I love movies. There’s nothing better than experiencing a movie that drops your jaw or makes you go quiet for a minute, contemplating what you just witnessed. This can happen when the story takes a turn you never saw coming. The end of the Sixth Sense or when Brad Pitt finds out what’s in the box at the end of Seven are particular favorites of mine.
Sometimes the director brings a moment to the screen that just isn’t possible in real life. One of these moments happened for me when I first watched The Matrix and encountered “bullet time.” I didn’t get to see it in the theater but I remember rewinding that initial rooftop scene at least ten times while watching at a friend’s apartment. Another awe-inspiring experience was flying with the camera as it panned over and revealed the massive structure of Minas Tirith in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.