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Mine - A great movie or an endurance?

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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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What did people think of the movie Mine?



I saw it, and it impressed me greatly.

It's obviously a mixture of realistic war-movie with a great deal of metaphysical meaning.
How much is hallucination caused by environmental stresses, and how much is spiritual intervention for this soldier, who's stuck in the desert on a mine?
But isn't that a perfect metaphor for life?
A shamanic journey of sorts (and shamans in many cultures would put themselves under those harsh conditions for vision quests).

Not to mention every write-up or critique I've read over the weeks.
Sure there are some hackneyed elements.
The visions of an alcoholic, abusive father (ditto Hacksaw Ridge and other war movies).
The Bedouin (tribal person) who sprouts endless pearls of wisdom, like a North African Carlos Castaneda.
But is he for real, or a moralistic vision?

Can't help watching this movie repeatedly.

And yeah, I do like the soldier.
If I was strolling thought the desert and saw a soldier like that stuck on a mine, would I boost his morale a little?
For sure, just tell him later, sorry bro, I thought you were a mirage.
No issues, what happens in the desert stays in the desert.

You don't live this man's fifty hours on the mine, but it sure is also an endurance for the audience.
But it's a cinematic endurance I'm willing to repeat.

Is it pro-war or anti-war?
Not simplistic to say at all.
I guess it all depends how much you want to be challenged in life.




posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

That's a great review. You should review movies more often, you did exceptionally well.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Never heard of it. Looks good.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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I was annoyed by the fact that Hollywood portrays mines as not going off till you lift your foot and in reality they go boom when you step on them. Am I right?



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:49 PM
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Just premiered here not too long ago.

It doesn't tell you which war, but one immediately thinks of Iraq or Afghanistan.
But not all of it consistently points that way.

Obviously the desert is fairly non-descriptive, at least compared to the jungles in Vietnam War epics.

But to me as a South African, remembering our Border War in Namibia and Angola in the 1980s, this movie haunts me.

It's not without special effects, and explosions and such - but much of it could also have been done with a sand-box on a stage (like our agitprop anti-conscription protest theater in the 1980s).



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: bananashooter

Not going to a spoiler on the "mine".

The mine itself is a kind of prop - methinks.

"Mine", I guess can also mean "my vision".

And I couldn't help thinking a bit of the movie Enemy Mine (1985).
Which featured a reptilian and a human.
www.imdb.com...

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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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But I guess, when all I got is "myself" for all those hours, everything you experience is "mine".

Then you decide what you wanna keep.

Or is the mind like a mine, that goes deeper and deeper into the self?

I guess the title has evocative meanings.
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
a reply to: bananashooter

Not going to a spoiler on the "mine".

The mine itself is a kind of prop - methinks.

"Mine", I guess can also mean "my vision".

And I couldn't help thinking a bit of the movie Enemy Mine (1985).
Which featured a reptilian and a human.
www.imdb.com...


Looks like a great movie! I'd like to see this.

Enemy Mine was an awesome movie!



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:17 PM
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Another great theme in the movie is that of knighthood.

One foot must always stay stable.
Even if the rest of you must kneel.

And in a sense, the soldier protagonist is proposing to his future wife (like a knight to a lady).

Is it all perhaps her fantasy about a soldier stationed overseas?

He will come back, and he is mine!

In a gender inverted reading, maybe it is her grief over the soldier who fell?
Her dream-like hail and farewell to her "knight".
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

I shall begin my search both high and low to find this movie, as interesting as you say it may be for me.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 02:40 PM
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Mayday, mayday - I'm requesting immediate release.

You can't.
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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
Mayday, mayday - I'm requesting immediate release.

You can't.


What's wrong? Do you have water? Are you safe?



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll
Thinking of the movie.

We'll come get you in 50 hours.







 
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