We are not seeing the new classics around us!
I just got done watching, “Children of men for the second time and all I have to say is Wow! To me this is the new 1984. Orwellian in scope. The first viewing I was ho hum, but had to look a little closer. This is a commentatry, in your face, about the present world and coming fascism. It spelled out a dying race of humanity due to a world with Iraq, Iran, immigration,Abdul grad, concentration camps, split identities in the face of big brother, the flying Pink Floyd pigs, the government suicide drug quietus. They want to quiet us. The uprising is a mixture of the worlds have nots shut out.
Yet in all this remains hope in the next generation. It is the, “Human Project”, they call it. The mythical society trying to save humanity. Alla, “Atlas Shrugged.” In one clip the immigrant leaves a pair of running shoes next to a computer screen in hope. This is a blatent reference to us. the one they would quite. The ones wev’e been waiting for. I see why this film was an indie.
Does anyone else see it?
Then they also are panning, “The Last Mimzy”. Blatent reference to human ability wakenning in the eastern fashion. They would shut it down the critics.
Can we not be smart enough and become this Human Project. Change to a different outcome of this present worlds future.
I say wage on in search of the novelty as something profound is reaching out to us in this time of need.
The latest was the movie Ink. This movie brought me to a rush of tears. Unexpected in scope it moved me on many levels.
As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams. One force delivers hope and strength through good dreams; the other infuses the subconscious with desperation through nightmares. John (Chris Kelly) and Emma (Quinn Hunchar), Father and Daughter are wrenched into this fantastical dream world battle, forced to fight for John’s soul and to save Emma from an eternal nightmare. Separate in their journey, they encounter unusual characters that exist only in their subconscious. Or do they? Ink is a high-concept visual thriller that weaves seamlessly between the conscious and the subconscious. Ink has been hailed as the new “it” movie.