No guys, I need to stop and talk about something in this movie and how fucking revolutionary it was; something that I haven’t seen in a movie before or since.
This is a movie about a kid who leaves her birth family.
Not a kid who find that they have a secret lineage or something that allows them to find their ‘true family’ - this is a movie about a kid whose true birth family is made up of bad people. So she gets out. And that is played as the right thing to do. She isn’t punished for it or made to feel bad about ‘abandoning her family’. There isn’t an underlying ‘but they’re your family and you have to love them’ or ‘they’re your family and they love you even if they don’t show it well or do hurtful things’ message of the kind that I see OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER in media. Matilda gets out and livess happily ever after because of it.
We need a million more movies like this to counter the metric shit ton of movies that directly counter this message.
this is exactly why this movie, and the book, is so important to me
I love my family. Just reblogging for the movie. Just clarifying.
I’m not sure how many people know this, but the ending to World War Z was not the original way the movie was supposed to end. After they finished shooting, nobody was happy with the way it ended so they spent 2 months shooting an entirely new conclusion to the film. This piqued my interest so I started Googling around to see if I could find it… and I did.
I’m gonna paste it after the jump because its really long…. it probably won’t make sense if you haven’t seen the movie (has nothing to do with the book).
This picks up after Brad Pitt and the Israeli chick leave Jerusalem