Movie Meltdown: A New Vision… of the Future
This week we return to our epic sci-fi conversation that started in last week’s episode. And as we realize we are immersed in a 70’s cinematic, futuristic nightmare, we also address… Nomi Sunrider, Battlestar Galactica, people vanishing all around the ship, The City & the City, The Avengers movies, Ewan Mcgregor, this creature that lives in a desert, classical understanding of what penance is, an inability of people to communicate with each other, Paul Bettany, I’ve got a completely different point of view that is coming from a different set of facts that you haven’t heard, where a lot of Christian saints went, when they went to evangelize the country, Alec Guinness, Master Thon, it’s about believing in people, freely letting go of the past, Star Trek: Discovery, having loads and loads of corporate cash, a contentious conflicted vision, but they want to tie it in to all the threads that really don’t matter, The Orville, you’re bringing that to the movie, it’s about believing in a bigger future, I think the film thinks that that’s a deep statement about like… light and dark, everything in that movie is overturned 5 minutes later by the next thing that happens, put em’ in my space jam box, doesn’t know how to develop themes, looking out into the future, it is one of the foundational elements of the human person, Michael Fassbender, all the evil that human society mitigates and keeps at bay, pray and engage with their own demons, destroying the past, The Walking Dead, choices are always going to be confined of the two parties and their conflict, every time he is presented with an option of himself who he could be, the confrontation with potential, the sheer wonder of the human experience, I will say this though… I’m being a bit of a nerd in many ways, a lot of flashbang and not a whole lot of substance, multiple kinds of love and it’s like a giant lizard-dog.
“I think we’re at a point now where… a lot of the franchises that inspired up and guided us when we were kids… are gonna die. And I mean that like… or need to die.”