April 26th, 2012
Warning: Spoilers ahead – ‘Behind the Curtain’, unlike any other movie review show. Listen to Gareth and Alex as they dissect their favourite films in true Mind Set style. Asking the questions other shows are afraid to ask and revealing what’s hiding in plain sight.
The Twelve Monkeys (1995)
“Oh, wouldn't it be great if I was crazy? Then the world would be okay."
Through ‘forced volunteering’ James Cole is sent back in time 1996 to collect evidence of the virus which all but wiped out humanity. On this mission he meets ‘The Army of the Twelve Monkeys’ and falls in love with a Psychiatrist who is convinced he’s ‘delusional’.
It’s not easy being a time traveler.
What happens to our sense of reality when we can ‘jump’ from one world to another? If time travel is possible are our minds capable of taking the journey and if they were, would we be considered mad by those around us?
The Twelve Monkeys beautifully plays with the notion of madness and conforming to society norms. Given the choice would you prefer to be considered mad in world with love or sane in one without?