I reccommend not watching the trailer before you see it, but here it is if you must. More spoilers in the trailer than what I go into below IMHO.
I recently had the opportunity to view the movie I Orgins, one of the better movies I have viewed in quite sometime. It is an Indie film at heart,
but it is not slow moving IMHO by any means. The plot progresses at an exciting pace, and from start to middle to finish it is hard to tell where it
is going, I would even commend anyone who could guess the outcomes of the film by even halway in (which is not hard for me to do with most "Hollywood"
films). Going into the film with no knowledge about what to expect, no viewing of the trailer, or any knowledge about the plot, I was a virgin in all
respects to what was going to happen. The entire premise of the movie, without any spoilers, is about a young scientist Ian. Ian, from the beginning
of his life was affixed with people's eyes, thus he takes pictures of them. As a scientist, he is trying to discover a way to make colorblind rats
see in color. He meets a woman at a Halloween party and is transfixed by her eyes as well as her personality. There is a love triangle between he,
her, and his lab partner. Throughout the film Ian is pure science minded, not believing in a God, a soul, etc, whereas the woman at the party is
absolutley consumed by the idea of life after death and a soul. She tries to convince him that he and her were past lovers, soulmates, which is why
they have such immediate chemistry. He doesn't believe so but nonchalantly goes along with it, because hey, he wants to get laid and she is pretty
I really want to give you the least amount of information to spoil the movie for you if you are interested in the reincarnation Idea. But what I am
going to tell you is that the idea "Eyes are a window to the soul" is the theme explored in this movie. In today's time, we have Iris tracking and
recording, a much more indepth personal recognition program than merely fingerprints. What is discorvered by Ian, is that his son, when scanned at
birth, had the same Iris match as another man. His son is believed to show signs of autism so he is put through a strange test to see which photos
his son shows interest in, which seemingly does not seem to have any testable theory behind it to discover if one is autistic or not. So Ian
researches the pictures shown to his son and investigates where they originated. From here he explores the fact that his son was a reincarnate of a
deceased man, and much much more. It is rather touching, and exciting to watch this movie. It is hard to explain a movie without giving away
spoilers, but I did my best. None of what I have said gives away what the movie truly means and evokes, but if you are intrigued by this small plot
summary, I implore you to see it. If you have a g/f, maybe one who is philosophical, she would love it as well, as it is partly a love story, like-
Love is Immortal and infinite. It kind of reminds me of The Fountain, but not as strange and not disconnected through storylines. I would really
like to go into the the entire movie to tell what I think and and what aspects mean, but until people have seen it and reply, I will not. I cannot
think of another movie as well put together than I Origins with the center theme of life after death.
There are some minor hanging plots that never get resolved or mentioned more than once though. (minor spoilers) The importance of the number 11 and
the Dr. that researched the autism theory on Ian's son are two major ones that I wish came into fruition, but I will watch it again to see if the
number 11 thing did, as I think I may have missed some hints.
edit on 28-2-2015 by iDope because: add link