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All Movies Should Have That Part Where Someone Unexpectedly Returns To Save The Day –

 

 

 

Listen, I generally think of myself as someone with relatively discerning taste when it comes to the media I consume, but if I’m being totally honest with myself, I’m just a dumb idiot who loves the same ol’ formulaic trope-y nonsense that gets trotted out constantly. I mean, I prefer it when those tropes are WELL-EXECUTED, but even when it’s kinda slapdash it’s still pretty good.

And chief among those tropes that are constantly being trotted out: WHEN A SIDE CHARACTER UNEXPECTEDLY RETURNS AT THE CLIMAX OF THE BATTLE WHEN ALL APPEARS TO BE LOST IN ORDER TO SAVE THE DAY.

 

It’s by far the most thrilling and satisfying thing that can possibly happen in a movie – although it certainly helps if you can really get INTO a movie and not watch from a more detached perspective where you’re like “hey I know there’s gonna be a sequel so there’s no way they all die here in Wakanda.” If that’s your attitude, then this moment won’t mean anything to you:

But for easily-impressed dumbos like me, this was…maybe the best scene ever? In history? I know this isn’t very “artistic” and the brainy (aka “pretentious”) part of me would probably say some Coen Bros. movie or something is “better”, but this scene had me whooping and cheering in the theater OUT OF THE GENUINE THRILL OF IT.

I should mention I saw Infinity War at 9am the Friday of its release, and was in a pretty lightly-filled theater populated mostly by senior citizens, who were NOT very engaged in the film overall.

Even they were cheering and clapping at this scene.

It just kicks ass – and for the life of me, I can’t understand why EVERY big sorta-dumb action movie doesn’t do this. It’s thrilling and amazing almost every time (as long as you handle the tension and climax well, and get a kickass score goin’ for the sudden arrival of a savior). Here’s a few more examples of it to remind you of the greatest movie-going emotion possible:

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