Typically I choose a movie to review based on its moral message, but for today’s review I decided to watch a movie and see what it had to offer good or bad. I’ve really wanted to see The Host since back in 2013, when I saw the trailer, but haven’t had the opportunity till a week ago. I’m a sucker for science fiction stories based in utopias, so this movie appeared to be right up my alley. As a bonus it also had aliens! Aliens always make movies better…. 😉 My main concern was that this movie was based off the book of the same title by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Series. (Note: I’m happy to say I’ve never seen or read any of the twilight movies/books. My wife has excellent tastes) I was also a little concerned that some of the scenes in the trailer looked like they came directly from “The Notebooks” deleted scenes, but I don’t mind some romance. Despite those two things I was excited to give this a try.
Review by Elliott
Father: Prozium – The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anesthetize grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anesthetized in stride, we accept as fair sacrifice. For we embrace Prozium in its unifying fullness and all that it has done to make us great.
It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a truly nerdy movie. So this week, I’ve decided to review one that many people haven’t seen or even heard of. It came out in 2002 and was directed by Kurt Wimmer. I’ve often compared it to The Matrix, which in some ways is true, but in other ways it’s not. What they do have in common is the action/filming style, as well as the post apocalyptic setting. There are a few other small similarities, but overall they are much different movies. Taking place sometime in the near future, Equilibrium is about a society that is controlled by a totalitarian/fascist government, who has outlawed all emotion. Continue Reading
Review by Elliott
Utopia movies have been done many times before. The one thing they all have in common, is that things aren’t as they appear. On the outset everything seems to be great, but there’s always something wrong going on behind the scenes. Continue Reading