Marvel’s superhero movies have always been out of the box stuff and are great in quality. The action sequences are the most interesting part in these movies. Those action scenes have made us thrilled like anything and all would love to watch them again and again as we would never get bored with them. There are so many actions sequences in Marvel movies that have kept our minds in a perpetual state of blown! Let’s have a look at top 10 action scenes in Marvel movies.
1. Spaceship Fight (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and was released in the year 2014. The title might seem a bit odd for a Marvel movie, but the movie was a huge blockbuster hit due to a wide variety of thrilling action sequences. The one on one fight between the sisters (Gamora and Nebula) was really terrific and was filled with intensity. At the end of the fight, we saw Nebula hanging on the wall of the ship for her life and instead of siding with her sister, she ends things her own way.
2. Attack on the Frost Giants (Thor)
Thor is directed by Kenneth Branagh and was released in the year 2011. The fight with the Frost Giants is well choreographed and impressive. This specific fight scene shows us an aggressive and ignorant Asgardian Prince and we got a chance to witness how he was before becoming worthy enough to use his enchanted hammer. He takes some time to finally understand that he and his friends were outnumbered and cornered as he was busy demolishing countless frost giants just for sport.
3. Ironman vs Hulk (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Avengers: Age of Ultron is directed by Joss Whedon and was released in the year 2015. Destruction is guaranteed when the Hulk is present in an action sequence. What if he is fighting with another guy possessing equal powers? The fight of Hulk with the Iron Man in his hulk buster costume is just awesome and Tony Stark’s witty one-liners add extra entertainment to the whole action sequence. The destruction created by these two giants was massive.
4. Wolverine vs Lady Deathstrike (X2: X-Men)
X2: X-Men United is directed by Bryan Singer and was released in the year 2003. The fight between these two bladed mutants is brilliantly crafted and is rich with martial arts. Fans just enjoyed watching Wolverine fighting with another adamantium-enhanced mutant. Lady Deathstrike overpowered Wolverine in the whole fight scene and just imagine what would have happened if Wolverine was not having his healing abilities?
5. Tony Stark Escapes (Iron Man)
Iron Man is directed by Jon Favreau and was released in the year 2008. The terrorists captured Tony Stark and gave him all the equipment to make a missile and we all know what happened. He made a fully weaponized suit of armor and who is going to stop him now? He was beaten up and tortured like anything, but he never gave up hope. This particular action marked the rise of another superhero and it was brilliantly shot.
6. Expressway Fight (Deadpool)
Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller and was released in the year 2016. There are a variety of ways to introduce the hero in a superhero movie and then there is the ‘Deadpool’s way’. The way in which the vengeance filled Deadpool encounters a troop of henchmen traveling through the expressway is just brilliant. The whole action sequence visually stunning and at the same time adds a comical delight without spoiling the character’s true nature.
7. The Train Scene (Spider-Man 2)
Spider-Man 2 is directed by Sam Raimi and was released in the year 2004. This particular train scene helps us to witness the full potentiality of Spider-Man, and we all saw up to what extent he would go to help and protect others. Doctor Octopus takes control of a speeding train full of people and vanishes into thin air. Spider-Man stands at the front of the train and tries desperately to stop the train by webbing every passing building. He was unmasked and at the end of this epic scene, the rescued citizens promise to keep his identity as a top secret.
8. Freeway Attack (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is directed by the Russo Brothers (Joe Russo and Anthony Russo) and was released in the year 2014. Even though, there are many memorable action sequences in the movie, the particular action scene where the Winter Soldier attacks Captain America and Black Widow is brilliantly shot and well-choreographed. This action sequence lacks the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s typical large scale city destruction and what we see is a grounded approach which made the scene intimate and memorable. At the end of the scene, Captain discovers that the Winter Soldier is none other than his childhood friend Bucky Barnes.
9. Battle of New York (The Avengers)
The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon and was released in the year 2012. The Avengers is a landmark movie in the history of superhero movies. In this particular scene, our superheroes join hands together for the very first time as a team and fight against an alien invasion. This grand scale action sequence stole the heart of fans as well as neutral audiences. Every superhero had equal importance in this scene and they just delivered it in style and the thrilled fans wanted to see more!
10. Airport Battle (Captain America: Civil War)
Captain America: Civil War directed by the Russo Brothers was released in 2016. We all have seen the superheroes fighting alongside each other, but have never witnessed them taking each other until the release of the Civil War. The airport battle scene was truly epic and we all also got a chance to see the franchise newcomers (Spider-Man and Black Panther) joining the fight. The powers of each superhero were cleverly used in this brilliantly choreographed fight sequence. Airport Battle is undoubtedly one of the best and memorable action sequences ever in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.