The second set of emotions from MettelRay‘s awesome Breaking Emotions blogathon.
The previous set of emotion were Fear and Awkward. Now for the second set is Surprise and Tears. I basically cried at almost everything so there were a lot of candidate for Tears Ithink i cried on almost all recent films, so i almost went with Gravity and Captain Phillips again. But i guess i should try to dig back a little and find other films instead. Surprise is a little harder to define for me, so i choose some films that has twists i did not expect or those that invites WTF reactions from me.
03 Thor: The Dark World (2013)
SPOILER ALERT. That scene when Loki died definitely shocked me for a bit, in the back of my head i know it’s his trickery. He is the god of mischief and a trickster afterall but still came as a surprise. Of course when the guards of Asgard reported to Odin that they found a body and later the film showed Loki sitting in Odin throne was just not as surprising.
02 Shutter Island (2010)
It’s one of those film that i just did not see that twist coming! And it was so delicious!
01 Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)
a.k.a ‘新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 Air/まごころを、君に’ . If there’s one movie with extreme mindfuckery, it’s Neon Genesis Evangelion. This second movie serve as conclusion to the tv series, dubbed as episode 25/26 of the series. If you are familiar with the TV series then you know how mind boggling NGE really is. This movie, however brought it to another level, with intricate plot, elaborate reasoning, and heavy with symbolism and allegory. The movie brought you mindblowing end, leaving me gawking at the conclusion. I’m not even sure i understand throughly even after repeated viewings.
03 Cloud Atlas (2012)
I found myself in a state of melancholy everytime i hear the intro to Cloud Atlas sextet. My brain readily conjured the entire arc of Frobisher and Sixsmith. I can see them like a montage in my head, the lover that was driven apart to the suicide, complete with the poetic phrase narrated by Whishaw. I just can’t not cry.
02 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
This is one of those rare moments from the film where it was possibly better than the passage of the book. The infamous ‘Always’ moment of Alan Rickman as Snape as his hidden past was unfold and we learn the true nature of one of the most hated person in the Potter universe, the misunderstood hero.
01 Titanic (1997/2012)
I cried when i was just still in my early teen. 15 years later when the film was re-released in 3D, i still bawl uncontrollably. Even when the rest of the theatre (mostly filled by tween) was laughing at the most heart breaking scene :(.
This entry is the second entry out of four-part series of 2013 Breaking Emotion Blogathon.