Tuesday, May 12, 2009

about movies

I posted some 'movie reviews' on my previous blog. Surely not that good brilliant reviews. Just the other subjective impressions thing after watching those movies.

Here are some:

"The seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father, the retired
agent Bryan Mills that left the secret service to stay near Kim in California.
Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart; she
convinces the reluctant Bryan to sign an authorization to travel to Paris with
her friend Amanda. When they arrive, they share a cab with the stranger Peter
and Amanda tells to him that they are alone in Paris. When Bryan succeeds in
contacting his daughter, she tells that criminals have just break in the spot
and they are kidnapped by an Albanese gang of human trafficking. Bryan promises
in the phone to kill the kidnapper of his daughter and immediately travels to
Paris to find Kim and chase the criminals."

I watched the trailer before 'no country for old man' played and eversince I saw it, I really wanted to watch the movie. And it finally came true -- 3 months after the I watched the trailer. A very good movie, worth watching.


"When mankind is about to come to an end, a group of scientists decide to
create and populate a city deep underground. The city of Ember is to last for
200 years after which its inhabitants are to retrieve from a strong box
instructions to return to the surface. Over time however, the message is lost
and life in Ember is rapidly deteriorating. Their power supply is failing and
food is being rationed. It's left to two young adults to unearth the secret of
Ember and to lead the way out."

Some things and details in this movie bothered me a lot. No, not about the cinematography or the mistakes, but the thought.

There are a group of women, we can say that they are the worshipers. They worship their 'builder'; which are 'architects, scientists and engineers'. They put their lifes on the builders' hands. They just believe. They believe that everything will be okay. Also, there are men and women who are going to help us, but not me. They're anyone else but me. But hen you watch the movie, you know that they are not going to be fine. They would have to face something; and the builders were not with them. It's the two teenagers who finally saved them -- isn't this very similar to what we believe now? I mean, God? Who knows? Is everything gonna be okay? Then, what if the two teenagers didn't even care about the condition? Who's going to be 'the anyone who's going to save us'?

These things somehow are doctrins in our lifes. Things that somehow make us unprepared to hear, or being in a condition where something unusual happen.


Supposed to be a great movie for its videography, lighting, scenes, horrifying plane crash, burning men, explosions, train crash, spooky 'whisperers', creepy places, car accident, haunting dead stones, the chaos of the end of days, and absolutely: sound effects. But unfortunately we can easily guess the plot.

And it has a seriously bad ending. Duh.
We, human, better not trying to visualize God. It always failed. Great movies, great 3D modelling, great animation - I found that no single visualization could portray God. Well, I am not a religious person and I'm not that expert in God - thingy, But, well, I won't expect the spooky whiperers with black suits are now angels? And the black stones that appeared in every death are now the pathway to heaven? And the God rides UFO-like vehicle? Hmmm....

There was a movie, forget the title, but there's a kid in this movie, who imagined God as his favourite person. Say he liked F1 racing and his favourite idol was an F1 driver - then he portrayed God as a racer. And that's very human. Other movies tried to communicate God as well, then it came the aliens.

So, I guess, there's no way we could visualize God. Human, just stop. It doesn't work.

[all synopsises are from http://www.imdb.com/]

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