Writing articles that cause debate are always fun but can also lead to some concerned readers. Understand these are just some of my favorites and aren't meant to be the definitive best scenes of outnumbered fighters. I mean, who am I to say what are or aren't the best.. With that being said, let's have some fun!
Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Let's just go ahead and get one of my favorites of all-time out of the way.
"The Burly Brawl" via Matrix Reloaded is by far my favorite outnumbered battle of them all. This scene began with Neo having a conversation with some copies of Agent Smith. Smith explains that the events of The Matrix "Set him free." So to speak.
Obviously the convo doesn't end so well.
The scene then whips into a frenzy of epic proportions. With Agent Smith calling as many copies of himself into battle as possible. Neo is all alone and has to find a way to defend himself.
With the help of a trusty pipe he rips out of the ground, Neo reminds Agent Smith why he is the one In one of the greatest choreographed battles of all-time.
Next Up my friends, we have:
John Carter (2012)
Though John Carter didn't seem to hold up well in the box office. It still is one of my favorite movies. In this scene we have John Carter, the human who has been teleported to Barsoom aka Mars. Due to bone density, and decreased gravity on Mars, Carter is endowed with the ability to jump extremely high and far. He also has apparent increased strength. Carter, who is trying to find a way home, is chased down by an angry clan of Tharks, and is forced to defend himself and his friends. With the aid of his trusty Woola a ten legged dog like creature who is vicious and can run up to speeds of 250 Mph. Carter and his martian dog engage in an awesome, wild, leaping, bloody battle that will most likely leave you speechless.
Let us bring in something really old school:
Fist of Fury (1972)
Fist of Fury obviously is a super old movie but it was one of the first of its kind to showcase "The Dragon" Bruce Lee at his best. This scene is the result of Bruce Lee's Character Chen Zhen who vowed to never fight again but is forced into action when members of his family are murdered. Chen decides to pay the Japanese Dojo a visit, and teach some people who the Master is.
Chen Zhen ready for action.
Last but not least, another martial arts epic in my opinion:
Ip Man (2008)
If you've never seen this movie, you definitely aren't doing yourself any favors. As Ip Man 1 and 2 are equally epic, I decided to focus on part one. Just for those of you who haven't seen it, These movies follow the story of the real life legendary trainer of the above mentioned Bruce Lee.
Ip Man centers around the story of Master Ip's migration to Hong Kong in 1949, while he attempts to teach his discipline of Wing Chun to the world.
In this scene, Master Ip is brought to a prison where he is forced to fight for rations in front of the Japanese general who has a flare for hand to hand combat. Ip decides it's time to unleash his fury upon the soldiers for injuring his friends. Trust me folks, this is by far one of the greatest battles in martial arts movies!
What's your favorite "One vs many" movie brawl? Let us know in the comments. Even if its cartoon or other!!