Have I mentioned lately that God makes movies for me?
Actually, He doesn’t just make them for me…sheesh! He makes movies for other people too; and they can glean whatever the Holy Spirit is highlighting for them in their own situations.
Now since I am slightly obsessive, and have been night and day praying, seeking direction, and asking, “Lord what is it that You want me to do?”
He answers like He often does, “Stop whining, do something!”
I believe that something is to write….so what’d I do? First, I started this blog. Next day, I got distracted and watched a movie, but it wasn’t an accident, a distraction or even procrastination… It was one of those setups that Father likes to pull on me, really….I put this in here for perfectionists who would chastise themselves for wasting time….
The subject of the film seemed slightly interesting even though I always thought the game was absurd and juvenile, so this is one clue that it was God drawing me in to actually watch this movie.. I know, I’m such a snob…reminder to self….” animated films can be full of treasures and are often really profound”.
This was even the second time I had started to watch it….the first time I gave it a few minutes…assumed I had the gist of it..yet another take on anger management therapy..ha ha… but it’s Angry Birds…it must be boring…and so didn’t even bother to finish it.
It’s a movie about birds…really.
For some reason, the silly movie grabbed me but good the second time around……the protagonist, Red has been ordered by the rather shortsighted owl (the judge of the court) to take anger management classes. We immediately sympathize with Red, for he doesn’t really have an anger problem per say…he has social problem, exacerbated by his keen intellect, intuition and ability to appraise a situation correctly.
Yeah, he is a bit of a smart aleck, a tad arrogant; and the elected officials in town don’t like no civilian or ordinary citizen being quicker-witted than them. Red steps on the egos and toes simply because truly, he is a very smart bird. He easily ascertains another bird’s psychological motivations, quickly realizes his personality deficits, and can basically peg a phony a mile away. But the problem remains and is the same for every highly perceptive bird….
Don’t you know – everybody needs friends, even those who haven’t quite figured out how to tune out their highly sensitive radar, throw a blanket on their reticulator activator, or basically just chill out, man!
Research into the writers or producers of Angry Birds probably should have preceded my delving too much further into this; but since this is my blog – I’m throwing caution to the wind…on with the story….
Red’s painful lifestyle of being the outcast leads him to anger management classes, where thankfully, he meets his tribe. Of course, it’s not all a bed of red roses, the members of his newly found tribe have very little self-awareness; but that’s okay because Red is going to need blind followers in a real big way later on in the movie. For it is Red who is instantly suspicious of the newcomers in town. Alas, he is not respected by the MSM; therefore he is not only ignored; he is shunned, put out and somehow eventually blamed for the very evil that he seeks to disclose. (Or am I confusing Milo’s situation with Red’s here?) Either way, hero just knows this band of pirate piggies who have invaded their peaceful island are up to something nefarious!
OMG…can you guess – what these pigs are after that the entire island is completely unaware of? Fake News, cries the TV and the birds recoil at Red’s suggestion that the piggies have ulterior motives. These inward pirates are outwardly such delightful entertainers and fast-talkers that the entire population of the island including its local government is taken in by their narcissistic indulgences, their adeptness in gaslighting, and always their theatrical expertise. Life is a party….until…
The birds wake up one morning and ALL of their EGGS (children) are gone…
The Power of One Angry Bird – One Bird Ignites A Citizen’s Uprising
Keep Focused RED & Co!
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6 NAS).