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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Zeitgeist Reviews. Um...wha...?

Got another guest review today.

This one is a repeat guest reviewer, Zac.

To read Zac's review of Wanted, go here.

Here's today's review of Zeitgeist and Zeitgeist Addendum.


I have no idea, either.

I wrote a movie review, but I'm not sure it's your style. Post it if you'd like, but i understand if you don't.

Zeitgeist: The Movie & Addendum

I finally got around to watching both movies over on, and after watching I now feel compelled to share my thoughts on them.

First off I have to say both movies are very interesting and worth a watch if you can find the time or gumption to sit at your computer for 4 hours or so.

Both contain very insightful information to varying degrees, but like all media, I’d advise all watchers to view with objectivity and decide for themselves what the information really means to them. That being said, on with the review.

Zeitgeist: The Movie

Of the two, I liked this one the least.

The information was all well and good, but it focused too much on the past as opposed to where we are now and where we’re headed. The movie was separated into 3 parts. I only watched the movie once so I can’t give you a detailed recant of what each part contained, but I’ll try my best.

The first part was about religion, specifically the origin of the Christian belief structure and it’s similarities to a plethora of ancient religions. Ironically, I think this chapter does more to legitimize the existence of the bible, through it’s parallels with astrological movements, than it does to debunk Christianity as a whole.

The next part was about 9-11 and the World Bank.

This section may or may not have encompassed all of part 2 and 3, but both were connected. The 9-11 conspiracy theory stuff I could have done with out. It’s not that I don’t agree with it necessarily. I think, at least on some level, it’s probably true.

It’s just I can’t find a reason to care. Not to belittle the loss of life, but the events of that day, whatever the truth is, are a symptoms of the root problem. The actualities make little difference. Only how we move forward from it does.

The World Bank parts were the most fascinating and disturbing, especially considering today’s market. The film really did a great job of explaining our financial system, and accurately predicting it’s inevitable collapse. The information though was mostly tied into 9-11 and past world conflicts, as opposed to a true dissection of the system. Luckily Addendum delves deeper in to this subject.

Zeitgeist: Addendum

I’m not sure how much I can really say about this movie except that everyone should watch it. This film mirrors my own views so closely, it’s almost scary.

This is especially true when I consider that I came to these conclusions completely independently.

This movie delves deep into the inherent corruption of our current economic system and gives the watcher a better understanding of that system. But more then that, it lays the foundation of thought needed to move our evolution forward and beyond that corruption.

I believe that what is proposed in this movie is not a question of if, but one of inevitability. In order for us to move forward, we must readjust our whole way of thinking. This will happen with or without our consent.

So that’s it.

Again, if you choose to watch these movies, keep an open mind and be objectionable, regardless of if you agree or not…after all, that’s kind of the point.

Thanks, Zac!!

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