This may be… not my favorite moment from XMFC exactly, but the moment that most sums the whole thing up for me. There’s an unexpected note of realism (being thrown around a plane interior treated as a serious threat) and an interesting angle on their superpowers (Erik turning himself into a human safety belt) and, of course, THE SUBTEXT IS INCREDIBLE.
Also, it’s the first time when Erik instinctively uses his powers not to kill or destroy but to save someone…
Gosh, Michael Fassbender is hot. Is that relevant here? Or is it always relevant?
Valentine: “the reason she left me was to protect you. Jonathan she hated, but you, she would have done anything to protect you. To protect you from me. She even lived among mundanes, which I know must have pained her. It must have hurt her never to be able to raise you with any of our traditions. You are half of what you could have been. You have your talent with runes, but it’s been squandered by your mundane upbringing” City of Glass
Please cast Michael and Jessica. They be perfect human beings.
Jane Eyre film (2011) with Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska
“You sir, are the most phantom like of all”