If it’s related to Mamoru Oshii, it’s almost bound to be a heavy hitter. And I almost mean that literally, because after watching Jin-Roh I had trouble getting my ass off the couch. I didn’t want to leave. I just wanted to sit there and have a moment of reflection. Just thinking about this movie makes me stop. I don’t think I can write about it. And that is why I must write about it.
But it’s not like I can give political insight or knowledge of the psyche. And that is another reason this film is so hard-pressing. The things we are ignorant about or the things we’d like to keep ignorant. Peace is just a weird state and the uprisings over the year point that out. Why do we do the things we do or who we really are.
I can go without answering those questions, but questions is all this movie gave me when I watched it in the spring of this year. I’m still here asking them. But I can’t keep sitting still. Time to move on.