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Old 12-03-2012, 11:01 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:17 PM
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Downloading right now, will probably see it tomorrow
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:56 PM
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Ah well I finally got to see it (a couple of weeks ago or so). I might be in danger of necroposting, but heck I couldn't comment Before I saw it really!

The movie left me a bit confused. Like, there were some bells ringing, but I couldn't quite pinpoint them, but yes I was thinking about it for several days, or more - not exactly an Avatar effect but *somewhere* along the lines.... For some reason I couldn't get Neo Seoul out of my head, it seemed to remind me of something, but can't say, what... 2154 in Avatar? the feeling was strangely familiar... Like 'a music from a dream...'

No one in RL seemed to relate actually

On one side, I am familiar with the reincarnation concept ever since I started on Buddhism in the uni, add some books on Hinduism & more modern, on past life therapy, by Brian Weiss, Michael Newton & other professionals, plus two years of PLT as a patient & now studying for a therapist... & I am convinced

On the other side, the movie left me rather depressed: so, the baddies won, everything collapsed, the radiation was growing, & it was dangerous to remain on Earth... so in order to be finally together, and happy, our heroes had to leave for a better world! My feelings precisely stop your starship, I am going with you! Only, drop me off at pandora please.

But on the other side, they did make it together at least sometimes while still on Earth - like that couple who joined the struggle for Abolitionism, so they did find a cause worth fighting for... so there is hope.

And, on a deeper side, 'the consequences of our actions go much farther than we think' is also true.

Err I don't know what to say anymore right now. Maybe I should watch it again & recheck, What bells are ringing.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:12 AM
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The movie left me a bit confused. Like, there were some bells ringing, but I couldn't quite pinpoint them, but yes I was thinking about it for several days, or more - not exactly an Avatar effect but *somewhere* along the lines.... For some reason I couldn't get Neo Seoul out of my head, it seemed to remind me of something, but can't say, what... 2154 in Avatar? the feeling was strangely familiar... Like 'a music from a dream...'
Blade Runner. It's always Blade Runner. ...or possibly Snow Crash, but that one's more obscure.

I saw C.A. a few weeks ago, and enjoyed it a lot. Neo-Seoul stood out a lot, b but also the story of Mr. Cavendish, probably because of Mr. Meeks, who was hilarious. (The reaction he gets is also quite realistic. )

Although the one thing about the film I actually found grating was actually the philosophy and the deeper meanig side of things. It felt contrived; the message it was telling applied, but only because the stories had been deliberately constructed so it did, not in any more general, "That's so true" sense.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:29 AM
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Ah yes indeed the ending was not really all that happy. I think the movie contained a number of hidden connections and riddles, which was interesting. The most obvious theme was that some archetypes and their struggles are repeating, that sometimes one side wins and sometimes the other, that some people even can switch archetypes but that this may take a rebirth (if you do not believe in rebirth that means however that people did not change). Cavendish was of course mainly funny but also it was a struggle of a captive against more powerful opressors in some way, which was basically the theme of all these stories, except maybe in the very last one in which the powerful people were actually not opressing anyone that we know of.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:36 AM
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I saw it the other night. It felt like I needed a flow chart to follow along, but overall I did like it. I think I may have to see it again or maybe read the book to get all the meaning of it.
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