So, I went along to the iPic at The Domain, Austin, to watch Insurgent. It really is a very good film and there won’t be any spoilers here because it’s just come out and that wouldn’t be fair.
The comment I have here is about the hope that is apparent in the film, and apparent in quite a few examples of popular culture right now (no time to mention them as it’s late and I’m kind of tired). The hope stems from an idea that we (as a human species) have amongst us a certain number of individuals who are able to transcend the kind of thought that has for centuries immersed us in fighting, killing, and squandering the gift of life. It’s a refreshing change to hear such rhetoric, and perhaps it marks a stage of our lives where such change can be actualized. If nothing else, it’s an interesting concept.