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My nomination for a one scene movie: Ronin. While most of the movie may be on the slow side, the car chase is one of the best ever filmed.

I like swordfish, but that scene is pretty freaking awesome.

I would like to add the scene in "V for Vendetta" where Creedy is killed. Although I enjoyed the film in every way, that fight scene is legendary.

I remember the evil superman scene as the most enjoyable part of Superman III.

Watched 2001 with my Parents and then girlfriend. I was the only one who liked it. Suffice to say, that trippy seen is amazing.

neanderthor66:
My nomination for a one scene movie: Ronin. While most of the movie may be on the slow side, the car chase is one of the best ever filmed.

Great film. Slow? maybe. Amazing? Hells yes.

maninahat:
Oh, yeah, who could forget this memorable scene from the house of wax remake?

Now that I've seen it my life is a little more complete!

My entry would have to be "No Retreat No Surrender". An absurd movie in most regards; the plot is goofy, the acting is stilted and it all comes off as a cheaply done 'Karate Kid' knock off.

The 'oh snap' moment, for me, is Jean Claude Van Damme as a villain. He is delightfully despicable as Ivan and is one of the villains that I truly love to hate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJ0d0F7KbQ

How has nobody said this yet;

or this;

or this?

maninahat:
Oh, yeah, who could forget this memorable scene from the house of wax remake?

Ah yes, House of Wax. I remember my girlfriend and I had this on in her apartment last year, but we were on our third night together and, well, I weren't paying much attention to the movie.

Drexel vs. Christian Slater in True Romance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w94dZtKXaaE

Sorry Bob but alot of this article is just comes across as rather pretentious in my eyes and smacks to me of trying to sound clever rather than an a serious attempt at listing truly epic scenes, your certainly entitled to your opinions but as 'professional critic' who has on many occasions made some rather super observations about cinema that I've really enjoyed I hate it when it seems like your trying to conform to what 'critics' are 'supposed to talk like':

Superman 3: Is in it's entirety so far from any definition of awesome (as are all it's scenes that it's near comical.

Zabrinskie Point: Whilst a good film isn't up there as an all time great moment, I mean seriously, it's just an explosion, theres been far more epic ones filmed in the past (the nuke scene in Terminator 2 comes to mind)

The Expendables: I'm not going to argue the merits of the movie as I know you loathe it though for me it was a good old fun silly action movie (not a classic but entertaining... but I digress) That Scene though WAS awesome I will grant. But the automatic shotgun scene was better ;) I'll give you this one anyway though ;)

Jurassic Park The Lost World..... Ok.... just give me a minute here.... I'm sorry WHAT?! Seriously? Please tell me this is some kind of attempt at being ironic or something cos if you seriously think this was one of the all time epic moments of cinema over say, the first scene where Grant sees the dinosaur and Hammond welcomes them to the part in the first movie, or for that matter the final scene with the T-Rex in the Lobby... or for that matter any other movie that doesn suck and blow simultaneously. Ok... deep breaths... The Lost World was NOT in all honesty THAT bad a movie but the trouble with it for me was that it was both infinitely worse than the original and a STAGGERINGLY massive dissapointement for anyone who had read the novel before seeing it. And no, I think you'll find most dinosaur loving kids wanted to see dinosaurs being dinosaurs, not dinosaurs being godzilla. I mean if I wanted to see the latter... well I'd watch fracking Godzilla! (disclaimer: I would not on pain of death ever sit through the remake of Godzilla again....)

The Protector: Right I'll grant you THAT one hands down. That was pretty damn epic. Rather cheesy but still a very impressive piece of moviemaking.

Zombie: No. Just no. And to say this is better than Walking Dead even in jest.... Resident Evil is a better zombie movie than this. And I can think of no greater insult than that for this tripe.

2001: Ah 2001... the poster child for pretentious film critics to wax lyrical about in attempt to demonstrate sophistacted taste and an advanced intellect. It's a classic 'if you don't like it that's obviously because your too dumb to get it' movie of which Inception is the latest example in my eyes. The difference being Inception is actually entertaining. 2001 is breathtaking and has some incredible shots and ideas but it is for the most part, I'm sorry, painfully slow and unintersting. And the final scene is the ultimate cop out of 'lets go nuts with the special effects rather than write a proper ending' that has been picked apart and given meaning that just isnt there by so many pompous critics that it has become taboo not to go along with this mindset. Well bollocks to that! Kubrik was a genius but 2001 is boring and the final scene is just a dull and lazy end to a dull movie.

Return of the Dragon: Nope the scene is epic in premise, I mean it's Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris for god's sake, but in the end it's a rather dull fight, neither technically very impressive (both of them have done FAAAAR better work)not beatifully coreographed and nor is it stunningly shot.

I've posted more than enough of a rant now though so will stop now but.... NO. Bad Bob. New list of movies with ACTUALLY epic scenes please. ;)

(as ever pleae take this as it's meant, as constructive criticism not just a random rant :P)

Sorry Bob but alot of this article is just comes across as rather pretentious in my eyes and smacks to me of trying to sound clever rather than an a serious attempt at listing truly epic scenes, your certainly entitled to your opinions but as 'professional critic' who has on many occasions made some rather super observations about cinema that I've really enjoyed I hate it when it seems like your trying to conform to what 'critics' are 'supposed to talk like':

Superman 3: Is in it's entirety so far from any definition of awesome (as are all it's scenes that it's near comical.

Zabrinskie Point: Whilst a good film isn't up there as an all time great moment, I mean seriously, it's just an explosion, theres been far more epic ones filmed in the past (the nuke scene in Terminator 2 comes to mind)

The Expendables: I'm not going to argue the merits of the movie as I know you loathe it though for me it was a good old fun silly action movie (not a classic but entertaining... but I digress) That Scene though WAS awesome I will grant. But the automatic shotgun scene was better ;) I'll give you this one anyway though ;)

Jurassic Park The Lost World..... Ok.... just give me a minute here.... I'm sorry WHAT?! Seriously? Please tell me this is some kind of attempt at being ironic or something cos if you seriously think this was one of the all time epic moments of cinema over say, the first scene where Grant sees the dinosaur and Hammond welcomes them to the part in the first movie, or for that matter the final scene with the T-Rex in the Lobby... or for that matter any other movie that doesn suck and blow simultaneously. Ok... deep breaths... The Lost World was NOT in all honesty THAT bad a movie but the trouble with it for me was that it was both infinitely worse than the original and a STAGGERINGLY massive dissapointement for anyone who had read the novel before seeing it. And no, I think you'll find most dinosaur loving kids wanted to see dinosaurs being dinosaurs, not dinosaurs being godzilla. I mean if I wanted to see the latter... well I'd watch fracking Godzilla! (disclaimer: I would not on pain of death ever sit through the remake of Godzilla again....)

The Protector: Right I'll grant you THAT one hands down. That was pretty damn epic. Rather cheesy but still a very impressive piece of moviemaking.

Zombie: No. Just no. And to say this is better than Walking Dead even in jest.... Resident Evil is a better zombie movie than this. And I can think of no greater insult than that for this tripe.

2001: Ah 2001... the poster child for pretentious film critics to wax lyrical about in attempt to demonstrate sophistacted taste and an advanced intellect. It's a classic 'if you don't like it that's obviously because your too dumb to get it' movie of which Inception is the latest example in my eyes. The difference being Inception is actually entertaining. 2001 is breathtaking and has some incredible shots and ideas but it is for the most part, I'm sorry, painfully slow and unintersting. And the final scene is the ultimate cop out of 'lets go nuts with the special effects rather than write a proper ending' that has been picked apart and given meaning that just isnt there by so many pompous critics that it has become taboo not to go along with this mindset. Well bollocks to that! Kubrik was a genius but 2001 is boring and the final scene is just a dull and lazy end to a dull movie.

Return of the Dragon: Nope the scene is epic in premise, I mean it's Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris for god's sake, but in the end it's a rather dull fight, neither technically very impressive (both of them have done FAAAAR better work)not beatifully coreographed and nor is it stunningly shot.

I've posted more than enough of a rant now though so will stop now but.... NO. Bad Bob. New list of movies with ACTUALLY epic scenes please. ;)

(as ever pleae take this as it's meant, as constructive criticism not just a random rant :P)

I put forth the climax of Once Upon a Time in the West. The film itself is a masterpiece, but its slow pace is likely to put a lot of viewers off (the first ten minutes is 3 dudes lazing about, waiting for the train to arrive). Regardless of your attention span however, the climax, in which you learn how Harmonica got his harmonica, makes this film well worth the watch. And this isn't the sort of scene that can be watched on it's own. Well it can and it's still awesome, but it's not near the level of mind blowingly awesome that you get when you watch the entire film and see the scene in context.

Hell, the climaxes of most Sergio Leone films could be added to this list, largely due to Ennio Morricone's scores. The climax of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is three guys staring at each other for five minutes and it's absolutely awesome.

I think Doom is worth a mention here. The movie itself is a below average sci-fi flick and prime example of how to mishandle your source material. But then you get this.

It's not the most awesome thing that ever awesomed (it could have used more monsters actually trying to thump him instead of standing there) but it's a pretty cool scene in its own right in what is a pretty dull movie, and actually hearkens back to the game, which the rest of the movie doesn't. Thanks to the power of youtube you don't have to sit through the movie to see it, but in earlier days I would have watched Doom for that scene.


the final charge scene from the last samurai. Ken Watanabe is amazing while Tom Cruise was really good (sure he might be a bit nutty, but that didn't take away from his performance in this) Watanabe stole the show. He, along with Zimmer's brilliant soundtrack, made this movie awesome.

I would be remiss to not mention the ending scene to Dragonheart. That last exchange between Bowen and Draco is just incredible.


Or heck, how about any movie score done by Hans Zimmer? Or the masterful work of Randy Edelman in Dragonheart.

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