15 Great Scenes In Bad Movies

Even though some bad movies have become cult classics, no one likes to sit through three hours of absolutely awful film. But oftentimes we hold out because there are moments that give us hope, that make us think “…maybe this movie isn’t so bad after all.” In reality, there were really only a few minutes of footage actually worth your time.

In this list, we are picking out some of the great scenes that were wasted on bad movies. If only these terrible movies had the same momentum as their greatest scenes, maybe they could have turned the whole film around.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – Darth Maul

The scene of Sith Lord Darth Maul and his insanely cool double-bladed lightsaber, fighting off Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi was arguably the best part of the Star Wars I: Phantom Menace. It’s too bad that the extremely cool character ended up ultimately losing the battle against Obi-Wan and promptly fell into a pit. Perhaps he could have made the films a little more interesting if he hadn’t been killed off so soon. Disappointingly, Darth Maul’s appearance only lasted 5 minutes which served as only a small distraction from the slow-motion train wreck that was The Phantom Menace.

Watchmen – Opening

The opening credits of Zack Snyder’s graphic novel adaptation is a well-edited montage of the struggles that superheroes face throughout their careers, all while Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” plays in the background. When you watch these beginning scenes of Watchmen, it looks like the intro to what could be a really great film — and soon after, you realize that it isn’t. The rest of the film isn’t completely awful, but it certainly couldn’t live up to it’s opening credits. Says a lot about a movie’s quality when the intro scene is the best part…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Elevator

From the outright scary redesign of the beloved turtles, to the atrocious acting and worse writing, the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film directed by Michael Bay probably belongs in the sewer. Despite its awfulness, there is one scene that reminded us of the classic turtles and made us relate to something we all have experienced — awkward elevator silence. When the turtles beatbox in the elevator, it provides a much-needed comedic break from the rest of the film. Seriously though, master Splinter learned ninjutsu from a book? Who wrote this!

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