The Next 2 Minutes

Saturday, July 7, 2007

What if you're given the ability to see the next 2-minute window of your life? Imagine how cool that is! Since like a chess master you have predicted or more accurately have actually lived all the possible scenarios and have chosen the best move, you know for certain that you would not screw up the first time (which is the "official" first time) for instance you would meet the love of your life.

This is what the motion picture Next starred by Nicholas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel is all about. One of the parts I like about the movie is the segment when Cris Johnson (Nicholas Cage) is about to kiss Liz (Jessica Biel) and sees the future. He says, "That was incredible." Liz asks, "What was?" To which Cris replies, "This." then kisses Liz.

Another highlight is when Cris quotes an Italian painter Carlaty on the definition of beauty. It goes like this. Beauty was a summation of the parts working together in such a way that nothing is needed to be added, taken away or altered.

Lastly, I find what Cris says about the future at the end part of the film as the gist of a previous post, Stocks Analogy. He says, "Here's the thing about the future. Every time you look at it, it changes because you looked at it. And that changes everything else."