September 7, 2011 5 Comments
If you have been following along with this blog since the beginning, or maybe part way through my 50th post, you will have read about me talking about this movie. I am a lover of science fiction films, but not only that, I am a lover of the unexplainable. Life is about the uncertainty that we all go through everyday. Science fiction writing and film is about capturing that essence and either explaining it or give us more to think about. Another Earth had me hooked from the start of the trailer. I have honestly never felt so enraptured by a trailer and leaving me with this void that I couldn’t explain. Was it the quizzical nature of science fiction trying to explain why there is the existence of another planet Earth? Was is the deeper, moral reflection on our existence and what it means to internalize our decisions in life? Maybe it was the fact that the most chilling aspect of the trailer was that it presented you with the idea that there is another you, living on the second Earth. It could be that the trailer song done by Patrick Watson and The Cinematic Orchestra that evoked such a calm and tranquil feeling that you should close your eyes and just go with what happens in the movie and life. If you felt moved by the trailer, perhaps you are a lover of the science fiction genre and need an answer.
So while I was fully in love with the trailer and concept of the movie, I was able to finally see this movie with two friends in tow and a belly full of Indian food. I think in some aspect, I was prepared for what I was going to see. My excitement was at a fever pitch and I wanted all these questions I had answered. When the lights went down and screen illuminated by the glow of the bulb, I just let myself be immersed in a science fiction realm where the impossible seemed possible. I was ready to view Another Earth.