Friday, May 02, 2008

i'm dreaming of home

it has been a long time since i cry when watching a movie... the last one which i nearly cried is 10000 BC... today in class, we had a choice of watching 2 german movies, 'memento' n 'merry christmas'... at first i don really mind which movie to watch since i won't be able to understand half of the movie oso... n i was really reluctant at first to watch 'merry christmas' coz its a world war 1 movie... however, i m glad i decided to raise up my hand for the movie due to peer pressure... haha... but boy, it was the best movie i watch since a long time n i was really touched after the movie... u all must watch the movie for urself to understand how i feel now... i feel like watching the english version of the movie since i don fully understand the whole movie n i really wanted to know the details instead of an overview of the movie...

the heartwarming movie started off quite disturbingly wif small kids reciting propaganda they've learned in sch since young n ends oso quite disturbingly wif a priest asking ppl to go to war by misquoting some part of the bible, its like watching the christian version of al-Qaeda... i laugh n cry together wif the movie, most of the time trying to figure wat r they talking, i juz could not take my eyes off the screen since the movie started... quite surprising since the movie don't really hav 'cute' actors except for Daniel Brühl, which i only notice after i go imdb to check out the movie...

the movie brings out the real christmas spirit, tat love was born to this world to show himself to this world... it was because of christmas tat the soldiers from 3 trenches came out n reconcile, in the end they simply could not fight each other n hav to be send off to other places... the movie once again show me the true meaning of christmas - love... love who came to this unworthy place n love us... as simple as tat, yet we always tend to complicate stuff...

this movie was very much different from the everyday movie i tend to watch - the hollywood blockbusters... but tell u the truth, this movie is a must watch... highly recommended by me!!!

*by the way, if u r wondering y is the title of this post 'i'm dreaming of home', it is this song tat triggers the reconciliation in the movie... towards the end of the movie, the germans were actually humming this scottish song which they learn from their new frens... a touching n moving moment indeed...

juz a random thought - wat's the point of having war anyway?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

[a wee bit reminder that i read all ur posts except the ones written in chinese =p]

HAhaha... yup yup yup... u were very reluctant to watch that movie.

It is a good movie indeed. Unlike the more popular hyped up movies nowadays. I like how that christmas spirit builds a brotherhood. Very heartwarming indeed. Music is universal. Love is universal. However in my opinion, the film doesn't really make u wanna cry; more like make u wanna smile and say to urself "yup, that's the way it should be".

And there are many reasons for a nation to go for war which i can think of. Profit, glory and god. One nation's feared terrorist could be the other nation's political hero. It depends on the crap that u get fed with.

-amir

Pat said...

i'm dreaming of home now... my mum juz left after i spend 2 days n 1night wif her...

i wanna go home wif her too!!!!!!!!

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