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Golly, King Kong of course.


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Yeah King Kong deserves to be up there. Though Braveheart does not. I'll put forward Johnny the Boy in the original Mad Max...

"The chain in those handcuffs is high tensile steel. It'll take you 10 minutes to cut through it with this. (indicates hacksaw) Now, if you're lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go."

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Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:23 am
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JJoshay wrote:
I nominate High Tension

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Towards the end when the killer jumps on top of the car with the concrete saw and goes at the driver through the windshield.


Best. Splatter. Scene. Ever.


Your post reminded me of the death scene in RoboCop, after the guy becomes saturated with toxicity and his flesh is splattered all over the windshield of the car that hits him...

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Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:56 pm
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The Princess Bride

"You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha... "


Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:39 am
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Since someone mentioned UNDER SIEGE 2; it's a shit movie, but I still like the bit when

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Eric Bogosian holds the laptop with the abort codes or whatever to his chest and is just about to leave the train.
Ryback: You mean to tell me there's no way I can shut that off?
Bad Guy: No way...
Blam, Ryback fires, the shot destroys the laptop and hits Bogosian
Bad Guy: Hadn't thought of that...


Also, in JASON X:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Jason stabs the Tough Soldier.
Tough Guy: It's gonna take more than a poke in the ribs to put down this old dog.
Jason stabs him again.
Tough Guy: Yeah, that oughta do it.


Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:05 pm
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I'll forever be a fan of Stuka's death-by-arrow in Sin City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Aor4GUdjI


Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:53 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
I'll forever be a fan of Stuka's death-by-arrow in Sin City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Aor4GUdjI



Now that you mention it, this death scene was also pretty stellar.

Cardinal Roark: Kevin? Is that you?
Marv: [holding up Kevin's severed head] What's left of him, anyway. The dog ate the rest.


And then I have to throw in this line as well, one of Marvs best:

Cardinal Roark: What the hell do you know...
Marv: I know it's pretty damn weird to eat people...


Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:34 am
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Moovy1 wrote:
majoraphasia wrote:
I'll forever be a fan of Stuka's death-by-arrow in Sin City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Aor4GUdjI



Now that you mention it, this death scene was also pretty stellar.

Cardinal Roark: Kevin? Is that you?
Marv: [holding up Kevin's severed head] What's left of him, anyway. The dog ate the rest.


And then I have to throw in this line as well, one of Marvs best:

Cardinal Roark: What the hell do you know...
Marv: I know it's pretty damn weird to eat people...


Most deaths in Sin City are pretty badass.


Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:05 pm
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The first five minutes of Antichrist. I think Ed will agree with me here.


Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:53 pm
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Tell you what...it was kind of crazy watching...

[Reveal] Spoiler: Inglourious Basterds spoilerness
Hitler getting bullets riddled through his face.


Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:24 am
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ram1312 wrote:
Tell you what...it was kind of crazy watching...

[Reveal] Spoiler: Inglourious Basterds spoilerness
Hitler getting bullets riddled through his face.


Was there a scene, in any 2009 movie, that rivaled the exhilaration and terror of those final ten minutes of Inglourious Basterds. I think not, bitches.

Well, except those final ten minutes of the porn I shot with Lindsay Lohan. Spoiler warning: it ends with three broken fingers and a lacerated colon.


Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:33 am
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Pedro wrote:
The first five minutes of Antichrist. I think Ed will agree with me here.


You think wrong, you sick, sick man :lol: . Those first five minutes are awesome, but I would not call a young child falling to his death a "great movie death scene".


Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:00 pm
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Shama-lama-ding-dongs Signs and death by Louisville Slugger and a cup of water. I thought it was pretty creative how he had so many seeded events stretched over a period of time all coming together with purpose in the final confrontation with the alien.


Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:57 pm
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Moovy1 wrote:
Shama-lama-ding-dongs Signs and death by Louisville Slugger and a cup of water. I thought it was pretty creative how he had so many seeded events stretched over a period of time all coming together with purpose in the final confrontation with the alien.


Shama-lama-ding-dong... ah, Motherless Brooklyn.

I'm still trying to figure out why aliens that can't abide water decided to land on Earth. Hmmm? Aliens? Any good reason why you came to Earth if water just ends up killing you?


Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:32 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
Moovy1 wrote:
Shama-lama-ding-dongs Signs and death by Louisville Slugger and a cup of water. I thought it was pretty creative how he had so many seeded events stretched over a period of time all coming together with purpose in the final confrontation with the alien.


Shama-lama-ding-dong... ah, Motherless Brooklyn.

I'm still trying to figure out why aliens that can't abide water decided to land on Earth. Hmmm? Aliens? Any good reason why you came to Earth if water just ends up killing you?



Yes, and seeing as how water plays such a crucial role in ALL LIFE FORMS, one wonders how such a plot device enters the mind of a multi-million dollar director...


Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:33 pm
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Moovy1 wrote:
majoraphasia wrote:
Moovy1 wrote:
Shama-lama-ding-dongs Signs and death by Louisville Slugger and a cup of water. I thought it was pretty creative how he had so many seeded events stretched over a period of time all coming together with purpose in the final confrontation with the alien.


Shama-lama-ding-dong... ah, Motherless Brooklyn.

I'm still trying to figure out why aliens that can't abide water decided to land on Earth. Hmmm? Aliens? Any good reason why you came to Earth if water just ends up killing you?



Yes, and seeing as how water plays such a crucial role in ALL LIFE FORMS, one wonders how such a plot device enters the mind of a multi-million dollar director...


It's a bit of a plot hole no matter how it all comes together.


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Yes, and seeing as how water plays such a crucial role in ALL LIFE FORMS


Well...all life forms on earth, that is.

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Moovy1 wrote:
majoraphasia wrote:
Moovy1 wrote:
Shama-lama-ding-dongs Signs and death by Louisville Slugger and a cup of water. I thought it was pretty creative how he had so many seeded events stretched over a period of time all coming together with purpose in the final confrontation with the alien.


Shama-lama-ding-dong... ah, Motherless Brooklyn.

I'm still trying to figure out why aliens that can't abide water decided to land on Earth. Hmmm? Aliens? Any good reason why you came to Earth if water just ends up killing you?



Yes, and seeing as how water plays such a crucial role in ALL LIFE FORMS, one wonders how such a plot device enters the mind of a multi-million dollar director...

I think this point is overemphasized among Shyamalan detractors. Signs works in the vein of classic alien invasion films. 'Astonishing! They were impervious to our most powerful weapons, but succumbed to a simple glass of water!' Sound familiar?
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion
They make fun of Signs there too, but I think the film's conclusion is really just Shyamalan citing a classic trope, rather than thinking he actually designed an ingenious plot twist.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:30 am
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Trope it may be but, when watching the movie unfold, it was a ridiculous solution to the alien problem. That it has some context in tropedom is something an enthusiast might appreciate but, for a few unenthusiastic viewers, it was a silly plot hole.

That being said, if my 2010 self (as opposed to my 2002 self) saw Signs for the first time I'm sure I'd appreciate it more.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:29 pm
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I would say that Shyamalan is a good director who makes bad decisions. That's if you discount "good decision-making" as a quality of a good director.

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HAL 9000's death from 2001 is strangely powerful.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:54 pm
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