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Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Single Barrel (Sling the Decks)
Written by Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan (as Kenneth Jordan)
Performed by The Crystal Method
Published by The Crystal Method Partnership
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Sometimes, I swear, these pagans amaze even me. Yes, contrary to what the greatest Greek philosopher who ever lived believed, Socrates, Luc Besson holds that the smarter we get the less moral we become. Gee, who doesn't have a moral system in their Weltanshuung? Congratulations, Luc, that silly guy in the toga, who wrote those overrated dialogs that have survived for, oh, a couple thousand years held precisely the opposite. As portrayed in Fargo, by the way, Socrates held that as reason increases so does morality. He held that inarticulate brutes, like Fargo's wordless killer, were the bulk of all murderers. I like Johansson, she is usually a very skilled actress, the only good part of the dreadful Hitchcock. Here, she simply has a role where her delineation is unintentionally comic. Bugging one's eyes out, speaking laconically, as in Ex Machina, actually is the opposite of intellect. Speech's speed and cadence increase rapidly as the mind grows in power. Look, I am sorry but the movie evoked laughter in the audience I watched it in. She tries very hard, the main problem is the painful materialistic base of pseudo science that this TRON like piece of tripe is predicated upon. Yes, the other reviewers are quite correct, talk about a protagonist that you could not care less about, as she becomes more and more like ALIEN ethically. Yes, running over lots of innocent people, I am really rooting for her now.
I concur with the other reviewer, the first forty minutes are all you want to watch. Once that guy kicks her in the stomach and she begins changing the movie into Altered States, traveling through time, visiting the set of 2001: the monkey years, and than comes the epiphany she transforms into these pagans' god: The Computer. Yes, lost within materialism, believing as Protagoras did that: Man is the Measure of All Things. Please, and you laugh at our metaphysics do you? Well, trust me, on behalf of all Kantian Transcendental Idealists your believing yourself to be ascending into a mother board we find a bit humorous, sorry. I swear, just step back from the movie and see it as an alien from space would view it. She becomes more and more unintentionally funny, frankly, and the movie moves from science fiction into the realm of Monty Python. I strongly recommend that if you are curious about the movie and insist upon viewing it, keep another disc near your player. After 42 minutes, we leave reality far behind and move into what I could best call: Metaphysics For Lobotomized, Computerized, Illiterate Geeks.
I did not think it was possible, I actually preferred The Motionless Picture where Trekkies make some traveling ball of rectum gas bow down and worship them. Hey, at least it had the super hot Persis Khambatta! Please, computer people, do not come into the world of philosophy, you are embarrassing yourself. Start with Socrates, work your way through Hume, Berkeley, Nietzsche, Kant and finally Sartre. The best unintentionally hilarious science fiction since Star Trek 4: Get You Whale On Baby. May The Blessings Of The Divine Downloads Be Upon You. Le Poo Poo!
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