I always kinda figured you were the demonstrative sort. Here’s one for you:
I warn you, there’s a 50% chance I’ll think I can dance (I CAN’T) and a 100% chance I’m going to hug you.
You can call me Ernest Poppins.
Mary Poppins here. I fucking love everyone when I’m drunk and will sway up to you and tell you that you are the best human being alive and I respect you and also you are so pretty and nice that I don’t even deserve to know you, no, don’t look at me, I’m ashamed to have someone as wonderful as you look at me. People… Read more
Those layers were a good idea, but exploited with too much obviousness. Like some sort of mix between south korean movies and a french comics. Oh wait ...
If it's allegory (and if I really understand what allegory is), then the people in the film aren't necessarily symbolic of real people but rather symbolic of human knowledge and wisdom. In that case, the survivors still being vulnerable to bears and cold and whatever else, to me, would represent that gaining… Read more
You misinterpret the Gnostic message. There is a God, and he is a God of love, but we are trapped by the demiurge, in a world of want and material desires. This is remarkably similar to Buddhist teachings, and is one of the clues that early Christian writers were heavily influenced by Eastern thought. Read more
I wasn't really referencing Gnostic beliefs, I was saying in general if you believe in a higher power, like the concept of God, it isn't a far logic leap away to imagine the entity doesn't pay any attention to daily activities/lives because of all the tragedy and ugliness in the world. Read more
Gnostics don't believe God is blind and deaf. They believe God is malevolent and actively torturing them. Lots of religions have had gods that don't care about humanity, but very few groups have decided that the creator of the universe is aggressively evil. That's a whole new level of pessimism.
I mean, how can you A) believe in a concept like 'God' without B) slowly realizing if it doesn't hate you, at the very least it is completely and wholly blind and deaf to your plight?
It's not too far off from what the Greeks and the Romans had... Gods exist, and they don't really care a lick about you, but may mess with you from time to time...
Really? I mean...for people in the first world, sure, I guess if you believe in a god they must love you. But if you live in the third world or some military state, it'd be pretty easy to believe that god hates you.
Man, Gnosticism is always the go-to heresy for filmmakers. Still waiting for the film based on Arianism, Donatism, or Nestorianism.
it's a testament to the quality that the movie can support interpretations this wild. Personally, I thought the fish blood was to just foreshadow the aquarium car and drive home how people up-train could waste food on frivolous rituals, but sure, it could be Christianity too.