Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: a possible answer to current problems


Apes start war, Humans won’t forgive

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a true summer blockbuster. It has all the elements you associate with such a film  epic scale, action sequences the total package. While I plan to write a full review soon something else needs to be looked at briefly.

The film is focused on power, whether it be the literal power from a dam or the power in both camps societal structures as we approach the films climax an all out war becomes more inevitable between humans and apes.

This is where the line above comes into play.

As I sat in the cinema and this line was delivered by Cesar I was struck by something. This line sums up a lot about who we are as humans.

As the news reports continue to show the brutality of conflicts from around the world played out in front of us and we appear to be intent on collapsing our world in on itself this line rings true. Human’s wont forgive.

I don’t have the intelligence or the knowledge to get involved in the Gaza / Israel debate. The rights and wrongs don’t really matter to me. What matters is the loss, the loss in terms of lives, the global loss as nations pick sides and international relationships take the strain.

The who is right and who is wrong arguments will continue long after the dust has settled and the last victim buried.

Living in Northern Ireland where the arguments still rage about our past and still block our society’s progress I have some understanding of how these things play out.

Missing aircraft, Russia, Iraq, missing Nigerian children the list is sadly endless.

Humans are at fault for all of these conflicts past, present and inevitably future and as each of these reach their tragic conclusion humans NEED to forgive.


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