“What happens when we die?”
From the very beginning, this film captured my attention. The first couple of scenes were very intriguing and shocking at the same time. As the audience, you see what the characters sees as if you were in the situation yourself.
(Note: I won’t ruin it for those who have not seen the movie, but let’s just say there are situations depicted in the film where you think will never happen to you but they have to others. It’s that real).
In a way, I think there are some who can relate to the film. It kind of makes you think and wonder, will this ever happen to me? For some, it has. And, for others it has not. But, for everyone else – we may know of someone or heard of someone we know where the unthinkable has happened to them. It’s real. And, it’s true.
The movie starts off by introducing different characters with three separate stories. And, these characters all have lives of their own – all in different parts of the world. But, as the movie progresses they all seem to experience the unknown. And, as fate may have it – all have something in common.
(Note: For those of you who have seen the movie, I thought the way the film unfolded and the way the stories were told were a bit like this movie).
On the surface, this may be a film that is viewed by some as a bit slow. Though some scenes may seem to be unnecessary on the exterior, I feel they added to the general tone and nature of the movie.
This is a movie that involves detail. And, it’s one that’s definitely important to pay attention to even the smallest things – they will connect and be quite relevant to the movie as it progresses.
I’m going to be honest, this is not a movie for everyone. It is for a much more sophisticated audience – it is a film that makes you think. It it not your typical Hollywood action type movie. It’s truly a film that makes you wonder and think about the unknown.
It’s a different kind of movie, not everyone will enjoy it. Those who are solely looking to be entertained with lots of action this is probably not for you. But, for those who are looking for a movie with meaning – you will not be disappointed.
As for the end of the film, I think Eastwood did a brilliant job in bringing everything together. If watching the film closely from beginning to end, you will understand the deeper meaning at the end and why he ended it the way he did.
(Note: For those who are Clint Eastwood fans, the movie’s musical score is very “Eastwood” like in nature).
If you’re in the mood for a different kind of movie with meaning that makes you think, I definitely recommend this one.
Happy movie watching!
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