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Which movie has the best opening 5 minutes?
The Matrix
20%
 20%  [ 4 ]
X-Men 2
20%
 20%  [ 4 ]
Star Wars (Episode 4)
20%
 20%  [ 4 ]
Jaws
15%
 15%  [ 3 ]
Other (Share with us)
25%
 25%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:36 am    Post subject: Best Opening 5 Minutes in a Movie Reply with quote

So, I was having this conversation with some friends about what movies have the best first 5 minutes. We agreed on a few. I'm sure there's more that we didn't come up with. So...discuss. I've thrown up a poll with the few that we had, but feel free to vote 'Other' and post your own faves! WOO!

Oh, I guess technically I should put spoiler warnings, just in case people haven't seen these movies? So, the movies I'm talking about are: The Matrix, X-Men 2, Star Wars (Episode 4), and Jaws. Don't read below if you don't want to know about the first 5-ish minutes of these movies.

In no particular order:

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The Matrix: Jumping right in on Trinity's wire-fu and combat was pretty awesome.

X-Men 2: Nightcrawler *bamphing* through the white house. Who thought that they'd get it so damned RIGHT?

Star Wars: Nothing beats that first opening crawl 'A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...' followed by the pan to the ship that never stops coming and the space battle.

Jaws: Really, this is on the list for the "punchline" so to speak. Nice and serene skinny dipping scene then a girl brutally ripped up for a meal. We don't even see anything and it's just horrifying.



So, who else has an awesome first 5 minutes to recommend? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone??
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think one of my all time favorite movie intros has to be from The Big Hit. It's kinda nasty if you're squeamish, but they just make hacking up a corpse with a chainsaw really funny.

If I think of a better intro, I'll post it. This one just really stood out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The intro from The Lord of the Rings ofcourse. With Galadriel narrating that part and the Last Alliance marching towards their (Mt.) doom... Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

avp extended version, the intro where we see the antarctica base 100 years before.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, that was awesome too. Is there anything else extended?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that was all it was except for a few extra seconds in the first AVP fight when those 2 Preds get sliced and diced by the aliens
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Dunnnn... Dunnn... Dunnn... OMFG LAMNAS! NANANANA!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were many kinds of llamas...

Aliens was sweet too...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost in Translation, the single, stationary, long running shot during the credits.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Holy Grail, Llamas, Moose, Sacking, furry animals in far away countries.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Matrix would be my choice out of the list, but for the all-time best opener, I'd have to go with Kill Bill. Even though you know it's going to happen it's still a shock when Spoiler:
Beatrix gets shot in the head and her blood spatters the floor.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:52 am    Post subject: Movie Openings Reply with quote

For all you classic movie fans...The first five minutes of Bridge on the River Kwai is incredible as is the first five minutes of Citizen Cane..."Rosebud"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLADE TRINITY!!!!

Its unbelvable that someone can get so much story whithout Blade talking...!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

somehow i feel pulp fiction should be in there, just a great beginning (especially once you see the end)

poll-wise i think i'll go with star wars, i just love those movies! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you cant forget Resevoir Dogs...walking in slo mo to little green bag....awesome
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's a remake, and it was kinda crap compared to the original, but the first 5 mintues (or so) of the new Dawn of the Dead made me foam at the mouth. It went from happy couple f-ing in the shower after a rough day at work, lying in bed, planning their next few days, to the boyfriend getting his throat ripped out by the little neighbor girl, a chaotic escape from the neighborhood. This all culminates into one of the best crash scenes I've ever seen, a gas guzzling SUV rams into a driver of a sensible compact car and they both crash into gas tanks which causes a huge explosion (in the theater i wet my pants in excitement, though when I got the DVD, I almost missed it because I don't have a 2000" plasma TV).
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 1989 Punisher. Bad guy gets released from jail, he and all his thugs get stabbed, hung, tossed off high balconies, and blown up within the first 5 minutes
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woooo Matrix!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final Destination 2... Burnout meets HTF.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dawn of the Dead remake did have a very cool start.


But I love, love, the start of Desperado. Steve Buscemi monologue, Banderas kicking arse, than playing guitar. It's fantastic.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Los Lobos with Cancion Del Mariachi simply rules!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally just remembered Cannonball Run, The opening sequence with the lambourghini. Awesome!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead or alive
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221111/
Pumping music, Stippers,clowns,Guns,yakuza,noodles,more guns,cops,various death scenes and the longest line of coke every. It'll always be the movie opening I remember most. As It reaches out and headbutts your attention.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately gotta go with Jaws, but since that one is already on the list I'd have to go with Reservoir Dogs as a second choice, after the initial intro at the diner its just chaos.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saving private ryan, when they land on that beach
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