Saturday, November 28, 2009
Battle for Terra
Battle for Terra is an digitally-animated film about a man who is tasked to conquer a certain planet and kill the residents there.
Digitally produced, this film unleashes the creative ideas of its film makers to a world inhabited by Terrians while earthlings near extinction. The visuals worked seamlessly; the script makes sense. Overall, the film is entertaining and enlightening.
Who is the alien? Who is human? What makes man human? What makes him inhuman? The film explores all possibilities of the human heart both humanizing and dehumanizing. We are capable of destroying ourselves and others. Eventually, it makes human beings totally inhuman, barbaric, and worse than animals. Being human goes beyond mere flesh; it is the strength of the spirit and our capacity to offer ourselves to others that ultimately makes us humans.