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August 19th, 2009
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When fiction lies

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Date:August 19th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
> I'm going to respectfully disagree with you on the basic premise that in my mind Whitey is never sympathetic as a human being.

Thanks for speaking up. I can also see that being a fair reading of Wikus' assholery. Are we being told by the movie not to like him? If so, that would go a long way toward nullifying my point.

I can see signs that support that reading. Wikus attacking Chris, and then later running away instead of saving his life. (And the other examples I cite.)

But what brings me up short is seeing the moral framework the movie surrounds him with: the real evil are the corporation and the gangs, who are doing really bad stuff like killing for their ends. By pitting these directly against Wikus and making Chris a bystander, it seems like the film wants us to be on Wikus' side. Also see Wikus' conversations with his wife and his quest to restore their relationship; whereas Chris' friend(?)/partner(?) simply dies in a horrible way and Chris is left with just vengeance (which he doesn't actually take, unless he really does come back with an army after the movie's end).

I am also glad that the film is bringing up these questions. What troubles me is that, having seen the film, I am left feeling like after it raises the question, it tries to point me to a not-good answer. I made my post in the spirit of sharing that, and it's good to hear other perspectives.
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