The Thin Red Line (1998)

 

Review of the movie Thin Red Line (1998).

Our world is built on the men’s consciousness model.

While a little girl would choose a doll from a pile of toys, a little boy would prefer a toy soldier or gun.

the concept of war

Embedded in our low-conscious world is the concept of war – not partnership – as a method for solving problems, and of armies as tools for achieving the desired goal.

The war between the U.S. and Japan is no exception.

no free will

The military, with no free will and no value for human life, is a “product” of Darks. Unquestioning obedience to the superior and the absence of compassion are the main “features” of an army.

no compassion

In this movie, driven by compassion, the captain refuses to comply with the general’s order to lead his soldiers to certain death. This is an expression of his free will, which is prohibited in the military.

At the end of the day, the captain completes the combat mission and saves soldiers’ lives, i.e., resources.  Instead of receiving a reward, he is demobilized from his team.

not tolerance to freethinkers

Darks do not tolerate freethinkers; instead, they need those who obey each and every order without questioning it.

interfering element

The pacifist Pvt. Witt is also an interfering element in a military machine. His courageous act of saving others – and his ensuing death – do not come as a surprise.

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