BTW, my older brother cried at the end of "Armageddon", he said all he could think was, "I could see myself doing that...." Or at least that's what I thought he said 'cause I was too busy....
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A worthy scenario would be something like a comrade at arms sacrificing his life to save yours.* But only why you're holding his lifeless body and when they play taps at his funeral and hand the flag over to his mom or widow.
No, I didn't cry at the end of Armageddon. There was nothing to cry about IMO. I don't understand how you guys are saying you can't connect with certain characters like Jack and Rose. Also, the "stipulations" on when it's ok to cry or be emotional seem so complicated! Why does it have to be like that? I mean, just express how you really feel without giving a crap about what other people think!
It seems this thread has so far given me this bit of info: a man card is really lingo for being macho, Rose killed Jack (probably involuntary manslaughter), men should rarely show their emotions, guys are very attached to their dogs, and chivalry is officially dead! Anything I'm missing?
#1 rule- Never admit a man card exists
The only movie scenes worth tearing up over are in The Green Mile when they kill em at the end and in The Kite Runner when they rape his childhood friend. Regarding skinny jeans, I was taking a standardized test once and before you go in the room they ask you to empty your pockets and they check you like you're at an airport. Dude in front me in line was wearing skinny jeans and when the lady asked him to turn his pockets inside out, he defeatedly goes "I can't...they're skinny jeans." I wanted to take his man card so bad. I don't have much against skinny jeans, but his reply was so...awful.
It seems to me that you ladies are missing a point. Saying that YOU cry at certain movies or certain things, and then wondering why a guy doing it might be "un-manly?" A movie like The Notebook is a aimed at girls and making them feel things (I assume, to this day I've never seen it). Guys are only allowed to tear up (and never cry, mind you) at movies that establish some kind of camaraderie between protagonists (a guy and his dog, 2 buddies, a father and son) and then snatch it away: Will Smith losing his dog in I Am Legend, Brian Piccolo dying of cancer at the end of Brian's Song, etc. It's supposed to hit home for us, because it's about helplessness in the face of adversity of someone (or something) you're attached to. Losing your best friend.
Guys don't cry at chick flicks because we're not the intended audience. Most guys were, at best, indifferent to Titanic because we had nobody in that movie to connect to. True love is a great movie idea, but most guys aren't going to freeze to death for some chick they met 2 days ago. Hell, some guys won't even call back a girl who's slept with them as quick as those 2 did in the movie.
I'll admit to tearing up at 1 movie. Eight Below. For those who don't know, it's a movie about a team of sled dogs getting left in Antarctica for the winter to fend for themselves, and some of them die. Now I know this was already excused above as something guys are allowed to get upset about, but this is why it got me: my friends decided in college to see this movie right after we all got back from Spring Break. It was during that week that I had to have my lab of 15 years put down. So yeah, seeing roughly half the dogs in that movie die was not a fun night for me. But I kept my composure and never once made any noise to indicate I was crying. Just a couple of stray drops down the cheek in a dark theater where nobody could see it. That's how a man does it.
"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good is not sufficient warrant." --John Stuart Mill
"The rule of law is to be preferred to the rule of man. We do not permit a man to rule but the law because a man rules in his own interest, and becomes a tyrant but the function of a rule is to be the guardian of the justice and, if justice then of equality." --Aristotle
Who cried at the end of titanic? I was more concerned with the fact that she let the dude freeze to death while she laid on a big plank of wood.
Having said that I was majorly bummed when the dog died in I am Legend.
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