Monday, September 20, 2010

They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Let me sum up:
Sam's Speech from "Two Towers"

Let me splain:
Oh man. Sean Astin. Adopted son of John "Gomez Addams" Astin. You have brought me many geeky tears. First you made hunting for pirate treasure look even more awesome than it already is. Then you actually made me care a little bit about football. But it doesn't get any better than this speech. Reminds me a bit of this picture and quote from awesome "StoryPeople" creator, Brian Andreas...

"Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero."

~Geek out


  1. Sam's speech is an incredibly moving scene.

    It's stuck with me my entire life, ever since I read the trilogy when I was eight. The book version is slightly different, but it really spotlights Tolkien himself as being passionate about literature; he wrote the LotR trilogy so it could be England's great epic, and Sam's speech is his entire motivation behind doing so put into words.

    Great choice!

  2. Yeah...even you were crying at this one, slimy-mcgoo.

  3. I may be a supervillain, but the tears... they still burn.