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Pets in movies - MAJOR SPOILER ALERT
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15 November 2013
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I was watching Man of Steel last night and it reminded me of something that often annoys me in a film - the bit where some character puts their life at risk over one of our furry friends.  I imagine said scenes are meant to make us feel a bit of suspense over the outcome, or real fear if we love our pets more than life itself.  For me, they just have me wanting to yell "who thought that was a good idea?" at the screen (as a proxy for whacking the director with Maxwell's Silver Hammer).  Some examples, and there are FAR too many to choose from:

  1. Enemy of the State / I, Robot-

    Will Smith almost being blown into a million tiny pieces in Enemy of the State while chasing Gene Hackman's cat (and did he also almost die in I, Robot rescuing a cat?)

  2. Independence Day -

    The lady playing Will Smith's wife in Independence Day almost being vaporised by aliens while saving her dog

  3. Man of Steel -

    Said scene in Man of Steel where Jonathan Kent sacrificed his life to save the family mutt, who didn't even have the good sense to turn into Krypto and at least make the sacrifice worthwhile.  All of the family HATED that scene in what we otherwise felt to be a pretty good bit of escapist fun

Does anyone else have a 'favourite' film moment along these lines?

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16 November 2013
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You might want to try putting the spoilers between spoiler tags, btw. Because otherwise, I feel like I have to avoid the entire thread to avoid reading about a film I haven't seen yet.

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16 November 2013
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parlance said
You might want to try putting the spoilers between spoiler tags, btw.
Because otherwise, I feel like I have to avoid the entire thread to avoid reading about a film I haven't seen yet.

parlance

Cheers - can you point me at a post on how to do that?  ta.

 

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