In times of great uncertainty, we look to art for a welcome distraction. Here are five movie scenes that do just that and more.
In times of great uncertainty, we look to art, music and movies for a welcome distraction. Most of the time, these creative executions take us to a dream world away from reality, but in some special cases, it brings us all together to embrace the now and inspire us to see a better future. Here are five movie scenes that do just that.
Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers
It was a movie scene where Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), the keeper of the powerful ring, was slowly being engulfed by its power. The temptation was overwhelming to the point where he nearly kills his companion Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) but he stops him just in time and narrates one of the best speeches in cinema history:
“I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.
A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo and it’s worth fighting for”
Joy realizes the importance of Sadness in Inside Out
Inside Out is one of the most important movies Pixar has ever made. In these trying times, with so many emotions going around especially staying at home in lockdown, Inside Out is great for both the young and the old to learn how to properly manage emotions. In the movie scene, the ever so positive Joy realizes that Sadness is a great catalyst to find real happiness. It shows that every emotion is valid and that we need to embrace each one with much care and love.
Neville Longbottom Vs. The Dark Lord in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Neville Longbottom has always been seen as a weak character in the Harry Potter universe, so it came as a surprise when he held his head high and inspired the wizards of Hogwarts to fight back against Lord Voldemort. So much so that the supposedly dead Harry Potter dropped from Hagrid’s hands and took to arms to lead the defense.
Hanging Tree scene in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
This scene in Mockingjay Part 1 begins with Katniss and his film team hanging out by the river when suddenly a Mockingjay, a symbol of the rebellion, flies over. Pollox, her mute teammate urges her to whistle the notes the Mockingjay makes and sing with them. She obliges and sings The Hanging Tree, a song about rebellion and was banned by the Capitol because of it. The next scene was District 11 singing the same song ready to invade the dam where the Capitol officers resided
“Rebellions are Built on Hope” in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is dubbed by netizens as one of the best Star Wars movies of this generation. It was the story about the rebellion slowly spreading its influence through the galaxy but the Galactic Empire is set to destroy this by creating a super weapon called the Death Star. This movie scene in particular shows the Rebellion’s fears because the odds seem insurmountable, but Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) was there to remind them of what they are truly fighting for.