Sunday, June 17, 2012
Happy Father's Day!
This Father's Day we wanted to do something a little different and honor some movie fathers who go above and beyond for their children. Some of these fathers go through hell and back for their children, while others just stick to their guns and hope it all works out in the end. Though, no matter what these fathers go through, they do it all for the love of their children. Here they are in no particular order:
1. Marlin - Finding Nemo
2. George Banks - Father of the Bride
3. Ray Kinsella - Field of Dreams
4. Darth Vader - Star Wars
The path of Darth Vader's life is a long and strange one. From little farm boy that is supposed to restore balance to the force, to becoming the face of the Empire and being feared by all. The one thing about Vader is that there was still good in him. Although it did take him losing his limbs and seeing his son being electrocuted in front of him to bring it out, Vader did eventually do the right thing by saving his son and bringing balance back to the force.
5. John Matrix - Commando
Former Elite unit special agent has his daughter kidnapped in order to do one last mission, umm, not the person to mess with. Before Liam Neeson hunted down his daughter's kidnappers in Taken, Matrix took the law into his own hands to save his daughter. From the father and daughter montage at the beginning to the cheesy one-liners used throughout the movie, this movie has heart and shows that no matter how mean the father looks, he would gladly impale you with a steel pipe to save his daughter.
While this is only a short list, we know that there are many others that we might have missed. Let us know who your favorite fathers are and let the discussion begin.
Thanks for reading.
PS - Honorary Mention - The Other F Word.
This is an amazing documentary about, in their words, a coming of MIDDLE age story. It's a heartbreaking, inspiring, funny, and eye-opening film about what happens when rock stars become dads.