Saturday, November 11, 2006

Babel

Welp, I watched half of the Notre Dame Slaughter of the Air Force Academy. The Dudes aren't so tough without their Airplanes and cruise Missiles, are they?

I also made it to the movie theater to watch "Babel," starring Brad Pitt, and a lot of other less famous people. I must say I enjoyed it, and if you are a person who likes to discuss movies when you are done, then this is one you should see. But be warned, it was a bit difficult at times.

I was literally stressed out through much of it. I mean, the opening scene (Don't worry, I won't give anything important away) has a couple of kids playing with a gun out in the middle of the Morrocan desert. Then, some lady decides to take a couple of Gringo kids south of the border to go to a wedding. I saw "Man On Fire." I know that that isn't cool. Finally, we have a young deaf-mute Japanese girl who decides to take drugs and walk around lifting up her skirt to every guy she see's. Honestly, bad stuff was just waiting to happen to every single character in this movie, which can wear on you after two and a half hours.

But there was a lot of good stuff about it, and I must say I really liked all the characters. Part of the reason it was stressful was that you really did feel what each of them were going through. The acting was great. Even the kids in the movie were alright. The stories intertwined very well. It is crazy how one sin can affect the world in such crazy ways. The main theme, a few of us felt, was globalization, and how communication is becoming more and more important between people and nations. The world is so small now, yet we seem miles apart from our own families sometimes. This movie did a great job of demonstrating this.

There was, however, one loose end that never really tied itself up. We were all wondering what happened, but it didn't ever tell us explicitly. You just have to guess what happened.

So, if you are looking for a deep, well made, involving movie then go see it. But if you are in the mood to just relax and enjoy something for what it is, you might want to hold off.

Because it was a little depressing, you might need something to cheer you up. So, watch this video that Jimmy Akin had up last week:

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