Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Life Lessons from Big Fish

Life Lessons from Big Fish

Well, it’s a Tim Burton movie. If that means anything to you, you know what you’re in for. Now I only have experience with Edward Scissorhands and a few glimpses at Sleepy Hollow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but for some reason, it just says Tim Burton. To top it off, it is creative and well scripted.

What is to be learned or gleaned from this quirky little fantasy movie for adults?

“A dangerous path is made much worse by darkness.” This line reminds us that not only is the road to destruction a road with a doomed destination, sometimes we are blind to the fact we are on that path.

“Most things you consider evil or wicked are lonely or lacking in social niceties.” Though some things which are evil we tend to look at as being quaint, there is some truth to the quote. We criticize what we don’t understand to quote the old song. We look into what is different from us and decide it is wrong, evil.

“Truth is I’ve been thirsty my whole life, I just don’t know why.” What a telling line for those searching for God. Dead, but not knowing what would give the life they are looking for.

The movie does have a few instances of artistic license that some may find objectionable, but all in all, it is a very fun, confusing, thoughtful movie.

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