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Throwback Friday: Here Are Seventeen Movies That Have Made Me Cry Like a Baby

As you can see from my blog I am a HUGE movie fan. I love all genres of movies. Action, adventure, horror, drama, comedy, romance; you name it. If it’s good I will watch it. And while there are plenty of astounding films that have rocked my world over the years there are always those few standout movies that have taken my emotions to other places. And those, usually, are the best films. If you watch a movie and at the end find yourself in a river of tears that movie has effected you in ways you won’t soon forget. So, here are the sixteen movies that have made for me the definition “waterworks” an understatement.

Spoiler Alert! I will speak of some of these films’ most heartbreaking or heartwarming scenes that made me cry entire oceans into existence in detail so…if you haven’t seen some of these films…beware!

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I’ve seen a lot of children’s movies in my time and there are quite a few that I have grown to love but I have never seen a children’s film as perfectly constructed as this one in my life.

I watched this movie a long time ago in 2010 but I had completely forgotten nearly everything about the film. One day I was watching Freeform and when it came on I decided to watch it for only the second time in my life. Oh my goodness, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.

This movie had me crying so many times I couldn’t believe it. I was crying at the beginning, I was weeping in the middle, and I was utterly balling at the end. This is easily the best children’s movie I have ever watched by a landslide.

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Throwback Friday: ‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?

Movie finales. It’s a hard type of film to make because there are so many expectations for a wonderful conclusion to a good story. I’ve seen plenty of movie finales. Return of the Jedi was the last movie of the Original Star Wars trilogy and while it was entertaining it was nowhere near as good as its two predecessors. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a worthy ending to the 8-part Harry Potter series but it wasn’t the best segment of the story and, is it just me, or was the final duel between Harry Potter and Voldemort kind of lackluster?

Revenge of the Sith was the final film of the Prequel Star Wars trilogy and while it was clearly better than its previous two movies the first two films weren’t that great to begin with. And The Dark Knight Rises was a decent superhero movie but compared to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight it clearly was the lamest of the three films. Even the final Godfather movie (which I haven’t seen) supposedly didn’t live up to the standards of its two predecessors. That leads me to the topic of this post. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?

My Ranking of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

It’s #HobbitDay so I figured I might as well look back at one of the greatest, if not the greatest, trilogies of all time. Enjoy!

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the greatest cinematic feats of all time and easily one of my favorite franchises. I’ve watched The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers at the least a combined total of 200 times throughout my years growing up and even now, after nearly two decades since the first one came out in 2001, it’s still just as magical and epic as it has always been.

Peter Jackson really achieved what seemed impossible by creating these films and I can only commend him for the absolutely incredible job he did bringing this epic story once told by J.R.R Tolkien to life. The question is, in which fashion do I rank the films in this trilogy? Is the Oscar-winning The Return of the King the installment that excites me the most or is say, The Fellowship of the Ring, the movie that transports me to Middle-Earth and makes me so happy? That is what I’m excited to share with you in this post and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?

Movie finales. It’s a hard type of film to make because there are so many expectations for a wonderful conclusion to a good story. I’ve seen plenty of movie finales. Return of the Jedi was the last movie of the Original Star Wars trilogy and while it was entertaining it was nowhere near as good as its two predecessors. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a worthy ending to the 8-part Harry Potter series but it wasn’t the best segment of the story and, is it just me, or was the final duel between Harry Potter and Voldemort kind of lackluster?

Revenge of the Sith was the final film of the Prequel Star Wars trilogy and while it was clearly better than its previous two movies the first two films weren’t that great to begin with. And The Dark Knight Rises was a decent superhero movie but compared to Batman Begins and The Dark Knight it clearly was the lamest of the three films. Even the final Godfather movie (which I haven’t seen) supposedly didn’t live up to the standards of its two predecessors. That leads me to the topic of this post. Continue reading ‘The Return of the King’ or ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Which Movie Is Better?

Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Emotion

As you’ve read throughout the majority of this series there are many reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy are some of the greatest movies ever created. The beauty, the cast and characters, the mystical creatures and lands, the music, but most importantly, as great as all of this is if it wasn’t for the emotional superiority of these films they would be visually stunning but definitely bland. Kind of like The Hobbit trilogy.

Think about it. From Gandalf’s epic sacrifice in The Fellowship of the Ring with that unforgettable quote “Fly you fools” just before Frodo unleashes an unparalleled cry of anguish that truly fills the heart with sadness. Several seconds later, the Fellowship takes in the devastating moment with tears and heartbreaking silence. And don’t get me started about that incredibly acted moment from Elijah Wood with the one tear rolling down his face. Beautiful. 😢 Continue reading Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Emotion

Why ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Is Amazing: The Music

Music is integral to a movie’s success and memorability. Take Star Wars, the Rocky movies, or even Indiana JonesJawsJurassic Park, and Harry Potter. The GodfatherHaloween, and The Terminator. Music is the soul of a film. It can make or break a movie and it is only truly great movies that we remember instantly just through that film’s particular score.

The Lord of the Rings is an epic tale of heroes fighting against all odds to defeat a terrible evil. There are disturbing confrontations and grand battles. Forbidden romances and strong friendships. Triumphant moments and tear-inducing scenes. And all of this is enhanced by an incredible score.

Howard Shore won two Oscars for Best Original Score with The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King for a good reason. Embuing the movies with a sense of unparalleled epicness the music helps build and destroy our emotions all in a single viewing.

From battle scenes teeming with grandeur from the intense singing of the choir to the more melodic tones designed to make you want to cry your eyes out, the music is a major factor in why these films are still some of the best ever made.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.