By now, it seems everyone in the world must know the plot of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: in order to date the girl of his dreams, Scott must engage in physical combat with her seven evil exes. What follows is a tournament-style series of battles, as the exes become more powerful, and Scott has to use more advanced fighting techniques -- swords, bass guitars, amplifiers, etc. -- to defeat them. And while the video game references and supernatural aspects transform the film into something else entirely, at its heart it's still a fight movie, which automatically makes us think about all the great fight movies we've seen over the years. Here are some of the awesomest ones that give Scott Pilgrim a run for its money.
It's hard to believe that a few years ago, Sylvester Stallone was pretty much off the radar, playing a villain in a Spy Kids movie with his glory days largely behind him. Now, after making another Rocky movie and another Rambo movie, all of a sudden everyone wants to work with him. (Let this be a lesson to all those actors out there who don't want to be in franchises.) As previously reported, Sly has written a new action movie for himself to direct and star in, and the cast he's assembled so far -- combined with the actors he's still going after -- is mind-bogglingly awesome.
After Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 was defeated in its opening weekend by The Final Destination in 3-D, the producers of the Halloween franchise revealed that the just-announced Halloween 3 will actually be Halloween 3-D. While unsurprising, given the resurgence in 3-D's popularity, this particular 3-D-ification is a sly homage to the early 1980s, when it seemed like the third installment of a horror franchise -- Jaws 3-D, Amityville 3-D, Friday the 13th Part III -- was legally required to be watched through cardboard glasses. (The original Halloween 3, ironically, passed on the gimmick.) And that got us thinking -- what if all third installments of movies had to be released in 3-D? Some would be awesome, and some just plain ridiculous. Here's some quick takes.