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Old 02-09-2013, 01:12 PM
Great bits in otherwise bad/mediocre films

I was watching The Matrix Reloaded last night and this isn't a film I particularly enjoy apart from the freeway chase and the staircase fight. Those are some phenomally exciting scene in an otherwise anti-climatic and frankly average movie.

I was never a big fan of True Romance (I know it's widely liked), but I do LOVE the scene between Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken.

I enjoyed every scene that Jet Li was in in the third Mummy film, which was otherwise a turd.

What are your guys favourite scenes in otherwise crap films?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:47 PM
SMOKIN' ACES

I absolutely hated that movie. Even a star-studded cast couldn't save that steaming pile of a film.

...until the very last scene. The only redeeming part of the movie is at the very end, right before the credits roll.

I'm referring to the song "Dead Reckoning" by Clint Mansell.
That song in that scene alone made it all worthwhile.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:56 PM
Julianne Moore's cameo in The Lady's Man is usually the first thing that comes to mind.

Doom - Not a specific scene, but it was cool when Dwayne Johnson slowly turns into an evil psycho by the end.

Showtime - The car chase was pretty cool.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:04 PM
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Doom - Not a specific scene, but it was cool when Dwayne Johnson slowly turns into an evil psycho by the end.
I personally thought the "first-person" sequence kicked ass. The rest of the film is really just a lot of dull build-up.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Crossroads(1986) - The guitar duel scene makes a pretty average movie more than worthwhile.

Bachelor Party - The Donkey cocaine scene and Tawny Kitaen's snatch(first beaver I ever saw).

The Hotel New Hampshire - ANY scene with Jodie Foster.

Day Of The Dead(1985) - the last 10 mins
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:58 PM
van helsing-black and white opening sequence-the score
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:45 PM
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I personally thought the "first-person" sequence kicked ass. The rest of the film is really just a lot of dull build-up.
I thought that scene was really amazing as well. Though I have the gamer bias. I can understand why the average movie goer would have hated it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:22 PM
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I personally thought the "first-person" sequence kicked ass. The rest of the film is really just a lot of dull build-up.
I was disappointed by it because it wasn't done in one continuous shot - there were lots of edits that made it feel like a shooting gallery. Cool concept, but the execution left me wanting more.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:39 PM
A few more...

Johnny Depp's cameo, Jack and Jill
The meta opening scene, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Elephant vs. horse, Alexander
Waking up in a tub of ice, Urban Legends: Final Cut
You. Should. Have. Bought. A. Hamster!, Rat Race
"We loooove premarital sex!", Jason X
Double lightsaber battle, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Cameron Diaz's breakdown, My Sister's Keeper
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:18 PM
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I was never a big fan of True Romance (I know it's widely liked), but I do LOVE the scene between Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken.
This, all day long. Couldn't agree more man! Good call & great topic!
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