The action is building up; tension increasing with every frame of film. Suddenly, the hero does something so outrageously cool, the only words to leave your screaming mouth are “OH SH*T!” That’s what this award is all about. But as we learned this year, the best of those types of moments aren’t necessarily from kick-ass action movies.
Whether it was the plot twist in The Skin I Live In, the safe chase in Fast Five, scaling the Burj Khalifa in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, or hell, the entirety of Bellflower, 2011 gave us some amazing thrills. Join me past the break to see who the coveted Golden Dactyl goes to.
Oh come on, how awesome was it when Tom Cruise was being all Spiderman on the side of the tallest building in the world?! Oh man! And when his gloves failed and he was all “OH NO!” and had to improvise? Man, that part ruled.
Dubai Building in MI:4 – 2
Lisbeth’s Revenge in Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 2
Safe Chase in Fast Five – 2
Hanna Subway Fight – 1
The Skin I Live In Plot Twist – 1
Super 8 Train Crash – 1
Slo-mo run/finale of Attack the Block – 1
Bellflower (all of it) – 1
Drive Elevator Stomp – 1