Film Review: Mindwalk
If a good movie is one that makes you think, Mindwalk must be superb. However, I haven't even read the book it was based on and I can say that the book must have been better. The actors are laughable, and the physicists' accent changes with each new scene. Furthermore, the transitions to each scene are as smooth as sandpaper. The purpose of this movie wasn't, and with good reason, to be glamorous though. As many of our "Hollywood" movies are. The fast action, sex, blood, money crazed movies that we all love. The fact that Mindwalk was based on a book also gives some explanation to the choppy scenes, as many omissions were probably made. Financing played a role in the actors chosen for the movie, a kind of ironic humor if you think about it in context to what the entire movie is about. All of this in mind, and the fact that it was a lengthy 2+ hours; it could never be a blockbuster hit. I, on the contrary, enjoyed it. Some of the issues raised are those that many of us think about often, or maybe I am just hoping that I'm not the only one.
As one of the many business majors, the idea of my job being meaningless, or al least not a significant "benefit" to society has crossed my mind. I am in college to compete in our materialistic society for the highest paying job. In other words, I'm in it for the money. Perhaps the "crisis of perception" is something for me to think about, maybe even more than others. I know my reasons aren't in line with the value system I like to portray I have and live by. Yet, I still compromise them; giving myself the excuse that I am doing it all for my future family, or something like that.
The "crisis of perception" is in my life, and everyone's. For instance success for most comes from an education. However that success isn't associated with the knowledge, but with the money you make as a result. The physicist used the "crisis of perception" example as an explanation of how to fix...
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