POLL: Which Superhero Fight Scene Do You Think Was The Best Of 2013's Comic Book Movies?

Each of this year's major superhero movies (Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Kick-Ass 2 and Thor: The Dark World) ended with a big fight between the titular heroes and main villains. Which do you think was best? Here's your chance to decide!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/16/2013
Overall, 2013 has been a pretty great year for superhero movies, although the debate over which was best still rages on. However, what about one specific moment in each? All of these movies mentioned above obviously feature several fight sequences, and they all vary in quality, but we've kept it simply by narrowing it down to the FINAL battles between the lead heroes and villains. They are after all what the film builds up to and fans have high expectations for what they should contain. So, which do you think was best? Here's your chance to decide!

Iron Man vs. "The Mandarin"


The entire final act of Iron Man 3 is really one big action sequence as Tony Stark's "Iron Legion" heads into battle against Aldrich Killian's enhanced Extremis soldiers. However, when Pepper Potts seemingly falls to her death as a result of Killian's actions, it comes down to Iron Man against the man who then reveals himself to be the one true Mandarin (instead of, you know, Trevor).

Superman vs. General Zod


So, this one is easily the most controversial fight on this list, mainly due to the huge amount of destruction which occurred in Metropolis as a result of Superman's battle with Zod and the fact that he later stops him once and for all by killing him with his heat vision. When it comes to truly bringing the comics to life on the big screen, is it possible to top this Easter egg filled slugfest?

Wolverine vs. Silver Samurai


Wolverine's final battle against the gigantic robotic Silver Samurai wasn't loved by all, and perhaps not helped by the fact that it followed the beautifully shot showdown with Shingen. Logan faces off against the man he believed dead when the elderly Yashida (who he saved in WWII) decides to try to steal his healing factor. In a shock twist, Wolverine's adamantium claws are severed!

Kick-Ass/Hit-Girl vs. The Mother F*cker/Mother Russia


Did Kick-Ass 2 live up to the greatness of its predecessor? And did the changes made to this final battle from the comic book series help or hurt the adaptation? That's a debate which still rages on, but in this frantic final battle, both Dave and Mindy get a measure of revenge on The Mother F*cker and his hired help, even if it does end with a pretty silly pratfall into a tank containing a shark!

Thor vs. Malekith


Just as Thor pit the titular God of Thunder against the Destroyer in the unusual setting of New Mexico, Alan Taylor's sequel switched the usual American city location seen in these movies for London. What followed was a battle between Thor and Malekith which saw them fly through different dimensions and even included a fair bit of the now trademark Marvel humour.

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SpaceRobot - 12/16/2013, 4:56 PM
Superman. Duh.
TheWolverine08 - 12/16/2013, 4:57 PM
LET THE FLAME WAR BEGIN PEOPLE!
TheAbaryMan369 - 12/16/2013, 4:57 PM
Thor and Malekith just because the other three had terrible third acts.
BatManiac - 12/16/2013, 4:58 PM
1) Superman vs General Zod

2) Thor vs Malekith

3) Kick Ass/Hit-Girl vs. The Mother F*cker/Mother Russia

4) Wolverine vs Silver Samurai

5) Iron Man vs "The Mandarin"

Humperdink - 12/16/2013, 4:58 PM
Superman.
No contest.

Best over-the-top fights seen on film in quite some time.
It was the main problem with the film for many, actually.
Brainiac13 - 12/16/2013, 5:00 PM
Same as Batmaniac
BatManiac - 12/16/2013, 5:01 PM
Superman vs Zod was phenomenal!





UncleBurnsie - 12/16/2013, 5:01 PM
where the hell is Gusto vs. Hit-Girl?!?

When he slit's her throat w/ that Garbage Pale Kid card & jammed a empty beer can in her ear was boots 2 asses above the rest.
thewolfx - 12/16/2013, 5:01 PM
Superman or thor
JoeMomma29 - 12/16/2013, 5:02 PM
1. MOS hands down

2. Thor and Malekith

3. Wolverine and Silver Surfer

4. Pepper Potts vs Mandarin error Killian
Indy - 12/16/2013, 5:03 PM
Superman best fight its awesome!!!!!
bazinga85 - 12/16/2013, 5:04 PM
Supes vs Zod obviously, then Thor vs Malekith(this would've been number 1 if they hadn't repeated switched back and forth between the fight and Darcy...ugh). Wolverine vs the ninjas in the unrated version was awesome too.
jcfrommars9 - 12/16/2013, 5:04 PM
1) Thor vs Malekith

2) Superman vs General Zod

3) Kick Ass/Hit-Girl vs. The Mother F*cker/Mother Russia and Iron Man vs "The Mandarin" (tie)

4) Wolverine vs Silver Samurai

supermarioworldE - 12/16/2013, 5:04 PM
Superman vs. Zod, easy.

Iron Man's fight consisted of jumping from suit to suit. Wolverine vs SS was effective but simple. KA was taken as a joke anyway. And I haven't seen Thor, but can't imagine it being the best.
Baconman21 - 12/16/2013, 5:04 PM
Superman..........DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
JamesMan - 12/16/2013, 5:05 PM
1. Superman vs. General Zod

2. Wolverine vs. Silver Samurai

3. Iron Man vs. The Mandarin

4. Kick-Ass/Hit Girl vs. The Mother [frick]er/Mother Russia

5. Thor vs. Malekith

It's really not that hard to decide. The Superman/Zod fight was so awesome it was controversial. Thor vs. Malekith I thought was the weakest because while it was creative at points, it ended way to soon and hardly showcased any of their powers.
BatManiac - 12/16/2013, 5:05 PM




Baconman21 - 12/16/2013, 5:06 PM
wolverine was probably the worst fight. Ironman was good but not great. Im ignoring kick ass. Thor vs Malekith was extremely inconsistent. There was too much comedy in between the fight which took me out of it.
Moohika - 12/16/2013, 5:06 PM
No contest Supes vs Zod. Okay maybe Thor vs Malekith comes a close second.
leeholland - 12/16/2013, 5:06 PM
In what version of the film did Superman kill Zod with heat vision?
SauronsBANE1 - 12/16/2013, 5:07 PM
Out of this list, I'd be forced to go with Superman vs Zod. But I would say that Superman's fight vs. Faora and that giant Kryptonian in Smallville was much better. It literally caused my jaw to drop. As for the final battle, there's only so much excitement to be had when they keep throwing punches and demolishing buildings and no one gets hurt. By the end of the movie, and not even 2 minutes into the final battle, Superman vs Zod got old, real quick.
Pending - 12/16/2013, 5:07 PM
Superman vs Zod gets pretty boring after a while, It's mainly just super powered punching.

IM3 for being far more creative with it's choreography and finding clever ways to use the armors.
Karmatron - 12/16/2013, 5:07 PM
Best fight was Gandalf vs Necromancer (no spoilers here)
JamesMan - 12/16/2013, 5:07 PM
@Batmaniac

Those gifs just get me pumped to want to watch the movie NOW (for my 7th time)!
Humperdink - 12/16/2013, 5:07 PM
Thor vs Malekith?



That Thor fight was not bad visually and had some neat scenes but it didn't last nearly as long as Superman vs Zod nor did it look half as cool.

An over-the-top outrageous fight that leveled an entire city in the process is clearly the winner in the category.
BatsFan - 12/16/2013, 5:08 PM
Wolverine would have been way better if the final figth would would have been aginst 100 Nina insted of of the mech Silver samouraï.
JoeMomma29 - 12/16/2013, 5:09 PM
@ Blackjack

When I see Supers or JL fight Darseid this is going to happen!!!!!

JoeMomma29 - 12/16/2013, 5:12 PM
@ Blackjack

LMAO!
MarkV - 12/16/2013, 5:13 PM
They are all throwing TOO MUCH at the screen.

More is not always better.

Remember Luke versus Darth vader in Empire Strikes Back? Those kinds of intense showdowns that are much more narrowly focused can have a much better emotional impact.
ALegendaryPanda - 12/16/2013, 5:14 PM
EASILY Superman vs Zod! Although the smallville fight had more "[frick] yeah" moments
DarthOptimus - 12/16/2013, 5:14 PM
My favorites were Thor Vs. Kurse and Superman Vs. Faora.
SAZMD - 12/16/2013, 5:14 PM
As some have said, it was actually Superman vs Faora. That was awesome.
JoeMomma29 - 12/16/2013, 5:15 PM
Faora was a beast in the movie, I hope they bring her back one way or the other!
TheOneAboveAll - 12/16/2013, 5:16 PM
Supes vs Zod
McNyagano - 12/16/2013, 5:17 PM
Superman vs General Zod by far!! What's even more impressive about that fight is that they did 90% of it practically. [frick]ing awesome!!! :D



Mandarin vs Iron man comes in second and Thor vs Malekith 3rd. :) Didn't care for the Silver Samurai vs Wolverine. It reminded me too much of Iron Monger vs Iron Man which was a lame fight anyways.
MrCBM56 - 12/16/2013, 5:17 PM
1. Mos

2. IM3

3. The Wolverine

4. Thor 2

5. Kickass
SageMode - 12/16/2013, 5:17 PM
1. Thor vs Malekith

2. Iron Man vs Extremis goons.

And that's it.
MrReese - 12/16/2013, 5:17 PM
Supes all day!
YoDawg - 12/16/2013, 5:18 PM
They should have had the Smallville fight up there. I actually liked that fight sequence the most out of the movie, especially the way Faora was [frick]in shit up.
ALegendaryPanda - 12/16/2013, 5:19 PM
Seeing Thor get a super powered ass beating from Kurse was something to see as well!
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