January 4, 2017

Terrible Scenes That Ruined 5 Movies

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Written by: Lee Skavydis
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No feature is perfect, even if millions of dollars have been poured into it’s creation process. Some have come quite close, although most would agree that even the most classical movie has it’s flaws. But every so often, a picture comes along that looks great when viewing it’s theatrical trailer, encouraging hoards of people to go and see it. The hype machine bangs on about how great it is and everything starts well, only for one terrible scene to ruin, or nearly ruin a good flick.

Some of these scenes evoke disappointment while others make us roll with laughter!

Today, we are going to explore 5 films that almost made it to the finishing line but came unstuck when it’s filmmakers thought one daft idea would actually be a great thing, proving just how out of touch filmmakers can be when it comes to what we desire.

Can you think of anymore? Sound off in the comments below!

Street fight scene in Rocky V (1990)

This writer is of the opinion that Rocky V is actually not as bad a movie that most make it out to be. The route it took in it’s narrative was logical after Rocky fought the biggest and toughest opponent of his career in Ivan Drago. But as well shot as the final street fight scene is, it felt just a little too different from what had come before. It was always going to be a climax that was going to be hard to be accepted, although Rocky retained the glory of his local people rather than the world.

Smaller scale, indeed.

Dancing scene in Spiderman 3 (2007)

Even without the cringe worthy dancing scene in which an evil Peter Parker struts along the streets of New York wearing eye liner and a curtain hair style, Spiderman 3 is definitely the worst of the trilogy. But if one forgets this 20 seconds of particular footage, the picture is actually quite watchable! It is no coincidence that when people discuss this third installment that the dancing scene almost always is brought up. And usually not for any good reason!

Come to think of it, the entire part when Parker turns bad is…well, bad.

Surfing scene in Die Another Day (2002)

Die Another Day was probably the lowest ever point that the James Bond franchise fell to back in 2002. To give it the benefit of the doubt, the first hour is actually pretty decent but as soon as our beloved British agent travels to the villain’s ice palace then that is when things go down hill very quickly. There are many scenes to choose from if one was to point out how bad Die Another Day is but the scene when Bond surfs away from a huge tsunami like wave toward the end of the movie really put it into perspective just how starved of a reboot that this franchise was.

The bad CGI certainly did not make things any better and is regarded as one of cinema’s poorest ever CGI filled moment in history!

Blake correctly guessing Batman’s identity in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

It was always going to be a humongous task to better the success of The Dark Knight. Everybody knew this even before the movie was released. But that is no excuse for lazy writing when in a scene when officer Blake visits Bruce Wayne, he tells him that he knew who his alter ego is just by noticing the same expression in Bruce that Batman has. Really?!? Isn’t the point of a disguise to conceal such things?

This particular scene smacks of “we cannot be bothered, let’s just let the audience go with it.” Unfortunately for the filmmakers, there are viewers that have at least a modicum of intelligence. Director Christopher Nolan filmed his Batman films in a particular style reminiscent in such gangster films as Goodfellas and Heat. But you can put a pile of money on it that those audiences would not accept such an indolent moment.

Superman rewinding time in Superman (1978)

It is a cinematic moment that will be debated until the end of time (bad pun, I know), but it still confuses to this day. To briefly recap, Lois Lane died during an earthquake and Superman decided to reverse time to bring her back from the dead. There is just one thought that nags many. How can rewinding time ensure that the earthquake would not still happen without altering some other moment precluding that?

The original Superman movie will always stand as a classic but, unless the time reversing scene is skipped entirely, you will always watch the end credits scratching your head.

About the Author

Lee Skavydis
Lee Skavydis

I am a die hard movie fan, owning over 500 movies on both DVD and Blu Ray. I try to go to the cinema at least once a week when time permits. My other hobbies include following fight sports such as boxing, travelling around, writing and editing, listening to heavy rock and cook the odd occasional recipe. I used to write for several prolific boxing websites, interviewing some of the most famous names associated with the sport around.



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