Mythological patterns appear everywhere in our day-to-day lives. All the way from the ancient stories told by our parents to the modern, digital entertainment we enjoy today, we cannot seem to escape one of the most common characteristics of myths: the stages of the hero’s journey. While most movies seem to portray these stages, none do it quite like the modern day film, Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan. In this breathtaking film, the character Joseph Cooper, portrayed by Matthew McConaughey, demonstrates multiple stages of the hero’s journey as he searches the universe for a new planet for the human race. Joseph Cooper’s insane journey begins with his call to adventure, a gravitational anomaly which conveys a message containing map coordinates leading to the secret, underground headquarters of NASA.
While it is the common opinion that films such as Final Fantasy and The Polar Express have fallen into the uncanny valley, the critics have made different comments about the Tintin. The phrase has cropped up a lot in early reviews of The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, referring to the strange effect created when animated characters look eerily lifelike. As New York magazine put it: “Tintin looks simultaneously too human and not human at all, his face weirdly fetal, his eyes glassy and vacant instead of bursting with animated life.” Shiven Sharma from the University of Ottawa, Canada, says “Our mind is more accepting of stylized representations. That’s why the Tintin movie looks so good. They’ve made photorealistic people out of the comic books.
INTERSTELLAR: What I love about this movie is the fact that Nolan brothers were able to take 2 ordinary concepts; one revolving around Einstein 's relativity and the other immersed in human emotions; and then make it into something truly Extra-Ordinary. Though the plot is staged in some outer space, hyper dimensional setting, when you think about it, you 'll see that it 's not about science. It 's about connection. That 's the soul of this movie. That 's the essence.
It is a film about courage in adversity and friendship. The audience is engaged the entire film and as the film is from the perspective of a German family, who are normally considered the enemy in films about World War II, it is interesting to see the war from their perspective. The film brought up the topic of man’s inhumanity and what we are willing to do to each other if given the chance. Through the personal and empathetic connections we make with the characters, we (the audience) reflect on actions (although less major than dropping bombs) even if minor which have hurt or effected people negatively. I would recommend this film to people of all ages who have felt out of place at some point in their lives when they have moved to a new environment and people who would like to look at war and death from a different
For instance, during the zombie apocalypse, when Harry Cooper, a white male, tried to control the house, Ben fights back stating he is going to fight for everything and everyone in the house. As an African American, he’s fighting for everything and everyone in the house who are all white. Lastly, the film consisted of one African American male who held the power and have the authority to control everyone else. For instance, when Harry Cooper attempted to gain the control, he was quickly overpowered by Ben. In summary, race was a major negative issue in the society, but Romero presentation showed how African Americans are beginning to demand their rights and acquire them.
The depiction of human nature and the argument concerning the way humans act and what stimulates their actions has always been the focus of art. In particular, the film directors have been often seeking for answers concerning the ways the human nature should be shown in the movies and the perception of the concept. With respect to the issue of human nature, both Cider House Rules and Children Of Men, raise the problem of the human nature and seek to reveal what are the internal drivers leading an individual trough life. In both cases, the films perform the function of an eye opener on the issues that deal with what goes on in the modern society and how are the human actions associated with their souls and beliefs. In the marginal situations
The film’s point of view, third person omniscient, illuminated the theme of the importance of holding unity in the family. In third person omniscient, both the narrator and the audience know more than what the character's in the story do. For example, Margot’s twenty-two-year-old smoking addiction, her early marriage to a Jamaican and most importantly her depression. These are happenings in the story we knew about before the characters did. With attention to, when
Even if the narrative of the film is the long story of the creation and resurrection of mankind, it is nonetheless true that this is not strictly a religious or scientific account. That is what Kubrick meant when he described the theme as an oxymoron— a “scientific definition of God.” It is why the film encompasses more time than perhaps any other film made, for no less a period could contain such expansive narrative ideas from evolution itself or prophetic religion. Yet this religious-science emphasis does not begin to exhaust the meanings of the film. Indeed, 2001 is layered with allusions to several of the principal secular and pagan mythologies of Western civilization. As Kubrick noted, it would not reach millions of viewers unless it explored “the universal myths and archetypes of both our shared cultural experience and our collective
He told his wife that there are so many people that need help and one isn’t going to make a difference. In the end of the movie however he has developed a conscience. When he was rescued from the people that came shooting everyone in the village he visited, the pilots wouldn’t take the little black girl that escaped together with him. He begged them and even offered them money but they left the girl behind who even seemed to understand that it wasn’t her place to be rescued together with the white man. Justin was very heartbroken having to leave the girl behind and so you can see that he definitely