Since 4381 is a dictatorship (joke) and lord Houk has struck down the notion of watching Ikiru together (not joke) . I decided to watch it in secret on my own.
I don’t want to say too much about the movie but I will say that it is a must-watch.
I think we all have interesting scales or templates for rating movies in our heads. For some it’s “Sweet it had two explosions and three hot babes. That’s an easy 10/10” for other’s it may be more complex. I probably speak for the majority of young film lovers when I say that I don’t completely understand why I like most of the movies I like. But that’s ok. That’s why we watch and study them. To understand ourselves, and others. One thing I am confident about is when I say a movie is a “must-watch”.
There are movies out there that I’ll give a “it was good” or “you gotta see it, it’s so beautiful” or maybe “ehh its fun, cheesy though”. When I give those ratings, most of the time I have no idea what I’m talking about and none of them compare to the “must-watch” level. But when I give it the “must watch” rating, that’s a level of art and creation to me that I feel changes peoples whole perspective on life and creation.
Ikiru will allow you to reflect on how you spend your time and what it means to put effort into the things that you focus on throughout your life.
I’m excited to talk and dive deeper into what this movie means to others and to myself. If you have any thoughts on what this movie means to you, please let me know and I’d love to hear it!
Also, 2001 is a must-watch. If you disagree that’s fine but you’re wrong. You don’t have to like it, but you have to watch it.