Yikes! These Horrible Scenes Almost Ruined The Entire Movie
Even some of the greatest cinematic masterpieces have horrible out-of-place scenes. Whether it’s tidal wave-surfing 007 in Die Another Day or the poorly executed fight between Sonny and Carlo in The Godfather, bad scenes in otherwise fantastic movies have a habit of taking viewers out of the moment.
So, strap in and get ready because here are some of the more cringe-worthy, bad, and blemish-filled scenes that could have ruined the entire film.
The Strange “Frodo Waking Up” Scene In Return Of The King
The reunion between Frodo and Sam with the rest of the fellowship in Return of the King should have been a beautiful moment. They’ve all been through the wringer (pun intended) and finally learn that they all came out alive.
But that scene is ruined with strange, bright lighting and frolicking hobbits jumping on a bed.
“My Legal Name” In The Dark Knight Rises
With all of the fighting and action, it is incredible how something so little as a single line almost ruins the entire movie of The Dark Knight Rises. The line in question: “My legal name is Robin.”
Is it a nod to Batman’s sidekick? No. Why? Because Robin’s legal name isn’t Robin, it’s Dick. While the scene tries to fuel the Batman lovers, all it does is take them out of the moment.
Sonny’s Fight In The Godfather
For a very intense movie, the fight between Sonny and Carlo in The Godfather really could have been done better. While the scene makes sense, Sonny wanting to stick up for his sister, the scene is so sloppy and almost laughable.
The actors are not only not landing punches (even for Hollywood standards), but they can also be heard making their own sound effects!
Darth Vader Screaming “Nooooo” In Revenge Of The Sith
While there is an argument to be made about how campy the prequel Star Wars trilogy truly is, there is one scene in particular that stands out as absolutely dreadful.
After losing against Obi-Wan and becoming Darth Vader, there is a point where Anakin-now-Vader learns his wife died. His screaming “noooo” and throwing his hands up feels a bit silly and takes away from an otherwise serious moment.
Peter Parker Dancing At The Jazz Club In Spider-Man 3
An angst-ridden Peter Parker is typically entertaining, but when he starts hip thrusting and snapping at a jazz club solely to get the attention of MJ, it goes to a whole new level of cringe.
Not only the dance moves, but the fact that he slides across the floor standing on a chair and then kisses another woman should never have happened. It was awful and almost ruined an otherwise entertaining superhero film.
Surfing a Tidal Wave In Die Another Day
Action, fight sequences, and stellar one-liners are what people expect when they go in to watch a James Bond film.
Sadly, Die Another Day had other plans. In one scene, 007 rides a hundred-foot arctic tidal wave with a piece of a plane, a parachute, and special effects that look like they’re straight out of a high school AV club. It’s horrible.
The Rat In The Departed
The entire film The Departed is about informants, aka rats. Leonardo DiCaprio is a cop undercover in the mob, Matt Damon is an undercover mobster in the police department, and Jack Nicholson is a crime boss working with the FBI.
It is pretty obvious the rats are a key theme. So, when the film’s final shot shows a rat, it is a bit overkill and unnecessary.
Lois Lanes Mind Poem In Superman
The 1978 film Superman garnered stellar reviews, even earning a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Lucky, too, since the silly poem scene almost ruined the entire movie. In the scene, Superman reads Lois Lane’s mind.
What he hears is a cringe-worthy poem that is really bizarre, “I don’t know who you are. Just a friend from another star. Here I am like a kid out of school. Holding hands with a god. I’m a fool.”
Mr. Yunioshi In Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an iconic film that was almost ruined by Mickey Rooney’s Mr. Yunioshi. With fake teeth, fake hair, and a horribly fake accent, his portrayal of the character never should have occurred.
Ironically, his scenes can be cut without impacting the film at all, begging the question as to why they added it in the first place.
The Flying Car In Grease
Sadly, Grease was a fun movie up until the final scene — the flying car with sandy looking surprised and then waving at the crowd beneath them. Actually, scratch that. She pretty much breaks the fourth wall as she looks directly into the camera and waves.
It is a scene that really does nothing for the film aside from making it supernatural. A far cry from the high school rom-com that it is supposed to be.
The Epilogue In The Final Harry Potter Film
While the epilogue scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part II is technically in the book, the film does the final act no favors. The acting was a bit cringe-worthy and sappy, with the main three having to pretend to be adults sending their children off to Hogwarts.
Fans really didn’t appreciate the “aging makeup” either.
The Makeover Scene In The Breakfast Club
John Hughes Breakfast Club is a gem of a movie. A classic ’80s tale of a group of high school misfits that come together for Saturday detention. While the movie as a whole is fantastic, the makeover scene is eye-roll-worthy.
In the scene, the popular girl, Claire, gives the basket case, Allison, a makeover, catching the eye of the popular guy, Andrew. It’s a stereotypical “weird girl becomes “pretty” and catches the eye of the cool guy trope that could have been left out. Even the actresses have gone on record saying they regret the scene.
Ray’s Ghostly Visit In Ghostbusters
Sure, Ghostbusters has its fair share of ghosts. But there was one ghost scene in particular that could have been left out, as it doesn’t move the plot forward and is just straight-up weird.
The scene has Ray dreaming in bed when all of a sudden, a female apparition appears. What happens next is way over-the-top and could have been left out altogether.
Quentin Tarantino’s Cameo In Django Unchained
Director Quentin Tarantino has a habit of making cameos in his films. This is fine unless the cameo is a speaking role, as seen in Django Unchained. An amazingly beautifully shot film, Tarantino comes in one scene and completely derails the movie.
In the scene, he’s a cowboy with a horrible Australian accent that is really hard to ignore and almost ruins the movie as a whole.
The Dance Scene In The Shape Of Water
The Shape of Water is a strange movie, to begin with, but the black and white dance sequence between Eliza and Amphibian Man makes everything else look totally normal.
It is out-of-place and takes viewers away from the rest of the story in a very weird, corny, and unnecessary way.
The “Love Transcends” Speech In Interstellar
Love, adventure, science, space, and time are all themes seen throughout Interstellar. However, Christopher Nolan decided it was necessary to include a monologue explaining said themes. It wasn’t.
The monologue was given by Anne Hathaway’s character Dr. Amelia Brand. In it, she explains how “love transcends dimensions of time and space.” Not only was it cringe-worthy but corny in an otherwise serious movie.
The Cringe-Worthy Kiss In Captain America: Civil War
It’s no secret that Steve Rogers has a major thing for Peggy Carter. The two were destined to be together before he found himself frozen in ice for 70 years. That’s why the kiss between him and Sharon Carter, Peggy’s niece, was so out of place.
Not only did it have nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but the family relationship was just looked over and never mentioned again!
Janis Ian Ending Up With Kevin In Mean Girls
Throughout the entire film, Janis Ian’s character is based around revenge against Queen B Regina George for being homophobic towards her. While it is never revealed if Janis is, in fact, into girls, it is very much implied.
So, when she winds up on the grass kissing Kevin Gnapoor at the end of Mean Girls, it feels very out of place and doesn’t do the character justice.
The “Your Mom’s Martha?” Scene From Batman V. Superman
Not to say the rest of Batman v. Superman was good, but there was one scene in particular that had audience members rolling their eyes very hard. When Batman is beating up Superman, the latter mentions the name, Martha.
The name brings Batman out of the moment, yelling at Superman and asking why he said their name. Finally, they realize both their mother’s names are Martha. An unnecessary scene and weird end to an otherwise huge fight.
“Cheer Up Charlie” From Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
A fun kids movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has one moment that almost takes away from the entire film — when Charlie’s mom sings the dreaded song “Cheer Up Charlie.”
Yes, it is a cute song a mom is singing to her son, but the strange fadeaways and the fact that she’s not actually singing to him make it very strange and out of place.