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* While this is more of a offscreen moment of hilarity, we have ''Film/TheConsultant'', a short film set in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The World Security Council wants to put [[EvilCounterpart Emil]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Blonsky]] on ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Knowing that this is a recipe for disaster but unable to deal with it directly, SHIELD sends the most obnoxious person they know to handle negotiations with General Ross for Blonsky's release: [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark.]] While we do get to see the first minute of Tony's meeting with Ross in a bar, the rest is left up to the viewer's imagination. The end result is that negotiations go up in flames (exactly what SHIELD wanted), Ross tried to get Tony thrown out of the bar, and [[EscalatingWar Tony responded by buying the bar and having it demolished.]]

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* While this is more of a offscreen moment of hilarity, we have ''Film/TheConsultant'', a short film set in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The World Security Council wants to put [[EvilCounterpart Emil]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Blonsky]] on ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Knowing that this is a recipe for disaster but unable to deal with it directly, SHIELD sends the most obnoxious person they know to handle negotiations with General Ross for Blonsky's release: [[Film/IronMan [[Film/IronMan1 Tony Stark.]] While we do get to see the first minute of Tony's meeting with Ross in a bar, the rest is left up to the viewer's imagination. The end result is that negotiations go up in flames (exactly what SHIELD wanted), Ross tried to get Tony thrown out of the bar, and [[EscalatingWar Tony responded by buying the bar and having it demolished.]]


* Invoked for the climax of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' despite the viewpoint characters being right in the middle of it; the camera is focusing mainly on the eponymous ship as they attempt to dodge through and around the massive Alliance Navy vs Reavers throwdown engineered by Mal. We only see the occasional explosion or chunk of debris hurtling across the screen, and [[TropesAreNotBad it actually works really well.]]

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* Invoked for the climax of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' despite the viewpoint characters being right in the middle of it; the camera is focusing mainly on the eponymous ship as they attempt to dodge through and around the massive Alliance Navy vs Reavers throwdown engineered by Mal. We only see the occasional explosion or chunk of debris hurtling across the screen, and [[TropesAreNotBad [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools it actually works really well.]]


** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': For a good two decades, Star Wars fans had been waiting to see two events: Darth Vader's fall to the dark side and his consequent slaughter of his Jedi brethren. How could that not be one of the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] of the entire series? By only showing a couple seconds of Anakin's raid on the temple, relegating the bulk of the Jedi-slaying to the clone troopers.

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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': For a good two decades, Star Wars ''Star Wars'' fans had been waiting to see two events: Darth Vader's fall to the dark side and his consequent slaughter of his Jedi brethren. How could that not be one of the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] of the entire series? By only showing a couple seconds of Anakin's raid on the temple, relegating the bulk of the Jedi-slaying to the clone troopers.


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* In ''Film/GoodFellas'', the execution of the Air France and Lufthansa [[TheCaper huge heists]] is not explicitly shown. There's some planning and location shots, but most of the information is given via {{exposition}}.


* In ''Film/{{Mirage 1965}}'', Crator/GregoryPeck's character is held hostage in his own apartment by a hired killer, who makes himself at home by watching ProfessionalWrestling. When the two men fight, the camera shows the TV screen—then turns to Peck (who presumably took tips from the wrestlers) standing over the defeated assassin.

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* In ''Film/{{Mirage 1965}}'', Crator/GregoryPeck's Creator/GregoryPeck's character is held hostage in his own apartment by a hired killer, who makes himself at home by watching ProfessionalWrestling. When the two men fight, the camera shows the TV screen—then turns to Peck (who presumably took tips from the wrestlers) standing over the defeated assassin.

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** Perhaps the most galling is [[spoiler: Thor first wielding the Strombringer repairing his body and getting a new outfit all while Rocket and Groot look on awed to bone, of course that scene was in the trailer but cut from the actual film.]]


** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': For a good two decades, Star Wars fans had been waiting to see two events: Darth Vader's fall to the dark side and his consequent slaughter of his Jedi brethren. How could that not be one of the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] of the entire series? By only showing a couple seconds of Anakin's raid on the temple, relegating the bulk of the Jedi-slaying to the clone troopers.

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** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': For a good two decades, Star Wars fans had been waiting to see two events: Darth Vader's fall to the dark side and his consequent slaughter of his Jedi brethren. How could that not be one of the [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] of the entire series? By only showing a couple seconds of Anakin's raid on the temple, relegating the bulk of the Jedi-slaying to the clone troopers.



* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Roxy's almost entire career pretty much, despite being the most capable candidate. Her only moments in the limelight were stressing about her fear of heights and being consoled by Eggsy... Until she gets over it and then some by [[spoiler:[[MomentOfAwesome shooting off a satellite while floating in the stratosphere]]]]. Taken literally when [[spoiler:we're informed that she just passed the speeding train test before Eggsy even had his. And again when she passes the ShootTheDog test offscreen, but you hear her pull the trigger in the next room]].

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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Roxy's almost entire career pretty much, despite being the most capable candidate. Her only moments in the limelight were stressing about her fear of heights and being consoled by Eggsy... Until she gets over it and then some by [[spoiler:[[MomentOfAwesome [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome shooting off a satellite while floating in the stratosphere]]]]. Taken literally when [[spoiler:we're informed that she just passed the speeding train test before Eggsy even had his. And again when she passes the ShootTheDog test offscreen, but you hear her pull the trigger in the next room]].


** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'': Most of the podrace was left on the cutting room floor. In the film, we only get to see the edited highlights. The 2006 DVD reinstates some of the lost footage, but the introduction is still edited down, leaving several of the contestants unnamed.
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'': In the rough cut, a group of Jedi evade the Trade Federation's starfighters and board the mothership, then proceed to work their way to the control center and destroy it. The battle droids all shut down, as at the end of ''The Phantom Menace'', only to reactivate soon after when a countermeasure kicks in. This would have been really cool to see, although the movie is really long already, and everything that was left in is pretty crucial.

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** In the opening scene, both Thor and Loki are covered in soot and the ship looks like a hurricane went through it, so even though we don’t get to see the what happened in the battle between the remnants of Asgard and Thanos’ minions, it’s implied that [[spoiler: the Asgardians put up one hell of a fight before they were defeated.]]


* In early film ''Film/JoanOfArc'' (1900), we don't see Joan's great victory at Orleans, but rather the triumphal parade that follows. Creator/GeorgeMelies, working on one small soundstage, had neither the room nor the budget to recreate a great battle.

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* In early film ''Film/JoanOfArc'' (1900), we don't see Joan's great victory at Orleans, but rather the triumphal parade that follows. Creator/GeorgeMelies, Creator/GeorgesMelies, working on one small soundstage, had neither the room nor the budget to recreate a great battle.

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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'':
** When the film begins, Thanos already has the Power Stone. It was mentioned later by Thor that Thanos' forces had decimated half of Xandar to get it.
** Whatever Nebula did in her assassination attempt, Thanos admits she nearly succeeded at killing him, no small feat given how hard it is to even draw blood from Thanos.
** How Gamora found the Soul Stone's location is never clarified, but it's impressive considering almost nobody in the universe knows where it is.

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* In, ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims, swimming to the mainland (over 600 m through cold seawater) is presented as nearly impossible, yet it's implied that [[spoiler: Emilie, the main heroine's sister]] did this, got somebody with a boat to help, and returned with him to the island, despite all the danger.


* While this is more of a offscreen moment of hilarity, we have ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'', a short film set in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The World Security Council wants to put [[EvilCounterpart Emil]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Blonsky]] on ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Knowing that this is a recipe for disaster but unable to deal with it directly, SHIELD sends the most obnoxious person they know to handle negotiations with General Ross for Blonsky's release: [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark.]] While we do get to see the first minute of Tony's meeting with Ross in a bar, the rest is left up to the viewer's imagination. The end result is that negotiations go up in flames (exactly what SHIELD wanted), Ross tried to get Tony thrown out of the bar, and [[EscalatingWar Tony responded by buying the bar and having it demolished.]]

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* While this is more of a offscreen moment of hilarity, we have ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'', ''Film/TheConsultant'', a short film set in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. The World Security Council wants to put [[EvilCounterpart Emil]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Blonsky]] on ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Knowing that this is a recipe for disaster but unable to deal with it directly, SHIELD sends the most obnoxious person they know to handle negotiations with General Ross for Blonsky's release: [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark.]] While we do get to see the first minute of Tony's meeting with Ross in a bar, the rest is left up to the viewer's imagination. The end result is that negotiations go up in flames (exactly what SHIELD wanted), Ross tried to get Tony thrown out of the bar, and [[EscalatingWar Tony responded by buying the bar and having it demolished.]]


* In ''CrankHighVoltage'', we see Chelios enter a run-down building occupied by prostitutes and criminals. Immediately after he enters, hookers start running out screaming, and thugs go flying out the windows, doors, and walls. Presumably Chelios is kicking ass like it's nobody's business inside, but we don't get to see the actual fighting.

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* In ''CrankHighVoltage'', ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', we see Chelios enter a run-down building occupied by prostitutes and criminals. Immediately after he enters, hookers start running out screaming, and thugs go flying out the windows, doors, and walls. Presumably Chelios is kicking ass like it's nobody's business inside, but we don't get to see the actual fighting.


* ''Film/TheTimeTravelersWife'' starts with the protagonist as a young boy being involved in a car accident which kills his mother and causes him to time travel (basically just to teleport out off the car) for the first time in his life. This is filmed beautifully, and this troper fully expected to see what he had regarded as the most cinematic moment of the book: how the scenery is full of dozens of later-day Henrys who couldn't help but travel back to this pivotal point in their life (time travel is not under the character's control). Unable to prevent the tragedy, only able to assist their younger self.\\\
That was apparently too much of a challenge, the situation is only mentioned later in the movie during an argument.

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* ''Film/TheTimeTravelersWife'' starts with the protagonist as a young boy being involved in a car accident which kills his mother and causes him to time travel (basically just to teleport out off the car) for the first time in his life. This is filmed beautifully, and this troper many fans fully expected to see what he had was regarded as one of the most cinematic moment moments of the book: how the scenery is full of dozens of later-day Henrys who couldn't help but travel back to this pivotal point in their life (time travel is not under the character's control). Unable to prevent the tragedy, only able to assist their younger self.\\\
That was apparently too much of a challenge, the situation is only mentioned later in the movie during an argument.


* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'' -- [[http://www.wordplayer.com/columns/wp15.Building.the.Bomb.html See here for why.]]

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* %%* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'' ''Film/ThePuppetMasters'' -- [[http://www.wordplayer.com/columns/wp15.Building.the.Bomb.html See here for why.]]

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