With the upcoming release of the movie, Insurgent, the second book/movie of the Divergent Trilogy, it’s made me wonder about the plausibility of our whole lives and world being a simulation run by superior beings whether intellectually or simply by chance. What if our “fence” is a barrier that we have not yet found but exists either metaphorically or physically? As a kid, almost every single time I wandered off into a day dream, it was about how tiny and insignificant I am, we are, in the grand scheme of things. The average human is just a small lump of atoms, roughly 7.0 x 10^27 atoms, in comparison to the extraordinary amount of atoms that makes up just the observable universe. I’m just one person, on a small planet part of one of many solar systems, which is part of one of many galaxies, in a universe that cannot be completely observed and that may not even be the only universe. Literally, a “Who” on a speck of dust on a fluffy pink clover carried by a happy-go-lucky elephant.
Personally, I think some of the best and/or most memorable movies make you think about yourself, your life, and the world and society that you live in. When it ends and you walk out of the theater, the themes, ideas, and story line linger in the back of your mind. It might make you think differently about yourself and even alter the way you perceive those around you.
In its essence, the movie Cake, featuring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, and Sam Worthington among others, is about a woman named Claire who was in a car accident that claimed the life of her young son and left her in chronic pain. As she struggles with an addiction to pain medication and the recent suicide of Nina, a member and friend from her support group, we watch as she makes the decision to live or die.
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Tonight, the most anticipated film of the year, has been officially released in theaters across America. And like hundreds of thousands if not millions of teenagers throughout the country, I’ve been preparing for this day since the presale tickets were released on October 29. From ordering reserved seats in our local theater weeks ago to buying 5 lbs of skittles on Amazon to sneak into the theater, every hour and every minute seems to be passing by incredibly slowly.