Several Beautiful Matters

I saw Hellboy 2 today, directerd by Guillermo del Toro (of Pan's Labyrinth) it really knocked me up. So many films have ostentatious displays of visual technical wizardry that dont essentially mean anything. If you are the kind of person who looks for the the work of those elect who have some funny access to Upstairs, watch this, not Batman. Zhang Yimou is another member of this elect group. Hero and the recent Olympic ceremonies are a testament to that.
Special effects in Hellboy 2 were actually special. For instance, in a scene depicting the death of a 'Forest God (naudhubillah)', the very blood of the creature speaks so clearly about its generous, powerful nature, everything it touches transforms into live greenery.
Then theres the grace of the elves, who despite being superior to humans in everyday, prefer ultimately to fade away and sacrifice themselves despite the dissentor's best efforts. How very Jesus. The pro eco, capitalism sucks ethos was generally well expressed but my thoughts were most invaded with its message on technology of mass destruction.
The Golden Army was an invincible forced designed to destroy mankind, but was boxed for a while. At the end of the film the key for this army is destroyed. I am jealous of this. If only it were possible to unlearn technology so rancid. Yes, I'm talking to nukes. What elven magic is needed to unlearn this beast?

1 comment:

Shak said...

I honestly can't tell if you're being ironic or not! Read your post back as a normal person would and then claim that Hellboy isn't being ostentatious! :D