If When you go see this movie, make sure you stay for the final scene at the end of the credits.

Then return here and discuss: So what are the ethics?


Absent-minded Secretary said...

I still haven't seen Rent. So, I guess I am a bit behind, and won't read the comments for a while.

noelle feather said...

I just watched RV this afternoon, and hoped beyond hope that there would be something good/fun/interesting at the end of the credits.

Nope, nothing, nada.

I left feeling so, I'll have to see if I can muster the desire to see X-3, or MI 3 for that matter....


kirsa said...

It seems to me that the ethics, when faced with disintegration, became "stay alive somehow". I'm glad I stayed through the credits, as about half the people in the theater left (and so they won't be prepared for the rumored sequel).

Edgy said...

But is Stay Alive Somehow truly an ethical motivator? If his ethics became Stay Alive Somehow (because I don't believe that is truly part of his ethical code), doesn't that indicate that his ethical/mortal fortitude is weak?

MikeyV said...

I've never seen a X movie. So I guess I shouldn't start with X-3.

kirsa said...

Perhaps he decided that his continued existence in another body would allow him to continue his work of good-doing and protection and so on, and since the other body wasn't really being used for anything else, he might as well use it.

I am terrible at debating things, but it's so much fun at the same time.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

I think there are too many unknowns that can factor into this discussion.

1) What if he couldn't control where he went? The chaos around his implosion at the begining of the Phoenix's consciousness of self could mean that she was not aware of her own power, she could have been putting things, people, in the wrong places. Scott, too could show up.

2) The calm smile before he imploded could mean that he was fully aware of self, and he put himself into the other, for "safekeeping." That body could be merely backup plan until he can work out the kinks in his real plan.

3) He could possibly have a way to exist without body, but found that the easiest way to communicate is corporially, and has chosen that moment, that body to make contact.

4) He could be co-existing in that body, and with co-existing he could in fact be helping the person by bringing them to awareness.

5) We never heard the end of his lecture on ethics. It could have gone in a different direction than we thought it was going. He could have begun a discussion about "the needs of the many outweight the needs of the few, or the one" but in a way that the many would need the brain of Einstein, or Lincoln, or Charles in a certain situation, which would make it ethical to sacrifice the one insignificant.

Until we know the unknown... the possibilities are endless.