There is nothing finer than a movie montage. Whether it be a training montage, a falling-in-love montage or a makeover montage, the audience is going to love it.
Think about it – the movie is essentially summed up by the montage. The greatest transformations are achieved through montage. Who needs dialogue when you’ve got pictures, anyway? Just look at The Artist! No, really, look at it – it’s really good. It’s basically one giant montage.
Some might think a montage is merely a means of cutting corners; a means of cramming together information to a jazzy tune that’s bound to distract you from the fact that you’re not seeing any true character development. But I disagree.
Montages are not only fun and exciting – they reveal many scenes that would be impossible for us to see if the writer and filmmakers had to do anything as silly as building to each moment. It’s unnecessary and way less fun that way. These movies would all be hours longer if we actually had to build to each of the scenes encompassed within the montages. Sometimes you just need some instant gratification. Sometimes you need a montage. Sometimes you need a list of montages. Because lord knows I love lists. I really do.
Wes Anderson has a lot of great montages. I chose this one. He paints a quick and excellent picture of the main character in under two minutes! And basically every club featured is one I wish to join.
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There is a new way. And it’s through a training montage with dancing, running, and men in crop tops.
Tai’s makeover is brilliant. They dye her hair and reveal her midriff to the world. Di’s impatience is impeccable. Cher’s sense of control in a world of chaos is masterful. Tai is having the best time ever, bonding with her new friends who just want her to fit in. Unfortunately the internet doesn’t want to share her makeover scenes with the world, so the clip is the best it’s going to be.
I watched all the Rocky movies in one day. It’s difficult to select the best training montage so I went with the classic original. As much as I adore Rocky IV training in Russia while the Russian is injected with crazy muscle potion, and as much as I love Rocky III and Apollo Creed cuddling in the ocean at the end of his other training sequence, I had to go classic.
It’s a montage set to a song called ‘Montage’ about montages. Amazing.
A lot of people don’t seem to have the love for Ladybugs that I do. I don’t understand. You’ve got a ragtag group of scamps, Jackeé from Sister, Sister, the girl from Hocus Pocus, a boy pretending to be a girl, and Rodney Dangerfield. I love this montage – a dream sequence a teenage boy has about his dream girl. This montage also features the 2 saddest hamburgers ever and a wedding sequence where there’s a banner over the wedding party that reads ‘Our Wedding.’ Fantastic.
Maybe it wasn’t the best movie in the world, but this montage is delicious. It makes me want to eat tiny cakes and buy shoes in my living room. And I don’t even like shoe shopping.
I couldn’t watch the whole movie because Netflix broke. But I saw this part and I’m glad I did. Nothing like a montage to get people crying before the movie in really starts!
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