Holy Act of God – I finally get Southland Tales!

I wouldn’t mind discussing this movie with someone. Richard Kelly himself even. I saw Southland Tales as Richard Kelly’s take on what the second coming of Jesus would be like, set in a tangent universe of course.

“This is the way the World ends; not with a whimper, but with a bang”

The world has changed and reverted back to a time of totalitarianism, where freedom is a facade and riddled with product placements.

Unexplained anomalies begin to appear during this time of global oppression. Anomalies that, if entered, give birth to a new version of you, a doppelgänger that when met with its other namesake will result in a second space-time altering anomalous event. Which is sort of unexplained in the movie but seems to work out visually in the end anyway. Since no one has a real clue, this event has to be a natural anomaly and therefore inescapable. A supposed act of God so to speak.

The first anomaly/vortex was open, so even if officer Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott) was to shoot himself in the end, the cycle would eventually repeat itself with another unsuspecting person entering the vortex, meaning the rapture was inevitable. Hence the reason why the few of the character’s who were in the know, embraced it. It proved that there was a divine power at work. Eureka! Or maybe I’m missing the point?

Richard Kelly also made it as a comic book that might be good, or better even.

~ by Fionnlagh on August 15, 2010.

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