Action sequences in science-fantasy are often heart-pumping passages which are heightened with technology and magic, unique settings, or strange threats.
Good action often plays out like a rollercoaster of triumph and despair. It’s a back and forth of momentum, like a tug-of-war, keeping the audience on their toes and not knowing who is going to come out on top.
In Phoenix, Said writes action scenes that are raw and vivid, breaking up lines to create beats where you could almost hold your breath. Notice the clear reversals of who is winning the fight.