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.