Rebirth?

So we watched a really odd movie this evening. When searching on Netflix, Gen came across a movie called Rebirth. It sounded interesting, so we gave it a try. It turned out to be one of those movies where once you’ve started it, you just can’t stop it before it’s over because you just have to know what happens… even though it’s super strange. Anyways, Rebirth is basically about a guy named Kyle who’s crazy friend gets him involved in a weekend retreat meant to lead to his so-called rebirth. In a nutshell, he puts him through hell… sheer madness. By handing over his keys, wallet, and well, his freedom, he is supposed to go through this complete epiphany / metamorphosis, and needless to say, it does not go as hoped.

So, why am I writing about this? I usually only write about movies when I’ve really enjoyed watching them, because I don’t like doing the negative complaining thing. But, now that I’m trying out this new personal blog idea, I thought I would try changing things up. So, even though I wasn’t exactly a huge fan of this movie, I did think some parts of it were interesting. For one, the acting was great. Only really talented actors can act out these types of scenes and make it believable. Also, the whole idea of not being “attached” for a while, no phones, texting, etc. is so completely unheard of these days, no one ever wants to be without their smartphones. I mean, even just sitting her now with my phone not visible to me, is slightly challenging… who could be trying to get a hold of me?! The suspense is killing me. But, those very few days that I spent at the cottage this summer, with barely any cell phone reception, were actually surprisingly refreshing, it was nice feeling more free for a little while.

Are we too attached to our technology?

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