For this week's Hit Me With Your Best Shot, we're reairing one of the earliest of episodes. We invited new readers to select a shot if they weren't around in 2010 when "Best Shot" first began so this survey of Mean Girls best shots, as chosen by each participant (click on the link for the corresponding article) is an fusion of old and new pieces 'round the web. Here's my choice:
And what I originally wrote:
The camera tracks Regina through the hallway after she's hatched her brilliant revenge plan. She's regained control of the screaming rage we saw in the prior scene and she's just gliding through the hallways, with a neat hint of actressy athleticism. Gone is the sex kitten and in her place the marathon runner.
The shot functions like a reverse Hansel & Gretel; the witch leaving a bread crumb trail. In the bookend shot that follows the camera is still moving, gliding away from her, but the witch isn't. Witness her hungry self-satisfaction while she watches the children gobble up the crumbs; They're already baking in her oven!
So, that's my choice. What's yours?
14 MORE BEST SHOT(s)
as chosen by 16 of the greatest people you'll ever know
click on the image for the corresponding article
a blink-and-you-miss moment in the film... absolutely hilarious."
-Sorta That Guy
The best performance of her career..."
-Coco Hits New York
The conspicuous gap between them...
-Antagony & Ecstasy
No shot in the film makes me bust out loud laughing more..."
-Best Shot in the Dark
I love to think about Regina...
Each of "The Plastics" has great lines, but Karen takes the cake"
- Dean A
This could not be more on point."
- I Want to Believe
...captured the insanely fun spirit of the film but also encapsulated the plot really well."
- Awkward is What We Aim For
And she's not just maintaining a place among North Shore royalty, she's threatening to take over..."
She even describes herself as 'a woman possessed'..."
...a wicked Madonna from a Renaissance tableaux."
-Movies Kick Ass
The queen of the jungle..."
-The Entertainment Junkie
Daniel Franzese, far and away the funniest part of Mean Girls"
- Serious Film
Her flock who've come to worship..."
-Musings and Stuff
My pick for Best Shot has actually accrued more meaning over time....
Oh you girls keep me young I luv ya..."
-The Film's The Thing
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