K-Pax

watched K-Pax today and it was an awesome movie! I hope the info I provide here won’t be any spoilers for anyone. 2 interesting parts I’d like to mention is:

  1. Prot says “Every being in the universe knows right from wrong. You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life, which is known throughout the universe for it’s stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision, but nobody’s paid much attention to them, not even Buddhists or Christians. You humans, sometimes it’s hard to imagine how you made it this far.

    As heiyaheiya said “you seem to have a very strong japan fetish huh?” For those that has seen my subprofile lately, they’ll notice this new info:
    A concept related to this is “Hito no me,” which means “the eyes of others” and refers to the silent, always-watching eyes of everyone around you, looking at you to make sure you’re not doing anything too far outside the norm. I encountered this when I moved to a new neighborhood, back when I was single. Trash day was Wednesday and Friday, and you had to put your trash in the assigned place before 7 am on the morning they were to come pick it up — you could not put it out, say, the night before. Since getting up at 7 am was a little early for me (I worked from 2 to 10 pm and stayed up late), I tried “bending” their rules just a little, putting my trash out at night very quietly. But in the end, the disapproving eyes of all those living around me wore me down, and I conformed. I felt that the power of all those eyes was far more powerful than, say, if they had a law requiring me to put my trash out before 7 am. The concept of “hito no me” is one of the most important reasons why Japan is the way it is.

    I just found it interesting how these 2 things related. ^_^x

  2. I know this is definitely a spoiler, therefore I’ll hide the text. Just highlight the following empty lines to read it: (Show)

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