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Pets in movies - MAJOR SPOILER ALERT
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trcanberra
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15 November 2013 - 9.59pm

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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When Im 64
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15 November 2013 - 10.04pm

I do not know if this counts, but, another Will Smith, in I am Legend, he almost dies trying to save his dog. Even though it sadly dies later.

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trcanberra
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15 November 2013 - 10.07pm

When Im 64 said
I do not know if this counts, but, another Will Smith, in I am Legend, he almost dies trying to save his dog. Even though it sadly dies later.

Will Smith again?  He must really love the family pet - or be an expert at finding movies with really lame scenes in them - or both :)

 

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15 November 2013 - 10.10pm

Sorry for being daft but what is the massive spoiler in this thread?

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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trcanberra
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15 November 2013 - 10.35pm

meanmistermustard said
Sorry for being daft but what is the massive spoiler in this thread?

Just all the plot points in the films if you haven't seen them yet.  I particularly had Man of Steel in mind as it is recently out on video and some folks may not have seen it yet.

 

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16 November 2013 - 11.57am

Yeah, I suppose if you don't want to know about what happens in films then you should avoid this thread. Personally, I hate it when someone tells me what the story's about and how everyone dies or moves away or whatever. End up not watching it as I know what happens.

Apart from the obvious ones, like Lassie (if the film even called that?), I can't think of any examples of animals on the big screen. Can't even remember the last time I sat down and watched a good film. Maybe last Christmas...

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parlance
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16 November 2013 - 1.02pm

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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trcanberra
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16 November 2013 - 11.43pm

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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parlance
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17 November 2013 - 12.16am

Have you posted a link before? It's like that. You can type out the spoiler, highlight it in its entirety, then click on the smiley above with the sunglasses (it's shaded at first, but it'll show up as soon as you highlight your text).

Let me know if you still need help.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

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17 November 2013 - 12.50am

Spoilers can be a drag. I'm still trying to get over my disappointment after somebody let on that the group will split up in the third volume of Mark Lewisohn's trilogy! paul-mccartney Oops! And there's me letting on to anybody else that didn't know! blue-meanie

I really should learn to

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trcanberra
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17 November 2013 - 2.23am

parlance said
Have you posted a link before? It's like that. You can type out the spoiler, highlight it in its entirety, then click on the smiley above with the sunglasses (it's shaded at first, but it'll show up as soon as you highlight your text).

Let me know if you still need help.

parlance

Thanks - I'll 'ave a bash later today.

 And nice one mja :)

[EDIT]  All done!  That seems to work nicely, thanks.

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