FOOT FIST FRIDAYS: Daniel Craig’s 007 Takes On Dave “The Animal” Bautista in the Epic Train Fight from SPECTRE!

By: The Cinema Drunkie

Welcome to FOOT FIST FRIDAYS! A weekly dose of fight action where the experts share their thoughts on some of the greatest scenes of fisticuffs in action cinema history!

With the release of the high-octane trailer for Daniel Craig’s final run as 007 James Bond in NO TIME TO DIE, The Cinema Drunkie celebrates the occasion by revisiting the adrenalized train fight from SPECTRE where Craig’s famous spy takes on none other than The Animal himself Dave Bautista in a classic scene that has Bond literally running for his life! Take it away Cinema Drunkie!

A cryptic message from James Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover the exsistence of a sinister organisation named SPECTRE. With a new threat dawning, Bond learns the terrible truth about the author of all his pain in his most recent missions.

So the first trailer for the new James Bond adventure No Time to Die came out, and we’re obviously all excited. The character or James Bond has given action fans the very best in Action Cinema for almost 60 years now, and this latest entry looks to be no different. 

But today’s Foot Fist Friday subject is not the newest Bond (obviously, since the movie has yet to be released). Oh no, I’m here to talk about the previous entry in the Bond franchise: 2015’s Spectre. Or more specifically, the pivotal train fight scene or Spectre.

Now, the Bond franchise has had a lot of great fight scenes over the years, especially train fights. Bond vs Grant in From Russia with Love, and Bond vs Tee Hee in Live and Let Die. These 2 sequences helped establish the franchise as the leader in badass train car fights. But the best was yet to come. 

The scene follows as our current Bond, Daniel Craig is having a very romantic dinner in the dining car with his lady friend Madeleine (Léa Seydoux) when it is violently interrupted by the deadly Hinx, played by the animal himself, Dave Bautista. What follows is quite possibly the most awesome badass fight in all of Bond history. 

Not even joking. The row that Craig, Bautista, the filmmakers and stunt coordinators put on here is nothing short of exhilarating. This is one hell of a fight people. The best part about it is it’s probably the first time Bond has shown fear. Bond tries his best, but he knows he’s outmatched by the hulking Hinx, who keeps coming at him like a flesh and blood Terminator, so he tries to run. People… when was the last time you’ve seen Bond run from anything??

They smash through multiple cars and various tables as this ultimate dogfight of a battle rages on. Poor Madeleine even tries to assist Bond later, but to no avail. This is the fight of Bond’s life, ladies and gentlemen. And brought to amazing life by cast and crew. This is movie fighting at its finest.

So, without further ado, here it is, in all its glory:

About The Aurthor: With his mind utterly intoxicated off of a steady stream of movies, comics and cartoons, a young boy from Brooklyn, New York grew up to become the man known as… THE CINEMA DRUNKIE!!!

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