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Feb 2, 2013

Highlights: 2012's Best Scene...


...is the abortion sequence from Prometheus.

In an otherwise entirely forgettable film, this sequence shines like a bright star. Revisiting the film many months after my first encounter, I realized that I'd perfectly stored this moment of rapidly escalating tension and unsettling, edge-of-the-seat pressure in my memory; and it's really impossible not to. Performed superbly by Noomi Rapace, whose edgy intensity is a perfect fit for the role, these few short minutes were a reminder of what a capable director Ridley Scott is at his peak. If only the rest of the film could measure up to this...

Runners-up:
Consoling the dying man in The Grey.
The house burning down in Something in the Air.


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