Yesterday I was able to drink one whole Diet Coke and keep my eyes open to watch two movies. Both of them were very scary and contained gore; Al Gore’s, "An Inconvenient Truth" and Mel Gibson’s "Apocalypto."
These two movies made me practically unable to sleep but in different ways. "An Inconvenient Truth" is a movie about global warming. The ice caps are melting, the ocean’s temperatures are rising and all sorts of strange weather will make life as we’ve known it non-existent. If something isn’t done soon then I’m afraid I won’t have the opportunity to see a glacier and much worse.
I’m hoping I won’t have to experience anything as bad as what happened in Mexico in the 16th century. I almost got physically ill while watching "Apocalypto" and it wasn’t from all of the blood or gore. It was what happened to the Mayans and the terrible human sacrifices that were made to the "gods." Wow, if that isn’t enough to scare someone then I’m not sure what is.
Both of these movies were entertaining but extremely disturbing; almost as disturbing as "The Diary of Anne Frank" that I watched the other day. Unlike with "Apocalypto" there is a chance to re-write history if we listen to some of the advice in "An Inconvenient Truth." If we cut down our emissions and do what we can to stop global warming then maybe we can make a difference.
I hope I am well enough that I don’t have to watch any more movies, but just in case I think I need help in choosing my movies from Netflix, anyone have any suggestions?