Weekend has passed, just like how it always does. One day on a weekend passes much more quickly than a day on a weekday. I wonder why…
On Saturday, we got my co-workers’ orders from our supplier. We left the house before lunch and came back home at around 9 in the evening. So we didn’t have time to watch a movie.
After having lunch on Sunday, we started our movie marathon. First, we watched a kiddie movie with the kids, then a hero movie that I didn’t know was not really appropriate for children to see (in which we skipped some parts because of the scenes that only adults should view). Lastly, we watched an inspirational drama that gave us so many different ideas and thoughts about life and the mystery of life.
When I was young, my brother and I would always watch cartoons. Looney Toons, Tiny Toons, Walt Disney, Hannah-Barbera, etc.
One of the cartoons that we loved watching was Yogi Bear. I am pretty sure that 99% of the people who’ll read this, know who Yogi Bear and Booboo are. But for those who don’t, Yogi is a bear who stays in Jellystone Park and steals picnic baskets, with his sidekick Booboo, from the people who visit the park. He often speaks in rhyme and is known for saying “I am smarter than the average bear!”
Yesterday, when we were watching the film, I got a bit disappointed. I thought it would have been better if they made it an animated film instead. I wasn’t happy with Yogi’s voice and the way the actors acted. I also thought the whole movie was lame. Trying too hard to make it entertaining and funny. Well, some scenes are funny though.
I heard about the movie Watchmen before and I heard that it was about heroes. So I expected that it was a hero movie like Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonderwoman, and the like. The whole idea was good. It shows people that heroes are humans, too. Making a living. Committing mistakes. Getting drowned by their own power and wealth.
However, some scenes — or rather most scenes — suggest that it is, after all, an adult hero movie. The gun shots, the explosions, the fight scenes… All of them are too brutal and violent that may not be appropriate for younger audience. It was my mistake anyway. I shouldn’t have thought it would be similar with Thor, Iron Man, or Batman. I thought they would, at least, have been careful with sensitive scenes.
In the end, I didn’t enjoy it that much. The plot was good though.
A Beautiful Mind is about a young, brilliant but antisocial mathematician whose intelligence has been recognized by a secret agency and hires him to work as a cryptologist. However, circumstances change when he decides to marry and settle down.
Later on, an incident happens which makes him terrified and watchful about his life. He suddenly becomes scared and says things that people around him doesn’t seem to believe. He is then taken to a mental institution where he is said to have schizophrenia. He struggles to set apart what’s real and what’s not. He uses his mind power and will power to fight the urge to talk with the people he once thought were real.
My thoughts after watching the movie:
- The only ones who can help cure mentally ill people are themselves. If they could only learn to distinguish what’s real and what exists only in their heads, they too may live a close-to-normal life.
- That our mind can play tricks on us and can totally control us if we are not strong and reasonable enough to analyze things correctly.
- That in any situation or condition, our families are the best source of hope and inspiration to get well.
Our life, not just death, is full of mysteries. There are so many things that even the most genius in the world can ever decipher.
Remember that not everything that we see is real.
Watch the trailers!
A Beautiful Mind