Why do so many bad movies have one good scene each? All of a sudden, the awfulness goes away, and the movie starts living up to its potential. The performances click, the action is exciting. Here are 20-odd examples.
When a terrible — or just mediocre — movie suddenly has one shining moment of greatness, it paradoxically makes you more angry at the rest of the movie. These people have been holding out on us! They had it in them all along to do something better, and they totally punted. Sometimes, it feels like you're watching a totally different movie for a moment, and sometimes it feels like the same movie, only they blew all their cash on one great set piece. Sometimes, it's just like the ingredients finally come together for one moment of goodness.
So check it out:
Like we said before, Will Smith's killer-robot movie was mostly a great disappointment, especially if you expected it to be even remotely Asimovian. But the very last scene was actually a huge improvement, as the robots finally started showing self-awareness and we got hints that Alan Tudyk's robot was going to lead them to become independent: