Seriously. This blew my mind.
I am in the post-movie brain blend, and pretty damn tired. Still.
Reality-TV’s gladiatorial self-commodification. The spinning of the life narrative. Manipulation of human drama. Remote warfare. Hope as a means of control.
I’m pretty impressed that this snuck through as a blockbuster and got widespread, mass distribution.
I think that this film makes its own meta comment on going and enjoying it as a movie as being part of the machine that it is illuminating.
(In fact, I only saw it because of a last minute whim, any preview or media coverage that I had seen had really not made me interested, if anything I had decided that I was anti-the hoopla).
The conondrum of how inspiring content or ideas can break through and use the machinations of soma-entertainment.
I’m pretty gob-smacked.