No more insights from modern movies!

I recently saw lots of movies, like:

I got an insight from the last movie I saw.

But that’s the problem!

Very few insights, considering the number of movies I saw.

Let’s take the list again:

There’s a big list above and the most important insight I got was “No one’s 100% a dick”. Not exactly Christmas, as a quote from James Bond says.

(James Bond: [on receiving his equipment from Q.] A gun and a radio. It’s not exactly Christmas, is it?Q: Were you expecting an exploding pen? We don’t really go in for that anymore. (source))

I really had higher expectations from this.

Andrei Pleșu says when you read, you need to start with some questions. That’s why you can’t recommend a book to anyone, you need to know the person:

Nu poți face sugestii de lectură decât celor pe care îi cunoști, cărora le știi “felul”, tulburările, cautările, și apetiturile. Fiecare vârstă își are țesătura ei, fiecare individ umam are o chimie interioară care nu se poate sistematiza. (Despre frumusețea uitată a vieții)

And he says more:

În ce mă priveşte, cred că lectura matură şi fertilă este lectura dictată de un orizont de interogativitate propriu. Ai o întrebare anumită, ai o preocupare dominantă şi citeşti pentru a căuta repere, provocări ajutătoare, soluţii. Citeşti în plasa unei problematici antecedente. O asemenea lectură orientată are cel puţin două avantaje: (1) e superior selectivă, te ghidonează în labirintul descurajant al bibliotecii şi (2) pune ordine chiar şi în ceea ce poate fi, la un moment dat, lectură întîmplătoare. Cînd ai obsesivitatea bună a unei întrebări vii, tot ce-ţi cade în mînă poate fi revelator, de la ziar la roman, de la roman la tratat. (source)

I don’t know, right now I’m really not a big fan of flick-flack action-I-want-to-be-popular movies. I still have a few on my list to watch, but I’m very disappointed.

The biggest problem? They want to make something which doesn’t work (a 6-grade movie on IMDb) and do it better. But not by giving insights, but by making the script smarter and the jokes funnier. But that’s not why I watch movies.

I need to reconsider.


I am a Digital Marketing freelancer.My expertise is in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) / UX (user experience) / WordPress.Co-founder of (series of events on SEO & PPC) and (Book on branding for MDs).On a personal level, I like self-development - events, sports, healthy living, volunteering, reading, watching movies, listening to music.

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