The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Will Smith has stunned the world by declaring that even Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was essentially a "good" person.
"Even Hitler didn't wake up going, 'Let me do the most evil thing I can do today'.
"I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was 'good'. Stuff like that just needs reprogramming."
Heinlein said much the same:
Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind; it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate - and quickly.
Will was right. Hitler needed reprogramming. It eventually came in the form of a self-inflicted 9mm Kurz round to the noggin, but a lot could have been saved, possibly, had that assassination by bomb attempt a bit earlier been successful.
Or if someone had strangled him at birth.
I'm with Kevin on this one. Attacking Will for that is dumb.
I thought the first two thirds of the film was great and then it became very Hollywood. The book, or actually novella, is quite good and very different (written in 1958) than the film.
It is a story of lonliness...of being alone and having nothing but yourself. I really felt that both film and book really tapped into that well and combined it with the fear of an enemy making for a stark and gripping story.
Why is there a smiley there? It should be 1958.
Haloscan-fu. 8 ) (without the space) translates as 8)
I'm with Markadelphia, I liked the movie, and I think it increases Smith's pedigree as an actor. The ending wasn't fully satisfying though.
My son and I enjoyed the movie. The ending was a bit less than I was expecting but otherwise it was a good movie. Rumor has it that there was a different, much darker, ending but it didn't test well. I guess we'll see when the directors cut comes out.
I'm with Ben, who's with everyone else. Saw it, liked it, wasn't terribly affected by it except for one or two scenes. And one point kept bugging me...
*** spoiler warning ***
... which was how did that woman and her son get on and off the island of Manhattan? I thought it was supposed to be pretty well cut off.
I thought that was pretty obvious. By boat. I'm surprised that Mercury Marine didn't make a commercial appearance in the film.
For some reason or other it wasn't obvious to me. Oh, well.
Anyway, the movie doesn't appear to be sinking all that quickly.