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15 Most Anti-Climactic Movie Showdowns

14. Iceman Vs. Pyro - X-Men: The Last Stand

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The Showdown: Amid the epic final showdown between the X-Men and Magneto's (Ian McKellen) Brotherhood of Mutants, the fight that's been teased ever since the first X-Men movie kicks off. It's quite literally fire vs. ice as Pyro (Aaron Stanford) takes on Iceman (Shawn Ashmore).

The Anti-Climax: Unfortunately, it's all over in about a minute, as the two hurl their respective projectile powers at one another, with Pyro appearing to win the exchange. However, as he comes in close, Iceman freezes Pyro's hands and then knocks him out with a headbutt, bringing the fight to a disappointingly snappy end.

Given how perfectly these two compliment one another, they certainly deserved a proper fight rather than this brief exchange of powers. To rub salt in the wound, Pyro's fate is left ambiguous as Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) wreaks havoc on the surrounding area (though the novelisation claims Iceman moved him to a safe area).

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