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The thrill of watching a movie fight is all about seeing the hero face off against an enemy whose might cannot seemingly be matched; after all, why do you think underdog movies like The Karate Kid are so successful?

We like seeing heroes triumph over adversity – after all, isn’t that how they become heroes in the first place? – yet sometimes, filmmakers get things a little wrong. Of course, it can be intentional, but sometimes, a spot of casting, scripting or fight choreography just doesn’t pan out as they expect it to in theory.

The result? Some of the most hilariously, brilliantly mismatched movie fights of all time. They’re difficult to take seriously – as is sometimes the point – but almost always entertaining to watch. If offered a more fierce alternative, I think I’d always opt for what we ended up with; these films are all certainly more »

- Shaun Munro

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