i love how much everyone cries in lotr like aragorn just had his boromir weep and we cut to frodo and he’s sobbing under the weight of his now entirely solitary task like yeah as an audience i need that cathartic placeholder!! well done i’m empathizing and processing my pain!! with big blockbusters today most of the time i come out of the cinema constipated and wondering if the men in them are even supposed to have human feelings
they better fucking weep tho that shit is canonical! you can’t read a page of lotr without a man crying! i was reading rotk a month ago and pointing out this exact thing, just look at all these men with actual emotions!
Éomer, to an army of crying men: Do not cry! We have work to do!
Also Éomer: cries as he says this