Topic: [BOAT] Good scenes
I have recently revisited some WAYDM commentaries, especially Transformers and Spider-man 3, and one thing that stood out to me was that there were several good scenes in otherwise terrible movies. This thread is to share scenes that fall in to two categories:
-Scenes that are really good but from terrible movies
-Scenes from good movies but stand out for some reason.
I'll share some quick examples that have floated around my mind and to illustrate what I mean.
Opening of "Daredevil" series:
For those unfamiliar, Netflix has created an original series about Daredevil and is quite good, but one scene has always stood out to me. That scene is the opening fight choreography, in which we discover what kind of people Daredevil is fighting against. It also illustrates his powers without explicitly showing them. While the series is well done, this scene stands out as a quick introduction to Daredevil.
Desolation of Smaug: Legolas vs. Bolg
I will be among the first to admit that the Hobbit films are a mixed bag, with most of it being considered bad, if not absolutely awful. So, this might surprise some of you, because Legolas largely serves no function in the film and yet this fight scene still stands out:
One of the main reasons the scene stands out is the music goes from very epic strings to nothing. The sound work in this is amazing because each blow feels accented in a way that makes it more harsh to me. The scene is incredibly short, and ends with some abysmal CGI, so it's easy to forget. But, the choreography stands out in a very powerful, raw, way.
Star Trek (2009): Opening Scene
Those who know me, know that I am big supporter of Abrams Star Trek, despite its flaws. But, less my above two examples make you think that all I care about is action scenes, I want to point to this next scene:
While there is action in this scene, it isn't that part that stands out. Captain Robau faces down certain death with all the cool demeanor of a man at a poker table. Similarly, George Kirk makes a personal decision to sacrifice his life for the sake of wife and child. It makes me cry ever time, and while the rest of the movie hit and miss, this scene has an amazing emotional punch to it.
That's a quick set. I'll add others, but feel free to discuss, dissect, disagree and add your own.