I watched James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace last night. I went to the cinema with 13 KMK friends. Even though I’m not satisfied with the movie like I was with Iron Man, I learned a few things from this movie.
(One) The film shows me that having sex –for some (or most?) people–does not necessarily have to be with your love one. You can do it with anyone, as long as it’s mutual. Although Bond loves Vesper, he takes pleasure being with Fields – the red hair who looks like Cinta Laura.
(Two) The film portrays the poor in Bolivia who suffer due to the lack of water. The movie maker wants to remind us about the existence of influential people who easily get what they want. This is illustrated by a character named Dominic Greene who forces a Bolivian General to sign a contract that makes Greene the legitimate owner of 60% of water in Bolivia. People like Greene don’t care about the suffered residents. Instead they want to take advantage from the situation. We have to be concerned about this kind of tragic reality. People like Dominic Greene exist in the real world, and maybe some of them even occupy government posts in your country. Perhaps, they are the number x richest people in the world. Their images are shown to be generous, but behind closed doors they are cruel and cold-blooded. Hello, anybody feels being pointed the finger at?
(Three) My eyes are ‘opened’ seeing that government sometimes can’t deal with many issues when it comes to the rich-and-influential-yet-immoral people. It’s like that you have to choose between agreeing that bad things will happen, or refusing them to happen with the consequences that you and your family will be killed and that these things will prevail even after your death. This dilemma most likely will lead us to the first choice.
Actually, I didn’t really like the movie but I enjoyed the rare occasion being with my friends. But I have to thank the film producer who slipped in the implicit messages. It signifies that this world still needs a lot of heroes. We are still waiting for the death of evil in our world. So, who’s gonna be the hero? You? Or me……..? Maybe us Do the best to our world, buddy.