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December 21, 2011

Dark Films

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Here is my list of dark films in order of release date. SPOILER WARNING!!! I include commentary as I have time, some of which is based on memory and may be in need of correction.

THX1138 (1971) George Lucas’ classic film! The government uses a mandatory drug program to control citizens. The story follows one man, THX1138, as he tries to make sense of it all and is punished for his rebellion.

Time Bandits (1981)

City of Lost Children (1995)

Se7en (1995)

Fallen (1998)

Pi (1998)

The Island (2005) Human clones are bred for their spare parts as a service to wealthy individuals. The problem is, they weren’t ever supposed to leave a sedated state, and the company has to create a cover-up story when it becomes necessary for their survival to wake them. This shares many elements found in THX1138 (above).

Seven Pounds (2008) I never want to see this movie again. It outwardly glorifies grave sin. Being an organ donor is noble. Killing yourself with the full consent of your will is intrinically evil and a mortal sin, even if you bequeath your parts to others who need them in your will…er, suicide note…whatever. This movies epitomizes the culture of death. The advocates of euthanasia and the right-to-die movement undoubtedly loves the message. Ben (played by Will Smith) is praised for his generous gift of self, but any good Christian will tell you that it is a gift that he had no right to give.

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Never Let Me Go (2010)


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