Monday, May 23, 2011

Seven Pounds

Eric and I both have very strong feelings about the movie Seven Pounds.  To him, this movie brought out a deep rooted passion about the storyline and for me . . .my emotions were deep but more in the “I totally disliked” this movie!!  I found this movie to leave a bad taste in my mouth!  I really did not like the subject matter and half way through the movie I figured out the storyline.  I thought the reason why Will Smith’s character was doing what he was doing was wrong!!  I disagreed with his intent and his “purpose” in life and I thought it relayed a poor message.  It’s hard not to give away the plot but let’s just say . . .it takes a very deep, twisted, and dark turn.  What he thinks will “redeem” his soul only leads to more destruction and pain.  The “gift” that he feel he needs to give, to me, is selfish and egotistical and it made me mad that he would choose that way.  He had all the resources to do what he felt he needed to do . . . but yet . . .he lacked the heart and hope of which should’ve been instilled in him for a higher purpose.  This movie just left me cold and angry. 

5 comments:

  1. So just because this is such a debated movie I thought I would chime in. I agree with Christy. It seemed like he was forcing himself to suffer even though he had found happiness. I was very depressed after watching it. And that is saying a lot because Will Smith is one of my favorite actors :)

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  2. I guess I just felt like he "wanted" to suffer. I think that's obvious by some of the things he did to himself. He was feeling extremely guilty with how everything had turned out. Finding happiness wasn't in his plans and he didn't know what to do when that happened - and I think he was feeling like he'd be letting all of the others - and himself - down, too, even though they knew nothing of his plans. I also think he didn't know if a new relationship was the right thing to do - and if it was fair to her if he eventually did go through with it... Just my opinion... So many angles to look at!

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  3. I understand he was suffering but I didn't think he served the purpose he was intended to serve. Would what he did make his wife proud of him? Or would she want hin to commit his life to improving the lives of others by making a more "human" choice. Life is always full of choices but I still believe he had more to live for and he chose the path of lest resistance.

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  4. In my opinion, doing what he did to himself isn't more acceptable just because he did it with a flourish. The story would have been more redeemable in my eyes if he would have seen that he had a chance to forgive himself and be given a second try. But it was an intriguing plot line, because once I figured out what was happening I was asking myself 'what would I have done in that situation?'

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  5. Without getting into so much of whether what he did or how he went about it was "right" or not, I just really enjoyed the actual story - just how it plays out and the twists he runs into along the way. Maybe I'm a little weird, though! But, that's another topic entirely!

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