We’re now on the third week of Mettel Ray’s Breaking Emotions Blogathon. I had a lot of fun with the last two weeks breaking awkward and then breaking tears and surprise. This week, our mission is to break smiles & thrills. You can check out the post HERE for more info! I have to admit right from the get go I already had two (one each) that popped in my head. The rest I’ll have to skim my movie collection and see which really brought out some smiles and thrills.
1) My Neighbor Totoro – Meeting Totoro
This was only part of the scene but its the best that I could find on Youtube. A lot about Miyazaki makes me smile. Totoro is my all-time favorite and its all kinds of smiles and laughter for me. Its cute and especially that scene where Mei meets Totoro. Its heartwarming and adorable and that brings on lots of smiles. At least one type of smile 🙂
2) The Holiday – If You Were A Melody
This was really between this and Pride and Prejudice but then that had a million scenes I could’ve but in The Holiday this one with Jack Black and Kate Winslet makes me all giddy and happy. Maybe its the whole musical background I have but it doesn’t make you stop loving it every single time. This scene is one of those feel-good scenes that brings smiles to my face all the time!
3) Tricky Brains – Stephen Chow‘s awesomeness
Stephen Chow is my comedian hero. I’ve watched him since I was really young, maybe 8 years old and I’ve been hooked. Tricky Brains is one of the many that I know by heart all the dialogue and this segment makes me laugh every time (along with the rest of the movie) but I could’ve picked tons of scenes from this and other movies but Stephen Chow has to be part of any list that contributes to my smiles. Its not romance-y or cute smiles but its just all the humor, wit, absurdity that he brings to his scenes. Its just epic!
Next up is the hard part. I almost didn’t want to do BREAKING THRILLS. Why? Because I can’t remember enough to do this. I had one and then I stood in front of my movie collection for a few times in the evening before figuring it out.
1) Fast Five-Final Ending Car Chase/Heist
When I think thrills, a few scenes from Fast and Furious come to my mind. The 4th one had a few scenes but nothing beats the thrills from watching the final heist and car chase down Rio de Janeiro streets. Its awesome, fun and just SO exciting! I’m a fan so maybe if you’re not, you won’t love this over the top heist (but then what could beat the crazy long runway from Fast Six, right?
2) New Police Story – Bus Scene
I’m pretty sure most of you have witnessed Jackie Chan‘s stunts. The man is amazing at what he does from his Project A days till now. New Police Story was an awesome movie with ridiculously thrilling stunts from not only him but well, my own personal fave, Nicholas Tse. This makes this movie, especially this scene (which had the front part not included) completely intense. Its a long chase that somehow turns into a crazy bus scene. Jackie Chan’s stunts at his very best are unpredictable so they make every scene a thrill to watch.
3) Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Infinite Fall (among the many)
Journey to the Center of the Earth was possibly the first movie that I saw with the whole 3D effect as their main purpose. The experience was enhanced by the 3D effects. Among the many scenes that were really exciting including the finale, although with some jokes the infinite falling part was crazy thrilling. We don`t know whats at the bottom of the drop and on top of that as the movie progresses, it only gets more amazing with more adventures and more unknown factors thrown at them.
Now that I went searching, my mind had a hard time actually choosing scenes. So many choices! Both breaking smiles and thrills has brought back a lot of movie scenes.
What scenes do you think of that make you smile and laugh or brings you sitting edge of the seat thrills?
8 thoughts on “Breaking Emotions Blogathon: Smiles & Thrills”
Absolutely agree with you on the last one – it was the first 3D film I ever saw after Lava Girl and Shark Boy or whatever it was… and until Transformers (yeah…) and Gravity, the last one I liked, too. I don’t remember much anymore, but it sure was thrilling. And I really-really want to see My Neighbor Totoro. Great post!
WHAT?!? At least tell me you’ve seen other Miyazaki flicks! My Neighbor Totoro is adorable and just pure awesomeness (I may be biased) but you have to check i out! 🙂
In terms of 3D flick, there are some pretty good ones just not thrilling but rather fun like Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs..implements it really well also 🙂
I will. I will. I have been planning to watch all the films, anyway. My friend is a big fan. Which one is it with the fire demon? 😀 *pointedly does not address if has seen the other Miyazaki films :D*
Fire demon would probably be Howl’s Moving Castle! Thats one of my more recent productions that I love! 🙂
Great pick there on The Holiday, I quite enjoyed that movie though I was initially skeptical about it. I also love Fast Five ending, I mean seriously, talk about a crazy over-the-top action sequence, but it was a heck of a lot of fun!!
The Holiday is one of my absolute fave movies and it was one of my spontaneous bargain bin finds. Even better 🙂 Fast Five is probably my fave from the franchise, can’t wait for the next one. It seems like they are building quite a huge cast.
Found it! No worries. 😀
Haha! I sent it to you before. All good! 🙂