Saturday, October 16, 2010

Repo: All About Perspective

Recently I watched the movie Repo - a story that follows a repo man in a time when organs are commonly replaced with machine substitutes. Of course, the prices for such devices are outrageous and when you miss your payments a repo man stops by to take back the mechanical organ (while killing the client, of course).

I didn't think the movie was anything special, but with a big twist at the end, the story is certainly all about perspective. In fact, the significance of perspective that arrives at the end even spurs a question similar to the matrix - does it matter whether your experiences are real if you never know otherwise?

I didn't want to give away the twist in case others in the class have yet to see the movie, but after you see Repo, it should be obvious that the story means almost nothing from a different perspective.

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