The Dumbest Movie Moments of 2008

Yahoo!Movies posted a great list today of the dumbest movie moments of 2008. Their #1 spot goes to the “Nuking the Fridge” moment in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which I have to admit is one of the most embarrassing and deflating moments in cinematic history. Why does Spielberg have the right to destroy our expectations so early on in the most anticipated movie of the 21st century?

I don’t agree with their inclusion of the cattle herding scene from Australia, as that scene made sense within the mystical confines of the film. Instead, I would have replaced that movie with a few other scenes from Indiana Jones, including the vine-swining scene or the spaceship sequence at the end.

The electrical wire sequence from Eagle Eye certainly deserves a spot, and the cell phone bit in Journey to the Center of the Earth, which I haven’t seen and now never intend to, certainly is inane. Hancock‘s twist was deservedly pretty bad, while the Yetis in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was utterly embarrassing. The Truman Capote Star Wars character is also pretty bad, as is the entire plot of The Happening. I wouldn’t have been so harsh on Street Kings or Twilight.

Check out the full Yahoo!Movies list of the dumbest movie moments of 2008.

By Erik Samdahl
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