I Want My Mummy!
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In the climax of Skinamarink, the four-year-old Kevin finds himself trapped with a malevolent entity, with one shot displaying blood splashing onto the carpet as we vaguely hear what sounds like Kevin screaming, before the film suddenly reverses and the stains disappear. Following this is a single silent subtitle: "mommy". In Good Omens (2019), Brian starts crying and says he wants his mum and dad when his friend Adam goes full Reality Warper, going on a rant about destroying and remaking the world. Not helping is that Adam is refusing to let Brian or the others leave, or even move.
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In the picture book I Love You With All My Heart by Jane Chapman, the bear Little Bear flops to the ground and sniffles that she wants her mommy after losing a race at school. Then she remembers what her mommy told her — that if she puts her paw on her heart, she'll feel her love beating on and on forever. So she does so and cheers up. In Batman (Grant Morrison), Damian Wayne's last words are him calling out for his mother. In a dark twist, he's actually begging his mother to call off the insane warrior (actually an aged-up clone of him) who is brutally killing him, desperately trying to confirm that she has at least a shred of humanity left. She does nothing to stop her own son's death.Professor Elliot: (gets to his feet) You girls are becoming a nuisance. Servants of the tomb, cause chaos and disaster. Arise from sleep, and defend your master! In the finale of Ashes to Ashes (2008), Shaz watching a video showing how she died in the "real world": "I'm only twenty-six years old. I want my mum, Chris! I need to see my mum!" In The Giver, the traumatic memory of a war's aftermath brings with it badly wounded soldiers lying out in a field, calling out for mother, water, and death.
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Skull screams this when he and Bulk skydive out of a plane in the beginning of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. In Crossed: Badlands, Steve mentions that during her time in the Middle East, the prisoners she and her fellow guards were torturing frequently called out for their mothers. In-universe, Steve considered this funny because in the prisoners' language, "mother" is pronounced "more". This is usually played for comical effect in showcasing the ineffectiveness of the characters (and can often turn into Innocent Innuendo if another character responds with "Yeah, I want your mommy" or something to the effect of " Me too").
There was scope in The Devil Next Door for much more context and philosophising about truth and memory, the difficulty of weighing evidence impartially in the face of overwhelming emotion, or how you ever find justice – collective, individual, true or symbolic – or any kind of peace when you have witnessed more acts of purest evil than a human soul can surely bear. In Orcs Must Die!, you'll occasionally hear orcs cry out for mommy as they're getting mulched by your traps. Serving as yet another Humiliation Conga, Ask That Guy with the Glasses screams out for the mom he hates so much when his usual credits don't start.