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post #201 of 251

Army of Darkness. Arthur and Henry the Red hug after defeating the army of the Evil Dead. Victory fanfare blasting before it transitions to Ash figuring out how to return to his home time, or not. Depending on which cut.

post #202 of 251
It's not 'fist-pumping', but the moment in The Prestige when you see all the copies of Grant's black hat littering the ground behind Tesla's lab and WHAM the whole movie clicks into place caused me to 'get up and cheer' in the sense that I was completely unprepared for the sudden turn into that super dark sci-fi territory. One of my fondest film memories.
post #203 of 251
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Definitely a "Fuck YES!" moment. The music is phenomenally on point here, too.

If I could have, I would have done a standing ovation to Rooster's suicidal charge with my cheering audience.

 

A similar scene is in Don Winslow's The Winter of Frankie Machine where he meets with some mobsters that want him in exchange for his daughter. He gets her, whispers "Don't worry, baby, they can't kill me, I'm Frankie The Machine." and his ex slips him a gun and he goes in guns blazing. If only De Niro had done the movie, he'd make that scene and line an iconic movie moment.

post #204 of 251
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Definitely a "Fuck YES!" moment. The music is phenomenally on point here, too.

If I could have, I would have done a standing ovation to Rooster's suicidal charge with my cheering audience.

 

A similar scene is in Don Winslow's The Winter of Frankie Machine where he meets with some mobsters that want him in exchange for his daughter. He gets her, whispers "Don't worry, baby, they can't kill me, I'm Frankie The Machine." and his ex slips him a gun and he goes in guns blazing. If only De Niro had done the movie, he'd make that scene and line an iconic movie moment.

post #205 of 251

From TV's Burn Notice: "Fiona is NOT my past." and Michael un-loads his gun into the scumbag that sent her to her death.

post #206 of 251

Frank's triumphant Craps game in The Cooler

 

post #207 of 251

Frank's triumphant Craps game in The Cooler

 

The catch in the 9th inning of For Love Of The Game that gives Chapel his Perfect Game.

 

 


Edited by Cameron Hughes - 12/14/12 at 5:00pm
post #208 of 251

Two biggest audience reactions I've been a part of were Gordon's return, shotgun butt first,  in the The Dark Knight and the last shot of Death Proof. This is in Sweden, audience cheering is not what we do traditionally, so if we do it that's a sign of something.

 

A few personal favorites that haven't been mentioned is the "Yippee-ki-yay" moment of Die Hard 2 (I love it, I don't care) and if we're including TV then the Eleventh Doctor announcing his existence to the Atraxi:

 

 

"Basically, run."

post #209 of 251
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A few personal favorites that haven't been mentioned is the "Yippee-ki-yay" moment of Die Hard 2 (I love it, I don't care) and if we're including TV then the Eleventh Doctor announcing his existence to the Atraxi:

 

 

"Basically, run."

 

Hell yeah!

post #210 of 251

Doctor Who (especially Doctor Who written by Steven Moffat) is essentially built around fist-pumping moments.

 

post #211 of 251

Hell yeah!

post #212 of 251

Yeah, there's a lot more for sure. "Just this once, everyone lives!"

 

The West Wing has it's fair share as well, starting with Martin Sheen's first appearence in the pilot.

 

EDIT: Sorry, that one wasn't embeddable, but here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8unqrdurxyg


Edited by caffeineaddict - 12/15/12 at 2:28am
post #213 of 251

I have to add that I truly really started loving the "Yippee-ki-yay"-moment in Die Hard 2 when I realized that in no fucking way does McClane NEED to blow up the plane. I don't believe for a second he's smart enough to realize it will work as landing lights for Holly's plane, that's just a happy side effect. He's not trying to stop any impending crime or murder at that point, the crime has already been committed. Really, his choice is simply between letting the bad guys get away or murder them all, and he chooses to murder them. Which makes the whole thing kind of sociopathic and that in some weird way makes me love it all the more. That's an act of vengeance for the earlier crashed plane and all his personal pain and suffering, not law enforcement.

post #214 of 251
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Doctor Who (especially Doctor Who written by Steven Moffat) is essentially built around fist-pumping moments.

 

This is true. Honestly, I'm not trying to take away anything from the rest of the series which is great as well, but if you're looking to get into Doctor Who and want a list of the best episodes then basically just check IMDb for which ones were written by Moffat. This works pretty well with Buffy as well, just check for which ones Joss wrote himself (and then remove Anne and Family...).

 

And to get this fanboy ranting back on thread topic, I second that vote for "I'd like to test that theory" and would like to add the Chosen montage. I know that might be a bit divisive but there it is.

post #215 of 251

Star Wars:


"Stand by..."

"Stand by..."
Peter Cushing's profile.
BOOM.

 

Skyfall:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

When I was a kid, I was given a toy Goldfinger Aston Martin car that had buttons to make all the gadgets work.  Loved the damn thing and used the pop out headlight machine guns to "kill" my other toy cars.  When I got to see Goldfinger later that year, I was so pumped to see all the gadgets used.  And it was a big disappointment (intentional by the filmmakers) that the car's machine guns were outfoxed by a simple mirror.

 
Many years later, I was totally unprepared for Skyfall having the machine guns pop out again and finally rain down bloody justice on some bad guys.  I'm so glad there were no people or fragile objects coincidentally above me because I had a literal fist pumping moment in the theater.  Both fists went up in the air in a completely impulsive action.  Fuck.  Yeah.

 

 

BBC's Sherlock, Series One, "A Study In Pink":

The last scene works just as well as the ones from Batman Begins and Casino Royale at giving the audience a fist pumping "Fuck Yeah!" feeling at defining an iconic character.

 

 

"We better upgrade their surveillance status.  Grade Three: Active."
"Sorry, sir.  Who's status?"

"Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson."

 

With all three of these endings, they leave you almost frothing at the mouth for more adventures.


Edited by Doc Phibes - 12/15/12 at 7:37am
post #216 of 251

Nice one. I'd also add the final moment/twist of A Scandal in Belgravia. I know some didn't care for it though.

 

Also, I don't know if this makes me weird considering the level of pain and violence that is depicted but I suggest the entirety of Old Boy's corridor scene for this thread, especially the moment when Dae-su seems to be down for the count and then re-emerges of the floor.

post #217 of 251
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Nice one. I'd also add the final moment/twist of A Scandal in Belgravia. I know some didn't care for it though.

 

My logical brain couldn't stand it.  But my emotional heart was too busy going "FUCK YEAH!!!"  Between Doctor Who and Sherlock, I'm making peace with the fact that Steven Moffat will often go for the YOWZA moment over logic when it comes to pleasing his audience.  At least he's delightfully clever about it.

post #218 of 251
Thread Starter 

LINCOLN: Thaddeus Stevens saves himself by completely obliterating Fernando Wood with his words.

post #219 of 251

Fuck Yeah.

 


 

post #220 of 251

Vera Farmiga takes out the pedophile child killers in Running Scared. They're just so awful and creepy that you want them just...gone so badly.

 

"I'd like to report a shooting from across the hall in my building.."

 


 


Edited by Cameron Hughes - 12/28/12 at 7:14pm
post #221 of 251
You're looking at the one lone 11 year old George-McFly-look-a-like-idedentifier who in the Maghull Astra cinema in 1985 was soooooo unbelievably engrossed in Back To The Future actually jumped out if his seat and shouted "YES!!!!" when he decked Biff. Which in-turn made the whole of the cinema applauded in unison.

There isn't a single moment in movie history that plays straight into my bullied-geek psyche like that moment. Crispin Glover, Thomas Wilson, Richard Zemekis and Alan Sylvestri I will forever be in your debt. Thank you for the perfect playoff.
post #222 of 251
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You're looking at the one lone 11 year old George-McFly-look-a-like-idedentifier who in the Maghull Astra cinema in 1985 was soooooo unbelievably engrossed in Back To The Future actually jumped out if his seat and shouted "YES!!!!" when he decked Biff. Which in-turn made the whole of the cinema applauded in unison.
There isn't a single moment in movie history that plays straight into my bullied-geek psyche like that moment. Crispin Glover, Thomas Wilson, Richard Zemekis and Alan Sylvestri I will forever be in your debt. Thank you for the perfect playoff.

I saw that in a packed theater a few years ago (I was 2 when it came out.) All high school and college kids. Good crowd, engrossed by the movie and cheered at all the right places, especially that one.

post #223 of 251
Oh shit, is that Juliet from Lost as a pedophile? I'll stand up and cheer for that.
post #224 of 251
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Oh shit, is that Juliet from Lost as a pedophile? I'll stand up and cheer for that.

 

Don't tell me you haven't watched Running Scared? Correct that oversight fast.

post #225 of 251

Not since before Juliet.

post #226 of 251
Thread Starter 

Watched The Cabin in the Woods again with some friends, and, not gonna lie, this moment stuck out as a great one: "An army of nightmares, huh? Let's get this party started." And Dana pushes the purge button.

 

Also, there's like 50 of these in Avengers, but just for a few:

 

-"Call it, Cap." And Cap gives the orders for the final battle, culminating in this beautiful exchange: "And Hulk?" "*growl*" "Smash." And Hulk gets the biggest damn grin on his face.

 

-Hawkeye fires an arrow at Loki. Loki catches it, and after Hiddleston's beautiful "fucking seriously?" expression, it EXPLODES in his face.

 

-"That's my secret, Cap. I'm always angry." And he willingly transforms, taking down the Leviathan in one punch.

 

-The EPIC circling around shot as Hulk roars and Silvestri's score swells.

 

-The equally epic, if CG-assisted, tracking shot of the various avengers in battle, particularly Cap and Iron Man in total synch with each other, and Thor and Hulk taking down a Leviathan together.

 

-"ENOUGH! You are, all of you, beneath me! I am a god, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by-" You know what happens next. "Puny god."

 

-Black Widow gets to close the portal, right after Tony figuratively lays down on the wire.

 

-Thor turning himself into a damn lightning rod.

 

-Fury taking down the nuke-bearing plane with a rocket launcher IN ONE SHOT, WITH ONE EYE is pretty awesome. Too bad it wasn't the only plane...

post #227 of 251

How is it we've gotten this far without mentioning the ending of Inglourious Basterds? As great as Hitler getting blasted was, Landa getting his just desserts was even better

 

 


 

post #228 of 251
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Waltz's fear and then shrieks of pain in that scene are a delicious capper to his entire performance.

post #229 of 251
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Waltz's fear and then shrieks of pain in that scene are a delicious capper to his entire performance.

It was a great way to end him. Death would be too little and too easy and they couldn't just let him walk off into the sunset and retirement like some kind of hero.

post #230 of 251
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Exactly. It's the perfect comeuppance for the wily snake.

post #231 of 251
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Also, there's like 50 of these in Avengers, but just for a few:

 

That's the one thing I couldn't get over about this movie, just how many memorable, great moments were in it. I'm actually a bit jealous of the kids and teenagers who got to watch this while still kids; this is going to play like a greatest hits list of their youth.

 

And, if we're bringing Who into this:

 

post #232 of 251

SPOILER FOR DJANGO UNCHAINED
 

 

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Django takes out dozens of guys in CandieLand all by his lonesome and comes back later to finish the job and blow it up!

post #233 of 251

I don't even have the context for this one, but it isn't really necessary:

 

 

post #234 of 251
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I don't even have the context for this one, but it isn't really necessary:

 

 


I've tried really hard to get it, but I don't know what this is.

post #235 of 251
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That's the one thing I couldn't get over about this movie, just how many memorable, great moments were in it. I'm actually a bit jealous of the kids and teenagers who got to watch this while still kids; this is going to play like a greatest hits list of their youth.

 

And, if we're bringing Who into this:

 

Damn, you people are gonna make me watch Doctor Who. I've only seen the Eccleston season (Where Billie Piper's horse teeth were really distracting) and I hear the Tennent years are very un-even. Can I just jump into the Matt Smith incarnation on Instant without being lost as to what's going on?

post #236 of 251
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Damn, you people are gonna make me watch Doctor Who. I've only seen the Eccleston season (Where Billie Piper's horse teeth were really distracting) and I hear the Tennent years are very un-even. Can I just jump into the Matt Smith incarnation on Instant without being lost as to what's going on?

 

Yes. Start from his first episode "The Eleventh Hour" and you'll be fine. It basically acts as a pilot for anyone who has never seen the show before anyway.

post #237 of 251
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Yes. Start from his first episode "The Eleventh Hour" and you'll be fine. It basically acts as a pilot for anyone who has never seen the show before anyway.


Groovy, thanks. I've heard from life-long Who Watchers that Matt Smith is the best portrayal of Who they've seen.

post #238 of 251

Hope you like it, Cameron!

 

Now, if Doc Brown's moment of heroism isn't a Stand Up And Cheer moment, then I don't know what is.

 

post #239 of 251
Thread Starter 

Big one from Jaws, since I FINALLY watched it: "Smile, you son of a-" KABOOM!

post #240 of 251

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter.

 

"Yes, you bleed, m'lord! This is God's blade-- forged for your black heart!"

post #241 of 251

It may have been silly in hindsight, but in 2003, in Return of the King when Legolas slides down the oliphaunt and Gimli pauses and says "That still only counts as one!", my theatre exploded
 

post #242 of 251

The Chen v. Suzuki fight at the end of Fist of Fury (a.k.a. Bruce Lee nunchaku v. Paul Wei katana).

The Zen v. the butcher (and crew) fight in Chocolate.

 

Napoleon Dynamite, the dance sequence.

To Kill a Mocking Bird "stand up, your father is passing."

post #243 of 251

Back to the Future. The "Earth Angel" number, when George and Elaine kiss and Marty's lifeline is restored. It's all about that one shot of Michael J. Fox springing to his feet, and the quick, short tilt of the camera that signifies he's got his mojo back.

post #244 of 251

That BTTF "fuck yeah!" -moment is incredible because it comes mere SECONDS after the "George knocks out Biff" -moment which already left you standing with your fist raised.

post #245 of 251
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Back to the Future. The "Earth Angel" number, when George and Elaine kiss and Marty's lifeline is restored. It's all about that one shot of Michael J. Fox springing to his feet, and the quick, short tilt of the camera that signifies he's got his mojo back.

 

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That BTTF "fuck yeah!" -moment is incredible because it comes mere SECONDS after the "George knocks out Biff" -moment which already left you standing with your fist raised.

 

Plus the way Earth Angel swells at the exact moment and Marvin looks across and smiles as Marty gets his shit back, culminating in the pull back from George and Lorraine as the final romantic strings of Earth Angle play out - everything in that scene works to an absolute T. An absolute fantastic example of genius editing.

post #246 of 251

God damn, this thread is making me want to watch Back To The Future right fucking now. Shame I'm at work. frown.gif

post #247 of 251

Don't forget that after BTTF has forced you to cheer twice, it unleashes Marty's Johnny B. Goode - Van Halen mashup. And there's still Doc's clocktower climb, 88 mph and the fucking Libyans coming. That's how you do act three, motherfuckers.

post #248 of 251

Yeah that whole end 1955 scene from Doc inadvertently disconnecting and then sliding down the power cord as the DeLorean races towards the powerline as it's time circuits kick in and the whole thing lights up, cut to Marty - "Doc...", cut to clocktower 10.04, lightening strikes as Doc connects the cable all as Silvestri's score reaches it's fanfare and the DeLorean vanishes...

 

FUCK YEAH!!!

post #249 of 251

They must have been high fiving each other like mad during the making of Back To the Future.

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