You know when you’re watching a film and something suddenly happens that takes you by surprise? We’re not talking plot twists here – we’re talking small, often funny scenes that usually have no relevance whatsoever to the plot. They come from nowhere and leave just as quickly, making you wonder if they really just happened…
These moments can be unexpected deaths (Final Destination has made a franchise out of that shtick) but mostly, for our purposes, we’re looking at random scenes that are just that… random. You watch them, you think “What the hell?” and then the film continues – made a little richer for what you’ve just witnessed.
Here are our 20 favourites, but feel free to add more. And do you agree with our top moment? Tell us in the comments…
Words: Jayne Nelson
20 “Puny God”
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Do we really need to explain why this is a brilliant unexpected moment? We’re not sure what’s funnier: Hulk’s dismissal of the powerful Loki with the words “Puny god”… or the little Loki whimper.