Let's try to compile a list of movies having real-life symbolism/pertinence to events that *may* occur in the future etc.
Notes, spoilers are included! (I highly recommend you watch some of these movies though)
Children of Men
"And then there was the flu pandemic"
Jasper says this statement when talking to Miriam and Theo in his house. It seems more and more likely that we could run into a situation of a
worldwide "super-flu" or "widespread disease" that could wipe out part of the population.
"Terrorist leader Julian was killed today"
A news report during a small clip of the movie which calls leader of the "Fishes" Julian, a "terrorist". What about terror watch lists? The Patriot
Act? Domestic Terrorism? People who dislike their government as terrorists? This is all going on in the world today, but in this movie 5 years ago, a
dissenter, Julian, was called a terrorist by her homeland. (Keep in mind the movie IS set in the future).
Theo's shirt during the war-zone scene near the end of the movie bears this message. The shirt which is seemingly referencing the 2012 Olympics in
London, for some reason is missing the "Lon". The word "Don" usually means in or during - in terms of time-frame. So what is the reason the director
decided to put the main character in a shirt that says "Don 2012"? Could something be happening next year? Is this purely coincidence?
Network (197X - I forget the exact year)
This movie describes how the network - television - has this profound controlling effect on us. It IS the manipulator. It tells us what we like. It
tells us current events. It comforts us. And it tells us whatever we want to hear. It is because of this, that the dependence we have on it will never
cease. We've become to reliant. I HIGHLY recommend this movie. It also goes into even more detail and says how the world we live in is not run by
governments/presidents/kings, but by corporations. There are no countries; only companies.
Here's the real kicker movie. There is so much symbolism to real life in this movie that it's not even funny. Religious, ,alien, some other
conspiratorial condition... you name it. You can really pick this movie apart. I'm going to include some basic stuff I've picked up on for now, or at
least I think I've interpreted correctly.
The Matrix is the system which all the sentient robo-beings in the movie are connected to. It is the computer system that keeps all people in the
delusion that keeps everyone calm. Morpheus and Trinity are some of those who know the "truth" that the world created around them is a false world.
The real world is removing yourself from the system, stepping back, and seeing that everything around you has been so carefully created to keep us
under total control. Everything we do, everything we like, everything we dislike, all forms of interaction - everything - has been manipulated into a
form of control one way or another. It's when you "wake up" from this, that you see that you discover the "truth". When Neo first realizes that the
truth is upon him, he vomits and refuses to believe it. Denial... really is, the most predictable of all human emotions. When will you admit that
something is going on? Does it have to hit you in the face? Or can you put down ignorance and denial and accept the possibility that the life you live
may be a lie.
"Those connected to the system"
The people still "plugged in" are still the "enemy". It is until you free them, that they are completely unable to see what's going on. These are the
people who still obey what those in control say - to like what they say to like, to dislike whomever they say to dislike. As long as people are still
plugged into this idea, people can be manipulated - and therefore, can still be the enemy.
"Those freed from the system"
If you're free from the system, you have to work to destroy the "source". The source are those in charge; those who are responsible for causing
disorder and chaos. The only way to free everyone from the unending control of leaders is to disassemble the source.
Do you know what oracles actually were back in the day? They weren't some "future seers" or "predictive persons". They were simply people who knew
what was going on in the world. What was REALLY going on. They were "unplugged" so to speak, they understood the control, they understood the
manipulation, and it helped them explain to others how events would unfold based on what they've already observed. The oracle in the matrix has
hindsight and foresight because she IS part of the system. She understands how things work, how the control works, and she is a "double-agent" of
sorts because she can facilitate the events that are going to unfold because of this *prior* knowledge.
Possibly my favorite conspiratorial aspect of the entire film is when Agent Smith drops down Mr. Anderson's file on the desk and his drivers license
reveals the expiration date "9/11/2001". Interesting... isn't it? The movie came out in 1999, but the expiration date is 9/11/2001... the day that
"terrorists" flew airplanes into the trade center buildings. What are the odds of randomly choosing this date? Why is it this date? Was there prior
knowledge? For a movie with so much symbolism, it's hard to believe that there is NO relevance between the expiration date on his license and 9/11.
After all - there is now sufficient evidence out today that admits there WAS some prior knowledge of 9/11 known before the actual day. Hell, a crew
from CNN even got a report on it before it happened.
Personally, I'm a fan of the Star Wars series (particularly the original three; Hayden Christiansen's acting is just so poor in episodes 2 and 3 that
it kinda turns me off a bit) and I also believe that George Lucas has hidden many secrets of how we function as a society within his movies.
Senator Palpatine goes from Senator... to Chancellor, to Supreme Chancellor, to Monarch with absolute power who will *give up* his power after the
"crisis has abated". I don't know how familiar you folk are with current events, but the president can now call a "National crisis" for anything.
Weather problem? Stock market crash? Global/domestic terrorism? Crisis. What happens during a national crisis? The president gets all the power. He
can issue executive orders that are truly unconstitutional (i.e. the closure of all forms of public communication, transport, etc) he can command the
police force at whim (Think about how clone troopers went from friendly allies into the enemy - can't that happen today? We have neighborly police
officers now, but during a time of crisis when martial law ensues, will they be so neighborly?
The bad people are afraid to lose their power. Isn't that how corporations work? All they are is greedy and power hungry. They won't give up until
they own everything that they can.
The Emperor explains how the jedi have become the "Enemy" and sets all his people against them. We know that the jedi are good people who have peace
and compassion in mind. Isn't this happening today? Doesn't the president make it seem like every "towel head" is a "terrorist". I want you to really
step back and think about it. Does the difference in someone's religion honestly make them a bad person? No. It does not. We are all human beings. We
are all equal. We all have needs. And we all deserve a chance at life. Fear mongering is very successful in making us afraid of those that we dislike.
It's those in power who have the control/ability to manipulate.
There is a collective consciousness that governs us. If you have not felt this yet, it is out there for you to find. In terms of relation to
real-life, the force guides us and tells us what we should and shouldn't do. Should a sith lord come to power (Palpatine) he has manipulated the force
and moved the collective consciousness towards a path of evil with his fear mongering. The jedi have lost the ability to read the force so to speak.
They were no match for the evil that ensued. The sooner we all awaken to this consciousness, the better chance we may have of survival in the next
If there's one thing I'd like you all to take away from this it's that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. Nothing happens by chance. Coincidence does
not exist. For every "random" action, there is always something orchestrating it, even if it's in the shadows.
Please contribute further if you have anything!
edit on 4-11-2011 by Deflagration because: (no reason given)