Sunday, January 24, 2010

hidden messages


today i went to see this movie...avatar...the movie that has all these great reviews and is winning all kinds of awards. i wanted to see what all the hype was about. tg and i had watched the trailer a few weeks back to see if we might want to see it together for a movie night but we both decided it looked like a movie with a message that we wouldn't want to put our money towards. but as the weeks have gone by and the hype has been getting louder, i told tg for the past couple days that i want to go see it. to see what is so special about this movie. why it's breaking box office records. why it's winning awards...why no one has had one bad thing to say about it...so today tg watched r as i went. he wasn't interested still...so i went by myself. which actually was quite fun. felt like a grown-up in a sense...

i got there right in time as the movie was starting, put on my 3D glasses and was ready to watch the biggest movie to hit the big screen since Titanic...

then as the movie progressed and the story line began to unfold...what i was hoping was just a bad trailer was unfolding in the movie...the movie was exactly what the trailer portrayed. not what i wanted to have happen. and i'm sitting there thinking to myself...this full movie theatre of people and all the other full movie theatre's of people that have watched this movie are being once again desensitized into to watching more propaganda. we trade our love for being entertained and wooed by pretty graphics for being exposed to a bigger message.

everything you watch, movies, television, commercials, everything you hear, everything you put your money towards, has a message. they either want to sell you something or tell you something. and these days i think people have traded in their minds to be entertained. does anyone not see the message in this movie that is getting so many great reviews. so what if it has great 3D graphics and neat scenes, the message is so appalling that we shouldn't even care about those things!

this movie has desensitized everyone who has seen it and fallen in love with it, to the fact that it portrays our very own military to be savage killers of indigenous people all for something that we might be able to make money off of.

the other side of the story you might be saying if you've seen it is, that we could learn from these people and that we can get to know them and appreciate them and not take from them. which is a great message, but really...did they need to make it all about our military looking like savages pillaging a land they want only for one money making rock? it is just pure desensitization. the more we watch movies like this the more we believe the lie that we americans are doing more harm than good to other countries. and i don't like that! it is completely untrue and we should be paying for movies that show us how amazing our volunteered men and women are to fight for our freedoms and help others. they leave their entire lives at home, families, spouses, babies...all to protect us. and portray them with this kind of movie. i'm sorry but i think that is a appalling way of thanking them.

we live in a sad day and age when movies like this can win major movie awards and not one media person has one bad thing to say about it. when people love being entertained with cool movie graphics rather then understanding the message that is being sent...the way we are being desensitized. the saddest part is that it doesn't stop at just the movie theatre. this past election we all watched a man become president who had better "graphics", "cooler" rallies, "hipper" campaign speeches, who had absolutely no experience or proven leadership skills to run a country. america was so excited about swearing in a man based on the "history" it could make rather than really seeing what kind of man he really was. who he really surrounded himself with, what he really supports, and what he really wants to do to this country...and now a year later all those who were wooed by the most historic campaign are experiencing a case of buyers remorse...

as i left that movie theatre today i was quite upset as to the state of our society as a whole...and how i am part of a few...a few who see things beyond all the fun graphics and awesome reviews...and really a few who get drowned out by the louder many...it could be discouraging, but really all i can do is just voice my opinion. expose what i think is truth...and go on...

thanks for listening. i hope that by reading this you too may also take a second look at what you watch and how things are protrayed...because remember everything has a message.

today i am incredibly grateful for...free speech and our military.

ps...i am not a total debbie downer...if you want to see a great movie go see sherlock holmes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You go babe! TG

Tiffany said...

I completely understand where you are coming from. However, to the movie's defense, it was not the American military that was on Pandora. It was a private enterprise. Eric had to remind me of that too.

Plus, historically, things like this have happened. Maybe it's a lesson about what early Americans did to Native Americans rather than an attack on present-day military.

Playing devil's advocate here...

tg+sg+rg said...

thanks t-byrd! I appreciate your thoughts on the matter...

Mom said...

I had a bad feeling about that movie when seeing previews in the theater when we went to see Blindside. I like your comment : "everything you put your money towards, has a message. they either want to sell you something or tell you something". so true - I hope to remember that! Anyway, you're right......we've been very desensitized and our society as a whole is going the way of Satan because they choose not to put down their pride and submit the one true authority: God. "Buyer's remorse" with Obama?....wait until the Antichrist stands in the temple and claims to be God! Time is shorter than we think.

Catherine Hall said...

"Go mom!" Time is short & HE is coming!!!
And "go Shelly!" you lil Firecracker you!