What’s the best 10 seconds in cinema history?

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Jurassic Park, when you see live dinosaurs for the first time. CGI like that good hadn’t existed up until then. All other dinosaur movies were done with stop-motion animation and nothing looked real at all. This was a mind-blowing moment for me.

WhiteyDude

Maybe not “the best” but certainly one of the most iconic: when the T-rex steps out from its paddock and roars after breaking the fence in Jurassic Park.

theholyroller

> I want my father back, you son of a bitch. [stab]rock_and_rolo

“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

stoma6373

**Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Sarah Conner meets the T-800** In the span of 10-15 seconds, Sarah learns that: 1. No, she is not delusional. 2. The inhuman killing machine from the future does exist. 3. It is standing right in front of her. 4. It is here to help. Everything about the scene is absolutely perfect, from the lighting, to the cinematography (T-800 doesn’t react when it’s backhanded, it takes off the shades when it offers its hand to Sarah), and Linda Hamilton sells it like no other. Even with John there, reassuring Sarah, it visibly takes her a moment to process what’s happening. All of her reactions are so sincere & believable that even after watching T2 countless times, I can’t help but get caught up in the moment.

Laserwulf