Saturday, January 9, 2010

movie madness

Snowing and cold in Cracow, Poland.
An opportunity to see another movie in the theatre.
Before existence is again in the Baja California simplicity of sunrises and sunsets with no distractions from being pushed out of the centre of life.

It was a movie called "The Daybreakers" made by Michael and Peter Spierig in 2009.
Recently released in Poland.
The film shows the acting skills of Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Claudia Karvan.
The totally ridiculous story is that in the year 2019, only 9 years from now, an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires.
One would think that this concept would be rejected by any financier of movies because of lack of originality.
But not in this case.
The story line continues that while the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human.
Or find a blood substitute before time runs out.

Why is it that sitting in the movie theatre and seeing this movie the thinking only produces one thought:
"why am I watching this nonsense bullshit?"
While once the movie was over, many Poles left the theatre as if they had been tremendously entertained.
They seem to have enjoyed the most cruel scenes possible.
A father dehumanizing a daughter.
A man seeing his brother being devoured by vampires.
His body being ripped apart.
Blood being sprayed on walls and faces and bodies in many scenes.
Many humans being massacred in a way that even is not occurring in Iraq or Afghanistan.

A more experienced person living in the nowadays reality may ask what all the fuss about this film on this blog is really about.
If someone visits these days a movie theatre, people on screen are often violently killed.
And a contemporary person is not being misbalanced by seeing these kinds of cruelties.

But is it that normal, really?
Is a person who has a fine developed system of balanced awareness, pure amazement and delicate sensibility able to enjoy to watch bloodshed and extreme cruelty and violent murders?
Without getting disgusted and appalled?
No, not likely.

How has it come that far?
That the mass audience obviously these days are entertained by extreme presentations of the negative sides of humanity.

That makes going to the movie theatre to see a film a weird experience.
Sitting among fellow human beings who are enjoying the cruelty while the personal experience is one of disgust and appall.
It feels like not being on the right planet anymore.
Of being in a film more extreme than "The Daybreakers".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A good commentary on the state of humanity. Perhaps the vampires will do better than humanity in the long-run.