What If...

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I was really bored today so I decided to catch up on some good movies that I'd been meaning to watch since last year. In the afternoon, I watched "Anonymous" and I can now say that it has been included in my list of favourite movies. I mean, I was already hooked when I first saw the trailer (but then again, that's what movie trailers do, right?) and promised myself I would go watch it in cinemas, but sadly, it never showed. Stupid Malaysian film censorship system. *coughDorianGraycough*

"But what if I told you, Shakespeare never wrote a single word?"
Just that single sentence, and I was immediately intrigued by the movie's storyline. Ah, the power of words.

I truly enjoyed this movie, because it thoroughly suspends your belief of the world's greatest playwright, and makes you think, "What if all this were true?". I loved the character of the Earl of Oxford, because he is the central character of the story, the character who is directly and indirectly the source of all the events in the story. In fact, it seemed so real that I was almost convinced.. Until the credits came up and I remembered I was watching a work of fiction, that is. Still, it makes you think, makes you wonder, long after the credits have stopped rolling. That, to me, is the sign of a wonderful movie.

Just a short while ago, I finished watching "In Time" and the line that really got to me was this:
For a few to be immortal, many must die.

What happens if time becomes everything in our world? 
How would you waste, or rather, spend your time then?

I must admit, I like the concept of the whole story, but the movie itself was kind of... choppy, like they hurried the storyline a bit too much, and everything seems to happen all at once without the proper transitions. Or maybe it's just me. =/ Also, I couldn't seem to take my mind off of one thing throughout the whole movie: How many pairs of 4-inch heels can Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried) change while on the run, and how does she run in them anyway?

And, well, Cillian Murphy is kinda hot.
I'm going off-track again. Back to the topic, yes, I enjoyed the movie, mainly due to the fact that I found its concept very thought-provoking. If we have to count our days, minutes, even seconds to ensure our survival, would we still do the things we do now? Conversely, what would you do if you had so much time, and thus money, to waste?

What if you only had 5 minutes left to live?
Okay, I just realized - a little too late and while typing this post, I might add - that both movies I watched today were 'what if...' movies. O_o Way to watch movies and analyze them, communications major. *facepalms* I know it's a deviation from my usual cosmetics/beauty posts; I do throw in the occasional food or movie or life in general type of posts. :)

Have you watched any of these 2 movies? What did you think of them?


Isaac Tan said...

what if you and I had a billion bucks to spend on? Wouldn't that be cool? hehe

Henry Tan said...

yup! in time is a very meaningful movie! i like it very much! coz in fact we are all actually spending time to earn money.

Most Desirable said...

What if movies remind me of the over rated Da Vinci Code whereby all the churches even discouraged their followers to watch. Hollywood always makes a it a big deal to diminish the line between fiction and non fiction. Pls do read my what goes around comes back around, thks:)

LauraLeia said...

Isaac: A billion bucks? Well then, I'd better prepare my list of things to buy and do. XD

Henry: A lot of my friends who watched it in cinemas said it was a surprisingly good watch, but I didn't watch it until now. Gives new meaning to "wasting/spending time" eh? :D

Most Desirable: Well, I did watch The Da Vinci Code, and thought it was just okay. I loved the book though. I guess it's up to personal preference for visual/literary fiction? :) Will definitely check out your post on the topic though. :D

M. said...

These movies actually make you feel if you missed a point somewhere in between;)

LauraLeia said...

Emm: Haha, you're right! But it's entertaining enough, so that makes it an okay movie in my book. :D