If you are a regular reader around these parts, then you are probably well acquainted with our Scenes We Love and Scenes We Hate. So, I recently went to see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderlandand was struck with a moment on-screen that wasn't necessarily a scene that I hated (in the traditional sense of the word), and it definitely wasn't a scene I loved -- but it stood out, because it did almost manage to ruin the entire movie.
Now for the curious out there (and this might count as a spoiler, so be warned), the moment in question was when the Mad Hatter (played by Johnny Depp but looking like Gene Wilder) celebrates the victory over the Red Queen and engages in a dance vignette that would make the kids in High School Musical run in terror. It was in a word: horrifying. After discussing the movie with friends, I just couldn't get that scene out of my head, and trust me; I don't mean that in a good way.
But this isn't the first time this has happened to me, and sometimes when I'm watching a movie, there is a scene that is so out of place, or just so badly executed that it has you desperately wishing that everyone involved had spent just a few more minutes in the editing suite.
After the jump; 3 other scenes that I think managed to stop the movie dead in its tracks...