posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 01:09 AM
I don't believe I actually watched this movie, but I did. On the surface it seems simple, but underneath it gets complex. On the simple side, one
wonders what type of mind set does a person really need to become a serial killer as these repo men have become. They lie to themselves, and think it
is just taking back what couldn't be paid for like a car. The lie becomes so big, that they just think they are taking an object when in fact they
are taking a life. The main character comes to realize that near the end. He seems to all the sudden get a conscience, and now wants to save everyone.
There is a darker underlying themes. I'll go down one level first. One of the dark themes that isn't so complex is the corporate greed. Men so in
love with money and power that they make the cost of the product out of everyone's range, so they know that those people will not be able to pay in
the end. It is not so much as they don't want the people dead, it is the fact that they want the people paying with an outrageous high amount of
interest. The boss hated the fact that six people paid in full, and therefore he would not be able to collect the interest. Pretty much sounds like
our credit, loan, and mortgage system we have in place now, huh?
It also can make one question the direction health care is going today. I believe most know that the health care bill has been signed by Obama. That
it will force everyone to pay health care insurance, except those so poor that the government will fork out the bill for them. I guess in a small way
that is the government's conscience. The fact still remains that those who can't afford it will be fined, fees taken from any tax returns or
governmental subsidy such as SSI, and the possibly of going to prison. I guess the repo men would be the IRS in this case, but I guess they will not
take your life, but make your life a living hell instead.
Then what about the rumors that the government will ration health care, tell the doctors what treatment they can give you, and have staff on hand to
plan your death. Then I wonder who the repo men actually are. If you can't afford a Cadillac health care plan, then will they turn you away from
treatments that can possible save your life? If you or your family run out of money for the health care plan you have, will they shut off the
respirator you are hooked up to? Will they turn you away from life saving treatment because you can no longer afford it?
It basically breaks down the human value of life to how much a person is worth. Much more so than happens right now. It seems like the government is
headed in that direction. Could this be a subliminal message from that power that be that we really are not worth anything unless we have
money/productive to society. Remember if you are not working in one form or another, you no longer make money and therefore no longer productive. In
repo men, your life is worth nothing unless you make money and can pay for what you bought.
Let's take this another level deeper. Remy, the main character, got a conscience and set out to save the world from the Union or the powers that be.
Blood, guts, and gore fly, and he basically becomes an unstoppable superman, or should I say neo from the movie matrix. Remy gets to the main
computer that holds all the files. His main concern is to get him and Beth out of the system. Not to save everyone at that point. He believes there is
no access to the computer except by accessing and scanning all the organs to get out of the system. He and Beth proceeds to do, and show how much they
love each other through their self inflicted torture.
Sort of reminds me of neo and trinity. They would do anything for each other. Neo picked Trinity over every one else. Somehow both survive, in my
opinion no normal human could go through that and live. You are sort of thinking suspension of belief for the movie at this point of time.
Then Jake walks in, and basically asks if she is worth it. Remy says yes. Unlike neo who eventually saved everyone, it was Jake who killed the boss,
and blew up all the computers holding all the data. Now no one has a record, and everyone is saved.
By this time we have Remy who represents Neo who is out to save the world and doesn't really realize it until the end. He picks saving the Beth over
the people. Beth like Trinity helps Remy defeat the bad guys when ever she can. Jake seems to take over Remy's role of Neo near the end who saves the
world. Yes like in the Matrix movie where so many made comparisons of neo to Christ, I guess you can do this in this movie as well.
We are not down the rabbit hole that far yet with this movie. At the end we find out Jake was not experiencing real life. He was plugged into a
virtual world. Hence the part where we had to suspend our belief where they are scanning inner body parts, starts to make sense. It also starts to
make sense how easily Beth came back to life. Just like Neo brought Trinity back to life, right? You can do anything in a virtual world, right?
Jake may have started to question his reality during the glitch where Jake disappeared on the lounge chair on the tropical beach. Unlike Neo and the
others that escaped the Matrix, he was happy with the Matrix and settled back down easily in it. He was given everything he wanted, right? As Morpheus
said in the Matrix, there are people willing to fight for it. Why shouldn't Jake. Why should he want to fight the system, as far as he is concerned
he won. At this point in time, he set himself up as the big hero, got the girl of his dreams, and has his best friend with him.
Is being in the Matrix worth being comfortable? One could wonder if he would still be happy if there was a big enough glitch that he found out that he
didn't save the world. If he woke up to reality, would he want to go back, since the Matrix would be more real to him than reality.
This leads us to one more depth to this rabbit hole. Since Jake's mind is plugged into a virtual reality at the end, one could speculate is that the
only virtual world he is in? How do we really know the world he was in wasn't a part of a bigger virtual either he made or was created to hold and
control the population as in the movie Matrix? Instead of having people escaping the virtual world like the in movie Matrix, they are put in their own
private virtual world. In the end there really is no escape, and no one really knows what the real world is like. Is there even a real world? What is
Back out of the rabbit hole. I'm sure some of you could go deeper than this. I think a good breath of fresh air would be good now.
I'm still wondering why there are movies like the Matrix, this movie, and I'm sure others like it. Is it just good sci-fi? Is it to make us start to
doubt our own reality and lives? Is it a warning of further development of virtual reality, and making it more and more real? Is it a warning that an
advanced virtual worlds and holographs have been created and will be used against us in the future?
What ever the message is suppose to be, for right now this world is my reality. I know there are things that can't be explained. I know I still
believe in an ancient book that some others would say I'm nuts to believe in. It may be easier for them to believe this is some type of virtual
reality. I also know every thing is not all right. There are powers that be that are out there who want to deceive and control us. Everyone try to be
aware as possible, but not paranoid. There are still some good people, good places and safe havens out there.
God bless, and stay safe.