..please don’t mind my broken English..
Nope, i’m not trying to make a movie review. I’ve never done that and I’m not an expert in doing that. Just try to process what I’ve just seen and try to make my thoughts structured.
Well. I have no class today, no agenda, and I just want to find out what’s happening in the world. And so I open Youtube and click recklessly until I found this webseries from Tropicana Slim (and Indonesian low-calorie and sugar-free brand). The title is: SORE – Istri dari Masa Depan.
Here’s the link:
SO, it’s a webseries; and there are 8 videos in it. It has good graphic, good cinematography, good dialogues. When I scroll the comments, people seem to love it. Most people would say that this webseries is so different with Indonesian usual TV series with cheese, dramatic and sometimes unrealistic stories. People loves the story and the plot. And so many people said that they’re waiting for the cinema version. (not sure if it’s the right term, hope ya understand!).
SO WHAT DO I THINK?
I agree with most of the comments. It’s a good webseries. I’ve never watched a webseries before, so yeah, I don’t really have an equal comparison, but I can say that it’s a good one. I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my time after watching it. I like the cinematography, I like the melancholy. But most of all, I love the meaning that’s hidden in between the dialogues and the over-all story.
Okay. Let me tell you how the story goes.
So, there is an Indonesian young guy who lives in Italy (which city? I don’t know). His name is Jonathan. Joe is that kind of sad and emotional guy. He lives alone and reckless. He drinks alcohol, smoke cigarette, drink soda, eat unhealthy foods, sleep overnight, and not doing regular exercise. Trust me, these informations are vital to understand the message of the webseries.
Suddenly, there is this girl name Sore, come to his house and claim to be Joe’s wife from the future. Sore told Jonathan about their life in the future. They’ll get married 2 years after that scene, have one son and Jonathan would die (young). Considering the image of Tropicana Slim, I think Joe would die because of diabetes. Remember how the movie highlighting the unhealthy life he had. Sore tries to help Joe live a healthy lifestyle because she know what would happen to Joe in the future. And it broke her heart ad ruin her life when Joe would die young and leave her with their son, Fajar.
SO WHAT ‘S THE MORAL OF THIS MOVIE?
Do routine exercise? Don’t sleep overnight? Eat healthy foods only? Change your lifestyle in to a healthy one so you won’t get diabetes and die young? Or…change your unhealthy sugar in to Tropicana Slim?
WELL..maybe that’s the messages the movie makers want to convey to the viewers. Maybe not. I’m not sure though. But here’s what I learn from the movie.
- LIFE IS SHORT, DEAD COMES SUDDENLY AND ETERNITY IS LONG.
I love this movie because it reminds me that death is real and sure. I can’t deny it. No one can! 10 out of 1o died! It’s just a matter of time. Everyone will die and leave everything behind someday. No matter how of a super healthy lifestyle you have, you will die someday. I don’t mean to say that living a healthy lifestyle is of no importance. NO. IT’S IMPORTANT. BUT IT’S NOT THE SUPREME MESSAGE WE CAN GET FROM THE MOVIE. It’s about death. Mortality.
I don’t know why so often I forgot this fact about humanity. This morning when I woke up, death never comes to my mind. When I open my eyes, I just think about the day of live that will come. I just live my life the way I want to, without considering what would happen to me after death.
2. I WILL NOT WASTE MY YOUTH
Youth is such a great gift from G-D. It’s the time when you are free to do things, energetic and full of passion. I just turn 20 this year. And I’m so grateful that I’m young!
BUT WHAT IF I DIE YOUNG??
It’s totally possible. I can die anytime. Jonathan die young. In his 2os probably. Watching this movie has helped me to realize that I have a really short time in this earth. Who knows, maybe I only have 1 or 2 years left. G-D knows.
That makes me desiring not to waste my time anymore. I have a great mission in my life. IT IS HARD, GLORIOUS, MASSIVE AND GREAT! G-D has give me some amounts of time to finish that mission. I will live for that mission! BY THE GRACE OF GOD I WILL ACCOMPLISH THAT MISSION.
While watching the movie, a phrase came to my mind: Laborer of the Gospel.
Yes, that’s what I want to be in my youth. I want to labor for the gospel. Before I died (be it due to diabetes or not), I will not waste my youth for the things that has no eternal value. In my youth I will strive to let the name and the glory of my KING known.