For a great man has fallen. A warrior. A chieftain. A father. A friend.
Why the everlong fuck is Astrid smiling.
okay but can we all appreciate that this is probably the only animated movie with the most realistic, gut-wrenching crying? Like this scene right here, the expressions, the tiny changes in the facial muscles and details is by far unlike what real actors can muster. It’s just… we not only cried for stoick but we fucking bawled with these characters. we all mourned together, not caring about that this movie is fictional, only crying real tears for a character we grew to love. The feeling’s mutual with many other movies and shows and games… but the tears of these characters hit deeper. at least that’s my opinion
damn dreamworks you scary
Just for information for chiwandering up there: Astrid isn’t smiling. She’s coping. She’s coping with the fact that Stoick, her chief, her future father-in-law, has died. That her love’s father is gone and Hiccup has all the weight of Berk on his shoulders now. She’s coping with it the only way she knows how to: by remembering Stoick as he was, be strongly believing in Hiccup, and by never giving up. Astrid is a warrior. She’s not smiling at someone’s death. She’s honouring another warrior. She knows if they all succumb to grief now, they will never have a chance against Drago.
It’s that smile you pull because any other expression makes you seem like a dark person and you’re doing whatever you can to try and make the best of the situation. Not only that, she knows that this is going to be hard on Hiccup. He’s trying so hard to deliver some type of speech, just SOMETHING because they lost someone so great and all Astrid can do is watch Hiccup go through this. I think that’s what gets me the most about this whole scene. Yes the actual death is tragic and I cried the first time, but now, having watched the movie 3 times, it’s Hiccup’s TRYING to make a speech, that gets me right where it hurts. He’s trying so DAMN hard to say something, anything, about his father but he just doesn’t know how to put himself in that position of giving the speech. I remember thinking that his voice actor Jay Baruchel didn’t do a good job on the first watch of this. I didn’t feel like there was enough emotion behind it. But now, after the 3rd time, I see that this is more of the subtlety that dreamworks is perfecting and this time it’s thanks to their voice actors. Dreamworks by far is my favorite company (sure disney is good but…) because of things like this. Even while being animated, they make things as human as possible. Even in a fantastical world, the human element is still there and makes us believe what we’re seeing to be real and that in itself, in my opinion, is magic. Call me a baby, but almost any time I watch an animated movie I almost feel like crying just because all the hard work, dedication, and so much more that goes into these films is phenomenal that I feel all I can do is just cry in wonder of the masterpiece that it is.
(Source: takeemdownbabe, via cheater157)