depressing pooh

As odd as it may seem one of my favorite cutscenes in the entirety of Kingdom Hearts is when Sora first meets Pooh. Winnie the Pooh has got to be one of the purest franchises in media, so when you see Sora nonchalantly approach Pooh to sit by him to greet him you can’t help but feel at ease.

The picture itself of them both sitting together is very endearing, and you appreciate how well Kingdom Hearts captured the essence of Pooh and even went as far as to bring Sora too into that innocent atmosphere.

But then Sora starts talking to Pooh, and out of nowhere Pooh seems confused, sad, distraught even, because everyone and everything he’s known is suddenly gone, and he figures he might as well say goodbye to himself too. And you try to push back that unsettling thought of Pooh considering suicide as you watch how he casually walks away, leaving Sora behind, whom was probably taken by surprise too and couldn’t think of anything to say.

The mood of the scene even changes abruptly from existential crisis to flowers and happiness when the music finally sets in and the title of the Hundred Acre Wood is displayed on the screen. And after that strange and surprising encounter you are just left there to wonder what is it that you’ve done with your life.

And honestly, I think that’s freaking beautiful.