this is betrayal

Clifford 2022-04-23 07:02:29

After watching this movie, although I knew it was a beautiful fairy tale, I could go deeper and see the word betrayal. Humans are aliens to good-hearted eyes. And other giants, to good-hearted eyes, are of the same race. In my eyes, the story goes something like this: Good-hearted eyes are isolated and ostracized by their kin because they don't fit in. After encountering a human girl, under the guidance of the human girl, he does not hesitate to bow down to a powerful alien, and is willing to call himself a servant, in order to gain the power of the alien to fight against his own race. Some people may say that those giants are too bad. They cannibalize people, and they are right to do so with good intentions. They cannot be allowed to eat people. This kind of thinking is too human-centered. To put it in a nasty way, you don’t eat meat, and you don’t let others eat it?

Objectively speaking, it is to betray one's own country for the benefit of foreign countries

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The BFG quotes

  • [from trailer]

    Sophie: Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain.

    [Sophie does so, and spots a giant. She rushes back to bed, but the giant comes for her...]

    Sophie: And that is where our story begins...

  • Sophie: Where am I?

    The BFG: Giant Country!