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31st May '16 12:12:53 AM StFan
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It is well known that the second act of any story is one of the most important parts and one of the hardest to get down right. So to keep everyone enthralled during this period you come up with TheCenterpieceSpectacular.

TheCenterpieceSpectacular is a point in a story that is certainly not the climax, but it is situated during the middle of the story or sometimes even the beginning to really get their attention. You can usually identify it as being the sequence ''everyone'' is talking about, and that is usually because this sequence is the work's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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It is well known that the second act of any story is one of the most important parts and one of the hardest to get down right. So to keep everyone enthralled during this period you come up with TheCenterpieceSpectacular.

TheCenterpieceSpectacular
the Centerpiece Spectacular.

The Centerpiece Spectacular
is a point in a story that is certainly not the climax, but it is situated during the middle of the story or sometimes even the beginning to really get their attention. You can usually identify it as being the sequence ''everyone'' is talking about, and that is usually because this sequence is the work's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.



The placing of TheCenterpieceSpectacular can vary wildly, though it is never the climax. If this sequence happens towards the beginning of the story, it can overlap with an EstablishingCharacterMoment. In early Act 2 it is intended to get the plot flowing fast. In late Act 2 it is a set-up for the climax.

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The placing of TheCenterpieceSpectacular the Centerpiece Spectacular can vary wildly, though it is never the climax. If this sequence happens towards the beginning of the story, it can overlap with an EstablishingCharacterMoment. In early Act 2 it is intended to get the plot flowing fast. In late Act 2 it is a set-up for the climax.climax.



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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' has the bathtub chase through CharlesDarwin's house.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' has the bathtub chase through CharlesDarwin's house.

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* ''Film/IronMan'' has the hero going to the middle east and destroying the Stark weaponry that was being used there. The UnflinchingWalk after destroying the tank cements it, and the chase sequence with the American jets brings it home.
* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' has the fight at the college grounds.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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''Film/IronMan'' has the hero going to the middle east and destroying the Stark weaponry that was is being used there. The UnflinchingWalk after destroying the tank cements it, and the chase sequence with the American jets brings it home.
* ** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' has the fight at the college grounds.grounds.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has Captain America's first mission -- his attack on the HYDRA base, rescuing Bucky and the Howling Commandos and meeting the [[BigBad Red Skull]] for the first time.
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has the attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, featuring Loki and his forces laying waste to it, the Hulk transforming to wreak havoc, and the Avengers working with S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel to weather the attack.
** The scene at Leipzig airport in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is a battle between two sides featuring many of the superheroes in the franchise. The dynamic choreography and clever interactions between the cast make it ''the'' action scene of the film. In contrast, the climactic fight is much smaller with dirtier combat, being a personal feud between Captain America and Iron Man.



* The first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie had the arrival of the Autobots.

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The first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie had the arrival of the Autobots.



* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Fellowship of the Ring]]'' had the fight against the goblins and the cave troll (especially the cave troll) in the ruins of Balin's Tomb.

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Fellowship of the Ring]]'' had Ring'' has the fight against the goblins and the cave troll (especially the cave troll) in the ruins of Balin's Tomb.



* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' has Captain America's first mission -- his attack on the HYDRA base, rescuing Bucky and the Howling Commandos and meeting the [[BigBad Red Skull]] for the first time.
* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has the attack on the SHIELD Helicarrier, featuring Loki and his forces laying waste to it, the Hulk transforming to wreak havoc, and the Avengers working with SHIELD personnel to weather the attack.



* The scene at Leipzig airport in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is a battle between two sides featuring many of the superheroes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The dynamic choreography and clever interactions between the cast make it ''the'' action scene of the film. In contrast, the climactic fight is much smaller with dirtier combat, being a personal feud between Captain America and Iron Man.

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* The scene at Leipzig airport in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is a battle between two sides featuring many of the superheroes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The dynamic choreography and clever interactions between the cast make it ''the'' action scene of the film. In contrast, the climactic fight is much smaller with dirtier combat, being a personal feud between Captain America and Iron Man.

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30th May '16 9:19:41 PM Quanyails
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' has the first confrontation with Calvera and the bandits, which leads to a round of back-to-back BadassBoasts.
* ''Film/PacificRim'' has a fight in Hong Kong between the four remaining [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] and two of the deadiest {{kaiju}} in the film's universe during the middle of the movie. Although the climax is also a huge spectacle, the Hong Kong fight is the defining action scene of the film and delivers most of the monster vs. robot carnage the film was designed around.

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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' has the first confrontation with Calvera and the bandits, which leads to a round of back-to-back BadassBoasts.
{{Badass Boast}}s.
* ''Film/PacificRim'' has a fight in Hong Kong between the four remaining [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] and two of the deadiest deadliest {{kaiju}} in the film's universe during the middle of the movie. Although the climax is also a huge spectacle, the Hong Kong fight is the defining action scene of the film and delivers most of the monster vs. robot carnage the film was designed around.
* The scene at Leipzig airport in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is a battle between two sides featuring many of the superheroes in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The dynamic choreography and clever interactions between the cast make it ''the'' action scene of the film. In contrast, the climactic fight is much smaller with dirtier combat, being a personal feud between Captain America and Iron Man.



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27th Feb '16 9:14:07 AM nombretomado
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* ''FIlm/TheAvengers'' has the attack on the SHIELD Helicarrier, featuring Loki and his forces laying waste to it, the Hulk transforming to wreak havoc, and the Avengers working with SHIELD personnel to weather the attack.

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* ''FIlm/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' has the attack on the SHIELD Helicarrier, featuring Loki and his forces laying waste to it, the Hulk transforming to wreak havoc, and the Avengers working with SHIELD personnel to weather the attack.
23rd Aug '15 9:45:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''MonstersVsAliens'' has the fight with the giant robot at the Golden Gate bridge.

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* ''MonstersVsAliens'' ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' has the fight with the giant robot at the Golden Gate bridge.
3rd May '15 9:40:01 PM PlotIsTheBest
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* Halfway through ''VideoGame/WonderlandAdventures'', [[spoiler: the Ice Trolls come out of nowhere, steal the Star Key, freeze everyone present except you, and cause you to be trapped inside the Volcano.]]
4th Mar '15 5:22:49 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''TheIncredibles'' has the "Hundred Mile Dash" scene.

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* ''TheIncredibles'' ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has the "Hundred Mile Dash" scene.
25th Dec '14 2:42:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* The original ''PlanetOfTheApes'' had the {{Reveal}} of the apes. They felt they had to do it again (and top themselves) for ''Beneath the Planet of the Apes'' so they wrote the part with the reveal of the mutated humans.

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* The original ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' had the {{Reveal}} of the apes. They felt they had to do it again (and top themselves) for ''Beneath the Planet of the Apes'' ''Film/BeneathThePlanetOfTheApes'' so they wrote the part with the reveal of the mutated humans.



* Zero hour hits in ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]'', and we follow John Cusack and family drive and fly out of Los Angeles as the ground crumbles and opens up, buildings collapse and debris -- cars, trains, freeways, people -- fly all about them.

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* Zero hour hits in ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]'', ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'', and we follow John Cusack and family drive and fly out of Los Angeles as the ground crumbles and opens up, buildings collapse and debris -- cars, trains, freeways, people -- fly all about them.
8th Nov '13 1:56:52 AM erforce
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* The ChaseFight on the freeway in ''TheMatrixReloaded''.
* Zero hour hits in ''[[TwentyTwelve 2012]]'', and we follow John Cusack and family drive and fly out of Los Angeles as the ground crumbles and opens up, buildings collapse and debris -- cars, trains, freeways, people -- fly all about them.

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* The ChaseFight on the freeway in ''TheMatrixReloaded''.
''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
* Zero hour hits in ''[[TwentyTwelve ''[[Film/TwentyTwelve 2012]]'', and we follow John Cusack and family drive and fly out of Los Angeles as the ground crumbles and opens up, buildings collapse and debris -- cars, trains, freeways, people -- fly all about them.



* ''TheMagnificentSeven'' has the first confrontation with Calvera and the bandits, which leads to a round of back-to-back BadassBoasts.
* ''PacificRim'' has a fight in Hong Kong between the four remaining [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] and two of the deadiest {{kaiju}} in the film's universe during the middle of the movie. Although the climax is also a huge spectacle, the Hong Kong fight is the defining action scene of the film and delivers most of the monster vs. robot carnage the film was designed around.

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* ''TheMagnificentSeven'' ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' has the first confrontation with Calvera and the bandits, which leads to a round of back-to-back BadassBoasts.
* ''PacificRim'' ''Film/PacificRim'' has a fight in Hong Kong between the four remaining [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] and two of the deadiest {{kaiju}} in the film's universe during the middle of the movie. Although the climax is also a huge spectacle, the Hong Kong fight is the defining action scene of the film and delivers most of the monster vs. robot carnage the film was designed around.
25th Jul '13 3:52:04 PM drbreakfast
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* ''PacificRim'' has a fight in Hong Kong between the four remaining [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] and two of the deadiest {{kaiju}} in the film's universe during the middle of the movie. Although the climax is also a huge spectacle, the Hong Kong fight is the defining action scene of the film and delivers most of the monster vs. robot carnage the film was designed around.
18th Jun '13 9:54:10 AM Sapphirea2
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* The Slave Cage sequence in ''{{KA}}'' is an excellent example of a centerpiece spectacular that sets up the climax as the slaves revolt against their captors.
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* The Slave Cage sequence in ''{{KA}}'' ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' is an excellent example of a centerpiece spectacular that sets up the climax as the slaves revolt against their captors.
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