But a good animator / visual director / sound director and voice acting could give hack writing enough substance for ME to care. That is why I’m okay with hack bullshit IF it’s carried by a good audiovisual experience.
This here? Just this 40s clips alone, with ZERO context, had me invested and overly emotional.
Any 12yo hack could write this dumbass dialogue in that 40s but it took good writing everywhere else to make something from what could be terrible to amazing.
That moment was even better with context but even in that short clip independent of anything else, was good enough for me.