Posted: 21 April 2011 at 7:55pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by lola610^^ Most welcome sweets, you deserve all that and more! Locke's unshakable faith was certainly a huge draw (mytho maniac that I am, of course it would be ), but what got to me was the fatalism... I like to think that there's a balance between destiny and free will, otherwise villain jaise hai waise hi reh jaayenge without any incentive to reform. But he did have the most heartbreaking and most effective backstory... I cried bucketloads! His dad... And in Jin scenes, the baby announcement didn't occur to you :O He was soooo sweet after that!!! Esp when Juliet does the ultrasound and Sun tells him about it, awwwww Love them! Btw thoughts on Juliet? She's another one that me and most of my buds are split over... I liked her a lot! Mostly because of the performance I guess. Preferred her with Jack far more than Kate
Talking Lost with someone after sooo long! *content smile*
I hear you on the fatalism...a friend of mine used to get hugely irked with Locke because of all his wrong decisions and influences that ended up being usually for the worse when it came to the Losties
I can see it too absolutely and yet there's a morbid fascination in it because of the extent
to which Locke was driven on faith...he was the explorer of the Island, he heralded the mysteries, he was the viewers' eyes in propelling the story plot-wise...that paired with his past, the limitations and disappointments in his life on every front, his kidneys stolen, his father pushing him out the skyscraper...his DESIRE to have a meaning, to have a purpose, to matter, to be wanted, to be 'special'...it all induced such pathos, it made you want to root for him and his deliverance. The sympathy for the character only doubled because of how UNTRUE all those things were (him being chosen, special) and you saw him grasping at straws to believe himself and to make others believe too that there was a greater purpose...I'll always remember that one scene where Locke and Boone have unearthed the hatch, but there is no way that they can find to open it up...they try everything, and at the end, Locke is so disappointed, so driven to an EDGE of desperation that he is lying down on the hatch, all alone in the dark, crying and defeatedly banging his fist on it in...he says, "I've done everything you wanted me do to. SO WHY did you do this...to me?" until suddenly a LIGHT shoots out of the hatch window and it's the most EPIC moment of disbelief, wonder and FAITH
It's moments like these that make me such a Locke fan...scenes such as where the viewers are let in on the fact that the wheelchair on the plane belonged to none other than Locke, the MIRACLE that happened with his legs...his clashes and relationship with Jack...Man of Science vs. Man of Faith
...and then Locke met Ben...someone just as crazy about the Island as him, someone just as 'unwanted' who wanted to be special, was PRETENDING to be special all along...they were just phenomenal together.
Jin scenes...ahhhh, I remember the one with the PANDA he is trying to buy and rushing to hospital
Somehow all the funny ones stick out in my memory with him...like the one where Hurely is screaming at him to pee on his foot when he steps on an urchin but Jin doesn't understand English at that point
And Juliet...dude, I loveeeee the Others...my favourite faction on Lost. So loved Juliet too...individually, with Ben, with Jack, with Sawyer...one character who was fantastic in all pairings...and much more better than Kate on all grounds
Elizabeth Mitchell is such a mellow and soft actress, outstanding in emotional scenes
Another character that I really liked was Faraday...and Miles too
Amazing ensemble of characters and actors they had.