Thursday, July 21, 2005

28 days Later...Part 1

I know I don't comment on very much in the class, so I am going to attempt to express how I felt about this movie in my blog.
I was completely captivated by the movie. I was in a trance waiting to see what was going to happen. The opening scenes disturbed me. Didn't much like seeing the chimps used for experimentation and living in those horrendous conditions. It was man's fault the infection started in the first place. Scientists attempt to manipulate the natural dispositions of the chimps in order to understand "rage" was a success, but at what costs? When can studies in science be stopped in the name of morality and what is "right". ( sorry 'bout that, I started on a rant!) Back to the movie... No, wait I have just one more comment about the chimp scene... The activist were only trying to help rescue the chimps from the lab, however I place blame on them as well. They break in to the lab and take no precaution or heed the warnings they were given about the chimps being infected with "rage". It was at least contained before they interfered. They paid no attention to the scientists warnings. It was a shame that both parties were so narrow sighted and so focused on their own beliefs to foresee the consequences. Anyway....
After that disturbing scene the movie started to get better. The length of time that Jim was in his hospital clothes wandering through the streets looking for people was so long it was comical. He was always dong something that seemed to strike as funny. But in truth I probably would have done close to the same thing s as him. I definitely would have grabbed the money. It would have felt comfortable to have in his possession something that used to have value. Especially if he was still unaware at that time that it was obsolete.
This is the conclusion of part one... I need to go to work.


Blogger Lucy said...

Your comment on the money is interesting. Being consumers we all know the value of money. We often think if we only had more cash then life would be better. This film clearly tells us that money isn't always the way to happiness and at times it has no value at all. Family, friends, compassion and understanding are so much more valuable.

I agree that the opening scenes were disturbing. What makes them even more disturbing is the way the monkey is being exposed to violence, through news clips. The news that is viewed in our homes everyday is becoming more and more disturbing. What will this constant explosure to such images lead to?

Good post. Nice to hear your opinion. Looking forward to reading more.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Miriam Jones said...

I echo Lucy's sentiments. To my mind the chimp scenes were the hardest to watch. I wonder what that says: that people deserve whatever screenwriters and directors can serve up?

Good to hear from you!

8:36 PM  

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