"Alright sweethearts, you heard the man and you know the drill! Assholes and elbows! Hudson, come here...COME HERE" All-Time Edition started by Jordan. 2004 Edition started by me, but went haywire. Should have focused on 2004 movies. I am sure we'll get it right this time What defines the WOW! moment? Well, that's up to you. For me, it is spectacle with purpose, overwhelming emotional content, something that shifts your paradigm, or just something ridiculously cool. It's essentially the moments that stick with you long after you've seen the film. So, onto 2005. No more than three per film, even Kong, which boasted more than that for me. War of the Worlds - Spielberg keeps the film tight and focused, but the initial attack is pretty amazing. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - More than one I really felt Lucas regained his footing with this film as a straight up director. There were numerous skilled shots or sequences, some effects intense, and some carried just by the actors: - Padme's Ruminations (thank the immortal John Williams for this), I consider this one of the top two or three scenes in all 6 films, one of the best sequences of the year - Anakin alone on Mustafar with his single tear - The ending sequence was another stupendous collection of moments...great bits strung together thematically and tying into Episode IV cleanly and emotionally Batman Begins - I was shocked by how colossally great this film was. Direction, script, acting, cinematography. - The death of the Waynes in Crime Alley - Bruce's first night as Batman...felt like Alien, which is exactly right - Batmobile chase (best use of subwoofers in a long time) The Constant Gardener - quite a few scenes for the visuals, but specifically: - the ending (when his brother-in-law is giving the eulogy) - the reuniting of Justin and Tessa (even if only in his mind) - at Tessa's funeral, when Kioko brings the card, walking miles and miles to be at her funeral...I lost it, one of the most powerful scenes of the year for me Constantine - Odd inclusion, and solely for the Tilda Swinton scenes Unleashed - When the flashback of his mother playing the piano near the end puts it all in perspective KING KONG - A special case for me, as there were sequences that are already nestled warmly near the top of in my "greatest scenes ever" list, and more than one. And more than five. But three was my rule (for me, others can add tons): - Kong/V-Rex fight immediately became the most exhilarating action sequence in years. As spectacle goes...flawless and over the top, but breathtaking. - Kong's capture and Ann's reaction to the entire event - Saying goodbye to Kong was absolutely devastating for me, incredibly shot, acted, and animated If I was allowed to add more, and I'm not, I would have included the Skull Island sunset, and sunrise on the Empire State Building. But I'm not Please share yours!