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post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

Like everyone else, I listen to some of my favorite bass scenes each time I go to a sub demo session, and compare and contrast what I heard following the demo. Typically, I will demo movie scenes that are generally accepted as having the best bass (5 star bass movies).

What I have found is that certain subwoofers sound great during gun fire, but don't seem to have quite enough "impact" when it comes to crashes, explosions, etc. This has gotten me thinking about tailoring my future demos to various specific types of scenes.

I am wondering if people have suggestions on specific types of scenes. Bear in mind that I am not necessary looking for the best bass scene of all time, but more so a showcase of differences in how subs will react to specific scene situations.

Anyone care to comment on their opinions regarding the following questions (I also would be interested in hearing about people's top 5 in any other categories I haven't thought of, and which types of scenes that people consider the most important)?

1) What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene (e.g. pistols, uzzi's, etc.)?

A) Underworld Awakening: Uzzi fire as elevator falls on selene;
B) Open Range: Are you the one that killed our friend?
C) Book of Eli: 1st Shootout;
D) Wanted: Textile Mill shoot-out
E) _______

2) What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal)?

A) Act of Valor: Boat blasts at end
B) Battle Los Angeles: Shooting at aliens in tunnel
C) Blackhawk Down: Several scenes throughout film
D) The Expendables: "Remember this *hit at Christmas!"
E) _______

3) What is the best minigun/gatling gun scene?

A) Book of Eli : End Battle at the house
B) Terminator 2 : Arnold fires on the cops from building window
C) The Last Samurai: The Howitzers at conclusion of end battle
D) Blackhawk Down: Helicopter shots
E) Sucker Punch: 2nd Samurai's gun
F) Sucker Punch: Amber's pink robot ship fires at planes in WWII segment
G) The Matrix: Neo fires on A. Smith as he tries to save Morpheus
H) Superman Returns: Minigun fires at Superman

4) What is the best shotgun scene?

A) Max Payne
B) Mr. and Mrs. Smith
C) The Dark Knight
D) Book of Eli: Eli shoots G. Oldman in knee cap
E) The Punisher - Warzone
F) Ratatouille: Old lady shoots at rats
G) ________

5) What is the best cannonfire scene?

A) Master & Commander: Opening Battle
B) Gangs of NY: End battle sequence
C) War Horse
D) The Last Samurai: End battle sequence
E) Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows: Little Hansel
F) Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows: Watson fires on assassin as Holmes is being tortured ("That's not fair')
G) _______

6) What is the best background bass scene (in the sense that the bass is taking place without immediate action in the scene)?

A) Pulse: 1st Computer room scene
B) Pulse: 2nd Computer room scene
C) The New Daughter: The Cave
D) Star Trek: Enterprise at around the 50 minute mark
E) ________

7) What is the best explosion scene?

A) Hurt Locker: Explosion at beginning of film
B) Hurt Locker: Fake cooperation explosion during middle of film
C) Hurt Locker: "I can't save you" explosion at end of film
D) Live Free or Die Hard: PC explosion at beginning
E) Live Free or Die Hard: Gas main explosion
F) Live Free or Die Hard: Elevator shaft explosion
G) Conan The Barbarian: Barrels explode from torch
H) Underworld Awakening: Elevator Bombs
I) Underworld Awakening: Bomb goes off in water with Selene/Michael
J) Underworld Awakening: Opening explosion
K) Underworld Awakening: Flame Thrower explosion
L) U-571: Depth Charges
M) ______

8) What is the best foot-stomp scene?

A) Skyline: Huge alien steps on car as it exits parking ramp
B) Cloverfield: Stomp on car as battle is going on
C) Cloverfield: Stomp at bridge as they run to helicopter
D) Jurassic Park: Ripples in water from T-Rex
E) War Of The Worlds: Pod smashes car as Tom Cruise hides behind it
F) The Incredible Hulk: Hulk and Abomination approach eachother in cop car scene
G) The Haunting: Stomps on ceiling during chase
H) Terminator Salvation: Harvester
I) Underworld Awakening: Uber Lycan
J) Percy Jackson: Poseidon emerges from the sea in beginning
K) __________

9) What is the best robot scene?

A) Terminator Salvation: Harvester at Gas Station
B) I, Robot: "You are experiencing a car accident"
C) Robocop: You have 30 seconds to comply
D) Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines: Crane truck battle
E) Transformers: Ironhide Flip
F) Transformers 3: Shockwave's Driller wreaks havoc on building
G) ____________

10) What is the best plane crash?

A) Knowing: "A Couple of Injuries"
B) Skyline: Plane crashes into giant alien near end of film
C) War Of The Worlds
D) 2012
E) Superman Returns
F) ___________

11) What is the best wind scene?

A) Twister: Dual sidewinders; End F5
B) Blazing Saddles: Campfire scene in Blazing Saddles
C) ______

12) What is the best water scene?

A) The Last Airbender: End titlewave
B) The Last Airbender: 4 Water benders vs. the General
C) Percy Jackson: Hydra scene
D) Percy Jackson: Percy soaks Luke at end of film
E) 2012: Tidal wave at the Asian temple
F) 2012: Tidal wave by the US President
G) The Perfect Storm: Boat can't get up the tidal wave near end of film
H) ___________

13) What is the best earthquake scene?

14) What is the best monster scene(not counting Minotaurs or Dragons)?

15) What is the best Minotaur scene?

A) Percy Jackson: Minotaur attack and death
B) Immortals: Hue guy with Minotaur helmet wields heavy club
C) Wrath Of The Titans: Fight in the maze
D) The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior
E) _________

16) What is the best Dragon scene?

A) How To Train Your Dragon: End battle
B) Sucker Punch
C) Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire: Harry
D) Percy Jackson: Hydra Battle
E) Beowulf: End confrontation with Beowulf's son

17) What is the best Missile Launch scene?

18) What is the best Ship Takeoff scene?

19) What is the best "Impactful Landing" scene (e.g.. where a God lands on earth)?

A) Superman Returns: Superman crashes to Earth at beginning of film
B) ___________

20) What is the best "Impactful Fighting" scene?

21) What is the best train crash scene?

A) Super 8: Unexpected crash during filming at the station
B) Wanted: Derailed train
C) Inception: Train slams into car in the dreamworld
D) Unstoppable
E) The Fugitive
F) Source Code
G) Under Siege 2 - Dark Territory
H) Superman Returns: Model train set demonstration/test
I) _________

22) What is the best airplane fly-over scene?

23) What is the best fish scene?

A) Finding Nemo: Darla tapping glass
B) Piranha 3d: Opening attack
C) _________

24) What is the best car attack scene?

25) What is the best car crash scene?

26) What is the best avalanche scene?

A) Inception: The Kick
B) XXX
C) 2012
D) The Mummy - Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor
E) _______

27) What is the best deathray scene?

A) War Of The Worlds
B) The Day The Earth Stood Still
C) Thor
D) ________

28) What is the best bass scene in a horror movie?

A) Piranha 3d
B) The Haunting
C) Pulse
D) _______

29) What is the most impressive "knocking on the door" scene?

A) The Haunting: "Coming Mother"
B) ______

30) What is the best beast/monster battle scene?

A) King Kong: Kong battles T-Rexes
B) Jurassic Park 3: Spinosaurus vs. T-Rex
C) ______

31) What is the best missile/rocket launcher scene?

A) Blackhawk Down: Various times during movie
B) The Dark Knight: Armored car chase
C) Battle Los Angeles: Santos takes out drone at end
D) Book of Eli: Redbridge fires at house at end battle
E) Mr. and Mrs. Smith: First meeting in the field
F) Babylon A.D.
G) Gamer
H) ____________

32) What is the best lightning scene?

A) War Of The Worlds: In the back yard
B) Percy Jackson: Opening title sequence
C) Percy Jackson: Battle with Luke
D) Stardust: Think of Home
E) Stardust: Tristan helps capture lightning with the crew
F) Stardust: Tristan utilizes lightning device against Michelle P. at end
G) ____________

33) What is the best planet explosion scene?

A) Titan A.E.: Earth explodes
B) Superman Returns: Krypton detonation at beginning
C) Melancholia: Earth (at beginning of film)
D) Melancholia: Earth (at end of film)
E) Star Trek: Planet Vulkan's destruction
F) ________

33) What is the best fireworks scene?

A) The Mummy - Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Evelyne's crash
B) The Mummy - Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor: Emperor kicks trajectory
C) _______

34) What is the best train arrival?

A) 3:10 to Yuma
B) Polar Express
C) Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone
D) _________
Edited by pennynike1 - 8/2/12 at 7:47am
post #2 of 43
I don't think there are enough scenes for this. Maybe just the best of each in one's own opinion.
post #3 of 43
Thread Starter 
You may have a point. Thanks - I will modify.
post #4 of 43
You had me at "Best Minotaur scene".

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post #5 of 43
Thread Starter 
Several good candidates for that one smile.gif
post #6 of 43
nice list, you did some serious thinking and categorizing.
50 cal machine guns: I think one of the rhambo films (l think one of the later in the series) had a credible 50 cal scene or two, recently, I think it was 50 cal in the new Sherlock Holmes movie we watched last night. they also had a couple of big guns going off
post #7 of 43
Having been impressed by some unexpected - and unexpectedly strong - LFE in "Piranha", I'd suggest adding "What is the best fish scene" to the list. smile.gif
Edited by eljaycanuck - 7/16/12 at 7:18pm
post #8 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks for sharing your impressions Bone.
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Originally Posted by Bone215 View Post

nice list, you did some serious thinking and categorizing.
50 cal machine guns: I think one of the rhambo films (l think one of the later in the series) had a credible 50 cal scene or two, recently, I think it was 50 cal in the new Sherlock Holmes movie we watched last night. they also had a couple of big guns going off

Thanks. I added the fish scene to the questions above. Feel free to identify the specific scene which you liked best if you are so inclined.
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Having been impressed by some unexpected - and unexpectedly strong - LFE in "Piranha", I'd suggest adding "What is the best fish scene" to the list. smile.gif
post #9 of 43
What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene? - Ghost Protocol & Underworld Awakening & Live Free Or Die Hard - Apartment shoot out & Engage and Destroy
What is the best explosion scene? - The Dark Knight - Hospital Explosion & Ghost Protocol - Kremlin explosion
What is the best foot-stomp scene? - WOTW - tripod emerging scene & Terminator Salvation - The Harvester scene
What is the best robot scene? - Terminator Salvation - The Harvester scene
What is the best plane crash? - Knowing & Live Free Or Die Hard
What is the best wind scene? - Ghost Protocol - Sandstorm scene
What is the best Dragon scene? - Percy Jackson - Hydra scene & HTTYD - Giant dragon scene
What is the best Missile Launch scene? - Iron Man - Jericho missile demo scene
What is the best "Impactful Fighting" scene? - Ip Man 2 - Twister vs Master Hung & TIH - Hulk vs Abomination
What is the best train crash scene? - Super 8


Additional biggrin.gif The best car crash - Live Free Or Die Hard - tunnel scene & Ghost Protocol - Sandstorm scene
Edited by WereWolf84 - 7/17/12 at 4:19am
post #10 of 43
Can you add

24. What is the best sex scene biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by pennynike1 View Post

1) What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene (e.g. pistols, uzzi's, etc.)?
2) What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal);
3) What is the best minigun scene (such as utilized in Terminator 2)?
4) What is the best shotgun scene?
5) What is the best cannonfire scene (can you think of 5)?
6) What is the best background bass scene (in the sense that the bass is taking place without immediate action in the scene)?
7) What is the best explosion scene?
8) What is the best foot-stomp scene?
9) What is the best robot scene?
10) What is the best plane crash?
11) What is the best wind scene?
12) What is the best water scene?
13) What is the best earthquake scene?
14) What is the best monster scene(not counting Minotaurs or Dragons)?
15) What is the best Minotaur scene?
16) What is the best Dragon scene?
17) What is the best Missile Launch scene?
18) What is the best Ship Takeoff scene?
19) What is the best "Impactful Landing" scene (e.g.. where a God lands on earth)?
20) What is the best "Impactful Fighting" scene?
21) What is the best train crash scene?
22) What is the best airplane fly-over scene?
23) What is the best fish scene?
post #11 of 43
Spoiler alert if you haven't seen Act of Valor.





I just watched it for the first time. While none of the scenes would be my favorite for bass, it does have one of my favorite scenes of all time when it comes to just being an intense scene. The whole part where they are rescuing the woman who is being tortured from start to finish I was so tense. The end of it with the boats getting there just in time and unloading (I am clueless with guns, but were those 50 cal? they seemed even stronger than that) on those vehicles was amazing. My wife and I were both blown away by that scene.

As far as favorite uzi scene that goes to the Die Hard 4 apartment scene. Shakes me and the couch like no other scene I've experienced.
post #12 of 43
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What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene? - Ghost Protocol & Underworld Awakening & Live Free Or Die Hard - Apartment shoot out & Engage and Destroy
What is the best explosion scene? - The Dark Knight - Hospital Explosion & Ghost Protocol - Kremlin explosion
What is the best foot-stomp scene? - WOTW - tripod emerging scene & Terminator Salvation - The Harvester scene
What is the best robot scene? - Terminator Salvation - The Harvester scene
What is the best plane crash? - Knowing & Live Free Or Die Hard
What is the best wind scene? - Ghost Protocol - Sandstorm scene
What is the best Dragon scene? - Percy Jackson - Hydra scene & HTTYD - Giant dragon scene
What is the best Missile Launch scene? - Iron Man - Jericho missile demo scene
What is the best "Impactful Fighting" scene? - Ip Man 2 - Twister vs Master Hung fighting
What is the best train crash scene? - Super 8
Additional biggrin.gif The best car crash - Live Free Or Die Hard - tunnel scene & Ghost Protocol - Sandstorm scene

Definitely the better list, atm.

I'll add: Best .50cal machinegun scene - Hurt Locker spec ops shootout.
post #13 of 43
Best Foot Stomp Scene: Underworld Awakening- First Super Lycan appearance......Runner up, Iron Man- Coming out of the cave
Best plane crash scene: Fight Club-Mid air collision scene
Best car crash scene: Fight Club-Near life experience scene
Best Dragon scene: HTTYD- Giant dragon coming out of the cave
Best Robot scene: Terminator Salvation-Harvester scene
Best death ray scene: WOTW- death ray scene right after the pod emergence
Best fish scene: Finding Nemo-Darla tapping the glass
Best monster scene: The Incredible Hulk-Hulk vs the Abomination toward the end of the movie or something from Cloverfield
post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by pennynike1 View Post

Hi everyone,
Like everyone else, I listen to some of my favorite bass scenes each time I go to a sub demo session, and compare and contrast what I heard following the demo. Typically, I will demo movie scenes that are generally accepted as having the best bass (5 star bass movies).
What I have found is that certain subwoofers sound great during gun fire, but don't seem to have quite enough "impact" when it comes to crashes, explosions, etc. This has gotten me thinking about tailoring my future demos to various specific types of scenes.
I am wondering if people have suggestions on specific types of scenes. Bear in mind that I am not necessary looking for the best bass scene of all time, but more so a showcase of differences in how subs will react to specific scene situations.
Anyone care to comment on their opinions regarding the following questions (I also would be interested in hearing about people's top 5 in any other categories I haven't thought of, and which types of scenes that people consider the most important)?
1) What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene (e.g. pistols, uzzi's, etc.)? Underworld, The Darknight
2) What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal);
3) What is the best minigun scene (such as utilized in Terminator 2)?
4) What is the best shotgun scene? The Dark Night, The punisher warzone
5) What is the best cannonfire scene (can you think of 5)? Master and Commander
6) What is the best background bass scene (in the sense that the bass is taking place without immediate action in the scene)?
7) What is the best explosion scene? The Dark Night, The Knowing, Titan AE
8) What is the best foot-stomp scene? WOTW, Cloverfield, TIH
9) What is the best robot scene? Transformers, Terminator Salvation, WOTW?
10) What is the best plane crash? FOTP, WOTW, The KNowing
11) What is the best wind scene?
12) What is the best water scene?
13) What is the best earthquake scene?
14) What is the best monster scene(not counting Minotaurs or Dragons)? Cloverfield
15) What is the best Minotaur scene? Percy Jackson
16) What is the best Dragon scene?
17) What is the best Missile Launch scene?
18) What is the best Ship Takeoff scene?
19) What is the best "Impactful Landing" scene (e.g.. where a God lands on earth)?
20) What is the best "Impactful Fighting" scene? TIH
21) What is the best train crash scene?
22) What is the best airplane fly-over scene? FOTP
23) What is the best fish scene?
24) Best car attack? MIssion Impossible Ghost protocol
post #15 of 43
1) What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene (e.g. pistols, uzzi's, etc.)? Shootout in Heat, Final shootout in Hot Fuzz

2) What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal); Gatling Gun scene in The Book of Eli

4) What is the best shotgun scene? Old lady shooting at rats in Ratatouille

7) What is the best explosion scene? Bomb drop in Pearl Harbor

8) What is the best foot-stomp scene? Hulk and Abomination approaching each other in the Cop Car scene in The Incredible Hulk

11) What is the best wind scene? Campfire scene in Blazing Saddles

12) What is the best water scene? Depth charge attack in U-571

21) What is the best train crash scene? Bus and train crash in The Fugative

22) What is the best airplane fly-over scene? Japanese attack in Pearl Harbor

23) What is the best fish scene? Darla scene in Finding Nemo
post #16 of 43
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2) What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal); Gatling Gun scene in The Book of Eli

11) What is the best wind scene? Campfire scene in Blazing Saddles

agree, and agree biggrin.gif
post #17 of 43
some great posts here
some additional thoughts
8) What is the best foot-stomp scene?
Maybe not the best but honorable mention to The first lord of the rings where the hobbits come out of the field and then are hiding by the side of the road and the horse stops. I forget what the black rider is called but he jumps off the horse and there is good low base in that scene.

9) What is the best robot scene?
Surprisingly, in Astroboy when he fights the big giant at the end there is a very low bass rumble, one of the best I have heard (in my room).

12) What is the best water scene?
There is good bass in Finding Nemo where the shark smells the blood and starts chasing the fish and bangs on the submarine.

18) What is the best Ship Takeoff Scene?
In Titan AC when the ship takes off from earth, there are a lot of explosions going off around it.

19) What is the best "Impactful Landing" scene (e.g.. where a God lands on earth)?
Not a god but the second star wars where the ship lands and blows up right at the beginning of the movie is a pretty good landing with explosion.
post #18 of 43
I thought of a few more:

14) What is the best monster scene When Boo first laughs in Monsters Inc.

21) What is the best train crash scene? Train crash in Source Code, Train crash in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

These would be either under best explosion or missile or cannon fire:

Hot landing in We Were Soldiers and other scenes
Heavy German artillery in "Band of Brothers" The Breaking Point

How about best train arrival?

Train arrival in 3:10 to Yuma
Train arrival in The Polar Express
post #19 of 43
Robot Scene: I, Robot - You Are Experiencing a Car Accident
post #20 of 43
What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal);
Rambo (2008)

What is the best minigun/gatling gun scene
Blackhawk Down: Helicopter shots

What is the best shotgun scene?
The Expendables

What is the best cannonfire scene?
The Patriot

What is the best robot scene?
Robocop: You have 30 seconds to comply

What is the best plane crash?
Knowing

What is the best earthquake scene?
Earthquake (with SENSURROUND)

What is the best missile/rocket launcher scene?
Colombiana: Attack on bad guys villa
post #21 of 43
Gunfight- Open Range
.50 cal - Hurt locker
Shotgun- Expendables
Plane crash- Flight of the Phoenix
Water- Percy Jackson
post #22 of 43
What is the best (small) Gun Shootout scene (e.g. pistols, uzzi's, etc.)?
Heat (downtown bank robbery shootout)

What is the best background bass scene (in the sense that the bass is taking place without immediate action in the scene)?
The Dark Knight (background bass is present throughout the entire movie)

What is the best airplane fly-over scene?
Top Gun (buzzing the tower)

What is the best car attack scene?
Quantum of Solace (opening car chase)
post #23 of 43
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What is the best background bass scene (in the sense that the bass is taking place without immediate action in the scene)?
The Dark Knight (background bass is present throughout the entire movie)

I was able to see "Dark Knight Rises" last night and I can't wait for the bluray release to watch it at home. Plenty of great bass in this one.
post #24 of 43
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I was able to see "Dark Knight Rises" last night and I can't wait for the bluray release to watch it at home. Plenty of great bass in this one.

Looking forward to seeing this flick on Monday (theaters will be to crowded this weekend).

Did you get to "experience" the movie in a SoCal theater equipped with D-BOX?
post #25 of 43
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Looking forward to seeing this flick on Monday (theaters will be to crowded this weekend).
Did you get to "experience" the movie in a SoCal theater equipped with D-BOX?

Not D-BOX but IMAX (Universal City/CityWalk).
post #26 of 43
Cool thread!! I like!!
post #27 of 43
You missed the best mini-gun scene ever - DTS version of the Preator in Chapter 12 "Another Kill" where he takes the mini-gun and literally blows away the Jungle and leaves you with the sound of the Mini-wheel spinning to a dead silence....

3) What is the best minigun/gatling gun scene?

A) Book of Eli : End Battle at the house
B) Terminator 2 : Arnold fires on the cops from building window
C) The Last Samurai: The Howitzers at conclusion of end battle
D) Blackhawk Down: Helicopter shots
E) Sucker Punch: 2nd Samurai's gun
F) Sucker Punch: Amber's pink robot ship fires at planes in WWII segment
G) The Matrix: Neo fires on A. Smith as he tries to save Morpheus
H) Superman Returns: Minigun fires at Superman
post #28 of 43
Best car accident scene - "Final Destination 2" the logging truck dumping those giant logs on the freeway as all the cars start flipping and exploding meanwhile the constant crashing of those logs as chaos is unfolding. I use this scene often as a demo scene and the look on everyone's face when they hear that first log hit the ground then go flying through the cops windshield. Some very powerful bass.
post #29 of 43
2) What is the best (big) Gun fire scene (e.g. 50 cal); Gatling Gun scene in The Book of Eli; Hurt Locker's sniper in desert scene.
post #30 of 43
17) What is the best Missile Launch scene?
Iron Man (Jericho Missile Test Scene)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6GvIu02cew
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