It's a new set of emotions for Mettel Ray's Breaking Emotions blogathon! This week's emotions are tears and surprise. I rarely cry at sad parts of movies, so I thought I'd stick with surprise itself.
Now You See Me
The mastermind was Detective Rhodes
This is a one-time surprise, because when you see it again, you get the hints and the clues that it was actually him. I was recently talking about this movie with someone, and when the emotions this week came up, this immediately came to mind. I originally thought it might be Melanie Laurent, considering that she was always talking about magic and its history.
Daniels was Laeddis and he was a patient in the hospital.
I honestly thought that it really was a detective story in a spooky island with mental patients. I was wrong (sort of).
Harry Waters commits suicide; he thought he shot a little boy.
I honestly did not expect that moment to happen that instant. Harry Waters was a man of principle, and while I wasn't surprise if he was going to punish himself, I don't think it would be right after that whole scene.
Man of Steel
Superman snapped the neck of General Zod
I did not see that coming. It was all speeches when suddenly that whole scene happened. There were other ways as to how Superman could have stopped General Zod, but that was all in one quick motion. It definitely showed the flawed side of Superman, as he was simply thinking the best way possible to stop what was happening...and that was definitely a finite solution.
Detective Mills shoots John Doe
For this surprise moment, I decided to go with the out-of-character approach rather than the surprise itself. I wasn't surprised that he shot him; if I were in his position, I would probably do the same. It was a decision made out of passion, out of wanting to get pure revenge. Detective Mills was a man of the law, and how his character thought was always on the rigid right way...up until that certain point that emotions can get the better of us. Up until that point he was working on his career, going up the ranks. He had aspirations to get to the top leagues and have a family. He might have given in on what John Doe wanted, but in thinking in the lines of passion, it was simply revenge. He lost a lot that day, not just his wife, but his dreams and principles as well.