You know how some scenes just really get to you and make you inexplicably mad? Whether it's a moral choice a character makes and you don't agree with or an old cliche that bugs you every time, there's no getting over these sequences.
Inspired by a recent Reddit thread, we asked some of our writers to voice their opinions and share the scenes that irk them to no end.
Harvey's Miraculous Car Crash in "The Dark Knight"
I believe in Harvey Dent. I don't believe in Harvey Dent being able to shoot the driver of a car he's riding in without getting completely destroyed in the ensuing crash. For a film series so firmly "grounded in reality," that scene (among others) makes absolutely zero effing sense. -Josh Wigler, MTV Splash Page Editor
Today is March 15. Also known as the Ides of March on the Roman calendar. The day is significant because it's the same day Julius Caesar was cut down on the floor of the Roman Senate, in 44 BC. It was a public assassination spearheaded by Caesar's supposed supporter Marcus Junius Brutus -- hence the famous line from Shakespeare's play, "Et tu, Brute?" -- and participated in by many of those present that day. Now, more than 2,000 years later, and thanks largely to the aforementioned playwright, people still know to "Beware the Ides of March!"
Hollywood fiction is rife with double-crosses. Some of the best films in history hinge on a sudden reversal of loyalty. Let's face it: double-talk and surprise twists make for good storytelling. And there's little that's more surprising than a dude who you thought was a good guy turning around and shooting the hero in the face. Or more likely, missing by inches and paying the price for that treachery. What kind of Hollywood ending would it be if the good guys didn't win?
So in the spirit of the Ides of March, here are some of our favorite classic Hollywood double-crosses. Needless to say, some spoilers lie ahead. Read More...
Okay, look. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" wasn't great. It's been out for more than a year, so let's be honest here. It had some good moments, but the shift from supernatural curios and relics to sci-fi alien overlords was not the right move. Star Harrison Ford clearly has some more Indy in him and Shia LaBeouf did a decent job of not fumbling the torch that Ford supposedly passed his way.
All that said, "Crystal Skull" fell short for a variety of reasons. Some might even argue that it's time to put Steven Spielberg's classic series to bed. Not me though. Indy is a great character, Ford is still an immensely likable actor and there are plenty of archeological ghost stories for him to pursue that have nothing to do with aliens. I'm not the only one who thinks so either. Read More...
I think I speak for most Indiana Jones fans when I say this past summer was a confusing time for us. As thrilling as it was to see Harrison Ford don the hat and snap the whip once more a lot of us were a bit underwhelmed. Maybe we were set up to be disappointed. Maybe Shia swinging through trees wasn't as silly as it seemed it May. Okay, yes it was. It was kind of horrible.
BUT nearly $800 million in box office receipts attests to our collective interest in the continuing adventures of the world's most famous fictional archaeologist. MTV spoke exclusively to Harrison Ford for our special year-end Thanksgiving series and of course we had to pick his brain about a fifth potential adventure.
Here's how the conversation went:
MTV: Is a fifth Indiana Jones film inevitable?
Ford: I don’t know. If we come up with a good idea... Read More...