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Freedom is not just a dream
After an amazing book (Ishmael), Jon Turteltaub made a movie (Instinct) equally amazing. Ethan Powell, an anthropologist studying gorillas get arrested for murder in Rwanda (Africa). Depicting the beginnings of humanity and the consequences of evolution, Ethan Powell talks about consumerism, the dominion and the every kind devastation performed by the called, 'takers'.
This movie focus more then just freedom. Talks about the past/present and future. This movie is questioning the human role in this planet, the size of his ambition, which finishes with attempts of dominion over the nature itself. For those who do not know, the Virunga gorillas are constantly killed by the 'takers'. Virunga National Park situated in the Republic of Congo is a place with a biggest amount of gorillas living freely on earth, and this movie tries to show the importance of such an act.
Specking about the performances, although Anthony Hopkins didn't spoke half of the movie he made an excellent performance, which the best one was the death of the gorillas that he considered his family. Was one of the most sensitizing scene I ever saw. Cuba Gooding Jr, is constantly criticized for because of a poor performance/representation which I do not totally agree. I think the critics focused less in the action and more on the character (Theo Caulder). Although, I agree that Cuba Gooding Jr didn't made a greatest of the performances.
Overall, the movie was quite enjoyable to watch, with a good story, a excellent dramatization taken apart by Antony Hopkins.
The "elegant" romance of the computerized society
I waited a long-time to watch a science and a romance movie that I would enjoy watching. Spike Jonze put both together and made a very deep interesting perspective about the present-future.
Me, and almost everyone else knew even before the movie was release what was the possible and most predictable ending. Spike Jonze, used the "Tarantino technique" to make us ask questions that he doesn't answer. Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) final letter was as a goodbye or a reconciliation letter? Was goodbye to Catherine (Rooney Mara) or good bye to the world?
This movie can also be translated to a different perspective. A warning to this computerized society about a mechanism of control. There is only to ways to control, fear and love and both are uncontrollable... this is not a contradiction, you can teach your brain how to forget but they will always be there.
The background was very well chosen. Most of the movie was scripted during night, with a open window to the world. Been Theodore a lonely man, nights are his torment, where his thoughts challenge him. The film has some wonderful cinematography and tells the story of many men/women that keep a exhaustive search for a soul mate.