Alien, Godzilla, Predator, Terminator, The Thing, Jaws. and Little Shop of Horrors? Did you like read my mind or something? That’s a good portion of my favorite movies list right there.
Since quite a few of my favorite scenes have already been listed, I’ll only be doing a few.
The Mist -
This movie is seriously underrated in my opinion. I hardly see anyone talk about it anymore. Not only was it a pretty faithful adaptation of the original novella, but it improved the ending. Instead of being so open ended like the original story, it had such a twisted and out of the blue ending that nobody expected it. Stephen King himself even said that this ending should have been the one he wrote since he enjoyed it so much.
This scene is up there with my favorites as well. It’s terrifying, yet beautiful at the same time. Pretty lovecraftian in a way as well. A creature so big that it doesn’t care to even notice you. Bravo to the creature designers for this movie, they really nailed the monsters here. They really feel like actual animals trying to survive in a non native environment. The music they chose for the last act of the movie is also excellent.
I really recommend this movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it.
Captain America: Civil War -
You can really tell that nobody really won this fight. Steve may have beat Tony, but they both lost something here. This is the final nail in the coffin, the final thing that tore the Avengers apart. Now earth is vulnerable enough for Thanos and his Black Order. I can’t wait to see how these two come back together for Infinity War. Robert Downey Jr. has been teasing another Cap/Iron Man confrontation, so I’m pretty excited.
I love how they changed the formula for the “final battle with the villain” here. It also isn’t specified how long Strange was looping time. He could have been toying with Dormammu here for years. Dying over and over again just to get him to submit. I also think that it’s pretty badass that someone would be willing to die repeatedly, possibly for all of eternity, just to save everyone back on earth. Takes some guts.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 -
Though, this end fight is nothing like the original fight in the book, it’s still pretty awesome. Quite a nice conclusion to a franchise my family and I had followed for a pretty long time. I also love Neville’s “redemption” scene with Nagini.
IT (2017) -
I loved the way Bill Skarsgård portrayed Pennywise in the new IT. You can tell that this is the first time that Pennywise has experienced any kind of fear. It’s his first time being afraid of something, rather than being the thing that others feared. I also love the little bit there at the end, right before he slides back down into the deepest part of the sewer. The creature makes one last attempt to get into Bill’s head with that saying, then recoiling before he can get struck again, like a hurt animal. I can’t wait to see the direction they take the sequel.