Hello ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here. * waves*
Has anyone watched the movie Transcendence ? I watched it last night, and oh, wow, I bawled my eyes out at the end of the movie. I mean, it’s a syfy movie, for pete’s sake, and we’re not supposed to cry, right? Well, it’s about self-aware computers, and all that stuff, and you know, I didn’t really understand any of it, but at the end of the movie, it becomes pure, eternal love! Well, that’s how I see it , anyway. If you say, I’m just a sentimental , simple-minded fool, it’s fine by me. So, tell me, what movies made you cry? I’m talking buckets of tears here, like, you know, waterfalls, dams breaking, and non-stop crying for one day. By the way, do men cry at movies ?
Anyway, here are some of the movies that tugged at my heartstrings, choked me up, and opened the floodgate of tears.
1. Ghost………….. The love shown on Sam’s face as he utters the words, “I love you, Molly, ” and , starts to disappear into heavenly light…. that killed me, darn it.
2. Marley and Me….. I saw 2 tatooed bikers with swollen , red eyes, come out of the cinema. Well, the movie’s about a dog ‘s unconditional love for and its loving relationship with its human masters.
3. The Notebook…… Oh. my . gosh, the feels ! ! ! The dam burst at that part of the movie when the nurses see the lovers, Noah and Allie, lying together in bed ,……both die peacefully, still holding each other’s hand. Love beyond death.
4. Harry Potter, last movie….. as Snape lies dying in Harry’s arms, he asks Harry to look at him so he can gaze at Harry’s eyes one last time. Harry looks exactly like his father, except the eyes. They are his mother’s… and we all know his mother is Snape’s one , true love. It is this love that has kept Harry safe and protected from Valdemort. So, that’s the significance of Harry’s eyes., nothing more, nothing less. Heck, I didn’t even cry when Prof. Dumbledore died. I cried for Snape’s undying love.
5. Grave of the Fireflies……. Roger Ebert considered it, to quote ” one of the best and most powerful war films, and included it on his ” Great Movies ” list. Believe it or not, this is a Japanese animated film , made by Isao Takahata. Rotten Tomatoes had given it a 97% approval rating, a film, they say, that is powerfully profound and beautiful.
* tears falling * My dear readers, I urge you to watch this film, especially at this time when we see the clouds of war looming on the horizon.
6. The Little Match Girl….. I read the story when I was 8 years old, and watched the short film too. I wrote about this a few years ago here on my blogsite. I guess it’s easier to just copy , paste and revise. So here it is.
Have you ever read a book that made such a great impact on your psyche that it changed how you view the world? Well, there’s this little children’s book titled The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen that I read it when I was 8 years old. I remember my teacher was a Philippine-American named Miss Silao, who assigned us some books to read and to make a short book report on . I think I made a rather heartfelt book report, (” children should be loved, not get beaten, children should just play, not sell matches, children should be happy, not die on Christmas Day.” ), and disturbing enough that Miss Silao talked to me after class. I remember telling her ( I was in tears, too ) I did not like the book, that it upset me that a little girl died. Miss Silao explained it was just a story the author made up, that nothing like that ever happened. I don’t remember if Miss Silao managed to appease me or not, but, to this day, I still tear up everytime I think of the little match girl. I realize now the story was a mere social commentary of that era. Sadly, it still rings true today. There are millions of children out there that get beaten and abused and go to bed hungry.
If I wrote that book report today, it would turn out like this…. ” children should be loved, not get beaten or killed, children should just play, not dodge bullets, children should be happy, and not bombed away. “
7. Forrest Gump….. Forrest Gump does not show any emotion, even when his mother and Jenny, his friend/lover, die……. he does not cry, he does not laugh, except at the last scene where he visits Jenny’s grave ( his childhood friend and the mother of his child) and, for the first time in his life, he breaks down, and cries, and says, over and over again, ” I miss you , Jenny.” Forrest Gump is so pure. Darn it.
That”s it. So, what movies make me cry ? True Love.
Thank you for reading. PEACE.