Monday, June 2, 2014

10 Movie Scenes That Made You Realize, "This Movie Is Terrible."

This post is focused on those movie scenes that made you go, "What?!" but not in a good way. They either ruined the movie entirely, became the final straw that broke the camel's back after a lot of other dumb scenes, or hinted at just how long and unbearable this movie was going to be.

#1 Jurassic Park 3 "Alan" Scene.
While this movie was not off to a very good start due to a number of horribly written scenes, it became crystal clear that this movie was no Jurassic Park as soon as a velociraptor yelled, "Alan" to wake him up from a nap. Yikes! It was hard to take anything seriously after that, especially the huge dinosaur eating the ringing satellite phone that we had to listen to for the rest of the movie.

#2 Spiderman 3, Emo Dance Scene
I really don't feel the need to explain this scene, but I will, because it was really the worst. The screen writers must have just straight out given up. Tobey McGuire enters a night club in emo gear, and spends ten minutes of a Spiderman movie clapping, dancing, and shaking, and while this isn't even close to the only thing that ruined this movie, it definitely did it for me.

#3 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 
Decepticon Girl
So transformers can transform into humans now? Why don't they just all transform into humans to ward off the military before they kill us all off one by one without a fight? People had high hopes for this movie, and this scene is repeatedly referred to as the one that hinted to the audience, "This movie is going to be terrible, but thanks for opening your wallets and making me one of the highest grossing movies of all time."

#4 Signs, Actually Seeing the Alien
You know, in movies like Jaws or Godzilla, the audience gets to the point where they want to just see the gosh dang monster/dinosaur/alien/shark. However, signs is one movie that would have been better left as a mystery. It was exciting, terrifying, enthralling, mezmeriz....oh, that is what the alien looks like? Huh...I mean, I don't know what I was expecting...but...maybe a little more than terrible video game CGI? Not sure.

#5 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Shia LeBouf Swinging on Vines
Once again, a terrible movie. We saw the atomic bomb and thought, um...ok. Then we saw the motorcycle chase through the library and were like...oh. Then we saw Shia LeBouf swinging one handedly on vines faster than the cars that were chasing each other. At this point, we didn't need the fact that the Indiana Jones movie was about Aliens to ruin it for us, the damage had already been done.

 #6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Unexpected Length
I am as big a Lord of the Rings fan as they come. But the "I am going on an adventure!" scene is 43 minutes into the movie! In the mean time, we get to watch Dwarves doing chores. At this point, I was feeling like, "Whoa, I hope they don't spend any more of the movie sitting around and talking to dwarves..." It made me weary of the rest of the movie to say the least.

#7 X-Men: Last Stand, Professor X Dies.
So we already lost most of our favorite characters, or at least the iconic characters we are familiar with, but we remained patient. Cyclops is dead, Mystique lost her powers...but now Professor X? The man who supplies the letter "X" to the X-Men? This movie was a severe let down, and this scene tipped the scales in favor of a bomb.

#8 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Too Many Jack Sparrows
I already had no clue what was happening in this movie, and suddenly they are in a sandy white, hot area with crab rocks, and too many Jack Sparrows saying to many Jack Sparrowy things at once. Even mini Jack Sparrows playing in big Jack Sparrow's braids. A small peanut gets more screen time in this movie than Keira Knightly. This is one of the most iconic, "What in the world is going on?" moments in movie history.

#9 King Kong, King Kong Playing On Ice.
The run time of this movie is 3hrs and 21 minutes. We had to endure the actors fighting large bugs, natives, dinosaurs, etc. We endured a fight with King Kong and a couple of T-Rexes. We even had to watch Naomi Watts do a 1930's vaudeville routine for King Kong. But at 3hrs and 10 minutes, I don't think any of us were ready to watch Naomi Watts play with King Kong on an ice rink. The movie had already lost us hours ago, but this one was just a slap in the face.

#10 Twilight, Opening Scene
This movie lost me on the opening scene.

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