Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Weather Man


Long and uneventful day today. Myself, along with Josh Soto and Chris Elsken went to go see "The Weather Man" at the local cinema. I'm a big Nick Cage fan, and the style that this movie adhered to interests me. I can't say too much for the movie, but I did come away with some perspective.The whole movie is basically Nick Cage's character trying to settle disputes with his ex-wife, strengthen relationships with his kids, please his estranged father, and further his own professional career. It all seems to work, but in the end he comes to a very specific conclusion. That conclusion is that despite all of his attempts, despite all of his advancements, despite how many people know his name, all he is is fast food. Fast food is easy, its inexpensive, people are entertained and filled by a short time, but it has no real value. It gets thrown away just as often as it gets finished. I believe that this conclusion can be drawn for anyone living without Christ. No matter how much you accomplish, one day everyone dies, and a hundred years later, no one remembers you. The work that we do on this earth is empty, its a chasing after the wind. Mankind knows this, that is evident in movies like the Weather Man. Hopefully the world will come to realize that without Christ there is no conclusion, there is no climax. But that Christ is the climax of life here on this earth. God Bless.

"Free food is the best food."

5 comments:

Romondo Davis said...

You are unbelievably awesome. Keep on expressing yourself.

Elisa said...

the quote at the bottom doesn't make sense!! how can free food be the best kind, if the closest thing to free food is "fast" (inexpensive) food, which is the throw-away kind!!

i was wondering what that movie was about, because I read that it was a "dark comedy"! Thanks for the synopsis! Webel and I went to see Shopgirl... also a very interesting message. maybe i'll write about it on my blog in a bit...

Mahndo said...

Excellent observation. Th quote, however, comes from Arabic class. It is used by those who do not have, and therefore appreciate the food that they can get. It's meant to humble those of us that complain because our lobster hasn't marinated long enough. It's unrelated to the blog post.

Elisa said...

okay. good point then.

i don't like lobster. and i never learned to cook. erego, i live off of cereal and popcorn. that may be why i'm anemic.

long live arabic class. word to your face.

Mahndo said...

Thanks?