Tear Jerker / Dante's Peak

  • It was intended to be one: Ruth's repentance after sealing her own fate in the Heroic Sacrifice of hopping out of the boat and into the acid lake to push the boat the last few feet to the dissolving dock, and getting 3rd degree acid burns from the waist down, but she caused the problem that led to her sacrifice, so YMMV for real with whether it's sad or just a cranky old bat getting her comeuppance for mistreating her daughter in law.
  • The sequence as the main cast drives through what's left of the town is certainly a Tear Jerker. Rachel laments that it took eight years to get the town to where it was. Only for it to be flattened within eighteen hours.
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