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Serious scenes you find un-intentionally funny

post #1 of 68
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God help me, in Drive, when Driver is in the elevator kissing the girl and it seamlessly flows into him beating the pulpy shit out of a would-be assassin with her still right there, I giggle.

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The first time we see Doctor Manhattan in Watchmen. Laughed my ass off. I never even got to see his giant blue penis I was laughing so hard at his giant blue thighs and face and everything else.
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I would contend there are intentional elements of humor in both of those scenes.

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Trinitys death scene. Then again it made for a great moment of united hatred in the theatre I was in.

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I've always assumed this scene was meant to be taken seriously and, if so, that makes it ten times more hilarious.

 

 

Despite all of the absurdity, my favorite part is when his mother declares "I can't believe he did this!" as though her wheelchair-bound son had deliberately thrown himself from a cliff!

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Trinitys death scene. Then again it made for a great moment of united hatred in the theatre I was in.


A guy in my theater yelled "DIE ALREADY!"

post #7 of 68
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I've always assumed this scene was meant to be taken seriously and, if so, that makes it ten times more hilarious.

 

 

Despite all of the absurdity, my favorite part is when his mother declares "I can't believe he did this!" as though her wheelchair-bound son had deliberately thrown himself from a cliff!


If you're in a wheelchair and around my age, this is a cult movie. We love the cliff scene and how easily the brakes break off and we all wonder why he didn't just tip his chair over. Better than the cliff.

post #8 of 68
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I would contend there are intentional elements of humor in both of those scenes.

In a Zack Snyder movie?

GTFO!
post #9 of 68

"Was she a great big fat person?"

"Yeah, she wa s a big girl, sir"

 

In fact, any scene with Jame Gumb is comedy gold.

post #10 of 68

Star Trek: Generations.  Usually, Kirk is on the bridge.  What do the writers do?  Drop a bridge ON him.

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Pacino. Michael Corleone. Godfather Part III. Chair fall death scene.

 

'Nuff said.

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There's a scene in Excalibur where Percy is chasing the young Mordred around on his horse. Mordred is wearing that poncy golden armour, and is girlishly giggling whilst evading him. At one point Percy stops and makes a grunting noise, that I could swear sounds like the word "Cunt!" under his breath. That had me crying with laughter.

 

Arthur's West Country line reading of "Teach me to be woise" is also pretty funny.

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As much as I love Excalibur, I can't watch THAT scene with the armour and not feel like I'm watching the extended highlights of Ronnie James Dio's spank bank.

post #14 of 68

Brad Pitt's death in Meet Joe Black makes me laugh just thinking about it.

 

Every second of The Happening is laughable, but this might be my favorite:

 

"WHAT KIND OF TERRORISTS ARE THESE?!?"

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Pacino. Michael Corleone. Godfather Part III. Chair fall death scene.

 

'Nuff said.

 

Add in the silent scream that precedes it and you have one of the hardest laughs I've ever experienced in a theater.  I'll never forget how my theater turned on this film in those last few minutes...by the time he took the header out of the chair, by theater was in full blown hysterics of laughter. 

 

Funny stuff.

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A guy in my theater yelled "DIE ALREADY!"

 

I did that during DiCaprio's death scene in "Titanic"; Im not proud, but in my defense, it was my second, forced upon viewing of the movie.

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From Norman Mailer's "Tough Guys Don't Dance." Enjoy!

 

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Every second of The Happening is laughable, but this might be my favorite:

 

 

This, that whole movie should be streamed on this thread, but any scene where Marky Mark and Zooey have to run across a field or forest while being chased by the wind is hilarious to me.  Especially because it's almost a serious parody of the South Park episode where they run away from global warming.  Any time you're using a South Park gag as drama, you're doing something wrong. 

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Watching this opening weekend with my best friend. He says aloud, "But they all use American Express!"

 

Also Jared Harris' reaction.

post #21 of 68

The end of First Blood.

 

I love the movie, but that particular scene and speech cracks me up.  Not the content, the delivery.


Also ANYTHING Trautman says.  Especially the "a man who's been trained to eat things that would make a goat puke" lines.

post #22 of 68

Even Ewan is trying not to laugh.
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Clooney's speech at the end of THE PERFECT STORM where he wistfully talks about the "big dump ducks" made me giggle like a five year-old in the theater.  

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At the end of The Exorcist, with the two men standing at the top of the fatal staircase, we get a long, lingering shot on the stairs like they're contemplating heading down. Somebody* in my theatre yelled "Dude, GO AROUND!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*me

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It's a bit funny, I suppose, but I always loved that scene, even as a kid. It's something that didn't need to be there, it doesn't move the story or the main characters at all...but it does show that EVERYONE has a story in this universe.

post #28 of 68

The horse-tossing scene in "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."

post #29 of 68

Anakin closing in on the Jedi kids in Revenge of the Sith. Hayden Christensen is such a bad actor, and the kid he shares the scene with is only slightly better. The movie's logic is so far gone at that point and that scene is so stilted and forced, that I just started laughing right there in the theater.

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In ZERO DARK THIRTY: during the big assault at the end, there's a few moments where one of the soldiers is calling out 'Osama...Osama...' that provoked some laughter in my audience.  I'm not sure if that was the intended effect.

post #31 of 68

Can the entirety of The Room go on here?

post #32 of 68

If we're talking prequels, nothing is unintentionally funnier than Anakin and Padme rolling over each other after talking politics.

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Not sure, but the entirety of THE WICKER MAN (Cage version) can go in here.  

post #34 of 68

Oh God, my friends and I watched the director's cut of that for shits and giggles last week. SO good. Particularly since everyone (yes, including Cage) takes it super-seriously. The last 30 minutes or so are utterly magical:

 

-Cage steals a bike. At gunpoint.

 

-He has a kung-fu match with Leelee Sobieski.

 

-Dresses up as a bear, and then waddles up to a woman to punch her in the face.

 

-The scream Cage makes when they break his legs.

 

-"KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR FUCKING HONEY!"

 

-How goddamn fake the CGI bees look.

 

-The entire "NOT THE BEES!" rant.

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If we're talking prequels, nothing is unintentionally funnier than Anakin and Padme rolling over each other after talking politics.

 

Why talk when you can ride a Testicle Beast?

 

 

 

Yeah, you can say that this bit's meant to be humorous, and it was. Just not in the way George intended.

post #36 of 68

God, what a shitty creature design. And I say that as someone who LIKES the prequels overall.

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Maybe this doesn't count but I love the scene in Cliffhanger where the helicopter pilot has a psychotic grin on his face while watching Stallone's girlfriend fall to her death.

 

 


 

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You guys honestly think there's even a chance you're not supposed to be laughing at the remake of The Wicker Man?

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Maybe this doesn't count but I love the scene in Cliffhanger where the helicopter pilot has a psychotic grin on his face while watching Stallone's girlfriend fall to her death.

 

 

 

Holy shit, you're right.  I only saw the movie the one time in theaters.  Renny Harlin really is a shitty director, isn't he?  This is arguably his best directed scene ever (haven't seen most of his, so I could be wrong) and he still isn't keeping track of all the performances.

post #40 of 68

Maybe Cage's performance (he's admitted as much in interviews). But the rest? I dunno. Everyone else in the movie takes it super-seriously, Angelo Badalamenti did the score, the cinematography tries to make it LOOK like a legit horror flick...

post #41 of 68

Nicolas Cage's death scene in Kick-Ass. I didn't think it was funny the first time I saw it. I then read the Post-Release thread on this forum where somebody said that Cage sounded like Bruce Dickinson or Rob Halford trying to pep up a crowd. Now, I can't watch Kick-Ass without laughing at Big Daddy's death scene.

post #42 of 68
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Maybe Cage's performance (he's admitted as much in interviews). But the rest? I dunno. Everyone else in the movie takes it super-seriously, Angelo Badalamenti did the score, the cinematography tries to make it LOOK like a legit horror flick...

 

Nic Cage dialing it up to 11, cold-cocking women whilst wearing a bear suit, I mean, mouth-breathers on 4chan get that's funny.  So for someone to suggest the guy who made movies like In the Company of Men, and The Shape of Things; which, larger opinion of them aside, at the very least evince an understanding of how to balance the fine line between funny and uncomfortable, wouldn't be savvy enough to realize The Wicker Man could not possibly be taken seriously as a horror movie is beyond me.  Maybe they did start out making it serious, realized it wasn't going to work, and said "fuck it." I dunno. But there's no way I believe LaBute didn't intend us to laugh at some of that stuff.  It's too flat out goofy.  He didn't all of a sudden get body-snatched by Ed Wood.

post #43 of 68

See, I'm not all that familiar with LaBute's other work, and considering that I've heard the original Wicker Man is a classic, intentionally making your remake into a parody seems kind of odd.

post #44 of 68
The final shot of The Matrix Reloaded always gets me.

We slowly pan over the medical beds to find... AGENT SMITH IN HUMAN FORM! And at exactly that moment, the score unleashes the most cack-handed cliffhanging musical cue possible, DUN-DUN-DUHHHHHH!

Genius.
post #45 of 68
Thomas Janes hysterics at the end of The Mist did not work for me. At all.
post #46 of 68

In that one Star Trek movie when Christopher Lloyd's Klingon has Kirk's son stabbed in the chest (OFF SCREEN) and Kirk steps back to sit down and misses.

I laughed so hard in the theatre, partially because the death was off camera, and partially because of the funny (to ME) Kirk reaction, totally unbelievable.

Half the people in my theatre turned and scowled at me.

post #47 of 68

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Thomas James hysterics at the end of The Mist did not work for me. At all.

I wuz such a mess by then it didn't matter. That music still haunts me to the bone.

post #48 of 68

The Room.   Every single frame of it.

post #49 of 68
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See, I'm not all that familiar with LaBute's other work, and considering that I've heard the original Wicker Man is a classic, intentionally making your remake into a parody seems kind of odd.

 

The original Wicker Man is one of the best Horror movies ever made. If you haven't seen it, you need to.

post #50 of 68

And it's pretty funny too. And not just for Christopher Lee in drag.

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