The best-choreographed action movies treat their fights like a stand-up comedian performing - they save their best punch(lines) for last. The finishing move is just that, it's the big finish. Because of this, it needs to have a certain amount of thought put into it to ensure that it works on multiple levels. The finishing move shouldn't just be a fun way for the fight to end, it should properly symbolize the thematic victory happening as the protagonist defeats the antagonist.
The importance of good finishing moves in movies can't be overstated. Imagine The Karate Kid without the Crane Kick or Revenge of the Sith without Obi-Wan cutting off Anakin's limbs. Whether it's a fight scene that uses actual punches, or a laser battle over lava - finishing strong makes the movie better as a whole.
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