Mettel Ray’s cool new blogathon’s banner is on the right sidebar, if you want to know what’s going on. I’m picking both scenes that created TEARS and SURPRISE to list this week. God knows good films can create a lot of awkwardness within and of course, I myself am excellent in feeling this.
euthanasia in Million Dollar Baby
I first saw Million Dollar Baby a few days ago and I don’t remember when a film made me so damn sad. I cried. Excellent acting by Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood made their final scene of this film absolutely unforgettable and devastating. I didn’t believe that scene would happen right until it happened.
Marley’s death in Marley & Me
Marley & Me was a very sweet film 90% of the time and I watched it a couple years back when I was bored while we were at some family friends’ house. Nobody warned me for this, and this might be the film that should need it. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so drained after a film. As they say – kill a girl in a film? Meh. Kill a guy? Meh. Kill a dog? YOU SATAN. And it truly is so. I loved this film but I don’t think I could go through it again.
the breakdown in 50/50
50/50 is one of my my favourite films ever. It’s intense, packed with emotion and Joseph Gordon–Levitt delivers the greatest mental breakdown of all in this scene, and it’s placed in the film perfectly. “I’m tired of being sick,” he says, and after having seen his journey, we understand. It’s heartbreaking to watch him like this. If it’s done well, comedy mixed with sadness in a film can be the most wrecking combination of them all, because we still vividly remember Adam laughing even in that scene.
the revelation in Trance
Trance was full of twists and turns for the better part of the film, but the final twist – what Rosario Dawson had done to McAvoy – that was completely unexpected. And it still managed to surprise me second time around, even when I recognised the build–up to the scene.
Louise kills the guy in Thelma & Louise
I loved, loved, loved Thelma & Louise from the beginning to the end, but the moment when this film turned great was when that scum here, whatever his scum name was, was all set to rape Thelma and then Louise just came there and killed the son of a bitch. I did not expect that, even with watching this film on 2013 for the first time. I love the fact I refrain from spoilers for classics even.
the (first) ending of Now You See Me
I was one of the three people that loved Now You See Me, and I never saw the final twist coming. Mark Ruffalo was an agent trying to bust the big bad Four Horsemen and by the scene that should’ve been final (and in my mind, was, because the cheesy ending was completely unnecessary), we found out he was the mastermind of the whole shebang instead. Huh.