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by Wedgie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:57 pm

more heat than light wrote:I think it's not aimed at people who think too much. One of my, er, simpler friends shared this on Facebook.

***WARNING (Bird Box Spoilers)***

This is definitely worth the read!❤️

You all are totally missing the underlying message of this film!

The monster makes you commit suicide and hear voices. Notice that people labeled as “mentally ill” are immune to the monster and they want everyone else to see it. THEY WANT EVERYONE ELSE TO SEE WHAT ITS LIKE TO WANT TO TAKE YOUR OWN LIFE AND HEAR VOICES IN YOUR HEAD. The monster is suicide and mental illness personified. Throughout the film you slowly watch people unravel and fall victim to their own fear, paranoia and violent behavior, all symptoms of mental illness. This forces the audience to ask “Now who’s crazy?”. Without any in depth information about the “monster”, all the characters are figuratively and literally left blind.

Why can no one see the “monster”? Because suicide and mental illness don’t have a face. It can affect anybody. In the scene in the kitchen with Sandra Bullock (Malorie), and Trevante Rhodes (Tom), Malorie says something to the effect of “My sister would have never killed herself. She wasn’t like that”. Today we have those instances of people who were clearly exemplifying suicidal tendencies before they took their own lives, but the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness often causes people to hide those feelings rather then talk about them; we’ve all seen those new stories and interviews were people who were close to a suicide victim say things like “She never seemed like she’d do something like that” or “everything seemed fine”.

The scene where Danielle’s McDonald’s character (Olympia), asks Malorie to take care of her child if anything happens to her is also very telling. Olympia speaks about feeling like a burden because she was spoiled her whole life and “all that love made [her] soft” while Malorie proclaims she was “raised by wolves”. Both women are PREGNANT, and despite their different backgrounds are at the mercy of the same invisible force. I think this is a commentary on gestational and postpartum depression.

Almost all of the characters are dealing with grief to some degree, especially Malorie and John Malcovich’s character (Douglas). They both watch their loved ones commit suicide. This shows that suicide doesn’t just affect the victim, but also the people around them.

In the end we see that the only way for Malorie and her kids to survive is by USING THEIR VOICES.

Now go rewatch the movie and stop looking at things at face value. That kind of observation is what the film is trying to get you to stop doing. It’s so much deeper than that.


Imagine having to explain what an allegory is. :lol: :fp:


I can see what he's getting at but what a complete bollocks.

The monster is a terrifying veiny babyface thingy.

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by Skarjo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:18 am

:lol:

So glad that wasn't shown on screen.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:02 am

floydfreak wrote:Mad Max 2 - 8/10
Mad Max 3 6/10 - it's ok the bartertown and thunderdome first half is good but the second half with the children & the captain walker sub plot is all meh and is nowhere as good the opening first half. Even the final chase is disappointing seemed rushed


Mad Max 3 is definitely 2 different films put together. The Thunderdome itself is masterful though and makes it all worth it

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by Jenuall » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:40 am

Max 3 is a let down that's for sure.

Still better than Fury Road mind. :P

Raiders of the Lost Ark - 10/10 - Watched this in honour of its victory in the recent Eliminator thread. It's just an absolutely fantastic movie and it's easy to forget just how effective a director Spielberg can be - the opening sequence where they hold off on revealing Indy, only showing him from behind before finally revealing him in a beautifully framed close up is just brilliantly handled.

I still maintain that the pacing and structure of the movie is just sublime as well - the opening in Peru with the golden idol and subsequent escape from the Hovito sets the scene brilliantly and tells you everything you need to know about Jones (and Bellog for that matter). Then we get some well crafted exposition and macguffin setup with the Army enlisting Indy to track down the Ark before the Nazis do, before the film goes on to lead the viewer through such a fantastic sequence of locations and events (mixing both action and character work brilliantly) - Nepal, the bar scene introducing Marion, her great chemistry with Indy, the interrogation by the Nazi commander and ensuing fight sequence; Cairo, establishing the connection between Indy and Sallah, discovery of the true location of the well of souls ("they're digging in the wrong place!" :lol: ), the market fight, "loss" of Marion, "snakes, why did it have to be snakes?!", fighting against the bloke from Auf Wiedersehn Pet in front of the plane, the truck fight sequence, hiding on the steamer, Indy sneaking onto the U-boat as it submerges, the final confrontation and opening of the ark... it's just a brilliant movie!

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:46 am

Jenuall wrote:Max 3 is a let down that's for sure.

Still better than Fury Road mind. :P


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by Jenuall » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 am

Moggy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Max 3 is a let down that's for sure.

Still better than Fury Road mind. :P


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That was a joke obviously! ;)

I did actually re-watch Fury Road before Christmas and have to admit that it is a better movie than I had been giving it credit for. To the point in fact where I would now say it's probably my favourite from the franchise. :toot:

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by Photek » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:11 pm

The Greatest Showman - 9/10. Catchy songs and very fast paced meaning you don't get bored.

Avengers Infinity War - 8/10. Confusing as fook but the comedy in places made it decent.

Tully. 8/10. Motherhood told on a more human level and the mental health issues that go with that.

Ready Player One 7/10. Just as it gets going it's over...I'd love a sequel.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Jenuall wrote:I did actually re-watch Fury Road before Christmas and have to admit that it is a better movie than I had been giving it credit for. To the point in fact where I would now say it's probably my favourite from the franchise. :toot:


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by Photek » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:No way is Die Hard 4 better than Die Hard 2, no strawberry floating way :lol:


And yet it is. They are both gooseberry fool but 4 is just slightly better.

Die hard 4 is pure AIDS, it's awful, 2 is WAY better and even with that, the massive eejit things in it drive me to insanity.

No runway would have a manhole in the middle of it, let alone have and underground walkway .

The big one, the MAJOR problem with Die Hard 2's story is the planes running out of fuel stuff because if Washington international Airport was closed, they'd be diverted to several others rather than fly above the airport till they drop from the sky. Annoys me so much watching it but it's still MILES better than Die Hard 4.

3 is the best.

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by Moggy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Max 3 is a let down that's for sure.

Still better than Fury Road mind. :P


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That was a joke obviously! ;)

I did actually re-watch Fury Road before Christmas and have to admit that it is a better movie than I had been giving it credit for. To the point in fact where I would now say it's probably my favourite from the franchise. :toot:


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PostRe: Last film you watched and your rating
by Ad7 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:23 pm

Saying it's the best mad max isn't saying much as the first one is the only good one anyway, and even that's average by the standards of action films of that time.

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by Preezy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 pm

Photek wrote:Avengers Infinity War - 8/10. Confusing as fook but the comedy in places made it decent.

What parts did you find confusing? For me, I was very confused as to why the goodies decided to fight enormous waves of monsters in hand-to-hand combat instead of using regular battle tactics like hitting them with artillery or using air power. But I guess they had to give the second-tier characters something to keep them busy so whatevs.

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by Squinty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Ad7 wrote:Saying it's the best mad max isn't saying much as the first one is the only good one anyway, and even that's average by the standards of action films of that time.


Road Warrior is pretty good.

I do agree that Thunderdome is utterly awful.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 pm

Preezy wrote:
Photek wrote:Avengers Infinity War - 8/10. Confusing as fook but the comedy in places made it decent.

What parts did you find confusing? For me, I was very confused as to why the goodies decided to fight enormous waves of monsters in hand-to-hand combat instead of using regular battle tactics like hitting them with artillery or using air power


Sometimes I'm upset that my brain thinks things like this in the cinema

They literally had guns against a bunch of unarmed aliens and decided the best opening move of the battle was to charge straight in

Wakanda is gonna get steamrolled by some local insurgency now its revealed itself to the world

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:55 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
floydfreak wrote:Mad Max 2 - 8/10
Mad Max 3 6/10 - it's ok the bartertown and thunderdome first half is good but the second half with the children & the captain walker sub plot is all meh and is nowhere as good the opening first half. Even the final chase is disappointing seemed rushed


Mad Max 3 is definitely 2 different films put together. The Thunderdome itself is masterful though and makes it all worth it


agreed

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by floydfreak » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:01 pm

Photek wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:No way is Die Hard 4 better than Die Hard 2, no strawberry floating way :lol:


And yet it is. They are both gooseberry fool but 4 is just slightly better.

Die hard 4 is pure AIDS, it's awful, 2 is WAY better and even with that, the massive eejit things in it drive me to insanity.

No runway would have a manhole in the middle of it, let alone have and underground walkway .

The big one, the MAJOR problem with Die Hard 2's story is the planes running out of fuel stuff because if Washington international Airport was closed, they'd be diverted to several others rather than fly above the airport till they drop from the sky. Annoys me so much watching it but it's still MILES better than Die Hard 4.

3 is the best.


4 was on TV the other week i watched it again for the first time in ages & its rubbish 2 is good in comparison despite its Flaws. Timothy Olyphant is the worst Villain out of the whole franchise.
Die Hard 3 is brilliant its opening sequence is awesome

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by Vermilion » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:34 pm

Jenuall wrote:I did actually re-watch Fury Road before Christmas and have to admit that it is a better movie than I had been giving it credit for. To the point in fact where I would now say it's probably my favourite from the franchise. :toot:


Flaming Guitar Guy should have converted you first time around.

OrangeRKN wrote:Wakanda is gonna get steamrolled by some local insurgency now its revealed itself to the world


That is unless, they bring back Killmonger so he can bore them to death.

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by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Flaming guitar man is great but not gonna lie that shot of the guitar flying into the screen is the worst in the film

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by Jenuall » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:24 pm

Yeah, stuff like flaming guitar guy and that flying guitar is the sort of thing that loses the film points in my book.

"It's a post apocalyptic world where civilisation has collapsed and we are starved for resources - we have to go on deadly excursions to try and grab whatever fuel we can to survive! ... but we also piss the stuff away sending out massive unnecessary vehicles with speakers, flames and guitar players on them because reasons!"

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by Fuzzy Dunlop » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:30 pm

Jenuall wrote:"It's a post apocalyptic world where civilisation has collapsed and we are starved for resources - we have to go on deadly excursions to try and grab whatever fuel we can to survive! ... but we also piss the stuff away sending out massive unnecessary vehicles with speakers, flames and guitar players on them because reasons!"


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