It’s an interesting concept to contemplate I think, is what we see everyday in front of our eyes actually reality or is it part of an optical
illusion? I know the idea seems rather far-fetched and *out-there* but lets just think this over for a few minutes.
In movies this has been explored somewhat, tying in the theory that our *reality* isn’t what we think it is the following movies come to mind; The
Truman Show, Dark City, The Thirteenth Floor, eXistenZ, The Matrix, The Island, The Forgotten.
The Truman show-- Unknown to Truman Burbank, (Jim Carrey) his life is actually the subject of a reality TV program, complete with actors and sets,
watched by millions around the world. His friends, his coworkers, even his wife, are just hired actors playing a role. Adopted as an infant by a
corporation, Truman (True Man) has been raised in the world’s largest artificially created city, underneath a dome so big it can be seen from
Dark City------ John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a bathtub in a hotel room with no recollection of who he is or what’s going on. He soon
discovers that he’s the suspect in a string of murders, and finds himself pursued by “The Strangers”, a group of cadaverous looking beings with
other-worldly abilities. Also looking for Murdoch are his estranged wife, (Connelly) an Inspector, (Hurt) and a mysterious psychiatrist, Dr. Schreber,
(Sutherland). But Dark City is just that — dark. A city that never seems to experience daylight, although nobody seems to notice or question it.
Every night at midnight the entire city stops, as the Strangers perform what’s known as “Tuning.” As they gather in front of a huge clock, time
stops. While things are on pause, the city is rearranged – new buildings form, old buildings are redesigned, people are injected with new identities
via a syringe administered by Dr. Schreber, the psychiatrist who now works for the Strangers, doing their bidding. Then time resumes again, the city
comes back to life, and people go about their business, none the wiser. Murdoch is one of the only people who is aware, an anomaly who woke up in the
middle of a Tuning and now has the same abilities as the Strangers. As he wanders about Dark City trying to piece together the puzzle of his missing
identity, he is able to witness of the true nature of reality. Now he just needs to get to the bottom of who the Strangers are, and what Dark City
The Thirteenth Floor-- Douglas Hall (Bierko) and his colleague Whitney (Donofrio) have created a virtual reality world set in 1937 Los Angeles,
although have yet to test it. When their project leader Hannon (Mueller-Stahl) is found murdered, Douglas soon becomes a suspect in the murder, with
damning evidence that places him at the scene of the crime. Yet, he has zero recollection of any of it, he actually really liked his boss and
considered him a friend, and nothing about his personality indicates that he has it in him to do such a thing. Adding to the mystery is Jane, (Mol)
the beautiful woman claiming to be the daughter of Hannon – who never once mentioned that he had a daughter. Douglas discovers that Hannon had been
entering the virtual reality world prior to his death, and decides to follow his lead to get some answers. He goes in thinking he’s going to find
out the truth about Hannon’s murder, but comes away discovering the truth about the entire nature of their reality.
eXistenZ — Computer game designer Allegra Geller (Leigh) has designed eXistenZ — a virtual reality game system designed to plug into a bioport in
the spine in order to interface with the user. While demonstrating it for the first time on a group of participants during the premier, Allegra dodges
an assassination attempt that winds up damaging the unique, only-one-in-existence game system. With the help of marketing PR assistant Ted Pikul,
(Law) she takes off on the lam, then lures Pikul to enter into the damaged game system with her, much to his reluctance. The eXistenZ game system
itself is organic, with an actual umbilical cord for a cord and a pod made of real flesh that writhes and squishes and squeaks, grown from fish eggs
that have been inserted with synthetic DNA.
The Island – In the middle of the Arizona desert in an underground former military bunker lies the world’s premier cloning facility for the rich
and famous and elite. For 5 million dollars a person can have themselves cloned in the event they ever need the spare parts or a vehicle to give them
a baby. The clones are known as “insurance policies” – but what the elite don’t realize is that they’ve been lied to. Their clone
counterparts are not brain dead vegetables lying in pods as they’ve been told, but rather, fully functioning people being reared in a high tech
utopian facility. The clone agnates are viewed as nothing more than a multi-billion dollar product – and the product is being lied to as well. They
know nothing of their true situation and are kept obedient and unquestioning via some heavy duty mind control, implanted fake memories, holographic
projections of a false outside world view, and a whopping lie that they are the fortunate survivors of a contaminated world unfit to live in. There is
one thing though that keeps hope alive for the cloned residents and gives their existences purpose – it’s called “The Island,” supposedly the
last uncontaminated place on Earth where “lucky” lottery winners get to go.
The Forgotten — Telly Paretta (Moore) is still grieving for the death of her nine year old son Sam who died 14 months before in a plane crash during
a field trip. Then it happens — her husband and psychiatrist do a 180 one day, claiming she never had a son and fabricated his memory as some sort
of delusion. One by one, pictures and memorabilia from Sam disappear, leaving Telly with nothing but her memories and conviction that he did
exist…even if nobody else remembers, and all the evidence has disappeared. She embarks on a mission to get to the bottom of what’s going on,
enlisting the help of fellow Brooklyn neighborhood resident Ash Correll, (West) who, like everybody else, has no recollection of Sam either…or his
own daughter Lauren, who was friends with Sam and died along with him.
“The Forgotten” is slightly different from the other movies mentioned here in that it’s not about “fake” reality — but it is about
manipulated reality and hidden controllers, and reality not being entirely what it seems to be. I think this is a good movie that’s been overlooked
and maligned by people that I consider to be doing “damage control” with their negative reviews. There are many parallels to “Dark City” with
this movie – the lead character waking up to the fact that reality is an experiment being conducted by aliens, taking off on the lam to solve a big
mystery and being sought after by her spouse, a detective, and a psych doc. So if one of them isn’t your cup of tea, then the other should work.
The reason I am interested in this theory is that what if there are some credence to this, would this explain things like shadow people, aliens,
ghosts etc? Are we awakening for a few seconds/minutes every so often to truly see reality, would this lean some credence to the many stories we hear
of abductees about being operated on, seeing beings, etc etc perhaps those people briefly awakened to the *true reality*.
Maybe this awakening everyone goes on about has more credit than first thought if you lean towards the *this is not our true reality theory*. Perhaps
this is going to be our awakening when we truly see our world for what it is and not what tptb wants us to see, perhaps this is what the *government*
is hiding from us, with all their non-disclosers and cover-ups, the MIB threatening abductees/ ufo witnesses, maybe they are just keeping us from the
ultimate truth out there.
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