Tear Jerker / Cloverfield

  • Jason's death, as well as Rob being called by his mom thus having to tell her the news.
  • Hud's reaction to Marlena's death. Especially with him freaking out off-camera. Rob worries he might not be able to continue with them, but Hud tries to pull himself together.
  • The adagio towards the end of "Roar!", the music that plays over the end credits, which would have played under the scene were Marlena dies had the movie had a regular music score.
  • Think of everything from Clovie's point of view; it's a baby, it's lost, it's terrified, it's infested with painful parasites and it misses its mother. And to top it all off, a bunch of small creatures are trying to kill it. No wonder it was rampaging New York!
  • Lily being evacuated on the helicopter. It's a massive Hope Spot, with Lily being helped into a helicopter and her friends preparing to join her...only for the military man to tell them that there's no more room and that they have to go to the next chopper. The last we see of her is her scared and saddened face in the chopper's window as her friends assure her that they'll be right behind her. And then Clover swats their chopper out of the air. It's implied that because of this, Lily is the only one of the group who's still alive.
  • The movie ends with almost all the protagonists dying in horrible ways. There was no winner in the story, no great rescue, just God knows how many innocents dead in monstrous ways and the two main lovers dying after a bridge literally crushes them.
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