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Old 10-27-09, 04:45 PM
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

I haven't watched it in ages, but I remember the ice field sequence in Titan AE being very impressive, while the rest of the movie was kinda generic, though servicable.

Just had a funny thought, wonder what kind of movie we would have if we took all these specific scenes and made one big impressive movie?
Old 10-27-09, 05:19 PM
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by milo bloom
I haven't watched it in ages, but I remember the ice field sequence in Titan AE being very impressive, while the rest of the movie was kinda generic, though servicable.

Just had a funny thought, wonder what kind of movie we would have if we took all these specific scenes and made one big impressive movie?


Most likely a bunch of random clips strewn together with no real plot; something like a Michael Bay movie.

I thought the beginning of Titan A.E. where they destroy Earth was cool as well.

The fight between two "jumpers" at the end of the movie of the same name was the only redeeming thing in that horrendous p.o.s.
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I know most people don't like it, but I think its a great movie. The beginning of Atlantis: the Lost Empire gives me goosebumps everytime I watch it.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by Aegean2007
From this year: the shootout in The International.
I was going to mention the same thing.
I am borderline on actually getting the Blu-ray disc for that scene.
The rest of the movie is a bit of a yawn.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Saving Private Ryan, anyone?
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Originally Posted by Hank Ringworm
Saving Private Ryan, anyone?
What about it?
Old 10-28-09, 03:24 AM
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

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The French Connection is an excellent example of a lackluster movie with a great car chase. Ronin is an excellent example of a great movie with a great car chase.
Fixed.
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I think the scene in the remake of The Hitcher where
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Sean Bean rolls up in that car and takes out the police cars one by one with the thumping Nine Inch Nails song playing to it is awesome. Of course the movie is basically trash, but I really dig that scene.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Star Wars- Lightsaber scenes. When you think about it Lightsabers are what truly caught everyone's attention. No Lightsabers = a regular ol' Sci Fi Shoot 'em Up.
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I'm surprised the opera sequence from Quantum of Solace hasn't been mentioned yet.
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The scenes in Naples, Italy in Hannibal. Not that great a movie, but good cinematography in those scenes is very well done; they are the only time the movie feels like a Ridley Scott film as opposed to one where he was the hired gun director.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Star Wars- Lightsaber scenes. When you think about it Lightsabers are what truly caught everyone's attention. No Lightsabers = a regular ol' Sci Fi Shoot 'em Up.
Yeah, nobody gave a shit about the dogfights in space.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Yes, Superman III came to mind for me too. Even as a kid I knew the movie paled compared to the first two, but absolutely loved that scene.


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Kill Bill 1 - from when Uma goes to Japan up to the last fight; rest of movie is crap
Star Trek: Generations - crash
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Well, I don't know about you but I can maybe think of a dozen films with memorable car chase scenes, if that. Bullitt would be right at the top for most, I would think.
Debatable, but here is one recent list on the Internet of the best film car chases:

http://fansided.com/2009/09/25/speed...ie-car-chases/

20 – The Wraith (1986)
19 – The Transporter (2002)
18 – Bad Boys II (2003)
17 – Duel (1971)
16 – Quantum of Solace (2008)
15 – Vanishing Point (1971)
14 – The Rock (1996)
13 – Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
12 – Death Proof (2007)
11 – The Seven-Ups (1973)
10 – The Italian Job (1969)
9 – Ronin (1998)
8 – Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
7 – The Dark Knight (2008)
6 – The French Connection (1971)
5 – To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
4 – The Blues Brothers (1980)
3 – The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
2 – Bullitt (1968)
1 – The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2) (1981)

Personally, I think Bourne Identity (not a "lackluster" film) ought to be on that list somewhere.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by naitram
Kill Bill 1 - from when Uma goes to Japan up to the last fight; rest of movie is crap
That's half the movie! Hardly a "moment".
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

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Saving Private Ryan, anyone?
What about it?
Amazing opening sequence, the rest of the film
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That's crazy talk.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by inri222
Amazing opening sequence, the rest of the film
I'm shocked you'd be so impressed by an old guy walking through a cemetery, but to each their own!
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

I think the final battle sequence in Saving Private Ryan is even more compelling than the opening one. But neither can be considered mere "moments."
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Originally Posted by Fist of Doom
I think the final battle sequence in Saving Private Ryan is even more compelling than the opening one. But neither can be considered mere "moments."
Yeah, the opening and closing battles comprise like 1/3 of the movie.

I would disagree, but I can see saying that 1/3 of the movie is good and the other 2/3 sucks, but you can't call 1/3 of the movie just moments.
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Where did all this Saving Private Ryan hate come from? I know people were displeased with the bookends, but to call it a crap film is a crap statement.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15
Where did all this Saving Private Ryan hate come from? I know people were displeased with the bookends, but to call it a crap film is a crap statement.
Probably because what follows the D-Day scene up to the final battle is heavy handed, uninspired, and cliched.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15
Where did all this Saving Private Ryan hate come from? I know people were displeased with the bookends, but to call it a crap film is a crap statement.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by naitram
Kill Bill 1 - from when Uma goes to Japan up to the last fight; rest of movie is
Yeah...that is infact half the damn movie runtime wise.

My favorite part is still her in the hospital.
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Re: Impressive Moments in Lackluster Movies

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15
Where did all this Saving Private Ryan hate come from? I know people were displeased with the bookends, but to call it a crap film is a crap statement.
I wouldn't go so far as to call it crap, but "lackluster" definitely fits, I think.

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