The climactic fight scene in Prometheus gets my vote as best fight scene of any kind in a movie or TV series in the past twelve months. And it's the best interspecies wrestling match since Jake Sully clapped his thighs on the serpentine neck of his chosen mountain banshee in 2009's Avatar. Was I the only person in the world who got a ticklish feeling "down there" when the muscular godlike alien engineer wrestled the demonic squidlike trilobite alien to the death? Figuring both aliens to be male, I savored every homoerotic millisecond of computer-generated combat, its sensuality reinforced by penetration ... and a subsequent unplanned pregnancy!
The movie was not as bad as disappointed fanboys, suffering from too much self-induced hype, made it out to be and not as good as its theme (where did human life come from?) would demand. Instead, it's a highly watchable space drama with all the plot holes and unmotivated, illogical, and unconvincing peripeteia of most horror and action movies. It's a beautiful film to look at on Blu Ray (I missed seeing it in a theater, in IMAX and 3-D), with individual scenes that have stuck with me, none more than the fight to the death at the end.
I probably saw fewer films in 2012 than in any other year in my adult life, so I missed a lot. I'd be interested in hearing what you guys think was the best fight in movies and TV for the year. Leave your comments below.