History CurbStompBattle / Film

7th Apr '16 2:56:29 PM Godzillafan93
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* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', the battle between [[ScaryBlackMan Thresh]] and [[DarkActionGirl Clove]] could be best described as "one-sided". [[spoiler:He grabs her by the throat and Clove's smugness satisfyingly melts away into terrified panic as she screams for help, before he finishes her by repeatedly smashing her up against the cornucopia's outer wall]].

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* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', the battle between [[ScaryBlackMan Thresh]] and [[DarkActionGirl Clove]] could be best described as "one-sided". [[spoiler:He grabs her by the throat and Clove's smugness satisfyingly melts away into terrified panic as she screams for help, before he finishes her by repeatedly smashing her up against the cornucopia's outer wall]].wall and strangles her to death]].
7th Apr '16 2:49:46 PM Godzillafan93
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* Godzilla's fight against his InNameOnly counterpart "Zilla" in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' is famous for being the shortest fight in Godzilla history. 13 SECONDS. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcExdpsEcQ Watch it here]].

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* Godzilla's fight against his InNameOnly counterpart "Zilla" in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' is famous for being the shortest fight in Godzilla history. 13 SECONDS. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcExdpsEcQ Watch it here]]. Take into account, however, that his fights against series staples, such as Gigan and Hedorah (teamed with Ebirah, no less) are not much longer and follow the same pattern. The only monsters to give Godzilla a hard time are Gigan II and Monster X, and earlier, Anguirus, Rodan, and King Ceasar (both tag team battles). While Toho was probably trying to "prove" how superior their Godzilla was to the first American iteration, they end up making him into a nigh-invincible monster of Super Man-esq proportion with no weaknesses. Whether you felt this was a good thing or not often determines whether you enjoyed the film.


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**Any time Godzilla is on screen in ''Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack'' qualifies as well. The first monster he encounters is Baragon, who was suffered severe badass decay (the monster was originally introduced as the main antagonist in ''Frankenstein Conquers the World'' and was actually a fairly durable ''kaiju'' capable of breathing fire), whom Godzilla then proceeds to kill in a fight so horrific human onlookers are notably revolted. Mothra and Ghidorah ''together'' don't fare much better against him, and he easily defeats them both in a matter of minutes. Unwilling to allow Godzilla to escape the trap they've laid for him in Tokyo, the combined forces of the JSDF (units of the JGSDF scattered throughout the city and two battle cruisers) unloaded on Godzilla with ''everything'' in their arsenal. Godzilla seems vaguely annoyed by this and proceeds to wipe out 90% of them with his atomic beam ''in less time then it takes to read this sentence.'' The only reason it isn't a complete massacre is because those little guys with rifles are just too small for him to actively hunt, and Mothra ends up sacrificing herself to protect the JMSDF ''Aizu'', the last significant Japanese military presence in the city. To make matters worse, the way the massacre is staged it only seems to have been so Godzilla could lure Mothra close and finish her off before she could flee. Not destroying ''Aizu'' does end up having negative consequences for Godzilla in the end, however.
27th Mar '16 11:32:24 PM Tyk5919
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* In ''Film/AmericanMeltdown'', the CAG team storms the nuclear plant and effortlessly guns down all of the terrorists (except Khalid) before any of them can even get a shot off.
5th Mar '16 10:26:29 PM Ambaryerno
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** In ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', Violet squares off against a dozen fellow hemophage assassins. The other {{Mooks}} were just humans, but these guys have all the same supernatural powers that she does. And they do the same thing she does. And there's a dozen of them. All of them combined should present some kind of threat, right? Right? After two seconds, we find out [[spoiler:no]].

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** In ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', Violet squares off against a dozen fellow hemophage assassins. The other {{Mooks}} were just humans, but these guys have all the same supernatural powers that she does. And they do the same thing she does. And there's a dozen of them. All of them combined should present some kind of threat, right? Right? After two seconds, we find out [[spoiler:no]].[[spoiler:no. The difference is that they weren't anywhere ''close'' to one tenth as pissed off as she was]].
1st Mar '16 9:48:56 AM HeraldAlberich
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** In ''Episode II'', [[TheDragon Dooku]] [[MasterSwordsman handily defeats]] Obi-Wan and Anakin before [[BigDamnHeroes Yoda arrives.]]
** Anakin pays Dooku back in this fashion in the next movie.
** And Anakin's [[OneManArmy orgy of vengeance]] on the Tusken Raiders (Sand People) who tortured and killed his mother would qualify.
** The opening scene of ''Episode IV'' when the Imperial Stormtroopers make mincemeat of the rebel soldiers on Princess Leia's ship.
** In ''Episode V'', Darth Vader curb stomps Luke in their first duel. Luke [[AnArmAndALeg loses his right hand]], [[OlderAndWiser his innocence]], and his best friend was captured -- and he was lucky to get away with his life. He got better, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but when the title said]] "TheEmpireStrikesBack," [[DarkerAndEdgier they weren't kidding.]]
** In ''Episode VI'', on the other hand, after a brief, fairly even exchange, [[UnstoppableRage Luke curbstomps Vader.]]
** The Battle of [[SingleBiomePlanet Hoth]] also counts, although it's only a [[YouShallNotPass holding action]] to delay the Imperial advance long enough so the Rebels can evacuate.
** The [[FinalBattle Battle of Endor]] goes this way at first until Chewbacca and a pair of Ewoks hijack an [[HumongousMecha AT-ST]].

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** In ''Episode II'', [[TheDragon ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'':
***[[TheDragon
Dooku]] [[MasterSwordsman handily defeats]] Obi-Wan and Anakin before [[BigDamnHeroes Yoda arrives.]]
** Anakin pays Dooku back in this fashion in the next movie.
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*** And Anakin's [[OneManArmy orgy of vengeance]] on the Tusken Raiders (Sand People) who tortured and killed his mother would qualify.
** Anakin pays Dooku back in this fashion in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.
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The opening scene of ''Episode IV'' ''Film/ANewHope'' when the Imperial Stormtroopers make mincemeat of the rebel soldiers on Princess Leia's ship.
** In ''Episode V'', ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'':
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Darth Vader curb stomps curb-stomps Luke in their first duel. Luke [[AnArmAndALeg loses his right hand]], hand]] and [[OlderAndWiser his innocence]], and his best friend was captured -- and he was is captured--and he's lucky to get away with his life. He got gets better, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but when the title said]] "TheEmpireStrikesBack," "The Empire Strikes Back," [[DarkerAndEdgier they weren't kidding.]]
** In ''Episode VI'', on *** The Battle of [[SingleBiomePlanet Hoth]] also counts, although it's only a [[YouShallNotPass holding action]] to delay the other hand, Imperial advance long enough so the Rebels can evacuate.
** ''Film/ReturnOftheJedi'':
*** Contrasting Episode V,
after a brief, fairly even exchange, [[UnstoppableRage Luke curbstomps curb-stomps Vader.]]
** The Battle of [[SingleBiomePlanet Hoth]] also counts, although it's only a [[YouShallNotPass holding action]] to delay the Imperial advance long enough so the Rebels can evacuate.
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*** The [[FinalBattle Battle of Endor]] goes this way at first until Chewbacca and a pair of Ewoks hijack an [[HumongousMecha AT-ST]].
2nd Feb '16 4:31:59 AM migmit
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* Two examples in ''Film/HussarBallad'':
** Guerrillas attack on the French supply unit. They clearly outnumber French guards and are generally better fighters, so, of course, they prevail. TruthInTelevision: a common tactics for Russian guerrillas was to attack supply units or any other French units with little protection; if those happened to have more guards, guerrillas would just quickly retreat.
** French marauders' ambush of General Balmashov. He only has a few guards who give a good fight, but are quickly disposed of.
23rd Jan '16 11:59:30 AM nombretomado
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* StevenSeagal is known for his characters dealing these out due to Seagal's fondness for playing an InvincibleHero. The trope is almost averted in ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' -- [[BigBad Screwface]] is one of the few (only?) villains to actually give Seagal any real trouble.

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* StevenSeagal Creator/StevenSeagal is known for his characters dealing these out due to Seagal's fondness for playing an InvincibleHero. The trope is almost averted in ''Film/MarkedForDeath'' -- [[BigBad Screwface]] is one of the few (only?) villains to actually give Seagal any real trouble.
6th Jan '16 2:54:07 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'', documenting the descent into white supremacist ideology by two blue-collar American brothers, literally uses this trope. Derek, the older brother, finishes off one of the would-be black robbers this way after gunning them down, making him bite the curb before [[FinishingStomp viciously stomping]] on his head and killing him.
15th Dec '15 1:35:12 PM Grudgeal
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* The 'duel' between Kmicic and Colonel Wołodyjowski in ''[[SienkiewiczTrilogy Potop]]''. After spending three minutes having every one of his blows parried, being disarmed once (and being allowed by his opponent to go pick up his sword again) and having his opponent refuse to even [[{{Flynning}} attack him with intent to kill]], a humiliated Kmicic tells the Colonel to just GetItOverWith, and is instantly downed by a blow to the head.
10th Dec '15 9:41:28 AM HeroGal2347
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* Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII: Marty vs. Buford. The only punch Buford lands on Marty after he gets up from FakingTheDead ends in Buford clutching his knuckles. [[PintsizedPowerhouse Marty]], on the other hand, pummels him silly.

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* Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII: Marty vs. Buford. The only punch Buford lands on Marty after he gets up from FakingTheDead ends in Buford clutching his knuckles.knuckles due to Marty's impromptu bulletproof vest. [[PintsizedPowerhouse Marty]], on the other hand, pummels him silly.
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