The third set of emotions from MettelRay‘s awesome Breaking Emotions blogathon came out last monday! For the first time i manage to post this one quite promptly :D After ‘Fear and Awkward’ and ‘Surprise and Tears’ now we have ‘Smiles and Thrill‘!
Smiles come pretty easily for me because there’s a lot of film that could easily made me smile (mostly for its joy or its adorableness). While thrill need a little bit more thought for me, but i have several titles come to mind for several different reasons :D. So here are my choices:
03 Frances Ha (2013)
There’s something very relatable about Frances Halladay journey as she deal with her quarter life crisis. We saw her in her most vulnerable state, we disagrees with some of her attitude, and we can not help but cringed as she kept making one bad decision in the wrongest time possible! But there’s an undeniable joy to see her finally getting her act together at the very end. And i just remember having this warm smile plastered on my face as i feel i well up with emotions.
02 (500) Days of Summer (2009)
For most people, smile probably come in during the happy period of Summer and Tom. For me, smile came when i saw the new optimism in Tom as he really moved on and met Autumn :)
01 About Time (2013)
I love Richard Curtis films, i think most of his work feature a beautiful relationships that has some oddity and yet so adorable at the same time. About Time was the very spirit of adorkable. I can not help but to smile like a loon as Tim tries to impress Mary repeatedly and as their relationship blossomed. What really made me smile of course is the wedding scene which could easily be disastrous yet become something perfect in its own imperfections.
03 Cold Eyes (2013)
Sure car chase and guns ablaze are guaranteed formula for a high octane films, but Cold Eyes offer different kind of thrill. Dramatizing police surveillance task force into an adrenaline pumping flick done with efficiency and effectively for its 120 minutes duration. I found myself holding on to the edge of my seat and my eyes remain glued to the screen, gripped by its staccato pace.
02 The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Indonesian film made by welsh director Gareth Evans garnered international recognitions for its white-knuckled, adrenaline-pumping, hand on hand combat scenes. Lethally choreographed traditional martial arts infused this violent action films, which were made under a relatively low budget. Evans manage to deliver non-stop action sequence within the 1oo minute run leaving the audiences literally breathless. I wonder if the sequel will be able to live up to its predecessor.
01 Rush (2013)
This is a film that both visual and sound design made me feel the thrill of seeing a car race. Even more than what i saw from glimpses of Formula 1 on TV. From the picture of piston pumping to the ear deafening sound of engines. And to top it all, the overall impression i get is just gorgeousness!
This entry is the third installment out of four-part series of 2013 Breaking Emotion Blogathon.