The best moments of the best films.

Truly genius shit by genius film makers. Your favourite shots, scenes, character moments, production decisions and factoids.

As far as I'm concerned 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' is the best film ever made, not even due to the cutting edge effects at the time, but the characters, themes, plot, beautifully executed ongoing action, and EXTREMELY tight script. One of my favourite little character moments in the whole thing though is this:

?t=412

John just helped rescue his Mom from the psycho ward, and they just escaped the T-1000 by the skin of their teeth. Sarah is still confused and freaked out by Arnie being there helping them, but even in her confusion her priority is John. She motions to him and he thinks she wants a hug but is crushed to discover she's checking him for bullet holes.
It's ALMOST funny, and sets a new tone, but it's not being played for a cheap Marvel laugh. It's setting up their character dynamic, it's fricking great before anyone says a word, and boy does it ever pay off later.
Makes me think of this quote:

But while the Star Wars prequels were merely 'dense' in terms of the amount of CGI crap on screen, and maybe the thickness of this motherfricker's skull, Terminator 2 is efficiently packed with character shit like this while the plot and equally dense action is happening.
It's why Rey is such a nothingburger character in Disney Star Wars - it's the opposite. You don't know jack about her character after she and her mates have been running around doing random shit for three hours.

Also Marvel quips in dramatic moments would benefit from staying more like this. When it's just a joke, that's all it is for better or worse, but when it's a character thing, it's doing double-duty and doesn't matter so much if it's ha-ha funny.
eg. Guy shows up in a ridiculous spangly outfit and starts giving NYPD directions.
>"Why should I take orders from you?" (good question)
Gets answered.

It's All Fucked Shirt $22.14

Homeless People Are Sexy Shirt $21.68

It's All Fucked Shirt $22.14

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Might become a nice thread, it does have potential. Anyhow, I'm gonna post 3 of my all time favourite scenes ever, in no particular order:
    1. The Mr. X monologue from JFK

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2. Babylon 5, season 4, episode 18, the entire episode.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        3. The phone booth scene (followed by the Diner scene) from Miracle Mile.
        All of the things I mentioned are causes for me to literally stand up, point the finger at the screen and stammer "KI- KINO! THIS IS KINO" over and over again.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A deep cut that holds up a mirror to our society.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What the FRICK is this LOL

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Looks like justice to me.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reality.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >As far as I'm concerned 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' is the best film ever made
    holy pleb batman

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not 'artsy' enough for you huh homosexual?

      Eat shit. Cameron brings the same kind of kino genius to other films that are more your speed I suppose, but not his best if you ask me.

      One thing that sucks is homosexuals who can't recongise kino due to their hoity-toity opinon of the genre. Yes you can even get true kino in - shock-horror - capeshit.

      Get off your fricking high horse you fricking pseud.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nothing to do with it being artsy. Is it a great blockbuster? Sure. But is it really an important, groundbreaking film in any way with amazing writing, deep themes, amazing top notch characters, that you could consider the best film ever made?

        It is literally an above average blockbuster and nothing more. Its stupid cinema for stupid people (like you) who demand nothing more in a film than an A to B story with plenty of action/shooting and that's fine. It is among the best at what it does but what it does is mindlessly entertain, theres nothing original nor great about it. Everything is over the top and there is zero subtlety to anything in the film because its an American blockbuster.

        Even tarantino's films are masterpieces next to terminator 2. Are you by any chance 17 years old?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          About what I figured. Muh blockbuster somehow equals simple. It has a bodybuilder shooting guns in it and time travelling robots, so it can't be a good story with themes and characters. kys you pathetic piece of shit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            blockbusters are simple by design. They are made for mass appeal. The best blockbuster will never be the best film soley due to this. You can admire a blockbuster for it's execution and it's competency at entertaining you for 2 hours. But they very rarely have any depth or artistry to them. They very rarely have anything original to say or any original ideas. There are only so many shooting/fighting scenes you can watch until it all becomes boring choreographed dancing that you already know the outcome to because you're watching a blockbuster. The good guy wins and despatches 500 mooks, then fights the main bad guy too and also wins. Terminator 2 does rise a little bit above thisi will admit, due to it's sci fi elements and ideas (a lot of which are just stolen from the first film) but not by much. IDK maybe you're just a massive pleb. Think of it like this. You telling me that Terminator 2 is the best film of all time, is like some normie telling you that the avengers 3 is the best film of all time. Its like, yeah its a good superhero movie. But its still a loud, dumb superhero movie with almost zero artistic value. Terminator 2 has more artistic value than it by a mile and something like The piano teacher has more artistic value than terminator 2 by a mile because it is actually saying something. The film has a point of existing beyond being a vehicle to make money via entertaining you. Im not the biggest fan of haneke in the world but am using his film to make a point. Something like terminator 2 isnt even in the same league as something like the piano teacher in it's execution, density, it's artistic choices, realism, etc etc. Terminator 2 looks like a kids film in comparison because it's so shallow and juvenile. I get the 'all films are films and this distinction between art films and normal films is meaningless' idea but you really should delve deeper than the kiddy pool if you actually enjoy watching films.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Get a load of this moron.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                whatever homosexual. enjoy watching terminator 2 for the 20th time. What do you think is the second best movie of all time? Aliens? Predator? Are you the cynical drinker by any chance?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you Jay Bauman?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Explains a lot. kys moron.

                >too many people saw my film and liked it, and it made too much money, so it can't be a truly great work of art
                The state of this fricking board, I swear.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ?t=3460

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day. T2 is crowd pleasing garbage made for proto redditors like yourself. The only good aspect is the special effects which are phenomenal.

        Even Matrix Revolutions is better than fricking T2.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Even Matrix Revolutions is better than fricking T2.
          You had a point up until this part. The Matrix is videogame shit and none of the movies have anything that comes close to being as good as T2.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Very strange take. How are the Matrix films 'videogame shit' if T2 is not? Is it because they use CGI more liberally?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All of the T2 fights and firefights have weight behind them. The Matrix's shit is straight out of a videogame with all of it feeling weightless and nothing but empty flashiness. It being on purpose because 'muh Matrix' doesn't excuse it. "Duuude he dodged bullets in slow-motion!!" should never have been worshipped like it was because it's all spectacle, even if the camera rig they set up was interesting.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >tell me you're obsessed with superficial/CGI shit without telling me you're obsessed with superficial/CGI shit
              Even with its aged effects, even without the effects, Terminator 2 is a great fricking movie because the CGI literally doesn't matter, it's just icing on the cake that it's as good as it is.

              OP is a perfect example of why. Imagine been such a zoomtard that's had your brain melted by CURRENT YEAR mush, you don't know kino when it's right in front of your face. Like thinking this scene is about shooty pew-pew action or something:

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's good because...it's good
                Sorry I'm not convinced yet. Elaborate.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ffs zoomers
                >be Sarah Connor
                >hate Terminators because they killed the man you love and father of your kid
                >literally have the weight of the world on your shoulders
                >become obsessed with stopping nuclear annililation of the human race on Judgement Day
                >make yourself stronger
                >learn how to use weapons
                >find out Dyson is responsible for Skynet chip
                >go to assassinate Dyson
                >shoot up his house
                >half a bee's dick trigger pull away from killing him and suddenly realise
                >you became the very thing you hate
                >Sarah Connor almost literally became a Terminator
                >a soulless killing machine about to kill a man for something he hadn't done yet
                >took the audience with her all the way too
                Pay attention to the music and the emotionless robotic way she walks across the yard. Emotionless, efficient killer with a one-track mind on her mission.
                Total mindfrick and fantastic character moment.
                >breaks down in total emotional mess
                >John comes in and she realises dis homie gets it and came to stop her
                >John is actually becoming the leader, (he was literally born to be), over the course of the film
                >even more explicit in the cut scene:

                More character shit, not just an 'effects' scene where they're doing sci-fi shit. Listen to what the characters are saying and doing and why. Sarah hates these fricking inhuman things on an emotional level.

                Knowing about human anatomy "makes him a more efficient killer right?"
                How many bones did she tell Dr. Silberman there are in the human body again? Why do you think she knows that?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kino

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And that entire script is character driven and all ties together across the whole story. Just the way John covers the chip in that scene and Sarah can't hit it because she can't harm John, and it's not just that, it's that John knows it, and uses it. But then takes his hands away and leaves her with the choice.

                Sarah Connor is all kinds of traumatised and mentally fricked up from her experience, hospital drugs, hatred for Skynet, hatred of Cyberdyne for getting the Terminator parts from the first film and then lying about it leaving her to get tossed into the nut house, she still needs to stay alive to save the world, protect John, and instill in him all the skills he'll need. All of that shows in Hamilton's performance. b***h is trying to do the right thing, but she's at least a little crazy in actual fact by this point. Dreaming about nuclear blasts every fricking night, where she's trying to warn the version of herself - the feminine woman she really is and desperately still wants to be - only to see the consequences of what happens if she allows herself to be that for even a second, in Technicolor.

                Her reaction to seeing Arnie walk off the elevator is pitch perfect. All her fricking nightmares come true all at once, and she barely even knows what to believe anymore with all the drugs and shit:

                She sees Arnie, she sees John, then the T-1000 walks in and starts doing some super crazy sci-fi shit. What would you think if you were in the nuthouse being medicated? The fact she even gets her shit together enough to get the frick outta there tells you about her character too.

                >John loves Mom
                >gets told she's nuts
                >John hates Mom
                >becomes foster douche
                >find out Mom isn't crazy
                >reunites but it isn't the happy reunion he wanted
                >Mom is still unemotional/distant/harsh
                Movie is about them coming to understand each other and truly reunite, etc.
                John has surrogate father thing with Arnie.

                Screw your effects.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >making a webm with black bars when a vertical would do

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dude that's a little too long to read

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry I don't read short posts. They remind me too much of tweets, which are pointless.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This Return of the King scene in the pub, where the Hobbits just look at each other.

    ?t=60

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It falls off after they rescue Sarah.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >nice "continuity error"
    >when John goes to hug Sarah his head is over her right shoulder to show his expression
    >then next cut his head is on her right shoulder to show hers
    Never noticed that before.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    T2 is a children's movie. The hero doesn't even kill people.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite moment in that film is just before yours - seeing Sarah's badass escape, only to see her absolutely melt in abject terror when she sees Arnie come out of the elevator really perfectly sells what a horrid ordeal she went through in the first movie.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Far out. I didn't realise Michael Biehn played a creepy stalker fan in a movie only a couple of years before the first Terminator:

    Makes me think of T2 where you'd assume Arnie was the bad guy again at the start and the movie is built that way, where you don't see the T-1000 actually kill the cop or change clothes, so you'd naturally assume he was another human character until the guns n' roses confrontation at the Galleria. Spoiled by the marketing of course.

    Likewise if you'd seen 'The Fan' in 1981, it would have been easier to mislead you that Reese might be the 'Phonebook Killer' hunting down Sarah Connor before the big reveal. It's still a little ambiguous what he's up to, like maybe they're both bad in some way, but they pretty much give the game away. And would also have been spoiled by the marketing back then too anyway.

    It's like pottery.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt anyone of the zoomers here even heard of this movie so I'm not spoiling anything.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything about the end to Escape from Alcatraz is so well done. How the grinning dummy head shakes as if it's laughing, the terse dialogue between the warden and the guard, the warden sniffing the flower and then throwing it into the water, it's a perfectly enigmatic ending to an unsolved case.

    ?si=Mfccf4JpEitnLNDz

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *