Wednesday, June 14, 2006
teary-eyed at the local cinema
I am man enough to admit it. I have cried before while watching a film - maybe not out and out blubbering, but I've shed a few tears. I find Hoosiers to be incredibly touching. When I first saw it, I was very emotional at the end of LOTR: ROTK. I refuse to watch Brian's Song because I fear I would go through a box of kleenex.
It happened again yesterday. And I was watching X-3: The Last Stand, of all things. No, I'm no fanboy when it comes to X-Men - I was into the Archie comics as a youngester, basically because I thought that Betty and Veronica were both very fine. But, I have greatly enjoyed the X-Men movies and I own the first two on DVD.
The movie did pack some genuine emotion, something I wasn't expecting from a movie directed by Brett Ratner. I was expecting some overblown action sequences, and of course they were there. I was expecting quick pacing and a poor use of the editor, and that was there. But, I did not expect emotion. If you've seen the movie, you'll know there's a scene in particular that I'm referring to. I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it.