WORST/FUNNIEST FIGHT SCENES
Posted on July 13, 2012 by LiteMoteef
D’you remember the film with the guy who wanted another guy to wear his tragic sunnies, then beat the shit outta him when he wouldn’t?
I’ve been combing the old YouTube for fight scenes – putting together a pitch – and it got me revisiting a few classics that I figured I’d share with Primo. Bad ones. You might know a couple, hope you don’t know them all.
The aforementioned dude with glasses is Rowdy Roddy Piper – yeah that’s right, the semi-retired professional wrestler. The film itself is ‘They Live’ (1988), in which Piper’s character, Nada, finds a pair of powerful but ugly sunglasses, which reveal the bleak reality of our consumerist world.
But you don’t watch ‘They Live’ for its subtlety, and certainly not for its quality acting or plot. You watch it for laugh your head off moments – the tragic clothing and hairstyles, and the pauses that disrupt the action sequence’s pace…
Oh, it’s done now, he’s had enough – ha ha, NO actually it’s not done, he’s not had enough. Okay, it’s done, it’s gotta be done. No, wait, no it’s not done. Yes, done, it’s gotta be -
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-MVMbm6c0k?rel=0]Next on my list is ‘Undefeatable’ (1994), a martial arts flick that’s best watched with a group of drunks. Preferably non-violent, witty drunks.
This film has got everything from oiled up bods and ridiculous mullets to knife licking and … well, I won’t ruin my favourite parts.
Premise: Kristi’s sister falls victim to Stingray, a guy with some serious abandonment issues, who kidnaps and tortures and murders and gouges the eyes outta women who resemble his ex-wife. So Kristi teams up with a cop called Nick, and you get this sweet, sweet fight.
Listen for its wicked punch lines at the end.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkr4wS7XqY?rel=0]‘Bare Knuckles’ (1977) is a Blaxploitation film. A bad one.
Note: Blaxploitation is a film sub-genre that came outta the 70s, initially produced for black city kids, though of course, like always, everyone else soon jumped on the bandwagon and started stamping white stickers on it, incl. Tarantino.
Actually, Q.T. says the film was an inspiration (seriously?) and even screened it during his L.A. Grindhouse Festival in ’07.
But how it could be taken seriously is beyond me. As the dude who uploaded the vid suggests, the fighters sound as if they’re hocking loogies, whilst pulling facial expressions you just hope aren’t their orgasm faces.