Sep 052012
 

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

Today’s “Kamehameha” will focus on my favorite scene from the X-Men movie trilogy: Nightcrawler’s attack on the President of the United States. This scene is by far the most memorable in my mind for a couple reasons. Let’s break it down!

  • The reason why I believe this scene is so effective is because it immediately grabs the audience’s attention. Right off the bat, we see this fast-paced and well choreographed fight. Talk about starting things with a bang.
  • As I mentioned above, the choreography is simply stunning. Nightcrawler is a very competent fighter who uses his teleportation powers to create a truly unique fighting style.
  • Speaking of his teleporting, when I first heard Nightcrawler was going to be in X2, I wondered how they would depict it on screen. I like the black shadowy cloud he leaves behind; it really adds to his “mystique” (intentional reference XD).
  • The slow motion effect near the end was well incorporated; we got to see exactly what was going on a midst the chaos. However, I’ve always wondered why that one guard just opens fire in a small room. I’m sure he was freaked the fuck out, but seriously, he could have killed a friendly or even the President himself if he started spraying like in Call of Duty. If it was in real time, it probably would have looked worse than it did in slow motion (i.e. moar reckless).
  • And going back to that point about the small room, if the President’s secretary was able to get out when they told her to leave, why couldn’t they get the President out too? You don’t just coop yourself up in a very small and vulnerable room. The Secret Service are meat shields, so if there was an attack in the hallways, they would just throw themselves in front of the Pres. Logic fail.
  • Nonetheless, when you turn off your brain, this scene rocks.
Jul 182012
 

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

Quick “Kamehameha.” Part of my “Batman Extravaganza.” Just two moar days until The Dark Knight Rises! Anyways, today we’ll look at Terry McGinnis aka Batman Beyond take on the Joker. Long story short, in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the Joker returns using nanotech on Tim Drake’s body. Then, they fight.

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Jul 112012
 

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

Today’s “Kamehameha” will be looking at a scene from the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Battle of the Superheroes!” After talking about armored batsuits and Brave and the Bold in my last “Batman Extravaganza” post, I remembered this episode. Superman turns temporarily evil due to red kryptonite in this episode. In order to fight Superman, Batman dons some heavy armor. Take a look at the full fight below:

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Jun 202012
 

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

Hey everyone! Well, I’ve never done Kamehameha before but I decided that today I’d showcase Superboy vs. Match from Young Justice. Superboy, while a clone of Superman, was given human DNA to ensure his mental stability. Why do you ask? Because the first clone project Cadmus created, named Match, was made with pure Kryptonian DNA and was a raging psychopath. On a trip to the Cadmus labs, however, Superboy encountered Match and the two went head to head. With a wider range of powers, Match had the clear advantage but Superboy, thanks to the Shields designed by Lex Luthor, managed to hold his own. Check out the fight above and let me know what you think!

May 092012
 

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

Dragon Ball Z Kinect is coming this October. I know what you’re thinking: this edition of “Kamehameha” is actually about Dragon Ball Z.  Yup it sure is. And yes it’s old news, but I don’t give a shit.  There’s been a lot of criticism of this game, but quite frankly, I’m looking forward to it. I think it looks fun; really, I do. The worst that can happen is that you and some friends have some laughs over the ridiculous actions you’ll have to imitate….especially when drunk. Yup, I think I found my newest “game to play when drunk.” Sorry Wario Ware. My hope is that they release a limited edition version with a scouter, so I can see if my opponent’s power level is over 9000.

You can now become a real life Super Saiyan, just like this kid:

Apr 252012
 

“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.

It’s time for a “Kamehameha!” Today we’ll be looking at a scene from the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.  This film is still one of my favorite films to this day. It’s the one that most people associate Antonio Banderas with. The most memorable scene in my mind (besides the Catherine Zeta-Jones stripping scene and the tango dance) was when Alejandro (Banderas) first donned the Zorro mask. Let’s take a look!

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