Monday, May 9, 2011

Thor 3D

I went into this movie, not knowing what to think.  It isn't the kind of movie that I would choose to see.  But after being basically forced to watch it, I absolutely adored it.  So amazing.  The 3D graphics were literally breathtaking.  They gave me like a breathtaking high. 

And knowing me, of course I couldn't ignore the opportunity for finding metaphors in the movie.  My favorite part was when he broke off the bridge to Earth and to the other race.  This was his pathway to the one woman who he loved, the one he cared about more than anything.  He gave her up because in doing so it would save his brother from killing the other race.  This just really stuck out to me, because when giving up what we seem to want most is the right and noble thing to do, we must do so without resistance.  He was very strong.

I also loved the fact that the last time that Thor and the girl he loved saw each other, he said goodbye and kissed her hand.  It was her that went in for the kiss.  This shows us that he cared more about the girl herself than what she had to give him.  It's a love that doesn't ask for anything back.  It simply loves and it cares.  This reminded me of in Slumdog Millionare, when after being in love with the same girl for years and never being able to have her, when he finally does, he simply kisses her scar on the cheek.  He doesn't make out with her.  He just kisses her scar (representing her hurt in her past), with sincere compassion. 

For all of these reasons, I absolutely love movies.  I like finding the metaphors in them, and allowing these movies give meaning to our lives.  It's been my goal as of late to be conciously loving and caring, without conditions or rewards.  Let's all try it :)
Contemplation's Girl

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