reply to post by adjensen
Tom Hanks was absolutely progressing through out the entire movie.
The first life he portrays the doctor of the ship in 1849, who purposely tries to kill Ewing the lawyer on the ship by making him more sick through
toxins instead of medicine, just so he can attain all of his treasures.
The next life he is working at a hotel in England although he doesn't play a big role in this life to me it seemed as he was not evil or good, but
The next life he is a scientist at a nuclear plant in San Francisco, who gives the main character (Halle Berry the journalist) the information she
needs which jeopardizes his job and life but he still does it. Also because he meets Halle Barry he has an an instant connection with her. Although he
dies by the hit man in the plane explosion, we can see that Tom Hanks did the right thing by giving her that information, so he is progessing to be
more a good person.
Up until there it made a lot of sense to me that they were showing the progession of a soul, based on the actions of the past life, good or bad. But
the next life for Tom Hanks is what confused me.
Tom Hanks plays a small role in the beginning of this life scene where he is Dermot Hoggins, a gangster and author of a book. He's rich, but rude,
and villainous (I mean he threw a critic off the roof and goes to jail for life probably because of it). This made me think, why would his soul back
track into a life like this? Maybe it's the karma of his first life trying to poison the lawyer on the ship that causes all the bad things to happen
to him in this life. To me this is still a mystery.
I don't remember him being in the future setting city of Earth Neo Seoul. I would have to watch the movie again I'm sure he's someone in there.
The last life which is set in a post apocalyptic Earth Hanks plays a huge role. I think this is truly where he ascends to a good soul where as the
other lives were like lessons. Old Georgie is a hallucination of his mind who speaks negativity to him, and yet Hanks still overcomes this, meets
Halle Barry again, and transcends as a soul by the decisions he made. And notice that his life isn't great in this life, the tribe kills his friend,
burns down his village, and he almost kills Halle Barry, but he still overcomes the negativity and does the right thing, allowing him to progress as
a soul. I found it all too interesting, especially how they were all interconnected.
This movie is not a movie one can watch once, not even twice I think. There are a lot of messages in this movie and something to take out of each life
and even each scene.