Today, we’re taking a look at the standalone scenes that blew us away and made entire movies that much more memorable.
Check out our list after the jump and suggest your own in the comments!
Krypton Sequence in “Man of Steel”
Arguably the most inventive sequence in the entire film, the part of “Man of Steel” spent on Superman’s homeworld of Krypton gave us a peek into a planet that we’ve only briefly seen on the big screen.
Tony’s Low-Tech Assault in “Iron Man 3”
When Captain America asked Iron Man in “The Avengers” what he’d be if they took away his suit, we didn’t expect to find out the next summer, but Tony Stark lived up to his status as a superhero with just a few things he picked up at the hardware store.
Wicked Witch of the West Reveal in “Oz the Great and Powerful”
After waiting such a long time to see what Oz’s most iconic villainess would look like through the lens of director Sam Raimi, Mila Kunis made a big entrance to “Oz the Great and Powerful” and did not disappoint one bit.
Tank Scene in “Fast & Furious 6”
The tank sequence in “Fast & Furious 6” is one of those standalone scenes that perfectly encapsulates why fans love a particular series. For “Fast & Furious,” it’s all about excess, mayhem, and action at high speeds.
Final Scene in “Mama”
While “Mama” on the whole was pretty uneven, the final scene brought heart to the story in a way that elevated it and lived up to the name of its executive producer, Guillermo del Toro.
Gatsby’s Introduction in “The Great Gatsby”
Jay Gatsby is one of those literary figures so elusive that it’s difficult to imagine seeing them in the light of the big screen, but Baz Luhrmann captured all of the grandeur in one magnificent shot.
Opening Tracking Shot in “The Place Beyond the Pines”
The best way to experience the single take opening of this Ryan Gosling crime drama is to watch to whole thing yourself, and thankfully, you can do that now. (But you should probably see the whole thing. It’s great!)
What are your favorite scenes from the past year? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!