but with geeks and nerds. Steve Wiebe is great hero character but Billy Mitchell has to be one of the greatest villains in cinematic history! He's like the wicked witch of the west, surrounded by his flying monkeys. This is an ace film, you should watch it this evening! :o)
Freddy vs. Jason 2003,  R)
Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy and Jason in the same film, about time! I have my niggles with it but on the whole it stayed true to both characters. Nice to see Freddy again! Kelly Rowland did my head in though!
Kramer vs. Kramer 1979,  PG)
Kramer vs. Kramer
Great film, Hoffman at his best. Streep is annoying but I think that's more to do with the character more than anything. That said, I can't help but feel her ongoing Oscar nominations are a little questionable!
Eagle vs. Shark 2007,  R)
Eagle vs. Shark
A sweet, touching and very funny film. Jemaine Clement plays the nerd with issues really well but Loren Horsley really steals the show as Lily. Highly recommended.
The People Vs. Larry Flynt 1996,  R)
The People Vs. Larry Flynt
Harrelson, Love and Norton are great in this funny and quite sad biopic!
Tucker & Dale vs Evil 2011,  R)
Tucker & Dale vs Evil
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil turns the 'Slasher' genres on it's head and although it does make fun of films like Evil dead, Texas chainsaw massacre and especially Friday 13th, it does so with respect and out of admiration. if anything, this is a piss-take of all the other terrible slasher films made since the aforementioned classics. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are very well cast and the script and story are brilliantly written - this could have been a case of excellent idea but poor execution but I don't think that was the case. It has plenty of laughs and plenty of gore and is as clever as it is trying to be. The perfect comedy-horror really (after Sean of the Dead of course).
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956,  PG-13)
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
50's B-Movie classic. I had the great honour of meeting Ray Harryhausen a couple of years ago. I wish I'd seen this film beforehand though as there are a lot of things I'd like to ask him. I wish I'd bought some money with me to so I could have bought a signed copy of his autobiography too but you live and learn, learn and live. Anyway, great film, so go and watch it now. Ok? Good!
El monstro del mar! 2010,  Unrated)
El monstro del mar!
Super Vixens vs. Sea Monster? Yes please! Monstro! looks really good considering its tiny budget, the gorey effects and the Sea Monster are actually quite impressive. My only criticism would be that, even thought the Vixens look the part, they can't act for toffee (and they could have been just that little more sultry). Apart from that and the not so great script, this is a top quality low-budget B-movie delight. It's worth checking out Simpson's other short films, Sickie and Acid Spiders.

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