Is it weird that I cry a little when I watch kids movies?
Honestly, most other TV shows or movies that I watch don’t evoke a physiological response from me. Still, I sat down to watch ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ the other day and I unerringly choked up at the climax. The worse part is that there aren’t really any sad bits in ‘Wreck-It Ralph’. It’s just that something about tragedy popping the bubble of childlike-nostalgia makes me want to weep like a widowed seamstress.
Actually, there is one other thing that makes me cry the same way kids movies do – super hero movies. I know, I know, it sounds stupid, and I am certain it’s pulling the same emotional triggers as the aforementioned genre. Still, I watch the introduction to ‘Watchmen‘, where it shows the rise and fall of the superheroes background synched to ‘The Times Are A Changing’ by Bob Dylan, and I want to sob. ‘Doctor Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog’ is another one that gets me going, though in all fairness you’d have to be a heartless monster to not get emotional over that masterpiece. #JossWhedonIsMyMasterNow
I will say that I think I am a strong believer in nurturing your inner-child. I believe that, psychologically speaking, all of us contain the raw elements of broader social trends. I believe we all have inner-children, inner-parents, inner-masculine, and inner-feminine qualities, though for some of us certain traits are naturally more inclined than others.
It is important to give all of these traits a chance to be made conscious, so that they don’t lash out through our subconscious in unexpected ways. Truthfully, I’m all too happy to watch cartoons and sob a little so that my inner-5-year old doesn’t feel neglected. Thanks to the slew of awesome movies Pixar has been cranking out, that’s fine by me.
Now, since you’ve all been so very good and listened to me so patiently, here’s your treat – the intro to ‘Watchmen‘ feat. the musical stylings of Bob Dylan. A word of warning though; it is a little graphic. Just be thankful I didn’t post the first 5 minutes of ‘Up‘.
Also, who likes the new header? 🙂
Let me know if you see a radio shack.