Unable to forgive himself or raise the dead, Tim sets out to give “pounds of flesh” that will give new life to seven deserving individuals to make up for the seven lives he destroyed. Just as Antonio would have to die to pay Shylock the “pound of flesh” he demands, Tim intends to kill himself to atone for his sins.
This movie seems to justify suicide. You have to see the movie to understand what I am talking about.
Will Smith’s character could not forgive himself for a mistake that anyone could have made. The movie sends the wrong message about tragedies that happen in our lives. I would prefer a message of “Suicide is not the answer.”
Very disappointed in this movie which further promotes the Culture of Death.
Well, I saw this movie yesterday…and I tend to agree that it made his suicide seem like a blessing for seven other people who Will Smith’s character judged to be “good and deserving of his organs to allow them more earthly life.”
But I guess what needs to be defined clearly here is…under what circumstances is an act declared a “suicide”?? I would imagine that is different for different faiths…but what is Christianity’s/Catholism’s definition of suicide??
Just about anyone can “spin” this and say that:
Jesus committed suicide by doing God’s will and allowing himself to be crucified…
Stephen committed suicide by being a devout christian in front of many blasphemy trigger happy stoning Jews…
A pedestrian willingly stepping in front a fast moving bus…
Will Smith’s character willingly laying in a tub with one of the most poisonous jelly fish on earth…*
Maybe, Is it not a suicide if its for a “good cause”?? Jesus died for our sins…stephen was martyred for spreading christianity…pedestrain, well nothing good from that i think…Will Smith’s character, died so others can have more earthly life…
Sorry about the repeat message, but I posted before without completing it.
I saw the movie today. Sure, as a Catholic I had a problem with Tim’s suicide, but still I found the movie quite powerful. I think it is worth seeing, if only for the fact that one can see what desperation a person that has no faith goes through because they cannot forgive their own sins.
I think it is worth seeing, if only for the fact that one can see what desperation a person that has no faith goes through because they cannot forgive their own sins.
This is a good point. I do not watch the show “Intervention” because I approve of drug abuse, but because I feel it is important to better understand the struggle of addicts and what it takes to turn them around, or what causes them to ultimately hit six feet under.