July 06, 2008

the Hero Shot

Once in a great while, a movie will provide a hero shot. This is one of those that get your heart going sucking you into the drama of the movie providing that "GOAL" moment of excitement.

For instance, the first time you saw Star Wars (a new hope). And Han Solo comes from out of no where to save Luke from Darth Vaders TIE fighter.

Some of the ones I recall fondly:

Neo stopping the bullets in mid air with curious ease. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/

Rick Latimer (James Belushi) catching the punks punch with his hand and delivering the line "My Turn!" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093780/

Ellen Riply (Sigourney Weaver) in the load lifter exo-suit fighting the queen "Get away from her, you 'bitch!'" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/

When the blast doors open and instead of Reavers pouring through, River Tam (Summer Glau) stands alone clutching an axe and a sword. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379786/

Was wondering if you (the reader) has one.


- Rob said...

Kind of a random one from the movie Blue Thunder. For anyone not aware, Blue Thunder was a military helicopter being tested by the LAPD in this movie. A "rogue" pilot steals it to reveal the military's real goals. As the pilot's girlfriend is driving to deliver some evidence to a local TV station she is stopped on a bridge by a police cruiser. From a side shot, you see Blue Thunder dramatically rise from below the bridge the take out the police cruiser and allow the girlfriend to escape.

ronnwaters said...

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die".

ronnwaters said...

"You stay, I go"
You are who you choose to be"

flyingvan said...

The ghost in 'High Plains Drifter'. After the town of Lago completely fails at learning to defend itself, He returns to take out there very bad men, protecting the not much better townfolk. (filmed at Mono Lake BTW)

keeka said...

"Oh? Did I just smoosh your Auntie?" MIB
If I got the quote wrong, sorry, memory is not so good these days.
That type of movie is not my favorite, but that part just made me want to go, "YAY, Will!"

Joe said...

What's with the picture of Tony Jaa and nothing about him?

He just wants to get his Ong Back.

Lee said...

Well, I was looking for a picture of River but non fit the bill.

Okay, Ong Bak. The fight club type fight were he floors the huge long hair guy with his first kick and the cheers suddenly stop in awe.