I love movies. I could spend the rest of my life watching movies that have already been made and not see anything new and I still wouldn’t get to see everything I want to.
Why do we love movies so much?
Because they are magic! And they transport us to places that help us escape our reality.
What movie scenes in your life have really blown your mind?
Let’s learn about some movie magic from people on AskReddit.
1. That was good.
“In Signs, when the alien appears between the bushes in the birthday party, on the news.
No matter how many times I’ve seen that movie, I still jump in that scene.”
“When the dinosaurs appeared on Jurassic Park.
I remember being in awe of how real it looked.
For all the hype building up to the movie, and as much as the critics lauded the effects, that one scene exceeded everyone’s expectations.
That music building to a crescendo, panning across the lush valley filled with dinosaurs, and that, “Welcome….to Jurassic Park.””
“LOTR: The Two Towers.
Near the end of the Battle of Helm’s Deep, when Gandalf leads a wave of riders charging down a hillside toward the orc armies.
On the big screen, it was fantastically epic. Pure goosebumps.”
4. I remember this, too.
“I still remember, 22 years later, sitting in the theater in enrapt silence for the entire 25 minute-long storming Omaha Beach opening scene in Saving Private Ryan.”
5. An early memory.
“One of my earliest cinema memories is from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
At the end of the film, Luke is back aboard the Millennium Falcon having had a new prosthetic arm attached. There’s a very quick close shot of the prosthetic tendons in his arm moving before they flip the cover closed and get back to the story.
That tiny glimpse below the surface blew me away as a kid and I still think of it 30-something years later.”
6. A great scene.
“The first scene of Inglorious Basterds.
The tension just builds and builds and builds it’s incredibly emotionally draining and unforgettable.
And they create all this tension straight off the bat, all the character setup and introduction to the plot has to happen right there in that scene.”
7. We all miss it…
“I remember sitting in the theater with my best friends watching Inception.
When the rotating hallway sequence started I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I turned to my friends, all their mouths were slightly ajar, just in disbelief.
I really miss going to the cinema.”
“I’m going to go with a different tone. There have been plenty of gorgeous visuals and “what just happened” moments.
But one striking visual that I will never forget is the rocks on Oskar Schindler’s grave at the end of Schindler’s List.
No other scene is movie history has been more powerful and profound to me than that scene. To see the real people that he saved and their descendants paying their respects.”
“The Iron Giant.
Watching him fly into the nuke to save the town from certain death.
I was so young it was the first time I ever grasped the concept of death and the first time I had ever cried during a movie.”
10. A big hit.
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
I went into the theater without any expectations.
From the style to the unique story-telling, it was the comic book adaptation I wanted my entire life.”
11. A great movie experience.
“Blade Runner 2049 in theaters.
Not a big crowd, rainy October night, IMAX. Visuals and soundtrack literally blew me away.
Great movie, wish I could relive that experience again.”
12. A shocker!
“I saw The Sixth Sense at the cinema when it was first released and nobody knew what the big twist was.
There was a collective gasp in the audience when the big reveal happened, and I remember thinking I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it coming at all.”
13. Getting chills.
“Mad Max: Fury Road.
The first “witness me!” moment. War boy gets shot with spikes in the head. All the other boys start cheering him on. He sits up, the camera over-cranks, spray paints his mouth silver. Grabs two bomb spears.
“WITNESS MEEE!” All the war boys yell “WITNESSSS!” He jumps and blows up the pursuing car.
That gave me chills.”
14. Very cool.
“The scene at the beginning of The Matrix where Trinity ran up the wall and did a backflip, where time stopped and the camera rotated around her.”
15. A classic.
“The defibrillator scene from The Thing (1982).
That entire sequence is absolutely captivating.
Hell, the whole movie is.”
16. That’s a crazy movie.
“The horse scene, from The Cell.
Those who saw it will always remember it….
The Cell is such an underrated movie. Jennifer Lopez (before she became “J-Lo”) was great. That scene was pretty jarring, too.
Like she’s trying to talk to the kid while petting the horse, then that weird clock starts ticking and he has to grab her away from those blades that come down…
I’m glad I don’t like horses, because I bet it gave horse lovers nightmares after seeing that.”
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