Captain America: Civil War recently hit theaters, and it's a success to say the least. Some, like myself, would call it the best Marvel movie to date. The movie has a great story line, introduces fan favorite characters in the MCU such as Spider-Man and Black Panther, and best of all, it has some awesome fight scenes. The movie has multiple fight scenes from the very beginning with Crossbones vs. The New Avengers, to the Tunnel Chase, to the glorious airport battle. So, in honor of these new, awesome fight scene additions to the universe, I'm going to rank my personal top 10 MCU fight scenes.
WARNING: Spoilers for all MCU films and remember, this list is my PERSONAL opinion! Enjoy the list!
10. Hallway Fight (Daredevil Season 2)
Starting off on the list is from the best superhero show on TV/Netflix: Daredevil. A lot of it has to do with its hardcore action, especially in scenes like this one and another coming up. We were introduced to a similar scene back in Season 1 which was declared the best fight sequence of the season. However, Season 2 topped it with a superior hallway fight sequence. This scene is one of the most realistic comic book fights of all time and it keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It's beautifully choreographed and put together. The one word to describe it is none other than 'hardcore.'
9. Nick Fury's Car Chase (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was not your average superhero flick. It was a spy thriller starring Captain America, Black Widow, and the Falcon. We also cannot forget to include Nick Fury, who can also be a bad-ass. This scene perfectly portrays what Nick Fury is capable of. What appears to be Fury at a routine traffic stop turns into him using his wits and a console-mounted .50 cal to outgun a ton of S.H.I.E.L.D. soldiers trying to murder him. The tone intensifies when the Winter Soldier appears and detonates Fury's car. This scene is action-packed and showcases the best of Nick Fury and the movie itself. Also, let's not forget the end of the scene where Nick Fury pulls a Mace Windu and uses a "lightsaber" to escape.
8. Punisher's Prison Fight (Daredevil Season 2)
The best fight scene from the whole Daredevil series doesn't even include Daredevil but the brutal adaptation of the Punisher, played by Jon Bernthal. This scene alone backs up why the Punisher is getting his own series. It's brutal, action-packed, gory, and shares similarities to the hallway scene with Daredevil, but is vastly superior. In only 2 minutes, we see Frank Castle annihiate a dozen inmates with no problem. So, when is that Punisher series coming out?
7. The Cave Escape (Iron Man)
This is the first time we got to see Tony Stark don the Iron Man suit, and it does not disappoint. The scene shows what the Iron Man can really do as he tries to escape a cave filled with Ten Ring soldiers. The suit withstands many obstacles such as bullets as it mows through to the entrance of the cave, where he unleashes his flamethrowers. This scene was a sweet taste of what Marvel will offer in their connected movie universe.
6. Hulk vs. Hulkbuster (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
This scene may have been spoiled heavily by Marvel, but it is still a hell of a scene. Possibly one of the most anticipated scenes of the MCU shows Iron Man harnessing the Hulkbuster suit for the first time as he made it to withstand and defeat the Hulk if ever needed for emergency. In this case, it was definitely an emergency. This scene is very fast-paced and intense as Iron Man is trying to calm the Hulk down. In the process, they only destroy half a city.
5. Tunnel Chase (Captain America: Civil War)
One of the things that made Captain America: Civil War so great is that it incorporated the awesome action and choreography from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and put it into a film with all these Avengers. This one scene alone shows how awesome the movie is going to be while introducing Black Panther. Watching it in the theater, I probably called out "Bad-ass!" at least 5 times as Black Panther showed off his skills. This scene is packed with so many juicy moments and is really unique and exhilarating, which puts it so high on this list.
4. Elevator Scene (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
What is not to love about this scene? Captain America is just beginning to realize that S.H.I.E.L.D. is not what it appeared to be. Right as these men entered the elevator, he knew something was not right. Then, the epic battle begins. This is probably one of the best scenes from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and there is a reason for it. This elevator fight is extremely fast and well choreographed. It was the first scene of the movie to be shot and it took over 4 work days to shoot. Personally, I think it was well worth it as it shows how strong Cap really is.
3. Avengers vs. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
I've noticed that this isn't ranked on many lists, but how?! Even if you didn't enjoy Avengers: Age of Ultron, you have to at least acknowledge this awesome fight scene. This was the boss battle and it did not disappoint. It was the first time we got to see the Vision fight on screen and he was great! The revolving shot of all the Avengers destroying the Ultron bots is one of the most epic scenes of the MCU! My favorite part from this scene though is when Iron Man, Thor, and Vision all attack Ultron at the same time, slowly destroying him. Regardless of whether you loved the movie or not, this is one of the better fight scenes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2. The Battle of New York (The Avengers)
As great as the Avengers vs. Ultron was, it does not top the Battle of New York. This battle unites the Avengers as they must defeat Loki and his evil army of Chitauri before they destroy the city. There are so many awesome moments in this battle, whether it be Hulk smashing Loki, Hawkeye's trick shots, Iron Man flying through the portal, or the money shot of the Avengers standing together. The CGI is awesome and seems more real than other superhero flicks, the action is out of this world, and it takes your goosebumps to a whole new level.
1. The Airport Battle (Captain America: Civil War)
Was there ever any doubt? Also, I did find the battle, so watch it again and re-live the awesomeness. Everything about this battle is just so...right. How can you not love it? First of all, we finally got to see Spider-Man fighting alongside the Avengers on the big screen. We also got to see our first glimpse at Giant-Man, which only makes us more excited for Ant-Man and the Wasp. Like the Battle of New York, this fight includes dozens of cool moments. However, it tops it as this includes Spider-Man, Black Panther, Scarlett Witch, and Vision, who are all extremely powerful and awesome to see on screen. This is not only the best fight sequence of the MCU but of any comic book film. If anything, it is one of the best fight sequences in cinema history.