posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 11:37 PM
Contact, without a doubt. They go through a lot of crap in the film to reach other life, and when they do it's totally open ended, but you get the
impression that the alien species is so far ahead of us that it's almost incomprehensible. But that they also care about us a lot and are here for us.
And they're just telling us to be patient and that they're here for us when we're ready. I'd take that ahead of almost any theory out there in the
field of ufology today without a second thought.
Most other films compared to that are just eye candy without anywhere near as much substance. Brilliant film.
Originally posted by the_0bserver85
My favorite one is a TV serie; Babylon 5......if you had never watched it, you definitely should check it out.....
Loved that too, great series. I liked the fact that you could get the sense that the writers went out of their way to tell a story that had real
meaning. Will maybe watch the whole thing from start to finish again if I get the chance sometime. Some of the characters bugged me a bit at times,
but it didn't really matter because the main story was so well written, had meaning on several levels, and that it was always about way more than just
one or more characters. Kind of epic to be honest, I think that even someone like Tolkien might have liked it because of what it tried to do, and in
many ways succeeded. Kind of disturbing how little respect that show gets.
Final note on Babylon, from wiki :
The clash between order and chaos, and the people caught in between, plays an important role in Babylon 5. The conflict between two unimaginably
powerful older races, the Vorlons and the Shadows, is represented as a battle between two competing ideologies, each seeking to turn the humans and
the other younger races to their beliefs. The Vorlons represent an authoritarian philosophy: you will do what we tell you to, because we tell you to
do it. The Vorlon question, "Who are you?" focuses on identity as a catalyst for shaping personal goals; the intention is not to solicit a "correct"
answer, but to "tear down the artifices we construct around ourselves until we're left facing ourselves, not our roles." The Shadows represent a
philosophy of evolution through fire, of sowing the seeds of conflict in order to engender progress. The question the Shadows ask is "What do you
want?" In contrast to the Vorlons, they place personal desire and ambition first, using it to shape identity, encouraging conflict between groups who
choose to serve their own glory or profit
You should definitely not check the link if you don't want spoilers though...it's worth watching instead.
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