We’ve discussed our Favorite Almost Couples in speculative fiction, Favorite Science-Fiction Couples, and we have yet to explore Favorite Epic Fantasy and Favorite Young Adult, but before we do I thought we should visit favorite spec-fic movie couples since many of us who have commented have favored film and TV couples.
So without further ado:
One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE movie couples is Rick and Evie from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Not so sure about the Tomb of the Dragon Emperor one. Perhaps because Rachel Weisz didn’t return to play Evie. It just wasn’t the same.
BUT. Oh my goodness. Rick and Evie. I love that in the first movie we see them fall in love, and then in the second movie, we see them married and committed to each other even if meant dying together. And that ending?! That look on Imhotep’s face? Such an awesome contrast of committed love verses lust. Sigh.
And then there’s Will Turner and Elisabeth Swan. The misunderstandings, the self-sacrificing, the adventure, the reality of choices and their consequences, and loss. Yeah, the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies challenged my need for happy endings.
Buffy and Spike. Need I say more? These two probably should have been classified as an Almost Couple. Most of their relationship was a bit…weird, maybe self-serving, but their growth through it all was awesome, particularly Spike’s. And that ending of all endings? My heart is melting…
Rapunzel and Eugene! LOVE their story. How each one changes for the better and is willing to sacrifice for the other. OH, OH, and Anna & Kristof???
Yeah, I have kids.
Some of these couples are difficult to categorize because some are based on books, and I have not read them. Yet. *cough*
So I mention, briefly, Arwen and Aragorn. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Buttercup and Wesley. Although, I find the movie more enjoyable on the whole than merely their relationships. Please don’t throw stones. Ha!
So what say you? Who are your favorite speculative fiction movie/TV show couples?