|Psych! I'm not choosing any of these couples for this tag. |
But I do like all of them.
1.) Pick one couple from each category
2.) Tagging is optional
3.) Link back to my site
1.) Period Drama Couple
2.) Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couple
3.) Superhero Couple
4.) Preferred Couple (from a love triangle)
5.) Couple Ended Too Soon
Please note: There Will Be Spoilage!
Period Drama Couple
I'm going with Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and Esther (Haya Harareet) from Ben-Hur (1959) because their romance actually grows and changes through the story, as they change and grow themselves. She's his servant, daughter of his steward, and at first, Judah just sees her as someone attractive and available. But then later, she helps him heal emotionally, leads him to Christ, and in the process, he comes to see her as a person and not just a cute chick. I love these two so much, both in book and this film version, that if we had another kid, I would name it either Esther or Judah.
Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weiscz) from The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001). Definitely. They're one of my favorite married movie couples, ranking right up there with Nick and Nora Charles from the Thin Man franchise. In fact, I think Rick and Evie have one of the most positive marriages portrayed in modern movies -- by the time of The Mummy Returns, they are married and have a kid... and they still like each other, love each other, enjoy each others' company, make a great parenting team, and yeah... I'm a fan.
I'm going with Rogue/Marie (Anna Paquin) and Iceman/Bobby (Shawn Ashmore) from the X-Men franchise for this one. Rogue has been one of my favorite X-men characters since before I saw the movies, and over the course of four films, her relationship with Iceman has matured very naturally. They have a very caring, sweet relationship, and when Rogue popped up at the end of Days of Future Past (2014) holding Iceman's hand, well, there was only one thing that was going to make me (and Wolverine) happier than that sight.
Preferred Couple (from a love triangle)
Cal Wayne (Bobby Darin) and Amy Martin (Emily Banks) from Gunfight in Abilene (1967). When Cal returns from the Civil War, he discovers that he'd been reported dead a couple of years earlier. His girl, Amy, is now engaged to his best friend's older brother, Grant Evers (Leslie Nielson). And that just won't do, because Cal and Amy belong together, people.
Couple Ended Too Soon
Who but Gabriel (Heath Ledger) and Anne (Lisa Brenner) in The Patriot (2000) for this? I must admit I haven't managed to watch this movie since Heath died, but I do still love it dearly, and I hope I'll be able to watch it again one day. Be that as it may, the tragic shortness of Gabriel and Anne's marriage is one of the most difficult parts of the film.