Sunday, April 1, 2012

"Take Shelter" By Director Jeff Nichols

Finally saw this movie tonight on DVD. Disappointed in the ending a little. It was a bit too ambiguous, could've punched it up a little.

Otherwise this story was very personal for me. Anybody who has decided to build a shelter has gone through exactly what this guy got from his surrounding society.

You have to be thick-skinned. See the Deleted Scenes for the most interesting dialogue in the picture with the left-wing psychiatrist. The average person is just nowhere near reality nowadays. Not even close. Anybody living in this kind of world who hasn't had a strong instinctive desire to prepare is probably not intended by mother nature to live at all past the first couple minutes of birth.

The natural inclination to be self-sufficient no matter what happens is essentially the bedrock instinct of the human condition. If you don't have it, what on earth are you doing wasting your time here?


Anonymous said...

Saw it a while ago. Shallow and totally pointless. Waste of time.

Solsys said...

I reviewed that movie at James Dakin's former place ( ) last january, but I can't post it here because it's too long.

Let's say that in a nutshell I agree with Tex.

My conclusion was :

The message of the movie is that you'll be completely on you own, even and especially within your own people. You will have to do the right thing while everybody will oppose you. They will oppose you because they want what they believe is best for you, and they will not listen to you.