August 17, 2004

Manchurian Canidate...? Interesting...

     Hullo. As if you can't guess from the title, I saw the Manchurian Candidate. It was an interesting movie, but it left me a little grumpy about the ending. It definitely had a "good will overcome the overpowering evil" kinda feel when it was done, where in my opinion it should have been much more dark and depressing. Sure, it may make me sound like a dark and depressing gothy kinda person to say that, I know, but it felt way to much like 1984 and Brave New World to have an ending like that. Basically, in the end...
Denzel Washington defies his programming and shoots the evil guy, despite the fact that he is "programmed" not to know what the hell he's doing.
In my opinion, it should have played out exactly how the bad guys planned it and you should feel like you do now. Which is this:

1) You don't have power, you never will, and the only way you ever would, would be if you were born into it.
2) No matter how hard you try, the enemy has the following upperhands:
     * They already watch you
     * They already have crushed "usurpers" like you and they will again
     * They have technology, money, and power
     * They know how to manipulate everyone around you to think that you're crazy
3) You have not, cannot, and will not ever beat "them"
     Think about it! These people already know you. They can't be defeated because they already control you. And if you want to know who "they" is, watch "Wag the Dog." It's the story of how a dog is capable of wagging it's tail. And why comparatively, the tiny "tail" of America (the government, major corporations, you name it) wag the dog. Instead of America controlling the tail, the tail controls the dog. WE LOSE! WE CAN'T WIN! HAVEN'T YOU READ 1984 YET?!

Posted by Kickmyassman at August 17, 2004 03:25 AM

Maybe the original movie was darker and more depressing? You should see it and find out for me.

Posted by: Rebecca is lazy and hates the fact that this thingy won't remember her personal info at August 21, 2004 09:39 PM
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