10 WTF Scenes In Otherwise Awesome Recent Movies

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Though not every movie released this year so far has been a smash hit, it's nevertheless been a pretty damn solid time for films regardless, with many of the most anticipated films of the year firmly delivering on or above sky-high expectations.

Yet not even the very best of films are perfect, and sometimes for whatever reason a creative choice on the part of those in charge will end up leaving audiences wondering what the hell they were thinking.

That's absolutely true of these 10 recent movies released over the past six-or-so months, each of which were widely praised by critics and general audiences alike, and yet did that one thing so bizarre, so distracting, and perhaps so offputting, that it was all anyone could talk about when it was over.

In some cases the filmmakers clearly wanted to make a bold, provocative, contentious statement, while in others outside factors evidently affected the end product, or the scene perhaps didn't come together as intended.

Either way, these head-scratching moments in otherwise terrific movies gave audiences a moment for pause, to consider quite what they were actually watching...

10. "I Am Become Death, Destroyer Of Worlds" Sex Scene - Oppenheimer

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It was always a given that Christopher Nolan's blockbuster biopic Oppenheimer would feature J. Robert Oppenheimer's (Cillian Murphy) famous quotation from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, "I am become Death, destroyer of worlds."

In real life, Oppenheimer immortalised the quote in a 1965 NBC News documentary, The Decision to Drop the Bomb, yet Nolan decided instead to repurpose it into a most unexpected of scenes.

Early in the film, Oppenheimer is in the middle of sex with Jean Tatlock (Florence Pugh) when she picks the Bhagavad Gita off a shelf and gets him to read a passage, which just so happens to be the iconic quote, before the pair resume their lovemaking.

It's jarring in the moment, if only because it's such a strange and expectation-defying way to shoehorn the quote into the film.

Unsurprisingly it also caught the ire of Hindu fundamentalists in India, who felt that having the quote read aloud during a tryst was sacrilegious.

All the same, what a damn weird way to work it into the script, in turn ensuring that Nolan's first sex scene was certainly anything but ordinary.


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