QUOTE (thehype @ May 24 2010, 10:38 PM)
I'm with ya Warlord...I thoroughly enjoyed it...it was actually deeper than I expected.
I've read all kinds of theories all day...they died immediately, their life on the island was real, multiple dimensions...all kinds of stuff...all of them possible in one way, shape or form, which is what I liked about the show I guess...the fact that you could never figure it out, but you just can't help but try. LOL.
I kind of side with the theory about everything on the island being real and they all just eventually died and finally met up again...[/b]
That's it in a nutshell. I can't go word for word, but both Jack and Christian laid it out.
Jack was like, "All of this happened for a reason."
And Christian was like, you know, you guys met (in their real lives) because you needed them, and they needed you. You were all flawed in some way, broken. And together, you completed each other. These are the most important people in your life.
And then Christian explains that after death, there is no "now." Everyone arrives to the after-life. Some before you, some after. And they meet together, to make the final trip together. (To heaven? Who knows right?)
I really don't see how so many people were getting confused. We clearly see Jack die on the island, while the few who've survived escape on the Ajira flight. We know for a fact that Hurley and Ben spent a long period of time working together to protect the island. (Hurley: "You were a good number two." Ben: "You were a great number one.")
We know for a fact that Charlie, Jin, Sun, Locke, Boone, Shannon, and Sayid had died. We know Jack died. The after-life scenario was made perfectly clear. I thought. I'm reading a bunch of dumb shit today from some thick blockheads and it literally astounds me.
but then again, if that's true, then year, there's a whole lot of stuff that could have used some explaining...but ultimately, I could care less. I like the fact that it left so much up to the imagination...and all those people that were disappointed...SUCKERS! That's what they get for expecting everything to be explained. LOL. For me, it was very entertaining...good acting (I'm gonna miss seeing my boys Locke and Sawyer), interesting twists, great scenery...it is what it is...a great hour of entertainment every week. I thoroughly enjoyed...wasn't disappointed at all.
Co-sign. Which mysteries weren't cleared up for you? Maybe I can shed some light. I was (am?) a pretty huge Lost geek. Some of the common questions are usually:Where did the Polar Bears come from?
The Dharma InitiativeWell then who the fuck is the Dharma Initiative?
A group of scientists who came to the island in the 1970's to study its strange electro-magnetic properties.What are the "numbers?" (4,8,15,16,23,42)
The numbers still have some mystery about them. But we do know that they were the variables in a mathematic equation designed to determine the end-date for mankind. The Dharma Initiative was originally established to discover a way to change any of the 6 variables, thereby preventing mankind's extinction.
The numbers also serve a very mythical purpose, but no explanation is ever given. Nor should it have been. No answer would've ever been good enough. It's better left to the murky depths of our imagination. What is the island?
Every explanation given by the writers over the years was just bits and pieces. I think, ultimately, it is left in the hands of the viewer. I personally always viewed the island very similarly to the way John Locke did. The island was alive. It brought those people there because they needed to be there. They were all broken, and the island gave them a new chance, to forget the past and be whatever they wanted to be.
That's why we kept hearing phrases like, "The island's not finished with you yet."
I think a real effort was made to give these characters second chances at life.
In fact, the only thing I'm disappointed about is that it's over...and 24 and Heroes too? Damn!
I checked out on both of those series a long time ago. The thing that bugged me about 24 was that Jack Bauer was always put in the hard situation, and forced to make the hard choice. He would make the hard choice, but he would never have to suffer the consequences for it.
I think season 2 is when I checked out. Jack was undercover within that drug syndicate, and he had to kill Chase (wasn't that the guy's name? Kim's boyfriend?) in order to prove his loyalty and keep his cover intact. So Jack makes the decision, yes, I have to kill my partner, otherwise millions of Americans will die. Cool. I'm down with that. But he pulls the triggers and its "Oops, just kidding Jack. The gun wasn't loaded. Just testing you. Hehehe."
I hate that kind of fucking shit. Weak-as-shit writing, man. A real fucking cop-out. 24 could've been epic if we had Jack being forced to REALLY get down and dirty. Yeah, torturing terrorists is a hot-button issue. But they're fucking terrorists. At the end of the day, who really gives a shit? No one. But when you have to kill someone you work with in order to get the job done, now that's a weighty fucking issue.
That's why I like Lost
, and stuck with it. That was a show that had the balls to kill ANYONE, at any fucking time. Boone dying? Man, no one ever thought Boone would die. Its TV. The hero always saves the day.
The U.S. Marshal, the guy who caught Kate? Yeah. We knew probably he was gonna die. And he's sitting there, you know, taking forever to die. Suffering. Writhing in misery. Screaming and moaning. Suffering. So Sawyer decides he's gonna be the one to snuff him. Put him out of his misery. And so he shoots him and...
HE MISSES. He hits him in the lung, collapsing it.
And now this fucking Marshal is suffering twice as badly before, and we know from Jack that it could take HOURS for the guy to bleed out.
And so the doctor, the guy who we've seen go above and beyond to try and save lives, the doctor goes in, and even though we don't see it, we know he goes in the tent and chokes the Marshal out, lol. Chokes him out with his own brutal hands, to put the poor sap out of his misery.
Now THAT is fucking good writing.
Fuck Avon, wherever that bitch is right now.