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1st Jun '16 4:08:36 PM Gimere
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Sometimes this is pulled off extremely well, making for one hell of a great fight scene. This page is not about those times.

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Sometimes this is pulled off extremely well, making for one hell of a great fight scene. [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope This page is not about those times.
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Of course, this can be a matter of opinion, though some of the examples that follow are so bad that they fail even the most generous benefit of the doubt. Compare SpecialEffectFailure. See WimpFight, WhatTheFuAreYouDoing and FakeSpecialAttack for when this is done deliberately. If the Fight Scene Failure fails and someone really does get hit, expect the producers to ThrowItIn.

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Of course, this can be a matter of opinion, though some of the examples that follow are so bad that they fail even the most generous benefit of the doubt. Compare SpecialEffectFailure. See WimpFight, WhatTheFuAreYouDoing and FakeSpecialAttack for when this is done deliberately. If the Fight Scene Failure fails and someone really does ''does'' get hit, expect the producers to ThrowItIn.
1st Jun '16 11:53:49 AM YourMindAches
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 5 episode, "Unbent, Unbow, Unbroken", where the fight scene between Jaime and Bronn vs. the Sand Snakes is [[http://i.imgur.com/t65ZXGa.gif poorly choreographed]] which some reviewers compared it to ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' as opposed to the show's usual quality. The editing is also seen as questionable. The short time allowed on the Dorne set and restrictive budget probably contributed.
* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'''s fight scenes are universally praised... except the last one. While the rest of the series' fights are very realistic and authentic looking, the last one just looks incredibly staged. In one scene, Fisk literally charges like a bull, as if he were a videogame boss and Matt does what you'd expect someone to do in a videogame.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has this ''in spades'', to the point that when the people behind the show said that they weren't trying to one-up ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'''s fight scenes, the response was a resounding, "we figured." A big example is when Jess fights Kilgrave's hired goons. While it;s understandable that she doesn't want to hurt them, with how slow her reflexes are, she might as well be drunk.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Season 5 episode, "Unbent, Unbow, Unbroken", where the fight scene between Jaime and Bronn vs. the Sand Snakes is [[http://i.imgur.com/t65ZXGa.gif gifv poorly choreographed]] which some reviewers compared it to ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' as opposed to the show's usual quality. The editing is also seen as questionable. The short time allowed on the Dorne set and restrictive budget probably contributed.
* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'''s fight scenes are universally praised... except the last one.one of Season 1. While the rest of the series' fights are very realistic and authentic looking, the last one just looks incredibly staged. In one scene, Fisk literally charges like a bull, as if he were a videogame boss and Matt does what you'd expect someone to do in a videogame.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has this ''in spades'', to the point that when the people behind the show said that they weren't trying to one-up ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'''s fight scenes, the response was a resounding, "we figured." A big example is when Jess fights Kilgrave's hired goons. While it;s it's understandable that she doesn't want to hurt them, with how slow her reflexes are, she might as well be drunk.
drunk. However, when fight scenes between people with powers finally get in gear, they are ''awesome''.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' was praised for having awesome action scenes until Season 4 which, despite having a stunt choreographer directing a few episodes, had very sloppy fight scenes. Pretty much every fighter in the show goes through BadassDecay. In many cases, the scenes seem to be what can only be described as {{Flynning}} without swords. The worst-received part of this by fans is that, despite the show being ''called'' "Arrow", very few arrows were fired per episode and some episodes featured no arrows being fired. This culminated in a final battle that started off fine, but ended up as the BigBad and the Green Arrow punching each other in the face in a cartoonish way.
3rd Apr '16 11:28:55 PM erforce
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* Done intentionally in the opening fight of ''TeamAmerica'' as Joe grapples with a terrorist; the puppets are just flailing around and getting tangled up. Later in the film, the fight scenes are better done. The commentary reveals that the puppeteers were good enough they could have actually done all the fight scenes realistically, but decided to go for RuleOfFunny after realizing the results were actually ''too'' realistic and crossed into the UncannyValley.

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* Done intentionally in the opening fight of ''TeamAmerica'' ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' as Joe grapples with a terrorist; the puppets are just flailing around and getting tangled up. Later in the film, the fight scenes are better done. The commentary reveals that the puppeteers were good enough they could have actually done all the fight scenes realistically, but decided to go for RuleOfFunny after realizing the results were actually ''too'' realistic and crossed into the UncannyValley.



* ''Film/IpMan 2'' contains a rather funny moment at the reyert caused by Twister in his first step into the ring. One of the kung fu trainees gets punched in the face (hard, but just once, and so fast that it can be easily unseen by eye) and he suddenly starts to twitch and flail his arms for some long seconds until he gets held by another trainee. It only looks like the punch gave the poor guy a seizure.

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* ''Film/IpMan 2'' ''Film/IpMan2'' contains a rather funny moment at the reyert caused by Twister in his first step into the ring. One of the kung fu trainees gets punched in the face (hard, but just once, and so fast that it can be easily unseen by eye) and he suddenly starts to twitch and flail his arms for some long seconds until he gets held by another trainee. It only looks like the punch gave the poor guy a seizure.
2nd Apr '16 6:27:21 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in the Australian comedy ''Hercules Returns'' whose plot involves a GagDub of an Italian sword-and-sandal movie. "Why did you all fall down? I missed the lot of ya!"
26th Mar '16 1:55:58 AM Mullane
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** The Legend of Chun-Li is ''worse'' in this regard. Just look up the clip of her doing the "spinning bird kick" and prepare to cringe.

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** The Legend of Chun-Li is ''worse'' in this regard. Just [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjtfeq1t1Rc look up the clip of her at her]] doing the "spinning bird kick" and prepare to cringe.
21st Mar '16 10:11:51 PM troperHearts
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* The ''Film/StreetFighter'' had very stiff choreography for Bison's and Guile's final fight due to actor Raul Julia being in the advanced stages of cancer at the time. The fight itself can be completely described as Guile landing cool kicks on Bison while the baddie tries repeteadly to grab his throat.

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* The ''Film/StreetFighter'' had very stiff choreography for Bison's and Guile's final fight due to actor Raul Julia being in the advanced stages of cancer at the time. The fight itself can be completely described as Guile landing cool kicks on Bison while the baddie tries repeteadly to grab his throat.him like some kind of scrub player.
** The Legend of Chun-Li is ''worse'' in this regard. Just look up the clip of her doing the "spinning bird kick" and prepare to cringe.
8th Mar '16 6:45:38 PM rjd1922
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When a fight scene ''isn't'' pulled off so well, there's usually a number of factors in play, but it can usually be attributed to poor choreography, ExecutiveMeddling, or simply poor acting. But regardless of the reason, the whole fight comes out looking extremely corny to the viewers and the characters look like utter buffoons.

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When a fight scene ''isn't'' pulled off so well, there's usually a number of factors in play, but it can usually be attributed to poor choreography, ExecutiveMeddling, choreography or simply poor acting. But regardless of the reason, the whole fight comes out looking extremely corny to the viewers and the characters look like utter buffoons.
2nd Mar '16 4:08:21 AM Dravencour
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Sometimes this is pulled off extremely well, making for one hell of a great fight scene.

But this page is about when it ''isn't'' pulled off so well. This can happen due to a number of factors, but usually can be attributed to poor choreography, ExecutiveMeddling, or simply poor acting. But regardless of the reason, the whole fight comes out looking extremely corny to the viewers and the characters look like utter buffoons.

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Sometimes this is pulled off extremely well, making for one hell of a great fight scene.

But this
scene. This page is not about when it those times.

When a fight scene
''isn't'' pulled off so well. This can happen due to well, there's usually a number of factors, factors in play, but it can usually can be attributed to poor choreography, ExecutiveMeddling, or simply poor acting. But regardless of the reason, the whole fight comes out looking extremely corny to the viewers and the characters look like utter buffoons.
21st Feb '16 11:02:42 PM XSpectreGreyX
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'''s fight scenes are universally praised... except the last one. While the rest of the series' fights are very realistic and authentic looking, the last one just looks incredibly staged. In one scene, Fisk literally charges like a bull, as if he were a videogame boss and Matt does what you'd expect someone to do in a videogame.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has this ''in spades'', to the point that when the people behind the show said that they weren't trying to one-up ''Series/Daredevil2015'''s fight scenes, the response was a resounding, "we figured." A big example is when Jess fights Kilgrave's hired goons. While it;s understandable that she doesn't want to hurt them, with how slow her reflexes are, she might as well be drunk.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'''s fight scenes are universally praised... except the last one. While the rest of the series' fights are very realistic and authentic looking, the last one just looks incredibly staged. In one scene, Fisk literally charges like a bull, as if he were a videogame boss and Matt does what you'd expect someone to do in a videogame.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has this ''in spades'', to the point that when the people behind the show said that they weren't trying to one-up ''Series/Daredevil2015'''s fight scenes, the response was a resounding, "we figured." A big example is when Jess fights Kilgrave's hired goons. While it;s understandable that she doesn't want to hurt them, with how slow her reflexes are, she might as well be drunk.




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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'''s fight scenes are universally praised... except the last one. While the rest of the series' fights are very realistic and authentic looking, the last one just looks incredibly staged. In one scene, Fisk literally charges like a bull, as if he were a videogame boss and Matt does what you'd expect someone to do in a videogame.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has this ''in spades'', to the point that when the people behind the show said that they weren't trying to one-up ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'''s fight scenes, the response was a resounding, "we figured." A big example is when Jess fights Kilgrave's hired goons. While it;s understandable that she doesn't want to hurt them, with how slow her reflexes are, she might as well be drunk.
21st Feb '16 10:49:17 PM XSpectreGreyX
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'''s fight scenes are universally praised... except the last one. While the rest of the series' fights are very realistic and authentic looking, the last one just looks incredibly staged. In one scene, Fisk literally charges like a bull, as if he were a videogame boss and Matt does what you'd expect someone to do in a videogame.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has this ''in spades'', to the point that when the people behind the show said that they weren't trying to one-up ''Series/Daredevil2015'''s fight scenes, the response was a resounding, "we figured." A big example is when Jess fights Kilgrave's hired goons. While it;s understandable that she doesn't want to hurt them, with how slow her reflexes are, she might as well be drunk.
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