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(Entertainment Weekly)   The ten worst cinema deaths. Difficulty: from animated films   (ew.com) divider line 255
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2012-11-02 04:14:11 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: It's not aniimated, but the last time I teared up at the cinema was during I am Legend, ***SPOILER ALERT*** (as if anyone hasn't seen it...just being safe)


The part where he realizes his dog is infected....jesus christ I can't even type this without sobbing like a baby, and I don't even like dogs. Gah.


I've always wondered why animal deaths seem to hit me and many others harder than human deaths in movies. I think it's because you KNOW the humans are actors, but the dogs are just doing what they were trained to do. Yu know they weren't actually hurt, but  it is still different somehow.

As long as we are talking non-animated deaths that got me, though, I just have to say one phrase:

"I'm a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar..."

/damn it, Whedon
 
2012-11-02 04:14:28 AM  
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2012-11-02 04:50:29 AM  

LaViergeNoire: Oh lord, Ray in Princess and the Frog. I thought I was the only one. I sobbed. And then for the next day or so I couldn't even talk about it without falling apart. I was trying to tell my husband about it (he's used to me) and I could only get out the word "Evangeline" and then burst into tears again. I didn't even like Ray all that much and what happened after he died was predictable, but it still messed me up.

/Do not watch Titanic with me
//I cried through all three hours of the touring production of Les Miserables. The movie this winter will kill me, I have no doubt


Ruthie Henshall "I Dreamed a Dream"

Do drama. No pathos. Pure technique and control. She just sings the song...and nails the sentiment.
 
2012-11-02 05:07:57 AM  
Silent Running end scene.

We're doing this to ourselves.
 
2012-11-02 05:41:01 AM  
I was able to hit that slide-show-fail right on to magical #27:

"There was a whole lot of bloody death on The Wire, but what makes this one so particularly shocking is its frightening randomness. For five seasons, Omar was the god of war on the mean streets of Baltimore, practically invincible (he jumped out of a building!). Given his career choice, Omar's demise was just a matter of time, but it was still surprising, and heartbreaking, when he got shot in the back of the head not by a gangbanger or a policeman, but by the adolescent Kenard."

/interested in Omar and this animation, now
//also interested in 11-26
 
2012-11-02 06:13:04 AM  

lohphat: LaViergeNoire: Oh lord, Ray in Princess and the Frog. I thought I was the only one. I sobbed. And then for the next day or so I couldn't even talk about it without falling apart. I was trying to tell my husband about it (he's used to me) and I could only get out the word "Evangeline" and then burst into tears again. I didn't even like Ray all that much and what happened after he died was predictable, but it still messed me up.

/Do not watch Titanic with me
//I cried through all three hours of the touring production of Les Miserables. The movie this winter will kill me, I have no doubt

Ruthie Henshall "I Dreamed a Dream"

Do drama. No pathos. Pure technique and control. She just sings the song...and nails the sentiment.


She's no Susan Boyle.
 
2012-11-02 07:02:23 AM  
Dinobot's death in Beast Wars, you know it was an amazing cartoon death.
 
2012-11-02 07:42:35 AM  

Snapper Carr: Plague Dogs - Snitter *literally* kills the last chance he has for a happy home life


That movie really upset me. I mean really stuck with me/haunted me for a long time. Didn't help that I'm from a family of Fox Terrier people. Made it that much harder for me watching a protagonist that looked like one of our own dogs.
 
2012-11-02 07:44:44 AM  
Allow me to take this opportunity to "up" the free-flowing-tear factor of this thread:

http://www.ocregister.com/news/pixar-128978-up-movie.html (safe for work [if not for your tear ducts.])
 
2012-11-02 07:46:15 AM  
I know there's a lot of hate/love for Transformers: the Movie here, but I do remember going to see it and half of the kids crying their eyes out. I was a kid, too, but the only character I cared about was Ratchet, and that was because of the kick-ass Marvel comic where he and Megatron squared off for an entire issue. By the end, Ratchet had gotten the complete shiat kicked out of him. Seeing him get destroyed in the movie was more of the same.
 
2012-11-02 07:47:16 AM  
 
2012-11-02 07:52:32 AM  
Pro tip: the plot of the Transformers movie is more about the tragedy of Megatron than the death of Optimus Prime.
 
2012-11-02 09:06:17 AM  

Meethos: What about that one movie, about the kids in Japan going hungry and eating marbles till one of them died.


That would be 'Grave of the Fireflies'. I watched that movie once. And only once. The amount I cried after watching it is ridiculous. Hell, I find myself welling up a tad when someone even describes it. :/
 
2012-11-02 09:28:18 AM  

dopekitty74: DYI: No mention of The Fox and the Hound?

That's the one my hubby says rips him in two...


I suspect a lot of that is for pretty much everyone who's seen Grave of the Fireflies the Top 100 worst cinema deaths is 1. Grave of the Fireflied, 2. - 100. what's the point?

The most monsterous thing anyone could do would to be give out two packs of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies to children on Halloween.
 
2012-11-02 09:43:26 AM  

Fricknmaniac: 25 years later and I still have to choke back tears when Optimus Prime dies.


Yup. I am a G1 nut. I have the Matrix Edition DVD set, and the convoluted Japanese Headmasters DVDs too. Prime did come back. Also the two High Moon games are excellent prequels to G1. One last note, YOUTUBE " The Rude Awakening Of Optimus Prime." Its hysterical!
 
2012-11-02 10:22:46 AM  
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2012-11-02 10:40:00 AM  
"Transformers: Armada" was a shiatshow of bad animation, bad plotting, and bad dialogue translation, but Armada Starscream's storyline up through his end was pretty badass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oZJQEbrdVA
 
2012-11-02 11:01:19 AM  
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This one is super depressing, but not so much as Grave of the Fireflies.
 
2012-11-02 11:02:15 AM  

DYI: No mention of The Fox and the Hound?


Damn you. The scene when Grandma has to set Todd free? It didn't make me sad when I was little, but I watched it again on YouTube and I barely made it 3 seconds in to the video.

I still have all of my Disney books from when I was a wee Sovietski, and I read one a night to my (now) 5 month old son. We read Todd And Copper a few weeks ago and I remembered that scene (and song). Oh how I cried.

It's strange how watching movies when I was little that dealt with loss never really bothered me until I got older and experienced loss for myself. And when I became a parent.

I'll admit it right here on the Internets for everyone to read: I watched White Fang a few months ago and there must've been some ninja onions in my apartment because that movie was a lot sadder than I remember it. Cried three times: 1) When White Fang's mom is hobbling back to their den and dies, and it shows him howling. 2) When Jack sets White Fang free. 3) After x-amount of time, when he's fixing the roof of his cabin and White Fang pops up on that hill (the musical score does NOT help) and runs to him?

Jeebus on a pogostick. I'm fighting back tears just WRITING it.

/had a husky that looked like White Fang
//great dog
 
2012-11-02 11:25:02 AM  
I still hate Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime. HATE HIM. Like more than Paul Reiser (Burke in Aliens).

I have passed on my hatred of Hot Rod to my 7 year old son. My boy loves transformers and loves the old transformers cartoons, but I won't let him watch the movie yet because Optimus dying is the worst scene ever.

The scene where Optimus transforms and rolls into battle crushing everyone in front of him makes my eyes water, and then when he dies I get really angry again.

I was PO'ed about Wheeljack and Ironhide too, but I think that for kids of my generation, who had the toys and were into them, Optimus dying was inconceivable.
 
2012-11-02 11:46:50 AM  
I know they're brilliant, and I should watch "Up" and "Grave Of The Fireflies", but I don't think I will.

On a related note: It's an animated music video rather than a movie, but this one kills me.

Here are the lyrics, btw.

It's beautiful, brilliant, and every time I hear it, it's like someone ripped out my heart, tap-danced on it, and then squeezed out a steaming dookie in my chest cavity.
 
2012-11-02 11:52:12 AM  

GibbyTheMole: I know they're brilliant, and I should watch "Up" and "Grave Of The Fireflies", but I don't think I will.


You really should watch Up. The beginning is heart rending, but it really does make the rest of the movie that much better and more uplifting. Grave of the Fireflies though? Fark that. There is nothing hopeful, happy, or uplifting at any point in that film. The most uplifting part of the film is when it's over, much like the best part of being set on fire is when they put the flames out.
 
2012-11-02 11:53:17 AM  

MorePeasPlease: 1. Ellie (Up)


Hey guys, who wants a knife to the heart?


Man. I didn't make it. I got as far as the scene after the doctor's office.
 
2012-11-02 11:55:25 AM  

MorePeasPlease: 1. Ellie (Up)


Hey guys, who wants a knife to the heart?


Dr. office. Instant tears. Every f'n time, even after adopting the best kid ever.
 
2012-11-02 11:59:59 AM  
List fails without the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh.

/surprise and alarm
 
2012-11-02 12:09:16 PM  

Boxingoutsider: I still hate Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime. HATE HIM. Like more than Paul Reiser (Burke in Aliens).

I have passed on my hatred of Hot Rod to my 7 year old son. My boy loves transformers and loves the old transformers cartoons, but I won't let him watch the movie yet because Optimus dying is the worst scene ever.

The scene where Optimus transforms and rolls into battle crushing everyone in front of him makes my eyes water, and then when he dies I get really angry again.

I was PO'ed about Wheeljack and Ironhide too, but I think that for kids of my generation, who had the toys and were into them, Optimus dying was inconceivable.


I was a little young to see it in the theaters and I already had the Powermaster Optimus with the little engine guy that popped in and out by the time I saw it (1989 probably)
I distinctly remember seeing the movie and I had my powermaster Optimus with me. After he died I coped and said "That's why you got this little guy on your chest, to keep you alive. Just like daddy" (My dad had a valve in his heart replaced before I was born)
Boy did I ever smash the everloving SHIAT out of that toy when my dad died 3 years later. Little bits of plastic all over the muther-effing place.
Still get a little misty over Optimus going.
 
2012-11-02 12:18:27 PM  

Teufelaffe: GibbyTheMole: I know they're brilliant, and I should watch "Up" and "Grave Of The Fireflies", but I don't think I will.

You really should watch Up. The beginning is heart rending, but it really does make the rest of the movie that much better and more uplifting. Grave of the Fireflies though? Fark that. There is nothing hopeful, happy, or uplifting at any point in that film. The most uplifting part of the film is when it's over, much like the best part of being set on fire is when they put the flames out.


It's a story about how war destroys lives in ways people don't necessarily think about. And tells it in a heart wrenching way.

Good stories don't have to have to happy endings.
 
2012-11-02 12:45:25 PM  
I haven't read the entire thread, am I the first to say Up told a better love story in 15 minutes than Twilight did in 3 movies?
 
2012-11-02 01:06:20 PM  

AeAe: Teufelaffe: GibbyTheMole: I know they're brilliant, and I should watch "Up" and "Grave Of The Fireflies", but I don't think I will.

You really should watch Up. The beginning is heart rending, but it really does make the rest of the movie that much better and more uplifting. Grave of the Fireflies though? Fark that. There is nothing hopeful, happy, or uplifting at any point in that film. The most uplifting part of the film is when it's over, much like the best part of being set on fire is when they put the flames out.

It's a story about how war destroys lives in ways people don't necessarily think about. And tells it in a heart wrenching way.

Good stories don't have to have to happy endings.


Oh, I'm not saying it's a bad story, not at all. It's just that Up has happy and uplifting after giving you a dose of the sad. Grave of the Fireflies gives you a dose of the sad, then takes happy and uplifting and makes you watch as they die of hunger in squalid poverty. It's one of those films, like Unthinkable, that was excellent, but I will only ever watch once because they were so emotionally draining.
 
2012-11-02 01:10:29 PM  
the only one i can think of that hasn't been mentioned 50 times already is when nicodemus dies in the secret of nimh. when justin finds the body and just whispers, "oh no, no, no" that was pretty dramatic. of course, the whole film is kind of like that. jenner's death in the end was more exciting and dramatic than most modern action films.
 
2012-11-02 01:53:18 PM  
I like the scene in which Forrest Gump's mom dies.
It's a real side splitter!
 
2012-11-02 02:26:03 PM  

TV's Vinnie: ROY FOCKER

/And I just made your inner geek cry


*sniff*
 
2012-11-02 02:40:33 PM  

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This one is super depressing, but not so much as Grave of the Fireflies.


The death of Wolfwood was pretty sad, but was the expected outcome for him (in the anime at least).

Now and then, Here and there is pretty damn brutal through out. I have a couple of friends that wouldn't watch the rest of the series after the 3rd or 4th episode.
 
2012-11-02 02:58:53 PM  

Zafler: MoronLessOff: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

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This one is super depressing, but not so much as Grave of the Fireflies.

The death of Wolfwood was pretty sad, but was the expected outcome for him (in the anime at least).

Now and then, Here and there is pretty damn brutal through out. I have a couple of friends that wouldn't watch the rest of the series after the 3rd or 4th episode.


I know a gal that I wouldn't be able to show this to because of one of the scenes toward the end. It really is heartbreaking.
 
2012-11-02 03:06:38 PM  

MoronLessOff: I know a gal that I wouldn't be able to show this to because of one of the scenes toward the end. It really is heartbreaking.


Yeah, especially LaLa Rue and Sara (the raped girl) that decides to stay in what is, essentially, a dieing world. Not to mention Shu experiencing all this, then returning home and having to go back to a "normal" life.
 
2012-11-02 04:01:28 PM  

madgordy: List fails without the day Henchman 24 died.

Never Forget.


Awesome.
 
2012-11-02 04:04:36 PM  

bingo the psych-o: Noooooooooo!


Intro from Godzilla 1985!!!!! Classic!!!
 
2012-11-02 04:11:01 PM  

Meethos: What about that one movie, about the kids in Japan going hungry and eating marbles till one of them died.


That one is based on a true story.
 
2012-11-02 04:50:26 PM  

Juel1979: The Downfall: Teufelaffe: scottydoesntknow: While I appreciate that episode (and it's a great farking episode), Luck of the Fryrish (where Fry finds out about his brother "stealing" his name) hits me a lot harder than it.

I thought I was the only one that felt Luck of the Fryrish had more emotional impact than the dog episode.

THIS - Jurassic Bark does not make me cry. Luck of the Fryish does. As does The Late Phillip J Fry from the newer batch.

The recent one with Farnsworth's parents in the old folks home suspended reality thing kicked my ASS hardcore. I seriously sat there losing it, especially at the end. My grandmother has dementia, has no idea who anyone is (she's just happy people visit; she has no idea who they are, but she's happy to see them), and that episode kinda makes me wish that existed, as wrong as it would be, cause she'd not be living in a confused mess like she is now, but able to be anywhere and any time. =(


I'm going to skip the rest of the comments just to say I feel your pain. My grandmother also had dementia/Alzheimer's and she died shortly after my birthday two years ago. I was surprised it hit me as hard as it did, because my mother and I had talked about how we knew she wasn't really there anymore, it would be easier for her if she didn't have to live in that fog of dementia alone, she'd be better off if she could just go peacefully. I guess in the end she did, but knowing that mentally they aren't there doesn't really take the sting out of them going. No matter how many times I had told myself that she had basically died years before she passed, it was still heart wrenching, because I loved her.

EIP if you need to talk.
 
2012-11-02 05:17:39 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: then he sees that it is full of snapshots of everyday moments of their life together, and that they lived the greatest adventure of all together


Dammit, was holding it together until now.
 
2012-11-02 07:39:05 PM  

quiotu: scottydoesntknow: afmrick: What no Seymour from Futurama's Jurrasic Bark (S4E7)? That had me crying like a baby as well!

While I appreciate that episode (and it's a great farking episode), Luck of the Fryrish (where Fry finds out about his brother "stealing" his name) hits me a lot harder than it.

Now the one that will almost make me tear up with happiness is Leela finding out about her parents. The whole montage at the end just gets me.

Oh yeah... that reminds me...

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Yeah, don't you farking dare deny you didn't...


Jesus, I just teared up at the photo. Seymour, Up and Iron Giant have all reduced me to a bawling mess.
 
2012-11-02 07:48:29 PM  

Celerian: Juel1979: The Downfall: Teufelaffe: scottydoesntknow: While I appreciate that episode (and it's a great farking episode), Luck of the Fryrish (where Fry finds out about his brother "stealing" his name) hits me a lot harder than it.

I thought I was the only one that felt Luck of the Fryrish had more emotional impact than the dog episode.

THIS - Jurassic Bark does not make me cry. Luck of the Fryish does. As does The Late Phillip J Fry from the newer batch.

The recent one with Farnsworth's parents in the old folks home suspended reality thing kicked my ASS hardcore. I seriously sat there losing it, especially at the end. My grandmother has dementia, has no idea who anyone is (she's just happy people visit; she has no idea who they are, but she's happy to see them), and that episode kinda makes me wish that existed, as wrong as it would be, cause she'd not be living in a confused mess like she is now, but able to be anywhere and any time. =(

I'm going to skip the rest of the comments just to say I feel your pain. My grandmother also had dementia/Alzheimer's and she died shortly after my birthday two years ago. I was surprised it hit me as hard as it did, because my mother and I had talked about how we knew she wasn't really there anymore, it would be easier for her if she didn't have to live in that fog of dementia alone, she'd be better off if she could just go peacefully. I guess in the end she did, but knowing that mentally they aren't there doesn't really take the sting out of them going. No matter how many times I had told myself that she had basically died years before she passed, it was still heart wrenching, because I loved her.

EIP if you need to talk.


Thanks. It's rough to visit, since she has no idea who we are, and we can't even really bring her around for the holidays. She has panic attacks, thinking she's in a room full of strangers. She only really knows my mom, and barely knows her at that. Definitely a horrible thing. She had a crazy interesting life, lots of travel, lots of stories, and I'm sure has trouble remembering much of it.
 
2012-11-02 07:50:03 PM  
I am a warrior at heart.

The stress of a life lived has granted me extensive armor and defenses to protect me from those things that can harm me, from attaching to those who will later betray me. Life can be cruel so in defense one is to become cruel back and callous to the rest of the world.

That being said....... I decided to watch that opening sequence of Up since it was so talked about in this thread. It is probably the only Pixar movie I haven't watched.


Now I am weak with sorrow, utterly defenseless, emotionally naked. The intense duality of Life's agony and ecstasy is almost more than I can bear and that video, that story, just................................ There are glass shards in my eyes and I do not know how they got there. What is this I don't even..


I was angry at my wife the other day for something trivial now that I look back on it. It is always something trivial, isn't it? I am a total asshole. I don't deserve anything.

It just takes a little over 4 minutes to watch that and I now I look forward to getting home to my wife, hold her hand and just be with someone who chose me above all others.


sorry for the jack,,, Mustafa and Iron Giant should be near the top of the list also.
 
2012-11-02 07:51:18 PM  

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Pure evil, you are. I bawl every time I watch that episode and he sings. =(
 
2012-11-02 07:54:22 PM  

Shadow Blasko: You know what the saddest thing I have ever seen animated?

I mean, besides Jurassic Bark?

[basementrejects.com image 400x299]

But.. I'm not a Squirrel! I'm a boy!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


Still makes me cry. Every damned time.

/I am a silly human.


Man, I forgot that existed, and have no name to go with it, but I remember it!
 
2012-11-02 08:12:40 PM  

Juel1979: orange storm: [24.media.tumblr.com image 480x360]

Pure evil, you are. I bawl every time I watch that episode and he sings. =(


Between Momo and Iroh's story in that episode it's definitely a tearjerker.
 
2012-11-02 08:12:41 PM  

Juel1979: Shadow Blasko: You know what the saddest thing I have ever seen animated?

I mean, besides Jurassic Bark?

[basementrejects.com image 400x299]

But.. I'm not a Squirrel! I'm a boy!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


Still makes me cry. Every damned time.

/I am a silly human.

Man, I forgot that existed, and have no name to go with it, but I remember it!


The Sword in the Stone
 
2012-11-02 08:23:03 PM  

Magnir: Dinobot's death in Beast Wars, you know it was an amazing cartoon death.


tfwiki.net

"Tell my tale to those who ask... the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest... is silence......."

"He lived a warrior, and died a hero. Let his spark join the Matrix... the greatest of Cybertron."

Both me and my mom, who isn't a Transformers fan (except for Beast Wars), broke down at that episode.
 
2012-11-03 12:16:37 AM  

Marshal805: VRaptor117: There's a whole lot of gay in this thread. Man up, nancies.

"Bullies are people who hate themselves
Abused at age Six
Or molested at twelve"


Love that song from Drawn Together.

Nice use of "gay" to describe people that aren't dead inside.
 
2012-11-03 12:39:58 AM  

Juel1979: Shadow Blasko: You know what the saddest thing I have ever seen animated?

I mean, besides Jurassic Bark?

[basementrejects.com image 400x299]

But.. I'm not a Squirrel! I'm a boy!

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


Still makes me cry. Every damned time.

/I am a silly human.

Man, I forgot that existed, and have no name to go with it, but I remember it!


From Disneys The Sword In The Stone
 
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