We have all seen the movies that make you wish, you could watch over and over again. For that first time movie going experience feeling. But, sadly we only get that one, first look, that first shocking moment. Movies like Star Wars: New Hope's (1977) opening sequence. Where the star ships are doing battle in space! Or when in Jaws (1975) Roy Scheider chumming and having the shark rearing its ugly mug for the first time. Movies give us those moments we truly, can only experience once. Those awe inspiring first time movie feelings. You might watch the movies several times. Though its never the same. These are my personal opinion. If you agree with my list or feel like I missed something. let me know in the comments. But lets get on with the List.
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar says "No"
With the franchise having many moments that left us shocked and surprised. And wish we could do them all over. I feel in the 2011 Reboot, we get a scene were you say "Holy S***". When Caesar tells Tom Felton's character "NO", to his and the audiences shock. This is a moment where you are caught off guard. Causing hushed silence, all around.
Most would say that the original with Charlton Heston, Planet of the Apes (1968). Has the most never get back feeling. When you find out he is still on Earth. But, in the context of the movie. Its not to shocking, you have already accepted the disbelief. With the talking apes riding horses. Or them firing guns, enslaving humans, and congregating like we do on a daily basis.
But Rise, has you believing the idea of advanced apes. But, no so far advanced that you would see them speaking. The out of left field you hear him speak. In an all around great movie. i was the secret sauce on the dish making it on our list.
4. Psycho, Norman Bate's was his mother all along
Norman Bates, seems like the average odd ball living with his mother. In this classic Hitchcock, suspense filled thriller. We are lead through the movie believing, Norma is alive and just ill in the shady hotel from their home. Through genius acting and story telling. We are lead to believe Norman Bates is talking to his mother who is alive and well. Unbeknownst to the young Marion Crane would end murdered by her. Then Norman would come clean it up.
This would lead to the Lila Crane and Sam Loomis trying to find out what happened. They would go on to discover that his mother is dead. Through the Local Sheriff, Lila finding the remains of Norma in the basement. Leading to Norman dressed in his mother clothes to try and kill her. The reveal is something most cant get over seeing. But, once like all great experiences are never the same after seeing that first time.
3. Jurassic Park, The T-Rex attack
Hard not to realize the astounding special effects in this classic. This is a time forgotten, given to you scale never imagined. The birth of CGI, with Dinosaurs as if they were actual animals. That looked so amazing, you could only watch it over and over. The trailer never gave much away. Puppetry used, stop motion used. Men in suits were the most common ways of portraying large animals or monsters on screen. That wasn't what Steven Speilburg was trying to create something new and exciting. Industrial Light and Magic, would bring the Dino's to life and change the movie industry for ever.
The Dinosaurs were so realistic it was hard to find some one that wasn't blown away by them. One dinosaur topped the others in the movie. The T-Rex, you would feel the room shake as it entered. The sequence of the Rex destroying the tour vehicle. Would become one of, if not the hands on favorites of most fans. The Use of both animatronics and the CGI, to portray the T-Rex attacking, Lex and Tim. Chasing after Ian and eating the Lawyer. Left you with a nail biting experience, that kept you on the edge of your seat.
2. The Matrix, the machine power plant
The Matrix, offered many things in its trailer. The Agents, the idea of living in a dream world, and the true meaning of the Matrix. No one knew how far it was going to go. Neo looks for Morpheus, being told he is like Alice in Wonderland. The audience taking the ride with our hero. Tumbling with him as he goes, trying to discover what this Matrix is. Morpheus who tells him riddle, after riddle. Though once Neo takes him on his offer, choosing the red pill. He's shoved into the real world.
Neo wakes up seeing nothing, his eyes not developed. Tubes and wires in his body. His vision seeing the bright lights of electrical current flying around his body is weak. He is a new born in the real world, which is like a terrible night mare. The reveal of the real world is shocking and straight to the point. An audience thrown in with the hero. We learn along with Neo making the reveal a rare moment that makes you feel lost as the main character.
1. Star War: The Empire Strikes Back. Darth Vader v. Luke
This is one of the great moments in cinema history. The Battle between good and evil. The moment you wanted since the first movie. Luke facing off against the Sith lord Darth Vader. Darth Vader and Luke's confrontation is in the movie history book. as one of the best reveals and shocking moments.
With Han Solo frozen in carbonite, and the Rebels on the run. Its never looked bleaker for the hero Luke. Then he faces Vader, the fight ensues several minutes of screen time. Vader's powers are strong and Luke is fighting a losing fight. Then we see him get the upper hand and cuts Vader only to lose his hand. Vader tells Luke he needs to join him and live. Then reveals the dark truth. "No, I am your father." Luke's face is priceless, the audience doesn't comprehends what it has just heard. A moment where everything you thought you knew, is a lie. Also thinking that Vader is lying, as a act of villainy. Your mind screwed with and you don't know what to believe like Luke. Making it our number one Choice for the Movie moments you never feel the same watching a second time.
That concludes our list, thanks for reading. Let me know in comments about the movie moments that rocked your world. That made you think its not the same once you watch it a second time.