Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Hi everyone. Today I went and saw the movie "Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" in 3D. For the first time in a long time, I didn't buy chips or pop corn to eat, felt good! However, let alone the 3D part it was amazing as always! The story of the movie was quite touching and I thought it triggered some important themes. First of all, for those who haven't seen the movie, the story is simple, a boy with a name of "Fliends" like inventions and always trying to invent new things. He lives in a town where all they eat is "SARDINES"! After all his failing inventions, he invented a machine that can create food and it does so using water. That invention becomes very popular in his town since they now can eat buggers, ice creams, pasta, meat etc just by ordering it through the machine! At the end the machine becomes unstoppable and it creates food with big portion sizes. The myer of the town tries to take advantage of the little boy and his creation to gather tourists to come to the town so he becomes rich. At the end of the movie, the boy had to stop the machine himself as it becomes uncontrollable and it could destroy the world with "the storm of food!". That was the movie briefly. However, underneath all the laughter, I sensed another moral to the story. The idea that "bigger isn't better!" People in the town started eating like crazy all the food that was avaible to them so they turned hugely overweight. Also the children in the town were getting tommy sickness from eating alot of junk! I felt that the movie was kind of communicating that you may spend your whole life wanting to do something that people could remember you for, e.g. like the boy in the story who wanted to invent, but in doing so you forget sometimes, your moral and the true nature of your goals. You doing your goals for the wrong reasons and you harming others. We all find ourselves in situations where we have to choice between our own desires and what our family and friends want us to do. And we realise, sometimes early enough to fix the damages, that we been striving for, is causing others to dislike us somehow. Another moral of the story, or what I thought, that you can spend you all life wanting to do something so bad but when you do do it, you will stop it yourself for the sake of others. Over all I enjoyed it!
If you have seen the movie share your thoughts about it?
P.s. there was so much food in the movie and I didn't feel tempted or craved any! Woohoo!