I usually read the book of movies that are made from books, but Ender’s Game has been read so long back that I had to see the movie to refresh my memory. The special effects were o.k., and the plot seemed to move along, but the line that struck me to be the most revealing was at the end when our hero Ender cries that he has killed a whole species.
This seemed like art imitating life, and of course it is. If this movie did nothing else, it reminds us that we have the power to End things.
In keeping with a Sunday morning spent in meditation with a nice warm cup of coffee, I put the dvd Doubt on. I have seen this before, but knew it could still shock. It did.
The punishment that the church meets out to sexual predators is to promote them.
The church has also found this to be a quite expensive matter as the sins of the Fathers catch up to the Pope’s hemline.
Divergent is another dystopian story that is garnering good box office monies, but I must remember that it is for young minds that only want to think on the surface level.
The action and shooting seem to be the main draw, with the underlying meaning sort of lost.
How many teens really think about repressive government? How many adults really think about brainwashing and excessive testing in our schools?
Do we even go to the movies to make our selves think? I think not.