“From womb to tomb, we are bound to others.” This is one of the lines I remember from the movie Cloud Atlas. The main concept of the movie is about reincarnation. The immortality of the soul and how our actions in this life influence the next life we are to have; that we are bound to the same souls from our previous lives.
Whilst watching this movie, I have come to an analogy from widely recognized beliefs as premises:
What you sow, so shall you reap.
~ I understand this as a universal sense of justice. If I had to put it more bluntly I would say, “If I cannot get revenge, someone will.” It is what most helpless people believe in or should I say most self-righteous, self-proclaimed religious devotees and naïve people would say. It is in a sense, crude to me. It defeats the purpose of actions speaking louder than words. This concept only gives birth to corruption and abuse of power.
Life is unfair.
~ I believe this to be that evil is the ruling force on earth. Mainly because I think there is more corruption than philanthropy. This is the bitter reality that despairs all men; with the cliché of a truth that “I don’t deserve this” persona is so malignant that it has all the power to abandon hope. When we compare ourselves to someone with a different stature, indeed it is already unfair in the first place because each possession has its own set of complications. But how are men born with more privileges than others? And how do deprived men acquire such privileges without having to work for them?
Therefore I conclude:
~ that our destiny is determined by how much luck we have. I have realized that hard work is nothing but a lifeguard, something to keep us afloat amidst the chaos brought about by society with which the ruling party is the master that enslaves us all. Freedom is not truly within our grasp unless we embrace what and where we are in society and discard envious predicaments leading to malicious gain.
Karma is nothing but a concept to console the grieving, to make it easier to move on, to accept misfortune. What I would like is to enrich my life through the eyes of my kin so that they will have the power to shape and define their own; until the next lifetimes ahead.
Published July 15, 2008
Grotesque in the sense that it is about the story of a murderer but it is also beautifully stunning at the same time. This movie is so brilliant that you’d watch it from beginning to end with such attention. Aside from its masterful storyline, the ending is one of a kind. You can try to guess but the chances of getting it right is of the tenths of a percent.
Based on the best selling novel Perfume by Patrick Suskind, Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer is a must see movie that will put you in awe. Set in the 18th century Paris, France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is the most remarkable being in existence yet history chose to forget about him. His genius would have given him everything he desired except he only desired one thing in his life and like all other geniuses we know, he would stop at nothing to get it.
Released by notable film distributors, DreamWorks Pictures (USA release), 20th Century Fox (Argentina release), and Buena Vista International (Italy release) and co-stared by the famous Dustin Hoffman, it made up to over $100 million worldwide.
This movie is truly magnificent and beyond imagination. As Roger Joseph Ebert (a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic and screenwriter) put it, “You may not savor it, but you will not stop watching it, in horror and fascination.”
Published February 16, 2008
This movie is all about power, not over people but over countries. Aside from the powerful portrayal of George Clooney and the rest of the cast, this movie is a revelation to the scenes that happen behind the oil industry and the nations involved.
It also stresses about terrorism and the reasons behind it. It occurred to me that the terrorists we know are not entirely at fault to what is going on globally. If terrorism is the effect for all the chaos and terror that are upon us, then something must have caused it.
It seems that the Middle East countries are cheated from their own wealth. Right now, oil is the most valuable natural resource all over the world and the Middle East owns the largest percentage of it. However, international conspiracies are always in motion, manipulating governments to their own benefits. If you can see the larger picture in this movie, then you will agree that the real terrorists are those who raised the beast.