Grosse Pointe Geek’s picks his Ten Favourite Scenes of from the movies of 2018…
The Tiangi Gap Battle – Chris Hemsworth, plus the special forces and their Afghan allies mount up and charge a fifteen thousand strong Taliban army on horseback – what follows is a veritable cacophony of bombs, bullets, grenades, explosions and gunfire that is made all the more incredible due to the fact the film is based on a true story and this battle actually happened!
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The last 20 minutes – an astounding feat of eye-popping action choreography and amazing stunt work – and yes that really is Tom Cruise flying that helicopter.
Avengers: Infinity War:
Thor’s arrival in the battle of Wakanda – “Bring Me Thanos!” (an entire army proceeds to soil themselves)
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Kessel Run –very well handled by director Ron Howard and sadly pretty much the only thing this film got right.
Looking to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan – African American Police Detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) gets on the phone to the head of the local KKK chapter and tries to join up – the looks on his colleague’s faces (especially Adam Driver’s Flip Zimmerman) is absolutely priceless.
Iko Uwais vs the assassins. An enormous bout of bone crushing fisticuffs that has to be seen to be believed.
The Moon Landing. Neil Armstrong (a brilliant Ryan Gosling) pilots the Eagle towards the moon’s surface – edge of the seat exciting and the standout sequence in one of this year’s best films.
The Opening five minutes and the two end credit sequences -by turns extremely rude, very clever and downright hilarious.
Live Aid – Rami Malik literally transforms into Freddie Mercury in an incredible recreation of what is widely agreed to be the greatest live performance of all time.
The training montage plus Adonis vs Viktor’s climactic boxing match
Author: Will Strong
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