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My Three Favorite Iconic Movie Scenes

Welcome back to the blog! This week I (Ester) will be going through three iconic movie scenes.

*SPOILERS AHEAD. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!*

Number one: “It’s wingardium leviOsa not leviosA”

Like many people, I adore the “Harry Potter” franchise, and I have adored it ever since I was little. One of my favorite scenes from the movies is when Hermione corrects Ron on his pronunciation of a spell. This scene happens around the beginning of the first Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” and although it seems to be an irrelevant encounter, it reveals a lot about two of the series’s main characters: Hermione and Ron. Hermione

is quick to correct Ron on his incorrect pronunciation and attempts to help him; however, this action only annoys Ron. Ron has spent most of his life being overshadowed by his older siblings, so, when yet another person corrects him, his irritation is understandable. Furthermore, this scene reveals that Hermione simply wants friends but doesn’t know how to go about making them. This scene may seem like a throwaway scene, but it reveals a lot about Ron and Hermione and sets up their friendship for the rest of the series.

Number two: Spider-man turns to dust

Personally, I’m not a big fan of Marvel movies, so when my friends asked me to watch “Avengers: Endgame,” I begrudgingly agreed. To my surprise, I ended up liking the movie and was invested from the beginning. When the final, epic battle came, I was not prepared. At all. Similar to many people, my favorite Spider-Man is Tom Holland’s adaptation because he is just so lovable. Justifiably, when he (without any warning) turned to dust, I was heartbroken and even started crying. This scene is important in cinematic history because it not only has beautiful acting and production but also proves to audiences that their favorite characters are never truly safe.

Number three: “Because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.”

“ A Cinderella Story” starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray will forever be one of my favorite movies. It manages to retell a classic story in a way that is, in my opinion, interesting and, at the least, semi-original (let’s be honest nothing is 100% original these days). The movie follows Sam (Duff) and Austin (Murray) as they go from secret pen pals to lovers. However, before they finally confess their feelings to each other, Sam confronts Austin about him not confessing his feelings for her and delivers this iconic line: “Because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.” This line and the whole scene in general not only is the perfect clap-back from Sam after being completely humiliated in front of the whole school but also does what the original Cinderella movie didn’t do: it shows that Cinderella doesn’t need her “Prince Charming” to be happy.

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“Hermione and Ron Sit Together in Class.” The Telegraph, www.telegraph.co.uk/books/childrens-books/quotes-from-the-harry-potter-books-that-prove-hermione-ruled-hog/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone/.

“Spider-Man Turns to Dust.” Expresss, www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/998985/Avengers-Infinity-War-Spider-Man-Avengers-4-death-release-date-Thanos-who-will-return-Snap.

"A Cinderella Story" Drought Scene Still. i.pinimg.com/originals/45/5a/06/455a0663b817f6fd55f55a7986da7ee6.jpg.