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Greatest, Most Stunning Action Movie Openings Of All Time

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Action Movie

Action Movie openings are a crucial part of the movie. The first impression sets the stage for the rest of the film. Starting the movie with a well-executed action sequence helps the makers achieve just that. The genre, plot, and important characters help pique the audience’s interest and keep them interested until the story unravels.

1. Avengers: Infinity War

This action movie starts with an urgent signal from The Statesman. The next one was Thanos and his children walking through a massacre of their making. And then, in the next frame, Thanos kills Loki and Heimdall, then defeats Thor and Hulk in a stunning and brutal fight sequence. And now, Thanos isn’t a joke anymore!

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Avengers Infinity War

2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

After a short scene, the movie moves on to an exciting credit sequence. Wolverine and his brother Viktor are fighting in many wars for America. The scene takes us through the Civil War, followed by WW1 and WW2 and then to Vietnam. 

2. X-Men Origins After a short scene, the movie moves on to an exciting credit sequence. Wolverine and his brother Viktor are fighting in many wars for America. The scene takes us through the Civil War, followed by WW1 and WW2 and then to Vietnam. 
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

3. Baby Driver

The movie opens with a bank robbery in process. But the focus is on the getaway car and its driver, Baby, who is waiting for his crew. The crew returns and Baby drives them away, leading to a widely acclaimed car chase sequence. It establishes and showcases the tone of the movie immediately.

3. Baby Driver The movie opens with a bank robbery in process. But the focus is on the getaway car and its driver, Baby, who is waiting for his crew. The crew returns and Baby drives them away, leading to a widely acclaimed car chase sequence. It establishes and showcases the tone of the movie immediately.
Baby Driver

4. No Time To Die

Bond is in Matera with his girlfriend, Madeleine Swann, enjoying a vacation. But when Bond visits the grave of Vesper Lynd, A Spectre bomb explodes, and all hell sets loose. The rest of the scene is a chase between the assassins and Bond—a solid opening for a strong film.

4. No Time To Die Bond is in Matera with his girlfriend, Madeleine Swann, enjoying a vacation. But when Bond visits the grave of Vesper Lynd, A Spectre bomb explodes, and all hell sets loose. The rest of the scene is a chase between the assassins and Bond—a solid opening for a strong film.
No Time to Die

5. The Fellowship Of The Ring

The opening scene is a legendary battle on the slopes of Mount Doom, with thousands of soldiers on both sides. The scale of the scene would be apt for the climax of any movie. But for the Lord Of The Rings, it is just the beginning.

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The Lord Of The Rings

6. The Dark Knight

Instead of focusing on its primary character, the action movie opens with a bank robbery orchestrated by the protagonist. The robbers are dressed as clowns. The scene introduces and establishes The Joker as a dangerous and cunning villain and Batman’s most formidable foe.

6. The Dark Knight Instead of focusing on its primary character, the action movie opens with a bank robbery orchestrated by the protagonist. The robbers are dressed as clowns. The scene introduces and establishes The Joker as a dangerous and cunning villain and Batman's most formidable foe.
The Dark Knight

7. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

This action movie uses pure action to set the note for the rest of the film. Indiana Is stealing a gold idol. He is outrunning the guardians, solving puzzles, and bypassing traps, all at once! It is also the introduction of Belloq, the villain.

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Raiders Of The Lost ark

8. Blade

The opening scene is a rave scene. Vampires first douse human ravers with blood and then attack them. The film’s titular character, Daywalker, appears there brandishing a shotgun. The scene that follows is well choreographed, emotional, and still a little funny, setting the mood for the movie perfectly.

8. Blade The opening scene is a rave scene. Vampires first douse human ravers with blood and then attack them. The film's titular character, Daywalker, appears there brandishing a shotgun. The scene that follows is well choreographed, emotional, and still a little funny, setting the mood for the movie perfectly. Action Movie
Blade

9. Deadpool

The opening scenes of Deadpool are creative and entertaining but also brutal fights and gun wars. Deadpool is attacking a motorcade and is followed by a violent, funny, bold fight scene. The fans love the first sequence for its quality of action and relevance to the film itself.

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Deadpool

10. Saving Private Ryan

It is one of the well-received and most-watched war movies ever. The movie starts with the first landings on Omaha Beach, where the terrified soldiers charge headfirst into gunfire. The scene depicts the terror, horror of war, and gruesome reality the soldiers face.

Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan

 

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