By Stephen Ippolito | June 23rd, 2020
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had some fantastic fight scenes during its 23 film run. Whether it’s good choreography or mind-blowing action, they have always been fun to watch. Fights are nothing new to movies, but Marvel Studios and the directors they worked with have done a great job raising the bar.
That is why I have decided to do a top 5 fights in the MCU. One thing you will notice about this list is that Captain America has a significant presence. So without further of due, here’s my list.
Honorable Mention: Airport scene (Captain America: Civil War)
So why didn’t it crack my top 5? I guess because while it was cool to see so many heroes going against one another, it really just felt like a sparing match. Other than the end where Rhodes gets injured, it felt like there wasn’t that much emotion in it. That always bothered me. Also, I couldn’t figure out what to take out. I was so attached to my 1-5 choices already that I just couldn’t bring myself to remove one. A lot of people are going to disagree with me on this but I guess that’s what’s great about these lists. It’s your opinion, not everyone is going to agree.
5. Scarlet Witch vs. Thanos (Avengers: Endgame)
Watching Scarlet Witch nearly take down Thanos single-handed in Avengers: Endgame, was fun to watch. I always felt that in Infinity War, she was not portrayed that well. In dust-ups against the Black Order and briefly Thanos, she seemed somewhat weak. But she is not weak. In fact, she is one of the most powerful Avengers. Some would say she is.
In the fight, a vengeful Wanda takes on Thanos as he tries to get the Infinity Gauntlet. She’s able to overpower him with her telekinesis and raise him in the air. Right before she can kill him, he orders his ship to fire on the battlefield, which allows him to escape her grips. After the fight, one thing was clear, the Scarlet Witch is a badass.